Ice Fishing in Minnesota

Minnesota winters are great for many outdoor activities.  Snowmobiling, late season hunting, downhill skiing and most of all ice fishing.  Brought into the lime light by the 1993 comedy, Grumpy Old Men, ice fishing is one of the most popular winter events, in Minnesota today. From dark house spearing to angling, winter fishing has been […]

A Very Unique Watch by Bre & Company

Bre Pettis, who helped found 3D printing company MakerBot, has developed and is producing a very unique and exquisite watch.  It is distinctively angular and made of sandblasted stainless steel.  This watch is the centerpiece of his Brooklyn based manufacturing company, Bre & Company. Bre & Company is producing these watches to be purchased as gifts.  […]

Time to Give Thanks

This is the time of the year that we pause to give thanks.  We give thanks to our employees, to our customers, to our suppliers, and to the communities where we do business. On Tuesday, we paused to say Thank You to all of our employees.  We shut down our facilities for a few hours, […]

Minnesota native and Icon Sports Voice Verne Lundquist

Minnesota is known for being the birth place and home to some of the most famous people of our time.  From great singers, like Bob Dylan and Prince, to legendary actors like Judy Garland and Vince Vaughn.  It is hard to believe that all of these greats, and many more, could have come from one […]

Wild Weather Continues in Central Minnesota

After an already storm filled summer in Stern Rubber’s backyard, central Minnesota got another taste of mother nature’s ability, on Friday November 17th, when nearly 15 inches of snow accumulated in a little over a five-hour period. With local weather stations predicting 12 to 14 inches of snow the entire week in the area, no […]

A Nobel Prize Rooted in Minnesota

Minnesota is famous for the Mall of America, Redwing boots, the juicy Lucy hamburger, and a very influential singer song writer, who was just awarded a Nobel Prize in literature. This individual is Hibbing native, Robert Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan. Dylan was born on May 24th 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up […]

Stern Rubber Hosts Central MN CEO Class

CEO, which stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, is a high school class that allows students to get a real life business feel, while working outside of the class room.  Central MN CEO is a class that combines students from Staples and Wadena School Districts, and has them meet in a local business, while also having […]

David Johnson – A Lifetime of Innovation

When we look at pioneers of a product, we often think of Steve Jobs for creating the personal computer or Thomas Edison for developing the electric light bulb.  Yet, not many think of one innovative pioneer who took the bumper of a Chevy pickup, and a grain silo conveyor belt, and developed one of the […]

Minnesota Duck Hunting

With the summer activities wrapping up in central Minnesota for the year, these colder, shorter fall days, brings the beginning of one of the Midwest’s most popular activities, waterfowl hunting. The duck and goose season in Minnesota began early morning on September 24th, where many hunters took to their boats, and blinds, with their dogs […]

Father Hennepin State Park

As fall continues to progress in northern Minnesota, many locals, and even visitors, look for things to do on many of the nice days remaining, before winter sets in.  Minnesota has lots of beautiful State Parks.  Located about 40 miles from Stern Rubber’s Aitkin facility is the Father Hennepin State Park, which offers many fun […]