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Archives for the ‘Hot Startz!’ Category

On-Site Medical In-Services

Nov 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

A registered nurse for 35 years, Terri Stratton Hickey’s retirement plan was not to stop working, but rather to take on a new challenge in her career.



Aventure Staffing

Nov 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Iowa-based Aventure Staffing decided to open a Minnesota branch, it didn’t take them long to find what they consider the “perfect” location, Fairmont.



Healthy by Nature

Nov 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

Lisa VanWatermulen enjoyed her work as a Registered Nurse, and a Family Nurse Practitioner. But when her young son became ill, she learned an entirely different side of health care.



Covered Bridge Furniture

Sep 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

Davy Kreider is a long way from the Pennsylvania farm he grew up on. But what he learned there in the middle of Amish country, has traveled with him throughout his life; starting as a worker in his parents’ retail greenhouse business, to teaching at a Mennonite Parochial school in Pennsylvania



Spinner’s Bar and Grill

Sep 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

Spinner’s Bar and Grill on Belgrade Avenue in lower North Mankato has new ownership after almost 13 years, but new owners Clay and Sandra Oachs say Spinners will remain the same beloved neighborhood bar it’s always been.



Ginger P. Designs

Sep 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Janesville resident Gina Peterson started planning her wedding just more than six years ago, she kept running into a problem. Peterson says, “I just couldn’t find what I was looking for with my wedding invitations. Everything seemed very traditional or not in line with my style.”