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In conjunction with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibit Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 we offer an event highlighting the history, philosophy and the work of Brunello Cucinelli.   Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian company in the fashion industry that produces luxury products. Known for its cashmere products, Brunello Cucinelli is now...

Pizza is an Italian specialty, but the secret ingredient may be U.S. hard red spring wheat. In fact, Italy is Europe's largest importer of U.S. hard red spring wheat, and six Italians are heading to Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota August 2 to 9, 2014, to investigate this year's crop as part of a U.S. Wheat Associates trade team.   The te...

A North Loop Minneapolis retailer is partnering with a Minnesota entrepreneur to launch a linen and home collection this month. Colette Jaffe is launching her self-named line of bedding, bathroom and home accessories manufactured in Italy's Tuscany region. Upscale men's retailer Martin Patrick 3 is the collection's exclusive retailer.  ...

by Jean Caspers-Simmet Dennis Bollig, Dragotec USA president, reflected on the history of the business he and his wife, Darlene, grew on their farm. The Bolligs introduced the Drago GT corn head to the news media Nov. 10 at their rural Fenton location at the same time Olimac, the Italian company that manufactures the corn head, introduced it...

by Jim Hammerand   A Versace brand plans to open its third U.S. location and the first in the Midwest at Mall of America late this fall. Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo Srl will be on the first floor of the Bloomington megamall's west side. Founded by Alessandro Versace in 2001, the Italian-made brand sells women's ready-to-we...

The Vice Consulate of Italy in Kansas City together with the Kansas City Chapter of UNICO National will again be organizing the Italian Motorsports Show at the 2015 Festa Italiana at Zona Rosa. This fourth installment of "Motori in Piazza" will be held on Sunday, May 31, Noon to 3pm. Here is the flyer. As with Festa Italiana, admission is free. &n...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St Paul is a non-profit organization founded in 2006. The ICC promotes the best of Italian culture in Minnesota to people of all ages, and creates stimulating opportunities for enrichment on personal and community levels. We provide Italian language classes which are taught by native instructors. In additi...

By Sara Waite   When local business owners Mike and Denise Schaefer purchased the building at 310 Main St. about a year ago, they couldn't have predicted that they'd be starting a new business venture unlike any they'd been involved in before.   The owners of Schaefer's Precision Auto Body and Frame had planned to use the spacious d...

A new men's clothing store called Lord Midas opened in downtown Des Moines recently. "Everything is made in Italy, exclusively made in Italy," Max Stanco said. Stanco was born in New York and raised in Italy. He opened his first clothing store in Des Moines at Sixth and Locust streets. Men's suits are priced from $1,000 to $3,000, bu...

by Ivan Shumkov   The North American renewables arm of Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has begun construction work on the 150-MW Lindahl wind project in the US state of North Dakota, its first one there.   Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) expects to complete the USD-220-million (EUR 194m) project by 2017, according...

by Patt Johnson Max Stanco wants to bring a bit of Italy to Des Moines. The New York businessman is opening an upscale Italian boutique in downtown Des Moines that will feature clothing, shoes and accessories, mostly for men. He has rented street-level space in the Des Moines Building, 513 Locust St., and will open a modern boutique that...

Bonfiglioli USA, a leader in power transmission for mobile and self-propelled machines, is opening its first U.S. production line in Northern Kentucky.   The facility in Hebron, which also serves as the company's North American headquarters, is expected to create up to 42 new jobs, company officials said. Bonfiglioli has operated an 80,000-s...