The “Academy Awards of the food world” announced its prestigious list of finalists on Tuesday, giving several nods to Minnesota chefs and restaurants. The final list of James Beard Award nominations cut the long list of semifinalists down to the top five in each category.
North Dakota senior forwards Corban Knight and Danny Kristo are among 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player.
The chief executive of a major Minnesota-based bus company and a veteran state employee are the two finalists to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
An educator from Winona has been named the 2011 Teacher of the Year.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees has selected two finalists to be the next chancellor of the system’s 32 state universities and community and technical colleges.