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Our Minnesota Makers

Gain inspiration from some of our favorite Minnesota makers, learn about the personality they pour into their products, and discover delightful stories about our state.

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minnbox survey

The results of the MinnBox customer survey.   If a person takes an online survey and the company learns nothing from it, did it make a difference? – Ancient Minnesotan Proverb   First, we need to say thank you. A whole big bunch of you took time out of your busy lives to answer our […]

A Northwoods Renaissance Man

douglas wood

Meet Douglas Wood, one multi-talented maker.   Douglas Wood — musician, keynote speaker and author of 37 books — grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. And, from very early on, he felt a little out of place. “I always knew that I belonged where there were lakes and rivers and waters and woods,” he says. […]

Why we bought MinnBox


Transforming our state, one craft economy at a time. “It’s really great you’re doing this,” said Ruth Marcks, Custom Product Business Specialist at Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery, as we loaded up boxes of the mugs that would wind up in our Holiday Gift Box. “You’re promoting people who are trying really hard to make […]

Much more than a mug

Discover the legacy of Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery The story of Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery, one of the companies featured in our MinnBox Holiday Gift Box, can be traced all the way back to 1861, when a German Immigrant named J. Pohl discovered a large pocket of clay on his land. Pohl was […]