Affinity Gold Corp., Maple Grove, has agreed to a five-year mineral lease with an option to purchase on 4,450 acres just south of the company's current 1,200-acre property in Peru.

American Dairy Queen Corp., Edina, has named Barkley its new advertising agency of record after a four-month formal agency review. Barkley will be responsible for all television creative work in the U.S. and Canada.

Cretex Cos. Inc., Elk River, said it has added RMS Surgical, a new company representing a consolidation of RMS Co.'s instrumentation manufacturing and JunoPacific's sterilization case and tray manufacturing. The newly formed entity completed construction of a new manufacturing facility in Anoka.


Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., a manufacturer of dynamic glass, filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal court in Northern California against View Inc., formerly Soladigm Inc., of Milpitas, Calif.