East Grand Forks food blogger Molly Yeh featured in Google economic report
An East Grand Forks food blogger is getting love for using the internet to make her mark. Molly Yeh, who documents life on her blog "My Name is Yeh," was named in the 2016 Google Economic Impact Report to represent individuals in Minnesota who us...
An East Grand Forks food blogger is getting love for using the internet to make her mark.
Molly Yeh, who documents life on her blog "My Name is Yeh," was named in the 2016 Google Economic Impact Report to represent individuals in Minnesota who use the internet to boost their business.
"I couldn't move to a farm in the middle of nowhere and grow my business without the web," Yeh said in a news release.
Author of the book "Molly on the Range: Recipes and stories from an unlikely life on a farm," Yeh has more than 300,000 followers through her YouTube channel, blog and social media channels. She has been recognized as Yahoo's Food Blogger of the Year and in Forbes 30 Under 30.
Pedigree Technologies in Fargo was honored on the Google list for North Dakota.
Minnkota gets new logo
Minnkota Power Cooperative has changed its 20-year-old logo ahead of moving into a new headquarters in south Grand Forks.
The logo for the electric generation and transmission cooperative will go on a 250,000-square-foot headquarters that is being built near the intersection of Interstate 29 and 32nd Avenue South.
"Most companies have a lifespan of 20 years for their logos," said Minnkota Internal Communications Supervisor Kevin Fee. "We also needed new signage for the building, so we figured this was a good time to do it."
The new logo makes Minnkota Power one font-the previous one italicized Minnkota-and adds a square-like illustration with white negative space to symbolize transmission lines. Among other changes, the words "Your Touchstone Energy Partner" will be replaced with "A Touchstone Energy Cooperative," but the colored silhouettes of three people holding hands will remain.
The signage should appear this summer on the headquarters, but the roughly 220 employees who work at the current headquarters at 1822 Mill Rd. won't move until Nov. 1. The Mill Road headquarters is for sale for $7.9 million.
Morton Buildings employees own company
GRAFTON, N.D.-An Illinois company that has an office in Grafton has sold its shares to its employees.
Owners for Morton Buildings, a company that specializes in post-frame manufacturing and construction, formed an employee stock ownership plan trust, meaning current and future employees can own shares in the business, according to a news release.
Based in Morton, Ill., Morton Buildings has 1,700 employees in more than 100 branches. Grafton's office houses six employees, and there also are branches in Valley City, Bismarck and Moorhead.
The company's existing business model and management structure isn't expected to change, the release stated.