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Star Tribune, February 25, 2017

Sunday Conversation with Lauren Mehler Pradhan of Grow North

Today, people associate Los Angeles, Austin, Texas, and Boulder, Colo. with food innovation. A century ago, Minneapolis would have been on that list. The city earned the nickname "Mill City" for its flour milling techniques that harnessed the power of St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. Now, a new group called Grow North MN wants to restore Minnesota's place as a known food hub. Continue reading ...


MN Monthly, January 23, 2017

Ever Dream of Starting A Food Business? Help is Here.

You've got the perfect frozen pizza. The ideal healthy protein bar. Or maybe your artisanal shrub business has stalled out. Minnesota has a lot of food energy going on: we are the home of General Mills, SuperValu, Cameron's Coffee, and Angie's Boomchickapop. Continue reading ...


Minnesota Business, December 16, 2016

Introducing Lauren Mehler Pradhan, Director of Grow North

I love that Minnesota Business magazine has dedicated an entire issue to women leaders. We’re an incredibly fortunate business community because we have numerous women to feature and likely not enough space in one issue to capture all of these talented people (a good problem to have). One great woman that I’d like to introduce you to is Lauren Mehler Pradhan, the new director for Grow North. Continue reading ...