He is a Minnesotan. He is a billionaire, and he says he does not know or care who writes his checks. He is Bill Austin, owner of Starkey technologies. The only American hearing supplier is a major employer in the Twin Cities. The company operates out of Eden Prairie, as does the foundation — which fits people around the world with free hearing aids. The foundation’s star-studded fundraiser is Sunday, with Katy Perry headlining.
Over four days in late January, the Starkey Hearing Foundation created miracle after miracle, by giving the gift of hearing to hundreds of people, young and old, living in the Dominican Republic. Starkey has been coming to the Dominican for 14 years, mostly in the capital Santo Domingo. The frequent trips are necessary because the humid, salty air affects hearing aids quicker than air in other places around the world.
His plan was to fortify his retirement plan by stealing and selling $1 million of hearing aids from his previous employer, but a Bloomington man is now heading to court instead. Thyvuth Lin, 56, is set to make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court. Joining him is Laden Hot, 20, who is related to Lin and lives in the same Bloomington home.
St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for an annual event that brings the biggest names in Hollywood to town.
St. Paul will turn into Tinsel Town this weekend during the 13th annual “So The World May Hear” awards gala at the RiverCentre. Two of the celebrities that are set to appear at the event dropped into WCCO This Morning.
Paul will turn into Tinsel Town this weekend during the 13th annual So The World May Hear Awards Gala at the RiverCentre.
A man from Alexandria got a very unusual Christmas present Friday, and it all started with a Facebook post.
UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka plans to market discounted hearing aids to consumers, even non-subscribers.
The smiles said it all. Savannah Andersen, 3, beamed a 500-watt glow as she had her devices fitted.