Forum Communications Co. Chairman William Marcil has donated $1 million toward a new journalism education initiative at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Marcil is the fourth-generation family owner of the media company that owns The Forum and other newspapers, and radio and television stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.
The founder and chairman of Olson ad agency, John Olson, died on Saturday after a 13-month battle with cancer.
According to the agency’s website, John Olson started the Olson Agency, Minnesota’s largest advertising firm, in 1992. The firm is now nationally renowned and employs more than 450 people across six cities in North America. Kevin DiLorenzo, a long-time friend of Olson, says he lived such a big life that he didn’t even let his cancer diagnosis slow him down.
The Minnesota DFL Party has re-elected Ken Martin as chairman. At a conference Saturday in Robbinsdale, Martin was elected to a second two-year term.
The chairman of the Shakopee Mdewaketon Sioux Community has died. Stanley Crooks died Saturday, according to Shakopee Mdewaketon representative Tessa Lehto. Crooks was Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 1992.
Eighteen years in the U.S. Army earned Lt. Col. Mark Weber a chest full of medals and military commendations, from airborne wings to foreign engagement ribbons.
Best Buy’s founder said Monday that he wants to take the electronics retailer private by buying up all of its shares he doesn’t already own in a deal that values the company at as much as $8.84 billion.
Minnesota Republicans have elected political consultant Pat Shortridge as their new state party chair.
Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton has abruptly resigned.
The formal installation of the new chairman of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will feature the start of a new tradition, the presentation of a ceremonial medallion.
Medtronic said Monday that Chairman and CEO William A. Hawkins will step down in April after three years leading the world’s largest medical device manufacturer.