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Farming has gone high-tech as agricultural drones equipped with sensors have become invaluable tools for farmers. The sensors allow growers to manage their crops and land more efficiently, potentially conserving water, increasing yields, and minimizing the use of fertilizers and sprays. Read More
As an infant, Alicia Overby’s son Finn could never seem to get comfortable. When Overby brought Finn to a chiropractor’s office, he was diagnosed with subluxation (spinal discomfort), a slight misalignment of the vertebrae, which was believed to be caused by strain during labor. Read More
While on a Boundary Waters canoe trip in 1986, Granite Gear founders Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank were inspired to create a tougher, more durable portage pack. They “felt that the quality of portage and backpacks at the time weren’t at their standard,” says spokesperson, Shelly Smith. Read More

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“As a busy mother of three, I found soups to be a healthy and filling snack or meal option when I was on the go,” says Nancy Fink, owner and founder of Spoon Optional. Nancy wants to change the way people think about soup. “We typically think to eat soup hot in a bowl when it’s cold outside. Read More
Back in 1909, on the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, Albert Abdallah knew he had the perfect recipe. A Lebanese native and newcomer to the country, he knew he would have to create a product with the highest quality to guarantee success. Read More
The owner and president of Vistabule, Bert Taylor, loved old-fashioned trailers, and after a friend told him to Google “teardrop trailers,” he found his calling. Taylor calls the traditional teardrop trailer “small, claustrophobic coffins.” So he set out to create one that was welcoming, the type of space people would want to live in. Read More
In Minnesota, changing weather and outdoor equipment can wreak havoc on the inside of your car. Spring Park-based Canvasback creates custom interior car protection products. Read More
For children, the doctor’s office is often a scary place where they get poked, prodded and stuck with needles. Pedia Pals is working to change that. The company is co-owned by Amanda Powell, CEO and former U.S. Air Force captain, and CFO Jonathan Powell, who is also an Air Force veteran. Read More
Stumbling across a Facebook post about the plastic pollution problem, Paula Polasky began exploring the topic further through websites and blogs.
“It opened my eyes to a problem that people don’t typically talk about,” says Polasky. “It resonated with me. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.”
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