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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/1722501/epa-btl*100xx1263-1263-0-269.jpg">Several Minnesota-based breweries won medals for their beverages at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver last week, which featured more than 7,900 beers from across the country.

St. Paul-based Summit Brewing Co., the second-largest brewery in the state, won the silver medal for its Extra Pale Ale in the Classic English-style pale ale category.  

Other winners included:



Approximately 2,217 U.S. breweries were represented at the competition. California brewers won the most medals of…<div>
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Summit among Minnesota breweries to win medals at world’s largest beer competition

Several Minnesota-based breweries won medals for their beverages at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver last week, which featured more than 7,900 beers from across the country. St. Paul-based Summit Brewing Co., the second-largest brewery in the state, won the silver medal for its Extra Pale Ale in the Classic English-style pale ale […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10609767/dsc8364*100xx4151-4151-1034-0.jpg">Agropur USA, the United States operations for Canada-based dairy manufacturer Agropur Cooperative, is launching a breath mint that it claims can reduce tooth decay and plaque.

The product, called GMP Breath Mints, contains a dietary protein that was developed in the company's research and development lab in Eden Prairie. A prototype of the mints are going to be showcased next week at the International Whey Conference in Chicago. Agropur USA is based in Appleton, Wis.

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Plaque protecting breath mints? Agropur creates prototypes from Twin Cities R&D location

Agropur USA, the United States operations for Canada-based dairy manufacturer Agropur Cooperative, is launching a breath mint that it claims can reduce tooth decay and plaque. The product, called GMP Breath Mints, contains a dietary protein that was developed in the company’s research and development lab in Eden Prairie. A prototype of the mints are […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10602384/lamarr-barnes-updated*100xx1200-1200-0-75.jpg">U.S. Water Services, a unit of Duluth-based Allete Inc., has acquired Plymouth-based Tonka Water, a 61-year-old company previously known as Tonka Equipment Co.

Tonka Water makes equipment for treating drinking water and water used for industrial purposes.

U.S. Water acquired Tonka from New York-based Meriwether Capital., a middle-market private equity firm that bought Tonka in 2009. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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U.S. Water Services acquires Plymouth manufacturer of drinking water systems

U.S. Water Services, a unit of Duluth-based Allete Inc., has acquired Plymouth-based Tonka Water, a 61-year-old company previously known as Tonka Equipment Co. Tonka Water makes equipment for treating drinking water and water used for industrial purposes. U.S. Water acquired Tonka from New York-based Meriwether Capital., a middle-market private equity firm that bought Tonka in […]

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