Minneapolis' JohnnyPops make Forbes list

The Twin Cities' own frozen treat company JohnnyPops is getting some national recognition. The company's co-founders Erik Brust and Connor Wray, both 25, were named to the prestigious "30 under 30" list from Forbes. http://kare11.tv/2AFY4TX

MINNEAPOLIS - The Twin Cities' own frozen treat company JohnnyPops is getting some national recognition.

The company's young co-founders were named to the prestigious "30 under 30" list from Forbes. The list celebrates the brightest up-and-coming entrepreneurs and innovators under the age of 30 every year.

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Erik Brust and Connor Wray, both 25, were recognized in this year's Food and Drink category.

The write-up from Forbes says, "JohnnyPops have gone from a Minnesota farmers' market phenomenon to the shelves of stores like Kroger, Target, Walmart, Costco and more.

Forbes calls the competition for the list "extremely fierce." They say there are more than 15,000 nominations for 600 spots.

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