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Posts Tagged ‘lake crystal’

Old World Meats

May 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Mark Peterson of rural Lake Crystal opened Old World Meats within the last year. The start of this boutique pork and beef business had as much to do with Peterson’s varied life experiences as his personal tastes in meat.



Powder Werks

Sep 2012 • Category: Feature Story

You could make a classic movie about his life. In it, he could be like tough-and-rough Riff of the Jets in West Side Story or maybe combative Billy riding a chopper to New Orleans in Easy Rider.



Bella Donna, Ameradon, Jessica Frein

Mar 2011 • Category: Hot Startz!

Emily Baumann-Flitter recruited Melissa Volk to be a Mary Kay beauty consultant in 2009.

In early 2010, Tom Hamberg began Ameradon Services, which offers radon testing and mitigation services.

When Jessica Frein was 15, her father starting a business in Iowa wanted tax advice from a lawyer he could trust.



Brunton Architects, RE/MAX

Nov 2008 • Category: Hot Startz!

Mankato: Brunton Architects – Brunton Architects, an architecture and interior design firm, opened in February 2008 in the Community Bank headquarters building in Mankato.

Mankato: RE/MAX – Patti Schuch opened a RE/MAX franchise a year ago at 1635 North Riverfront. Before getting there, she had quite the experience growing up.



Dr. Linda Nussbaumer

Sep 2007 • Category: Feature Story

Overlooking Loon Lake from the three-season sun porch of her rural Lake Crystal home, Dr. Linda Nussbaumer gestures toward the dock and points out that the lawn leading down to it is not weed free. It’s obvious the grass has been mowed, making the weeds less noticeable, but Nussbaumer says there’s a good reason for their presence.