ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING

TKDA, St. Paul, announced that Angela Otteson has joined the firm as education market manager for the Architecture Division.

CONSTRUCTION

Kraus-Anderson Construction, Minneapolis, has hired Karen Tucker as lean and process improvement director. … LS Black Constructors, St. Paul, has launched a new brand identity and website.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Spire Credit Union, Falcon Heights, has been honored with the 2018 Youth and Adult Desjardins Financial Education Awards, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network and the Credit Union National Association, recognizing leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy. … The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized 18 individuals for their service to the profession: Public Service Award: Mark Elliott, Bemidji; Sally Mainquist, Minnetonka, and Godson Sowah, St. Louis Park; Young Professional of the Year Award: Jeffrey Silvers, Eden Prairie; R. Glen Berryman Award: Bob Thelen, Bloomington; Commitment to MNCPA Education Award: Stephanie Markert, Minneapolis; New Discussion Leader Award: Ellen McCabe, Victoria; Nathan Uhl, Andover; life memberships: Eleanor Anderson, Minneapolis; Andrew Biebl, New Ulm; Donovan Carpenter, Edina; Thomas Farm, Hugo; Daniel Flicek, Mendota Heights; Catherine Holtzclaw, Roseville; John Jelinek, Hopkins; John Roebke, Waconia; David Stene, Dayton.

FITNESS

Life Time, Chanhassen, announced plans to open at Life Time Work destination at 1600 West End Tower, Utica Avenue South, adjacent to Life Time Athletic St. Louis Park, in early 2019.

FOOD

Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., announced the upcoming retirement of Kurt Mueller, senior vice president of Consumer Products Sales and vice president of Hormel Foods. Natosha Walsh, director of Albertsons and Safeway business for CPS, has been named senior vice president of CPS and vice president , effective at the start of fiscal year 2019. … Food ingredient company Calyxt, Roseville, announced that Christopher J. Neugent, executive vice president of strategy at cereal maker Post Holdings Inc., joined its board of directors. … Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, has been named to Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

HEALTH CARE

Mylife Dental, virtual-care dentist office with a no-appointment, pay-as-you-go membership model, has opened at 1380 Duckwood Drive in Eagan. … Health insurer UCare, Minneapolis, and Essentia Health will expand their EssentiaCare plan to three western Wisconsin counties in 2019. … The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a Center City-based organization that provides addiction treatment services, announced plans to expand into the Seattle area with a treatment center in Bellevue, Wash.

HONORS

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Special Project Manager BJ Allen received the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange, allowing her to travel to Zambia to collaborate on developing a solar-energy workforce in the African country. Rural Renewable Energy Alliance is based in Pine River, Minn. … Ceridian, a Bloomington-based provider of human capital management technology, announced it has been certified as a Great Workplace for the fourth consecutive year by independent analysts at Great Place to Work. … Electricity utility Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, has been named one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2018 by Forbes. … The Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners announced the following award recipients: Women Business Owner of the Year: Kasey Worrell Hatzung, Fusion Hill, Minneapolis; Lifetime Achievement Award: Jo Reinhardt, Industrial Louvers, Delano; Marlene Johnson Legacy Award: Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, Evolve Systems, St. Paul; Disrupter of the Year: Lori Bauer, Climate Makers, Brooklyn Center; Advocate Award: Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Amalia LLC, Minneapolis; Established Woman Business Owner: Heide Olson, All in One Accounting, Eagan; Founder of the Year: Alexis Walsko, Lola Red PR, Minneapolis; Generational Award: Heidi Gesell, BankCherokee, St. Paul; Innovation Award: Maia Haag, I See Me!, Eden Prairie; Emerging Women Business Owner: Nicole Anthony, TheSiteEdge, Minneapolis; Member of the Year: Mary Albright, Mary Albright Consulting and Starbird Association, Circle Pines; Partner of the Year: Sunrise Banks, St. Paul. … Roger Vang, chief financial officer at Diversified Plastics, Brooklyn Park, received the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Steve Lampi Service to the Chamber Award.

LAW

Stinson Leonard Street announced that Adam Nathe has joined the firm as a partner in the Minneapolis office.

MANUFACTURING

Cemstone, a Mendota Heights-based provider of ready-mixed, engineered and architectural concrete, as well as aggregates, announced that Jacob Gave has rejoined the company as business development manager.

MARKETING

TripleInk, Minneapolis, announced that agency co-founder and managing director Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson is retiring. Stephanie Cooper, vice president of translation services, and Uta Moncur, vice president of strategic operations and localization services, will jointly lead the agency. TripleInk is a division of Martin|William Inc., a company of the Omnicom Group.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Innovize, a medical manufacturing company based in Vadnais Heights, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in business this fall. … Precision Therapeutics, an Eagan-based company focused on applying artificial intelligence to medicine and drug discovery, has appointed Dr. Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, to its Scientific Advisory Board.

NONPROFITS

The Sheltering Arms Foundation, Minneapolis, announced that Cecily Cutshall, Katie White and Amanda Ziebell Mawanda of Minneapolis, and Cynthia Swan of Eagan have joined its board of trustees. The foundation’s newly elected board president for fiscal 2018-2019 is Fei Wong McKhann of Edina. … Kim Berns-Melhus has been named the Minnesota state director with The Conservation Fund. … The Nature Conservancy announced that it has added Kristin Weeks Duncanson, Highland Family Farms, Jay Kim, Dorsey and Whitney, and Rick Kupchella, Informed Engagement Network, to its Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota board of trustees.

ORGANIZATIONS

The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Krista Jech has been named president of the chamber. … The Minnesota Dental Association announced the following new officers: Dr. David Andersen, president; Dr. Stephen McDonnell, president-elect; Dr. Jim Nickman, first vice-president; and Dr. Amber Cziok, second vice-president. Continuing their terms are Dr. Kevin Dens, speaker of the house and Dr. Douglas Williams, treasurer.

PHILANTHROPY

Atomic Data, Minneapolis, announced its support for the Dakota Child and Family Clinic with a donation of $46,000 and a pledge to donate a total of $100,000 over time. … Otto Bremer Trust, St. Paul, awarded $9.8 million in grants throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Of that total, $3.3 million was awarded to organizations in the east metro. … The Andersen Corporate Foundation, Bayport, announced a $75,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help the people and communities impacted by Hurricane Florence.

RAILROADS

Northern Lines Railway, St. Cloud, has been honored with a 2018 Jake With Distinction Award by the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association, recognizing high standards in safe railroad operation. This is NLR’s fifth consecutive award for operating without a personal injury.

RECREATION

Wild Mountain, a Taylors Falls ski area and waterpark facility, announced that Joe Yasis has been named general manager.

RESTAURANTS

Larsmont Cottages in Two Harbors has welcomed Simon Gilna as executive chef of the Ledge Rock Grille. The company is part of Odyssey Resorts, Duluth. … Manny’s Steakhouse, Minneapolis, has been added to OpenTable’s list of the 100 best restaurants for wine lovers.

TECHNOLOGY

Minnetonka-based software development and management consulting firm SafeNet Consulting has named Vice President and General Manager Jason Dobbs and Executive Vice President Kelli Schnieder as managing partners. … Zubie, a Bloomington-based provider car and driver data to businesses, announced the hires of Brian McCarthy, Greg Gilmer and Todd Beals as directors of business development. … Code42, a Minneapolis-based data security company, announced that John Emerick joined the company as chief financial officer. … EnergyPrint, a St. Paul-based utility data management and measurement services provider, announced that Matt Arneson has been promoted to vice president of operations.

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