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NORTH STAR UNIVERSAL, INC. ANNOUNCES FLYNN TO ASSUME ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 MINNEAPOLIS, November 30 -- North Star Universal, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSRU) today announced that Peter E. Flynn, executive vice president, chief financial officer and secretary of North Star Universal, Inc. will assume the additional post of president and chief operating officer of Transition Engineering, a subsidiary of North Star Universal, Inc. Gary M. Doan, founder of Transition Engineering, will assume the position of chairman and chief executive officer. Transition Engineering's principal business is the design and manufacture of local area network components.
 "Gary has done a great job of building Transition Engineering," said Jeff Michael, president and chief executive officer of North Star Universal, Inc. "Peter Flynn's increased involvement in this subsidiary's day-to-day operations will allow Gary to maintain his focus on new product development and production -- areas where his contributions have been considerable. Peter's involvement also will help provide the structure so growth can continue, consistent with our overall goal of building shareholder value for our investors."
 North Star Universal, Inc. owns and supervises businesses providing voice and data communications networking products, systems and services, and maintenance and technical services to owners, users and lessors of mainframe and other types of computers. As a parent company, North Star provides resources for its businesses' development and growth. As of September 30, 1992, North Star also owned a 38 percent interest in Michael Foods (NASDAQ: MIKL), and a 45 percent interest in CorVel Corporation (NASDAQ: CRVL).
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 ~CONTACT: John Mackay of Padilla Speer Beardsley, 612-871-8877, for North Star Universal; or Peter Flynn of North Star Universal, 612-546-7500~
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