Inspiration and Ideas


January 20, 2020

Alison Kirwin Q&A

Alison Kirwin started working at Al’s Breakfast in 1996 and now she runs the place.

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January 13, 2020

Dobby Gibson Q&A

Dobby Gibson has written four books of poetry, three of which have been nominated for the Minnesota Book Award. He also guides the employer-branding strategy for Land O’Lakes and manages digital content in support of talent acquisition.

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January 6, 2020

Erin Gulden Q&A

Erin Gulden is an award-winning magazine journalist-turned-marketer who is currently Vice President of Inbound Marketing at U.S. Bank.

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December 30, 2019

Julie Schumacher Q&A

Julie Schumacher is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and a writing professor at the University of Minnesota.

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December 23, 2019

Stephen Regenold Q&A

Stephen Regenold launched GearJunkie as a newspaper column in 2002 and today it is the top source for news, adventure stories, and product reviews in the outdoors world.

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December 16, 2019

Michelle Leon Q&A

Michelle Leon is a teacher, author, mother, and the former bass player for Babes in Toyland.

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December 9, 2019

Kieran Folliard Q&A

Kieran Folliard has devoted his career to enhancing the lifestyle of customers through food and drink.

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December 5, 2019

Dan Buettner Q&A

Dan Buettner is the author of the New York Times-bestseller “The Blue Zones.” His new book “The Blue Zones Kitchen” is out now.

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December 2, 2019

Pam Borton Q&A

Pam Borton is a former Final Four women’s basketball coach and an expert on developing high-performing leaders and teams.

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November 25, 2019

Wes Burdine Q&A

Wes Burdine is a musician, publisher, writer, soccer aficionado, and owner of The Black Hart in St. Paul.

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