Business

Finding the right strategy

MARSHALL —  For decades, networking has been a viable means to success whatever field you are in. Many businesses pay big bucks for image consultants, efficiency experts and various forms of advertising. But which avenue of exposure is best for your business? Working with the right kind of ...

Business Briefs for Jan. 9

Sundance Auto Repair hires Olsen Sundance Auto Repair welcomes Jake Olsen to its staff. He brings 18 years of experience, including 12 years as a senior master technician at Ford. He is a diesel engine repair technician for all makes and models of vehicles. Anderson receives personal ...

In balance

MARSHALL — Casey Paluch, DC, takes a hands-on approach to her work. She is opening her own chiropractic office Feb. 1 on Main Street. Paluch, formerly Casey Thooft, is a Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School graduate, class of 2010. Having participated in a variety of sports in high school, she ...

New owner brings local connection to Vesta liquor store

VESTA — The ownership of Vesta’s former municipal liquor store changed last month, but that doesn’t mean there will be unfamiliar faces behind the bar. New owner Sandy Rebstock said last week that a personal connection to the Vesta area was one of the reasons she bought the ...

Business Briefs for Dec. 26

MinnWest hires new lamb and wool instructor Minnesota West Community & Technical College announced that Laurie Johnson has accepted the lamb and wool instructor position in Pipestone. Johnson has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s of science in agriculture from SDSU. ...

A creative outlet

COTTONWOOD — Christmas is over, but many people still have holiday parties to attend well into the New Year and are still looking for an novel gift to give their outdoors person. Kelly Johns of Cottonwood had the innovative idea to make fish plaques for gift giving. Each one is unique and ...

Business briefs for Dec. 12

United FCS announces new hire, staff transition Deb Grong recently joined United FCS as a senior customer service representative and Kelli Anderson is transitioning to the role of insurance specialist. They will both be based in the Marshall office. As a senior CSR, Grong will provide ...

Bursch Travel celebrates 60th anniversary

The entire Bursch Travel team, along with a traveling companion, celebrated this milestone anniversary in Las Vegas Nov. 11-14. The weekend consisted of a welcome event at the “Mob Museum” Downtown Las Vegas on Friday night. The evening ended with a tribute to Bursch Travel on the ...

Bringing the world to Marshall

MARSHALL —  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. A Marshall native is bringing a mercantile feel to his new store, Columbia Imports, which opens today. Dereck Deutz is selling coffee, tea, olive oil, grains, spices, nuts, dried fruit and chocolate — as fresh and wholesome as ...

For Tracy photographer, work is all about relationships

TRACY — When it comes to photography, Kyleen Olson says she has a couple of major passions. One is capturing the special moments in people’s lives. The other is being there for her clients, whether it’s answering their questions, getting to know them, or making a photo shoot fun and ...

Business briefs for Dec. 5

Vast Broadband upgrades network to bring better TV and faster Internet to community Since Vast Broadband’s launch in early 2015, the company has been working to make much-needed upgrades to its network allowing for faster Internet speeds and more TV channels. Earlier this year, Vast ...

‘A little bit of everything’

Couple opens new business in Marshall - L.A. Vintage Warehouse MARSHALL - Lori and Alvin Guza recently opened a new business called L.A. Vintage Warehouse, offering customers a wide variety of merchandise at a reasonable price. L.A. Vintage Warehouse is stocked with antiques, ...

Business briefs for Nov. 28

Farm Credit Association boards vote to recommend mergerProviding reliable and consistent credit to agriculture and rural communities has been Farm Credit's mission for 100 years. In an effort to better expand opportunities for member-owners, the boards of United FCS and AgCountry Farm Credit ...

New life for the Lyndwood

Building to house SW School of Dance, Prestige Gymnastics and a restaurantLYND - The Lyndwood is back in business. The business of health and hard work that is. The Lyndwood Center in Lynd is comprised of the Southwest School of Dance, Prestige Gymnastics, and a yet-to-be-named ...

Business briefs for Nov. 21

Dubbeldee joins United FCSKendra Dubbeldee recently joined United FCS as a tax associate and will be based in the Marshall office. As a tax associate, she will provide accounting services work for Marshall and Madison customers including tax planning, tax preparation, farm records, and ...

News from the Schwan Food Company

McFadden joins Schwan's board of directorsThe Schwan Food Company has announced the appointment of Mike McFadden to the company's board of directors, effective Nov. 15.McFadden, a Minneapolis-based businessman for more than 25 years, is currently a senior adviser at Lazard Middle Market, a ...

Hatch launches new jewelry line in Southwest Minnesota

TRACY - Denise Hatch of Tracy has launched a new jewelry line in southwest Minnesota.When asked what inspired her to go into Plunder Jewelry, she said the jewelry spoke to her."Actually, I started with my sister tagging me to watch a live sale on Periscope," Hatch said. "This is where I saw my ...

GuidePoint Pharmacy coming to Marshall

MARSHALL - It was a big step forward, but an exciting one, Sandy Murphy said. This fall, Murphy is starting up her own business, a standalone pharmacy.GuidePoint Pharmacy is currently under construction on Sherman Avenue in Marshall."GuidePoint is a group of independent pharmacists that joined ...

A sweet business

Rural Balaton woman launches The FarmHouse BakeryRURAL BALATON - Kari Metheny's passion about baking sparked the beginning of The FarmHouse Bakery in June.While the business is currently operated in her rural home, Metheny's dream is to one day have a storefront bakery."I've been baking for ...

Business briefs for Oct. 24

Certified Google education trainer at SWWCKara Damm, technology integration specialist at SWWC, is the first employee and one of only a handful across Minnesota (and of 1,800 in more than 52 countries) to become certified as a Google for Education Certified Trainer. Google Certification for ...