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The Power of Words

Sep 2017 • Category: Editor's Letter

For as far back as I can remember, I have always loved having a book in my hand. I never cease to marvel at how black and white words on a page can bring me to tears or make my heart race with anticipation or put a smile on my face. Words are truly powerful.



Racial Justice Training

Sep 2017 • Category: Special Reports, Uncategorized

When Kurt Brauman found out Walmart was transferring him to Mankato, Minnesota from Mount Pleasant, Iowa to work logistics at the new distribution center, well, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Mankato would be a community much bigger than where he came from.



Nancy Zallek – Mankato Area Foundation

Jul 2017 • Category: Cover Story

Businesses play a vital role in cultivating a good quality of life in our communities; they provide jobs, economic stability, and charitable support for initiatives that can enrich our lives. It’s that last one that is sometimes easier said, than done.



Kitchenmaster, Klooster & Begalka

Jul 2017 • Category: Feature Story

It used to be that for many individuals and businesses, an accountant was only thought about during tax time. And then, depending on the tax circumstances, not always a pleasant thought. But in this day and age, with each new president and each new year bringing new tax laws, it’s really become a year-round relationship.



Competition Target Systems

Jul 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

Although Matt Teske grew up in his family business, steel utility trailer manufacturer Teske Manufacturing, it wasn’t until recently he was able to put his own twist on the business. 



Adult, Child & Family Services

Jul 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

Owning her own practice was never really in Jessy David-Shouler’s plans so she marvels now as her life has always been full of surprises.