Thorsgaard will oversee Pentair's internal and external communications and will work closely with the Pentair leadership on government affairs. Before joining Minneapolis-based Pentair, Thorsgaard spent over six years at Medtronic. She is also the former director of corporate public relations at General Mills.
Undercover child sex sting sees 4 men arrested in St. Louis Park
One of the men is being held as he's in a position of authority of power over children.
New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients
However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
General Mills, Securian, Medtronic among top places to work in IT
All three Twin Cities firms were named on Computerworld’s list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT 2012." Golden Valley-based General Mills came in fourth, St. Paul-based Securian Financial Group ranked No. 10 on the list and Fridley-based Medtronic went from 23rd place last year to 99th this year.
6th annual Reputation Institute study ranks General Mills No. 1
The Minneapolis-based food giant had the best scores in Products & Services, Governance and Leadership as well as Citizenship. It beat out Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg's and Amazon, all in the top five. General Mills held the No. 15 spot last year.
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