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The McCook Economic Development Corp. finalized an agreement recently with a group intending to bring an Italian restaurant to the Keystone Business Center. The new owners were unavailable for comment this week but MEDC officials confirmed they had already begun the process of preparing the historic building's kitchen for the new business.  ...

By Cristeta Boarini   After 20 years in the Shakopee community, RuB Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 50,000-square-foot facility in the Dean Lakes Business Park.    The Italian brass valve and fittings manufacturer moved into the eye-catching white and red building off of Highway 169 in October, but held the ribbon...

By Nick Woltman Punch Pizza founder John Soranno and cook Nick Chute had choice seats Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The pair attended the event as guests of first lady Michelle Obama and sat in her reserved box in the House chambers in Washington.   The St. Paul-based, wood-fired pizza chain, which has...

Il design brianzolo va in mostra negli Stati Uniti, a Denver. E lo fa in maniera virtuale. L'American Instutute of Architects, l'associazione di Washington che riunisce 81 mila architetti statunitensi, ha infatti invitato l'Italian Furniture Design e la Camera di Commercio di Monza e Brianza a partecipare ad 'Aia Virtual Expo 2013', un evento virt...

A Maserati vehicle is not something most see on the daily commute to work. Born in Italy and arguably some of the finest crafted automobiles in the world, Maserati vehicles can be elusive to American shoppers - except those that live in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.   Recently, the Italian automaker reminded the world that it is...

Representatives of the Italian milling industry are visiting North Dakota to learn more about hard red spring wheat, the state's staple crop.   The North Dakota Wheat Commission says the Italian team includes a representative of the largest spring wheat broker in Italy and also officials with medium-size, family owned milling companies in th...

Tivoli's Italian Restaurant in Centerville has recently begun offering delivery services to try to draw in more customers. Their main objective is to offer delivery to workplaces, although they ask for a minimum of one days notice for group or catering orders.   Owner Fortino Vargas opened the restaurant in June of 2014 after moving to Cente...

Cossetta's plans a 500-person event center in a next-door property in the latest expansion by the St Paul Italian restaurant. The Pioneer Press has the details on the plan, which will expand the restaurant's already-busy catering operation, Cossetta Eventi, currently housed in the building next to the restaurant on West Seventh Street.  ...

Kansas Citians and out-of-town visitors will soon experience an oasis for the refined at heart, as the newest jewel of the city opens its doors. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza makes its Kansas City debut, opening to the public Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tucked amid the ornate fountains and elegant courtyards of Kansas City's premier shopping district, H...

A $26.5 million expansion project recently began at the Barilla Group's manufacturing facility in Ames, Iowa. The company, which makes the world's top-selling brand of pasta, launched the project to install two new production lines dedicated to gluten-free pasta.   In addition, raw material storage and related packaging and palletizing equip...

Silicon Valley in California and Silicon Alley in New York are not the only tech ecosystems in America where an Italian entrepreneur can find exciting opportunities to grow. It depends on the kind of business you are into. That's the lesson learned by Davide Rossi, a 38-years-old Italian mechanical engineer from Badia Polesine, a small town close t...

This spot in Colorado's Vail Valley is so picturesque that a family stopped at nothing to build their home here - even if it meant shelling out $1 million just on the driveway. The Italian-inspired mansion, which has incredible 360-degree views across the mountains, has now gone on the market for a tidy $29.5 million. Homeowner Dick Rothkopf,...