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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: 40 Years of the Best

40 lists that celebrate the things that tie us together.

 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's 40th Anniversary
Photographs by Steve Henke, Stephanie Colgan, and Katherine Harris

Business

» TARGET'S 12 CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE

First Target store in Roseville, 1962A Shaun White t-shirtLaysha Ward and her reading buddyThe Graves tea kettleGwen Stefani's Harajuku MiniNapoleon Perdis glitter duo

ORIGINAL TARGET STORE
Roseville

DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
TARGET EMPLOYEES

12,000+

DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS
OFFICE SPACE

More than 1 million square feet

SPONSORSHIPS
Target Center
Target Field

FACE OF PHILANTHROPY
Laysha Ward,
president, community relations and Target Foundation

GIVING
$3 million per week to causes local and national including building school libraries, supporting military families, providing free school lunches, and disaster relief

DESIGNER DRAW
Sonia Kashuk
Shaun White
Todd Oldham
Isaac Mizrahi
Cynthia Rowley


AMONG THE CELEBS WHO'VE COME
TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR TARGET

Oprah Winfrey
Beyonce
Aretha Franklin
Tony Bennett
Taylor Swift


PROJECT RUNWAY
Katherine Gerdes
, Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman,and Danielle Everine left Target design jobs to compete on the reality show

FIRMS TARGET HELPED PUT ON THE MAP
Peterson Milla Hooks
, advertising
Design Guys, branding
Catalyst Studios, digital and interactive

BRANDS WITH OFFICES IN MINNEAPOLIS
TO SERVE TARGET

Walt Disney Co.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
Revlon
Colgate-Palmolive


CULTURE
Free Thursday Nights at Walker Art Center

Family Day at Minneapolis Institute of Arts (second Sunday of the month)

Free Third Sundays at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Free Family Concerts with Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

ALL-STAR ALUMS
Ron Johnson
, CEO of JCPenney

Michael Francis, president of JCPenney

Brian Robinson, a JCPenney VP

Jerry Storch, CEO of Toys “R” Us
>br /> Bob Thacker, senior VP of marketing and advertising for OfficeMax

» 5 DISTINGUISHED U OF M CONTRIBUTIONS


Marla Spivak’s Minnesota Hygienic line of bees

John Berryman’s Pulitzer Prize–wining cycle of poetry, 77 Dream Songs

Francis Lee Jaques’s dioramas in the Bell Museum

Horticultural Research Center’s Honeycrisp apple

Earl Bakken’s pacemaker


» FOUR FAMOUS INVENTIONS



THE POST-IT NOTE  (1980) A 3M researcher applies a colleague’s low-tack glue to his hymnal bookmark, and a new kind of stationery is born.

Inline Skates (1983) The State of Hockey produces summertime hockey skates, and everybody goes wild.  

Zubaz Pants (1988) Professional wrestlers the Road Warriors combine their twin passions for comfort and loud prints.
VoilĂ !

Hollywood Fashion Tape (2001) Modest Minnesotans create an accessory to keep red-carpet gowns from gaping. Thank goodness.


» LOOK WHO ELSE IS HAVING A BIG BIRTHDAY


Pillsbury, 140 years
Bell Museum of Natural History, 140 years
3M, 110 years
Betty Crocker, 90 years
Regis Hair Salons, 90 years
The Schwan Food Company, 60 years
Race for the Cure Minnesota, 20 years
Life Time Fitness, 20 years
Caribou Coffee, 20 years

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