Aug 02, 2020
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Hiway Credit Union Foundation, St. Paul, announced that it has awarded 18 $1,000 2020 Hiway Foundation Scholarships to area high school seniors. …University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management student Kevin Bubolz, a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot, has been named a 2020 Tillman Scholar, among 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses named to the Pat Tillman Foundation‘s 12th class of scholars. … Arvig, a Perham, Minn., telephone company, announced it has awarded 36 $3,000 scholarships to area high school seniors through the Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig Memorial Scholarship. FINANCIAL SERVICES
Hiway Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, announced the ground breaking of its branch at 2471 Fairview Ave. North, Roseville. … Spire Credit Union, Falcon Heights, announced that Abby Patterson has been promoted to Giving Coordinator, facilitating all giving efforts on a corporate and community level.GOVERNMENT
Lyndsey Olson, city attorney for the city of St. Paul, has obtained a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. She officially graduated on July 24.Olson has served in the Minnesota National Guard since 2001 and is currently a lieutenant colonel and staff judge advocate for the 34th Infantry Division.HEALTH CARE
Essentia Health, Duluth, announced plans for the area’s first Ronald McDonald House to be located adjacent to St. Mary’s Medical Center at 503 E Third St., Duluth. Ronald McDonald House provides families of young patients undergoing health care a temporary space to live at no cost.HONORS
Spire Credit Union, Falcon Heights, announced it won six national awards including Excellence in Marketing – Community Outreach, and five Diamond Awards, from the Credit Union National Association. … Minnesota state Sen. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, received a 2020 Animal Advocate Award from the Animal Humane Society.LAW
Winthrop & Weinstine, Minneapolis, announced that Kyle Kroll, attorney in the Business & Commercial Litigation practice, has been elected assistant treasurer of the Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter.MANUFACTURING
Nancy M. Dahl has joined he board of Dalsin Industrie, a Bloomington-based producer of sheet metal production technology. Dahl serves on the boards of EDCO Products, Knutson Construction, Park Industries, Collective Measures and Dunwoody College and is former president of Lifetouch National School Studios.NONPROFITS
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities announced the following new board members: Siyad Abdullahili, Pro-Health Care; Wendy Dayton, community volunteer; Bill Guidera, Netflix; Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen; Bruno Lavandier, Ecolab, and Dick Zehring, retired real estate and development professional and former Greater St. Paul YMCA board chair. … Emma Norton, a St. Paul-based organization focused on providing housing for homeless women and families, announced the following new board members: Kyan Bodden, M Health Fairview; Stephanie Davis, formerly with UnitedHealth Group; Zenzele Isoke, University of Minnesota, and Ann Girres, St. Thomas Academy (retired).ORGANIZATIONS
The St. Paul Jewish Federation elected Rick Linsk president of the board of directors at its 85th Annual Meeting. Linsk, a long-time Federation volunteer and leader, is also an attorney with Lockridge Grindal Nauen and a former St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter.PHILANTHROPY
Minneapolis-based multi-state utility Xcel Energy announced the donation of over 1.5 million high-efficiency LED light bulbs to Minnesota food banks.REAL ESTATE
Helgeson/Platzke Real Estate Group announced it has ranked among the top real estate agents and teams in the United States, as announced in the 2020 REAL Trends “The Thousand” report; Helgeson/Platzke is led by Brace Helgeson and Ryan Platzke and is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Realty Eden Prairie office.TECHNOLOGY
Qumu Corp., a Minneapolis-based provider of video technology for business, announced that technology executive TJ Kennedy has been named president and chief executive officer, effective July 20, succeeding Vern Hanzlik. … Capturelife, a provider of commercial photography technology and services, announced the appointment of Ian Johnson, former director of photography and video operations at Sandals Resorts International, as strategic adviser for the Cruise and Resorts markets.
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Canada U.S Border Restrictions Extended to at Least Sept.
By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month, Canada’s public safety minister said Friday.
The statement by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States.
The land border restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic were first announced in March and have been renewed monthly.
Many Canadians fear a reopening. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve while the U.S. has more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any other country.
Essential cross-border workers like health care professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still permitted to cross. Much of Canada’s food supply comes from or via the U.S.
Americans who are returning to America and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.
Canada sends 75% of its exports to the U.S. and about 18% of American exports go to Canada. The U.S. Canada border is world’s longest between two nations.
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