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Turtinen Communications, Inc. was founded by the late Ralph Turtinen in Wayzata, Minnesota in 1965. Ralph bought himself a 1964 and a half little red mustang and he was off and running! The business evolved from a public relations and publishing firm to a non-profit association management company as the Turtinen's served as the business 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 manage and serve on the Boards of the Minnesota Park and Sports Field Management Association, and the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation. 


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 built 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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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.


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

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.




116 Westminster Ave SW, Watertown

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.


P.O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391


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