This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Minnesota News Companies
Entrepreneurs don’t start a business because they love marketing; they start a business because of a passion. Their goal is to help them follow their passion.
Without the right tools, it is not easy. Buzz360’s automated marketing platform allows them to accelerate their passion and turn it into a successful business.
It enables small businesses to attract new customers, automate their social marketing, and get repeat and referral business. It automatically creates a web site to attract new customers, automates email marketing that brings repeat and referral business, automatically posts to Facebook, and generates social referral and reviews from customers.
It also builds and updates a mobile sales tool. Buzz360 is architected with distribution channels in mind, to be sold online directly to small businesses, or as a brandable, white-label community platform to media firms, marketing agents, non-profit organizations, and franchisors, who are their partners in reaching significant sectors of the gigantic small business market.
It has a multi-tenant and multi-layer design. As an example, a white-label customer like a media company (radio station) creates a specialty community — such as NorthDakotasBest.com — which sells a business profile and marketing tools to the thousands of small businesses in North Dakota.
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BringMeTheNews has a head-count of 12 online reporters who distribute Minnesota news through a network of online and social media sites. The site also produces radio newscasts that it broadcast more than 100 times daily on 12+ stations including Clear Channel stations in the Twin Cities.
The site is led by former local TV anchor Rick Kupchella.. .
Totally Interactive Weather
TIWI weather provides a complete package of weather technologies that integrate large volumes of information from national weather services and turns the data into detailed, local weather forecasts for users. The TIWI weather tools include the patent-pending Weather Window, top-of-page weather widgets and interactive Radar Maps.
These tools are used by hundreds of media outlets (including national and local newspapers, television and radio properties) and commercial building electronic signage companies to provide custom weather reporting content directly to their online customers.. .
American Public Media
American Public Media Group is engaged in public radio, theater rental, commercial radio, and publishing activities. American Public Media Group is the largest owner and operator of public radio stations and a premier producer and distributor of public radio programming in the nation.
It is also the largest producer and distributor of classical music programming in the United States. The company operates station brands and services such as Minnesota Public Radio, which produces and acquires radio programming of community value for broadcast through a network of radio stations to the people of Minnesota and its border communities reflecting the culture, events, issues, and ideas of Minnesota and its people; Southern California Public Radio, which produces and acquires programs related to the people of Southern California and the United States, including the production and broadcast of local, West Coast, and Pacific Rim news and information programming; Fitzgerald Theater, which hosts various concerts, lectures, and productions; and Pretty Good Goods Catalog that sells program-related and psychographically-related goods to consumers.
The company also engages in printed communications activities primarily through the publication of Minnesota Monthly, an advertiser- and subscriber-supported monthly magazine as well as in various consumer show promotions. In addition, it offers community and commerce services to the public radio audience.
American Public Media Group has a strategic alliance with Radio Time, Inc. It was formerly known as Minnesota Communications Group and changed its name to American Public Media Group in May 1999.
The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.. .
Quantum Retail is the brainchild of six retail executives that understood the ever-changing retail industry was being under-served and dis-served by existing technology and software solutions so they set out to create Q, a next-generation award-winning technology for the complexity of today’s retail. The Q platform includes the following solutions: Assortment and Range Planning, Forecasting and Order Planning, and Allocation and Replenishment.
Q uses a deep understanding of item behavior and merchandise roles, goals, and strategies to drive unprecedented value for retailers of all types.. .
A Bullseye View
A Bullseye View is an online magazine, blog, and a marketing forum that offers latest fashion industry related information to its users. It delivers news mainly covering three areas: fashion and beauty, lifestyle, and entertainment.
A Bullseye View is a behind-the-scenes look at partnerships, initiatives, events, and innovations of Target, an American retailing company providing access to a wide selection of products such as furniture, electronics, toys, and more.. .
TECHdotMN is a passionate group of technology enthusiasts on a mission to serve Minnesotaâ€:tm:s high tech ecosystem and the early stage ventures within it. Through a mix of unique audio/video features and written word, we create original Minnesota high tech news and curate relevant local news from outside sources.
When combined with Minnesotaâ€:tm:s most comprehensive calendar of high tech/entrepreneur events and the deepest directory of Minnesota high tech companies (including 150 +/- startups) the result is an exhaustive resources for those who care about whatâ€:tm:s happening in Minnesotaâ€:tm:s high tech market. TECHdotMN is a for-profit social venture, whereas since inception, 51% of gross revenues have been donated to initiatives that aim to bridge the digital divide in Minnesota..
Post-Bulletin is a daily newspaper that covers news and stories of Rochester and southeastern Minnesota. It publishes news articles, opinion pieces, and other content on various topics: nation, world, politics, crimes, weather, business, sports, entertainment, and life.
It also features obituaries and classifieds. It is the largest evening newspaper in the state and the largest daily newspaper in southeastern Minnesota.
The newspaper covers 60 communities and seven counties with an average daily readership of more than 70,000 and more than 80,000 for the weekend edition. Post-Bulletin is published by The Post-Bulletin Co., L.L.C., a publisher based in Rochester, Minnesota..
Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, West Academic is the leading publisher of casebooks, treatises, study aids and other legal education materials in the U.S.
Founded on the principle of making legal information more accessible, and rooted in a long history of legal expertise and innovation, we’ve been a leader in legal education publishing for more than 100 years.. .
The Society Pages
The Society Pages is an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the [University of Minnesota](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/university-of-mn) and supported by individual donors and publishing partner W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
It brings social science to broader public visibility and influence. The Society Pages’ team is made up of editors-in-chief, Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen; associate editor, Letta Page; graduate editor, Evan Stewart; Jon Smajda, web editor; intern, Brittany; and an accomplished student board.
The Society Pages was founded in 2010 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.. .
Outdoor News, Inc. is the leading source for hunting, fishing and general outdoor news and information.
Started in 1968 in Minnesota, our company has more than 45 years of experience in publishing for outdoor devotees. Our editors are award-winning newspaper journalists writing about the latest laws, techniques, and news events daily to inform and help our passionate readers.
Our newspaper publishes 7 different state editions and the website serves readers nationally plus separate sections are specifically tailored to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Illinois. Find all the latest fishing reports, hunting reports plus hunting and fishing news along with great how to information, videos and photos..
Next Avenue is a new public television online destination aimed at Americans 50+ who want to maintain vibrant lives and who have significant interest in a wide variety of issues. Developed in partnership with PBS, APT, and PBS stations, Next Avenue launched in 2012 from its home at Twin Cities Public Television.
The site publishes original articles and blogs daily on everything from work and relationships after 50 to culinary explorations and caregiving for aging parents – all written and edited by veteran journalists. In addition to its original content, Next Avenue editors curate and feature information from more than 27 content partners including the eldercare-focused Administration on Aging, the boomer think-tank Encore.org, the National Institutes of Health, public broadcasters across the country, and numerous other sources..
Hubbard Media Group
Hubbard Media Group, LLC, along with its subsidiaries, owns and operates cable/satellite networks. It also engages in leasing high-definition and digital mobile production units for sports, entertainment, and corporate productions.
The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Hubbard Media Group, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.. .
SemiAccurate is a technology news site focusing not just on the new shiny stuff but the how and why behind the technology they use. They cover a wide spectrum of topics from hardware reviews, theoretical technology, production, security and enterprise products.
Their writers and editors are allowed to write what they wish as long as it meets S|A requirements: 1. The author feels it is true to the best of the author’s knowledge at the time of publication.
2. The author has the knowledge and experience to comment on the subject in a way that adds value to the story, topic or discussion.
3. The author and editor give any company written about in their pages the opportunity to comment and have their comment published as an update to an original article, separate article, or other notification.
The choice will be at SemiAccurate’s discretion.. .
MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise whose mission is to provide high-quality journalism for news-intense people who care about Minnesota. We publish online at www.minnpost.com Monday through Friday with a limited edition on Saturday and a Sunday Review.
MinnPost provides news and analysis based on reporting by professional journalists, most of whom have decades of experience in the Twin Cities media. The site features video as well as written stories.
MinnPost adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. The site also includes commentary pieces from the community, and comments from readers on individual stories.
MinnPost does not endorse candidates for office or publish unsigned editorials representing an institutional position. We encourage broad-ranging, civil discussion from many points of view.
Our goal is to create a sustainable business model for this kind of journalism, supported by corporate sponsors, advertisers, and members who make annual donations. High-quality journalism is a community asset that sustains democracy and quality of life, and we need people who believe in it to support our work.
As of December 2014, MinnPost had more than 2,200 member-donor households contributing amounts ranging from $10 to more than $20,000 a year. Almost a third of our donors are sustaining members.
Bag Mentality is a lifestyle brand for young entrepreneurs. We bring together business experts in businesses that entrepreneurs can start, and have them write a guide to take a young entrepreneur from 1 to 100 with less challenges and surprises as they would have had otherwise.
Resource, Media and Events.. .
Twin Cities Business
Twin Cities Business is a business resource, offering daily news and an in-depth look at local companies and business people. It is a provider of business news, insight, and analysis through daily online news stories, e-newsletters, a monthly print magazine, and live events.
Along with Twin Cities Business’s readers, it gets to know the personalities of its region’s influential professionals, exploring the “how” behind their success, strategies, and solutions. It discusses today’s most pressing issues, examines trends and outlooks, and provides related context, perspective, and information for its readers.
Twin Cities Business was launched in 1994 and is based in Minneapolis, M.N.. .
Facecrooks is a social media watchdog. The blog provides current news, educational resources and alerts on social media privacy, safety and scams.
Their mission is to monitor and chronicle the seedy, unsavory and sometimes silly side of social media. They provide relevant and current information on how to safely use social networking sites..
Making a difference in the world 1 dollar at a time. Hereâ€:tm:s how the foundation works: Anyone who donates is limited to one dollar and one dollar only.
Once youâ€:tm:ve donated, you then invite your social network to also donate. These donors then follow suit with their networks.
The real way to make the 1DollarClubTM work is by activating the individuals in your social network to donate. So no matter if you are Richard Branson, Bill Gates, or just an average Josephine or Joe â€“ your dollar has the same impact and power as anyone elseâ€:tm:s.
Plus, you can track your fund-raising effectiveness by watching your 1FactorTM grow. The 1FactorTM is a unique tool invented to track your progress in getting your network to join the 1DollarClubTM and is able to asses the value of an individuals social network..
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Wise Ink is a book publishing agency for writers, bloggers, consultants, and businesses. We help purpose-driven content creators refine, perfect, and strategically implement content for their audiences and create a plan to succeed in the marketplace.
With Wise Ink, you’ll receive expert book publishing services, personal attention to your vision, and the tools you need to execute your vision in the most impactful, successful way possible.. .
The mission of HealthNewsReview.org is to improve the public dialogue about health care by helping consumers critically analyze claims about health care interventions and by promoting the principles of shared decision-making reinforced by accurate, balanced and complete information about the tradeoffs involved in health care decisions. HealthNewsReview.org evaluates health care journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations and other messages that may influence consumers and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.
Improving the quality and flow of health care news and information to consumers can be a significant step towards meaningful health care reform. We are not equipped to host a definitive forum on medical science.
We don’t give medical advice. We are not an advocacy group.
We don’t accept advertising and we won’t allow commenters to promote products on our site. Our hands are more than full “simply” with the job of reviewing daily health care news stories, journal practices and health care advertising, PR and marketing messages.
Almost every day, someone urges us to expand our scope of work beyond our capabilities and comfort limits – limits partially set by the reality of having only two full-time editorial staff and a set budget. We can’t review every story or every promotional message that we see.
The tsunami of health care information each day is simply too overwhelming. Thanks for understanding..
iGame Responsibly was founded in January of 2012. They were initially a simple fan page dedicated to getting friends together to talk about games on Facebook.
The origins of “responsible gaming” came by way of their overall group dynamic. Most of us were business professionals who viewed gaming as a reward for a hard day’s, or in some cases, week’s work.
They’ve grown from their humble beginnings into a major media outlet for video game news. Even with their aggressive growth they stay true to their mission statement: “They strive to provide the news, previews, and reviews you want within a safe environment for gamers.
They’re also dedicated to creating awareness of innovative and unique Indie projects.” – i Game Responsibly Their fantastic columnists and industry experts work hard to provide you with in-depth insights from all over the Industry in one convenient location. Through their many contributions to indie development, they’ve become one of the highest authorities on the subject..
TalkGuyStuff.com is a new social networking site that mimics how guys communicate. Their mission is to provide guys with an informative and entertaining online experience.
They promote the “good” of being a guy! They know that guys work hard, take care of their families and are always up to share helpful information, pictures and interesting stories. Future projects will include an expansion into books, radio and television.
TalkGuyStuff will compete against sports radio and TV shows. They are also working on relationships that would allow users to easily connect with retailers when they are ready to shop online..
Launchmania is a new product launch company where brands can promote new consumer products coming to market, gain a large audience and awareness, and sell launch inventory. Launchmania is an online marketplace for new product launches with a mission to help brands gain awareness for new products coming to the market.
Consumers can read the why behind new products at Launchmania.com. The founders of Launchmania were intrigued by the launch of the Pebble smart watch and the launch success of the Apple iPhone 5.
This led to realizing no central Launch channel exists for new products. Brands are still using their own sites and methods for launching new products.
The problem is that even large brands with huge fan bases have a difficult time gaining adequate awareness of new product launches according to Schneider and Associates http://www.schneiderpr.com/docs/SA-BU_Launch%20Report_Final.pdf. Launchmania is going to help brands increase success with new product launches by emphasizing on the “Why” of a product, then the “What”..
EC allows users to enter both News that is relevant and curated as well as classified posts. EC News is voted upon and allows users to follow other user news submissions.
Its simple and without noisy commentary. EC Classifieds allow users to create posts to sell or rent real estate, post jobs and even personals.
Its an easy to find catalog of locally available goods and services.. .
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