Climbing for lung health

As a part of the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb, Team Goff Gives climbed 31 floors to the top of the U.S. Bank Building in Minneapolis to raise funds and awareness for lung diseases. We raised more than $3,500. Thank you for your support!

Behind the headlines: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Last Wednesday was Minnesota’s first-ever School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, recognizing the invaluable contributions that school bus drivers make to public education and student safety. The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association hosted a press conference to celebrate the day and recognize several exceptional drivers. They were honored in special ways across the state, from a waffle breakfast in St. Cloud to a gubernatorial proclamation to shout-outs from legislators during committee hearings at the State Capitol.

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day received extensive media coverage throughout Minnesota, from Richfield to Fergus Falls and beyond.

Saint Paul aims to attract more innovation and technology jobs

Mayor Chris Coleman and Councilmember Chris Tolbert created the Saint Paul Innovation Cabinet, which will lead a focused effort to identify ways to expand job and business growth around the technology and innovation sectors in Saint Paul. The cabinet is comprised of 16 experts from the technology, innovation, economic development, real estate, and workforce development sectors. This group’s work will build on the local business community’s momentum to develop targeted strategies aimed at building an environment where more innovative businesses can locate and continue to grow.

Learn more in this Star Tribune article.

 

Tribe donates $4 million to Native American causes nationwide

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced a package of donations totaling more than $4 million for Native American causes in Minnesota and six other states. Examples of projects funded by the donations include broadband internet, community center renovations, college scholarships, and water treatment facilities. The SMSC has donated approximately $350 million to organizations and causes in the past 25 years.

Learn more in this Shakopee Valley News article.