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Dennis Terrell

Jan 2018 • Category: Cover Story

Business Person of the Year 2018
Forty plus years farming the land near Eagle Lake taught Dennis Terrell a thing or two. He learned if you plant a seed and nurture it, it will grow to reap good reward. He learned that cultivating the land with care will keep it productive for many years. And he learned that there are ups and downs due to circumstances out of his control.



David Milbrath

Jan 2018 • Category: Feature Story

Runner-Up: Business Person of the Year 2018
Springfield, Minnesota sits quietly on the edge of Brown County in the southern part of the state, surrounded by prime agricultural land. It is a rural community, population of 2,200…give or take. But in the heart of this small town is a giant talent, David Milbrath of Prairie Plans Asset Management. Milbrath founded the company in 1992 and today it manages $500 million for households throughout the country.



Timeless Interiors

Jan 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

“My business journey began in the travel industry then moved into owning a retail store and finally landed on where my passion lies, interior design,” says Fasnacht. “ After going back to school and earning my interior design degree, I started as a commercial interior designer for a local architectural firm 10 years ago.



Bronzers Tanning and Boutique

Jan 2018 • Category: Hot Startz!

Although Sue Carrigan had a good job, more and more she found corporate America dull and unfulfilling. Her partner Jamie Streett, who is an entrepreneur himself, told her “Maybe we should think about owning our own business. There’s nothing like being your own boss. When you are ready, I’ll help you.”



Embrace Your Inner Blogger

Jan 2018 • Category: Cownie Connection

Countless times in a day people will tell me they are terrible writers or they don’t know how to write. Some even describe it as a painful experience. While I can’t relate to the angst that a writing assignment or task may bring people, I can relate to having to do things you don’t want to do for the good of the cause…which in the case of this particular column, is your business.



Grassroots Housing Efforts in New Ulm

Jan 2018 • Category: Special Reports

Over the past few years, community leaders in New Ulm began noticing a troubling trend; like many cities, New Ulm was seeing a steady erosion of affordable housing supply as properties that were originally developed using federal subsidies started being converted to market-rate housing.