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Archive for May, 2012

La Plaza F!esta

May 2012 • Category: Hot Startz!

You won’t find many people outworking 23-year-old Krystal Spinler, who purchased the Mexican restaurant in Madelia in January and renamed it La Plaza F!esta.


May 2012 • Category: Off-The-Cuff

Here, in this issue, I feature a slam-dunk of a column that examines the effect personal state income taxes could be having on—of all things—National Basketball Association team records and top-tier Minnesota corporations acquiring the best talent.

Riverside Aesthetics

May 2012 • Category: Hot Startz!

Dr. Robin Ballina opened Riverside Aesthetics at 500 N. Main last July as a side business as she transitions into semi-retirement while also working as a part-time psychiatrist.

Stevens Vaughn

May 2012 • Category: Cover Story

One summer about 30 years ago, he sang Hank Williams and other country artists’ songs and played guitar for polyester-clad Russian tourists in an Adriatic island hotel. In the Peace Corps, he imbedded himself in a sweltering Philippines revolutionary war zone and 25 years later with a group of artists worked there alongside impoverished basket weavers.

East Henderson Farm

May 2012 • Category: Hot Startz!

I grew up 800 feet from where we live now,” said 33-year-old Josh Reinitz in a telephone interview from his 40-acre, certified organic farm.

Elder Care Services

May 2012 • Category: Feature Story

“Growing older presents many challenges in health, lifestyle, and relationships. We help our clients meet those challenges with dignity and respect,” said Sharon Chader, the founder and owner of Elder Care Services, which operates from the Chader home on acreage on the edge of Madison Lake.