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Archives for the ‘Feature Story’ Category

Kroubetz Lakeside Campers and Motors

May 2017 • Category: Feature Story

It was back in 1999 when Kroubetz and her husband Paul, both not even 30 years old yet, purchased a plot of land along Highway 60 as you enter Lake Crystal. When she reflects back, she is filled with gratitude. The two hadn’t even been married three years, when Kim wanted to pursue this dream and she says she couldn’t have done it without Paul’s unconditional support.



Mapleton Marine

May 2017 • Category: Feature Story

“It’s part of what you do as you grow up,” says Josh Schull, General Manager of Mapleton Marine. “People here, that’s what they’ve always done. They go to the cabin, or they have a friend or an uncle or a relative who has a lake home.” That’s the way Josh grew up, on the lake and surrounded by boats off the water as well.



Design Home Center

Mar 2017 • Category: Feature Story

A building, remodeling and home improvement business, Design Home Center prides itself on its motto “Your Home is Our Business.” Since its inception in 1954, the tight-knit group of employees work with each customer to help bring their visions to reality.



Ag Storm

Mar 2017 • Category: Feature Story

“We were examining every aspect of agriculture in search of potential improvements, both with equipment and processes. We always ask, “Is there a better way?” And if there is, we will find a way to get it to the farmers that deserve it,” says Ben Wenner.



Andy Nessler

Jan 2017 • Category: Feature Story

It’s perhaps the biggest financial decision many people will make in their lifetime, a responsibility that Andy Nessler of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage does not take lightly. It is a responsibility he embraces.



Dr. Cuong Huynh

Jan 2017 • Category: Feature Story

You never expect to enter any sort of doctor’s office and feel comfortable. You’re there because you are somehow broken, begrudgingly spending time and money to be “fixed.” Often times, it’s cold, white and sterile. And you’re probably stuck waiting alone in a tiny room wondering what will happen next.