Made in MN

Bryan Bertsch pours his kombucha

Food at the Minnesota State Fair is known for being gut-busting, not gut-enhancing. But this year’s Great Minnesota Get Together will feature two Minneapolis-produced kombuchas that will offer a healthy form of refreshment for thirsty fair-goers. Read More
Having grown up on a small farm, Jeff Block understands the relationship between farmers and their livestock. “Farmers spend so much time caring for the animals that they become like family,” says Block, the founder of Meat Healthy, a delivery service that provides ethically raised meats. Read More

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It’s still early in the competition, but so far Denver is leading Carolina.
That’s according to the sales figures tracked by Winona-based WinCraft Industries, which is supplying licensed Super Bowl 50 souvenirs to both Bronco and Panther fans.
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Photo by Hibbard Studio, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

The street in front of what was the world’s only RyKrisp factory is lined with work vehicles from various construction companies. Inside, workers are transforming the former cracker plant into a hub for entrepreneurs, with a focus on businesses that create American made products. Read More
Since 1909, Pearson’s has been delivering the finest candy to kids of every age. Pearson’s is responsible for classic candy creations like the Mint Pattie, the Bun Bar, the Nut Goodie, the Bit-O-Honey and their most popular product, the Salted Nut Roll. Surviving two world wars, a Minneapolis to St. Read More
Local entrepreneurs Steve and Beth Nielsen were building their energy-efficient home when they stumbled upon the industry need for LED lighting fixtures. An LED (or light emitting diode) is only about a quarter inch by a quarter inch, but the LED recessed lighting on the market ranged from 8 to 12 inches thick. Read More
Do you own or know of a small to midsize company making products in Minnesota? From watches to light fixtures to custom wood tables, we know there’s no shortage of unique items manufactured in our own backyard. Read More