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Natural Element Opens at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport


Wed, Jan 12th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



MINNEAPOLIS-Natural Element has opened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) offering organic, recycled and sustainable clothing, footwear and accessories to the traveling public.

Located at Terminal 1, Natural Element is one of the first shops of its kind to offer all eco-conscious goods in an international airport setting. The store provides a unique shopping experience with items from Minnesota and around the world made by companies that are committed to sustainable design and charitable initiatives.

Natural Element's product line includes a large selection of hand crafted jewelry made with recycled metals, conflict-free gemstones and reclaimed glass. Travelers will also find attractive one-of-a-kind handbags created from discarded leather goods as well as a vibrant array of purses made from recycled water bottles. Additionally, Natural Element carries green gifts such as hand-made vegetable-based soaps and organic children's toys for the last minuet shopper. Eco-friendly footwear, clothing and accessories are also available.

"Natural Element enhances the MSP shopping experience by giving travelers the opportunity to purchase fun, one of a kind items while supporting businesses dedicated to charitable and earth-friendly practices" said Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Natural Element is located in Terminal 1 between security checkpoints 3 and 4 in the Airport Mall and is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week. For more information visit www.ShopsatMSP.com

Minnesota homes need to be tested for radon; winter is best time to do it

Wed, Jan 5th, 2011
Posted in State of Minnesota



Every home in Minnesota should be tested every 2-5 years for radon gas, say state health officials. Testing a home is so important that, as a way to prevent exposure to radon, which can cause lung cancer, health officials are offering a limit ..... 
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State gains 14,100 jobs in October

Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers added 14,100 jobs in October, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Over the past 12 months, Minnesota has gained 42,100 jobs at a growth ..... 
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Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations

Wed, Nov 24th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



It's not too late to get a flu shot and there is plenty of flu vaccine available, say state health officials. In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization (M ..... 
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13,302 MOTORISTS TICKETED FOR NOT BUCKLING UP IN OCTOBER

Tue, Nov 9th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - An enhanced statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that ran October 8-28, resulted in 13,302 seat belt tickets. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safetycoordinated the effort among 400 law ..... 
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State health officials confirm flu death in elderly woman

Mon, Oct 18th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



State health officials are bracing for what they say could be a difficult year for the elderly in coping with influenza.

A woman in her 80s from southeastern Minnesota died last week from complications due to influenza. The Minnesota ..... 
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More Minnesota employers and unions will receive help providing health coverage to early retirees and their families

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Nearly 1,000 additional employers and unions have been approved to participate in the Affordable Care Act's Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, bringing total participants to 3,000 to date; applications still being accepted

The U.S. Department ..... 
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Mapping and Planning Efforts Expanded for the Full Five Year Program

Tue, Sep 28th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





St. Paul, MN - The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded Connect Minnesota approximately $2.7 million, under the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (SBD ..... 
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Minnesota Gains 600 Jobs in August

Thu, Sep 16th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



For Immediate Release Contact: Kirsten Morell, 651-259-7161

September 16, 2010 Kirsten.Morell@state.mn.us

Minnesota Gains 600 Jobs

in August

~Unemployment rate at 7 percent~

ST. PAUL - Minnesota employer ..... 
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