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Arctic Cat CEO Inducted to 2011 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame

Mary Brainerd, William Cooper, Paul Finkelstein, Guy Mingo and Christopher Twomey join a distinguished list of the state’s most accomplished business leaders

MINNEAPOLIS, Jun 27, 2011 — Five of Minnesota’s most successful business leaders will be inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame next month by Twin Cities Business, the state’s leading business-information provider.

This year’s honorees are Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners; William Cooper, chairman and CEO of TCF Financial; Paul Finkelstein, chairman and CEO of Regis Corp.; Guy Mingo, CEO of Marsden Holding; and Christopher Twomey, chairman of Arctic Cat.

“Each has transformed a small, local operation into a position of industry leadership and along the way, played a key role in supporting our community and our economy,” says Dale Kurschner, editor in chief of Twin Cities Business. “Each has identified opportunities missed by others, and pursued those opportunities with persistence and integrity, while facing unrelenting waves of business, economic and in some instances, political challenges.”

The Minnesota Business Hall of Fame was created 13 years ago by Twin Cities Business as a way to honor such men and women once every year. Honorees are profiled in the July edition of Twin Cities Business magazine, and will be celebrated at an awards dinner on July 21. This year’s inductees also join 61 previous honorees enshrined in a permanent Minnesota Business Hall of Fame exhibit at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Copies of the July edition of Twin Cities Business can be found on select newsstands throughout the metro area, including Barnes & Noble, Borders and Byerly’s locations.

About Twin Cities Business Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Business publishes news, analysis and commentary about the state’s most interesting business leaders, challenges and opportunities daily at, twice weekly in its “Briefcase” e-newsletter, and monthly through the award-winning Twin Cities Business magazine.

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