The Upstream Blog: Stories from Minnesota

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