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Ever play "take away" games as a kid? Whether it was Duck Duck Goose or Musical Chairs, I seem to have spent a lot of my childhood amused and engaged in activities where you'd lose the game when something was no longer there.

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 8, 2013) - Six magazines from Tiger Oak Media (the publisher of Minnesota Business) won 13 different awards Nov. 7 at the Minnesota Magazine Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards, held at the Nicollet Island Pavilion.

Bill Arrigoni was 13 years old when his future purpose came calling. His mother, Virginia, had just completed treatment for alcoholism. Seeing the need for addicts to have continuing care and more time in a safe environment, Virginia decided to turn her own home in St. Paul into a safe place for people to continue their chemical dependency recovery.

Tracy Pleschourt

Lately, you've probably heard bells ringing outside of malls and grocery stores, accompanied by a hearty "Happy holidays!" and "Thank you!" as change clinks into red buckets. The signs of giving surround us this time of year, a reminder to lend a hand to those less fortunate.

Believe it or not, the already enormous Mall of America is about to get bigger. Ground was broken on a more than $300 million expansion project on Tuesday, to be completed by August 2015.  

Image courtesy of When I Work.

In our May 2015 issue, we covered Chad Halvorson and his company When I Work, which offers software and an app to simplify work scheduling for employers and employees. And the company is continuing to grow.

Here’s a look at the Minnesota Business blog posts and articles you read the most in August:

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Tyler Stusynski, protégé (left) Keith Mickelson, mentor (right) of Super Radiator Coils

As Boomers reach their retirement years, manufacturers are trying to make sure they pass along their accumulated wisdom to the incoming Millennial workers. While the younger generation may excel in certain technical skills and what they have learned in school, they have much to learn in terms of the practical skills that are only acquired through years of experience.

Furthering product development. Expanding industry partnerships. Enabling all organizations to succeed with the Apple platform. That's what Minneapolis-based JAMF Software plans to do with a $30 million investment led by growth equity firm Summit Partners.