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Bold North Cellars: Upstream Up North

Situated in the trees and prairie grasses of Alexandria, MN, Bold North Cellars (BNC) is home to  Carlos Creek Winery, 22 Northmen Brewing Co,, Grand Hall Event Center, Stoke Wood-Fired Pizza, and Sizzle food truck   With brews inspired by Scandinavian heritage, 22 Northmen Brewing Co. resembles a Viking long hall. Throughout Carlos Creek Winery,…  Read More

Science Museum of Minnesota: Action for Earth

Founded in 1907, the Science Museum of Minnesota seeks to improve lives through science education that centers equity. It serves over a million people every year through visits, online experiences, Omnitheater movies, traveling exhibitions, and school programs. The Science Museum is not just a place to visit, though; it is an idea—one about educating, preserving,…  Read More

CentraCare Redwood Falls Hospital Opening

CentraCare: Healthy Places, Healthy People

Upstream Partner CentraCare is the largest healthcare system in central and western Minnesota.  Their purpose statement begins with the words, “We’re Here for Your Whole Life”, and is intentional about the ways they engage with and care for the natural places where they work. CentraCare understands how important nature is to public health. “We’re purposeful…  Read More

Jefferson Lines: Connecting People and Places

Since 1919, Jefferson Lines has been connecting people to places across Minnesota and beyond through intercity bus transportation – the most sustainable mode of long distance travel. Today the Jefferson regional network directly serves 170 communities across 14 states, with Minnesota as its home base. With a fleet of 56 buses, Jefferson and their nearly…  Read More

Bluefin Bay Resort: Creating Connections to Natural Places

Bluefin Bay is an icon of the north shore and offers a chance to stay by one of Minnesota’s greatest natural places: Lake Superior. On a hike, by the campfire or from a kayak on the lake, guests find a sense of calm and connection to nature. Employee-operated, and with all of its staff residing…  Read More

Giving Garden

Ecolab’s Giving Garden: Using Places to Care for People

Ecolab employees take the company value of protecting people and vital resources seriously.  Their love and care for Minnesota is demonstrated in many ways, from using cutting edge science and engineering to clean and protect our communities to volunteering in their community to support their neighbors. For over 10 years, 30 Ecolab employees at their…  Read More

Donnay Dairy: Healthy Land, Healthy Goats, Delicious Chevre

Brad and Leanne Donnay’s dairy farm in Kimball Minnesota is a leading producer of Minnesota goat cheese, or Chevre. Their whole family, Brad, Leanne and their 5 children milk 140 goats twice a day, then turn the milk into 20,000 pounds of delicious cheese a year. Their entire practice is sustainable and with an eye…  Read More