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We are writing today because we want to share some exciting news. Creative Minds in Lake City has merged with Allegra Marketing Print Mail in Red Wing and Rochester. Lake City customers can reach Allegra Lake City at 651-448-8070. Thank you!

This merger combines the services and capabilities you’ve come to expect from Creative Minds with the expanded print and marketing expertise of Allegra, providing you with a one-stop shop for all your marketing, print, signage, mail, graphic design, branding, promotional product and branded apparel needs.

The Creative Minds location will remain open to serve local businesses and nonprofits and will be rebranded to Allegra Marketing Print Mail in the coming months.

Rest assured, we are dedicated to ensuring the highest level of customer service and quality of work you’ve come to expect from either organization. Joan Kaartinen, owner of Creative Minds will remain with the operation to assist during a transition period of a few months before she pursues her next adventure.  Allegra owner, Bob Hopkins and the entire Allegra team look forward to working with Joan to meet all your marketing, print, mail, sign, and promotional product needs.  

Everyone at both Allegra and Creative Minds would like to thank you for your patronage and support.  We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to helping you grow your organization with high-quality, effective print and marketing communications services for many years to come.    

If you have any questions or want to hear more about the dynamic changes underway, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Creative Minds phone number, 651.448.8070, or email Bob at or Joan at


Bob Hopkins                                                                                       Joan Kaartinen

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