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.


10th Annual Health Care Leadership Summit
The Time is NOW: Putting Affordable Back into Health Caresummit_banner

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.


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.

 


Annual Employer Benefits Survey Coming Soon!

It’s nearly that time of year again, when we release 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. The Survey will be open February 6-24. Click here for details.