ST. CLOUD -- Four central Minnesota organizations are being recognized for their innovations. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation announced their 2021 Innovative Award recipients.

In the for-profit category the honorees are "MK1 Engineering", the company created the world's first system to orient corn seed during planting to optimize and increase yield.

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The other for-profit winner is "Wolters Kluwer" a technology team that launched its TSoftPlus Paycheck Protection Program helping small business customers get access to critical stimulus funding.

One of the two non-profits being honored is the City of Waite Park for its creative reuse of a former quarry now turned into The Ledge Amphitheater.

The second non-profit being recognized is the Great St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation for the COP House.

Each awardee will receive $1,000 and will be recognized at an event which will be held in the spring of 2022.


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