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Bob Gardner loves people. As owner of Gardner Builders, a Minneapolis-based construction company that truly cares about making clients’ experiences enjoyable, he is often found interacting with trade partners, clients, influencers in the business and his team. He says if his team doesn’t feel inspired, he’s not doing his job.

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People struggling with mental illnesses face multiple obstacles to get treatment. There’s the process of finding an appropriate provider, then making time for an appointment and figuring out how to pay for it. Minnesota’s mental health system has a well-documented backlog that often leads to a wait for services.

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Industry Watch

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The family that operates the Ellingson & Ellingson accounting firm consistently warns its business clients about the need for a well-developed succession plan.

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Industry Watch

We asked a handful of 2016 (Real) Power 50 honorees and Manufacturing Award winners to share their recent wins, near-term plans, and expectations for the future. Here’s what they had to say, lightly edited for clarity and brevity.
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Industry Watch

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Before the infamous breach that compromised millions of personal records, before the disastrous Target Canada campaign, before the layoffs that shook the Twin Cities retail community to the core, there was the Target Pregnancy Debacle. (At least, that’s what we’re calling it.)

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Starters

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The other day, Senator John Hoffman called me with a question: Can 3D printing technology improve mobility options for the disabled?

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Starters

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May 3, 2017, 8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
St. Paul RiverCentre
 
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Starters

MN Cup is the largest, statewide, startup competition in the country and hosts an entire division dedicated to support entrepreneurs who have the next big idea related to energy, clean technology and water. This division has received significant attention over the last few years with the 2014 grand prize winner, 75F, advancing from this category.

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Starters

We are always asked around this time of year, “What is the difference between power and (real) power?” The short answer is that power in itself can do either wonderful or terrible things, but (real) power has an authenticity that grounds it in concern for reality in all of its dimensions.

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