Tricia Nissen talks to MNSU Mankato history students

Goff Public’s Tricia Nissen (second from right) served on a panel of professionals with history degrees who spoke with history majors at Minnesota State University Mankato on Tuesday. She shared how historical research and writing translates well into public relations and answered a number of questions about how students can position themselves as qualified candidates in a job search.


Ramsey County launches new Rice Creek Commons website

Ramsey County launched a new website in February to share information about Rice Creek Commons, the development at the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills. Work to clean and clear the 427-acre site is expected to be complete this year.

Rice Creek Commons is poised to become one of the most vibrant residential, commercial and retail areas in the Twin Cities region. When all is said and done, these 427 acres, cleaned up and revitalized from their prior industrial use, will serve as home and workplace to hundreds of families and professionals, and will be a catalyst for economic development across the region.


Governor Dayton honors school counselors

Governor Mark Dayton honored the Minnesota School Counselors Association by issuing a proclamation that made February 2-6, 2015, School Counseling Week. The proclamation recognizes the tremendous impact school counselors have on students. With government relations assistance from Goff Public, school counselors have joined forces with legislators and other student support service providers to advocate for funding that would improve student access to services that benefit their academic achievement, social/emotional health, and workforce readiness.



Flint Hills Resources featured in Business Journal

Flint Hills Resources was recently featured in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for a pair of new construction projects at the company’s Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount. The projects include a $30 million contractor building that will provide workspace for more than 500 engineers, designers, and construction managers; as well as a $13 million expansion of its testing laboratory, where scientists perform about 35,000 tests each month. With approximately 1,000 employees and an average of 2,500 contractors onsite on any given day, the Pine Bend refinery is the largest continuous construction site in Minnesota.