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Mdewakanton Sioux tribe buys stake in BringMeTheNews

BMTN will use the cash to upgrade its website and plans to hire four people. It also plans to expand into a new geographic market.

Kupchella named one of ‘200 Minnesotans You Should Know’
Twin Cities Business Dec. 1, 2011

BringMeTheNews President and CEO Rick Kupchella was lauded in the Twin Cities Business Journal for his work with BringMeTheNews and the I.E. Network.

Kupchella on the Vikings stadium push, television news and ‘Kuppy’
KFAN-FM September 5, 2011

Rick Kupchella joins the KFAN Power Trip team talking about how BringMeTheNews tackles information spilling out on the proposed Vikings stadium and other news issues. He also chats about changes in TV news and his new role in it, and a nickname coined by a particular sports anchor.

Seldom first, always second
Star Tribune July 2, 2011

“Two years ago Bring Me the News was a concept. Today the news aggregator is a multimillion-dollar operation that touches nearly all corners of Minnesota with website hits and radio broadcasts.”

Journalists group awards BringMeTheNews best newscast for the second straight year

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists awarded BringMeTheNews first place for Best Radio Newscast. It’s the second year in a row BMTN won. BMTN took second place as well. The judges said BMTN offers “a clear, easy-to-understand newscast that energetically tells listeners what’s happening and points them toward sources to get more information if they want it.”

Rick Kupchella: Creating new media models, with an eye toward social betterment
Twin Cities Business April 2011

“The idea behind I.E. Network: produce news programming with an eye toward civic debate and social betterment. It’s a model that combines media, public affairs, and marketing services. Kupchella seeks corporate or nonprofit partners to fund content that matches his own values and interests.”

WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro profiles Rick Kupchella and BringMeTheNews
WCCO Feb. 16, 2011

“He, along with his staff of 15, delivers information through his website, radio broadcasts and social networks. ‘We are a news operation that looks to take news to where the people are,’ Kupchella said. His team of experienced journalists takes news from 400 established sources such as WCCO-TV, Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune and posts it on the Bring Me The News website.”

BringMeTheNews is a branch that grows from an innovative incubator
Star Tribune Dec. 25, 2010

“We’re not a company culture. We want to nurture a creative, entrepreneurial culture,” said Matter chair Don Smithmier, the lead singer for Rocket Club (the country band) and a former vice president of business management at Capella University. “Each company needs to stand on its own financially. But each benefits from being here together.”

Kupchella wins with governor’s debate Sept. 16, 2010

“What separated Wednesday’s event from its predecessors was moderator Rick Kupchella, the former television news journalist who is the founder of BringMeTheNews website. Kupchella didn’t allow Horner, DFLer Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer to simply recite their oft-practiced debate lines.”

KARE’s Eric Perkins will be BringMeTheNews’ sports voice, aggregator site staffs up Oct. 5, 2010

“BringMeTheNews, the local aggregator site which received a $1 million investment and recently added a sports page, has signed KARE anchor/reporter Eric Perkins as a radio voice…BMTN has several KARE connections, not the least of which is co-founder and former anchor/reporter Rick Kupchella.”

BringMeTheNews gets $1 million investment from Dolan and Padilla Speer Aug. 9, 2010

“Who says aggregation doesn’t pay? BringMeTheNews, Rick Kupchella’s Minneapolis-based startup, announced Sunday it’s received a combined $1 million investment from two recognizable Minneapolis firms, Dolan Media and local p.r. firm Padilla Speer Beardsley. The not-quite-year-old Bring — plans to expand into sports and other states.”

Kupchella taking his news to radio, the Web
Star Tribune Sept. 11, 2009

“At a time when revenue-challenged news organizations are shrinking their staffs and their coverage, a radio-enhanced news network is launching in the Twin Cities…The organization is the brainchild of former KARE Channel 11 television anchor Rick Kupchella, will begin broadcasting Minnesota-centered news on three Clear Channel radio stations.”