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Turtinen Communications, Inc. was founded in 1965
by Ralph Turtinen in Wayzata, Minnesota. The business
grew from a successful public relations and publishing firm into a Foundation and non-profit association management company. The associations have included the
Trans-Mississippi Golf Association; Minnesota Bakers Association, and the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association each for more than 20 years. Currently, two sons, Scott and Jeff manage and serve on the Boards of the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association,
and the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation.

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The Turtinens have proven to be dependable, consistent and able to adapt to ever-changing technology for more than 45 years while possessing decades of experience managing foundations and non-profit associations and all the needs that go with them, including the managing of websites, newsletters, accounting, communications, organizing workshops and member events. Turtinen Communications has handled all aspects of small, medium and large conventions, including facility arrangements; vendor participation, vendor set-up; registration; speaker logistics and promotion.


TC has strong relationships within the green industry, including the seven allied associations of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, leaders at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and professors at the University of Minnesota Extension.

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Laurie Hunt Turtinen

Laurie sells Minnesota residential real estate at Coldwell Banker Burnet in Minnesota with a focus around the Lake Minnetonka area.
Contact Laurie at or by phone at:
(612) 819-8487.


$2,895,000 - SOLD!

125 Westwood Lane S, Wayzata


116 Westminster Ave SW, Watertown

Absolutely stunning! Unsurpassed detailing, quality and materials. Box beam ceilings, beautiful distressed wood floors and gorgeous stonework. An open floor plan with large rooms, fabulous porch with wood-burning fireplace, main level sport court, living room with large windows and gas fireplace, incredible pantry and a charming nook under the stairs. Additional amenities include automatic sun/privacy shades, in-floor heat, snow melt system on walkway, Eco Smart soft-water pool, outdoor kitchen, in-ground lighting and large fenced yard. Perfectly and privately sited on 1.1 acres within walking distance to downtown Wayzata. Designed by Sharratt and built by Water Street Homes.


Charming three-bedroom home on a lovely, quiet corner lot. Freshly painted, new fixtures, new carpet and new roof. Large bright kitchen; open living and dining rooms; main level bedroom with half bath could also be a great office, family room or play room. Walking distance to historic downtown, Crow River and parks.




The Turtinens were Fantasy Football pioneers in Minnesota as their love for the pastime began in 1981 at T. Wright's in Minnetonka. The brothers have continuously played Fantasy Football and Fantasy Hockey every season since those early days.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391


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Turtinen Communications, Inc. was founded in 1965
by the late Ralph Turtinen in Wayzata, Minnesota. The business evolved from a public relations and publishing firm to a non-profit association management company as the Turtinen's served as the busisness office for the Minnesota Bakers Association and the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association. In the mid-80s, the Turtinen's added a typesetting and graphic arts shop which was very successful until personal computers were made attainable to everyone. In the 90s, the Turtinen's added the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association to its client base. Currently, Scott and Jeff are managing and serve on the Boards of the Minnesota Park and Sports Field Management 
Association, and the 
Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation.

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