Claes Oldenburg is best known for his ingenious, oversized renditions of ordinary objects. The complex fabrication of this 5,800-pound spoon and 1,200-pound cherry was carried out at two shipbuilding yards in New England. The sculpture has become a beloved icon in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling. This inexpensive, family-friendly activity is accessible statewide. Click here to learn where you can join the fun!

Minneapolis is going through an unprecedented, skyline-altering construction spree. The city has set a two-year record in construction spending, with $3.2 billion worth of building permits issued. At 57 stories, the IDS Tower has held the tallest-building record since 1973.

The Minnesota State Capitol is undergoing its first comprehensive preservation effort since its original construction in 1905. When completed in 2017, it will be strong enough to last for the next 100 years. Click here to learn more.

LAST CHANCE: Take the 2017 Annual Employer Benefits Survey!
Survey closes Friday, February 24

Have you added your voice to The Action Group’s exclusive Annual Employer Benefits Survey? Amid the changing health care landscape, this confidential and free Survey digs deep into what is and isn’t working for Minnesota employers.

To thank you for your participation, all those who respond will receive a comprehensive report of Survey results!

Click here for details, or here to read a blog about the value of the Survey, from one of our valued members…or just click the “Take Survey” button below:


The Time is NOW: Putting Affordable Back into Health Care

At this year’s 10th Annual Employer Leadership Summit, “The Time is NOW: Putting Affordable Back into Health Care,” we will be calling on local and national thought leaders and some of our most innovative members to share their best practices in tackling cost and quality issues in ways that contribute to ensuring the health and vitality of our economy and our citizens.

A profile of this year’s all-star lineup is here.

Deadline Extended! Join the Mental Health Learning Network

 There is still time to join The Action Group’s 2017 Mental Health Learning Network. Together, we’ll take a “deep dive” on this important topic. By uniting our efforts, we can make a difference.

To learn more about the Learning Network and how to participate, click here. To take a closer look at the project plan, timeline and deliverables, click here.