Logan Ketterling is a business owner, a craftsman and most of all, a storyteller. And he’s accomplished all of this at age twenty.

The founders of Tanzenwald Brewing Company have their roots in marine biology, dance, and theater—not what you’d typically expect of a brewing company. But in co-founder Jenaveve Pittman’s words, Tanzenwald’s business story “kind of starts with a love story.”

The hunt for qualified candidates to fill mid-level to management positions is intense. With Minnesota’s unemployment rate at near-record lows, businesses are actively and aggressively seeking candidates to fill their ranks.

Maybe they should look at the PTA.

Confusion. Anxiety. Frustration.

Those are some of the emotions that licensed health insurance broker Todd Hanson is hearing in his clients’ voices. Hanson, director of client services for the Minneapolis office of CBIZ, finds that a lot of business people are perplexed about the current laws governing health insurance.

It’s that time of year again. It’s springtime, the flowers will soon be blooming, and the jokes are in the air. After all, Saturday was April Fool’s Day, and several Minnesota companies and organizations took the opportunity to prank their customers, fans, and social media followers. Below are some of the highlights:

It's batter up for a local food entrepreneur who is selling slices of her artisan cheesecake in the exclusive clubs at Target Field as the Twins season opens.

“We’re a small production baker with small profit margins. To have this is a very big deal for us,” says Tami Cabrera, owner of Muddy Paws Cheesecake.

Innovative companies and leaders are the lifeblood of the Minnesota health care industry — its heartbeat, if you will. Minnesota Business magazine is dedicated to recognizing the state's spectacular health care, wellness and medical technology business leaders.

The unemployment rate among Minnesota Latinos and African Americans is four times higher than that of their white counterparts, according to data compiled by the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.

At the same time, more Minnesota companies, governmental organizations and nonprofits have stepped up efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce.

These comments are a counterpoint to a Perspectives we published in February’s issue of Minnesota Business. That month contained our CEO Survey.