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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.

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. 

Schwanke Engines

Mar 2015 • Category: Feature Story

If you heard Tim Schwanke’s life story, you would probably sum up his career in one word: evolution. The Springfield auto shop owner entered the automotive industry 36 years ago straight out of college, offering diesel and transmission services to local customers out of an old Oldsmobile dealer shop he rented for $200 a month.

L&S Electric

Jul 2012 • Category: Feature Story

Years later, a physician said he should have died. In 1980, then 25-year-old Tim Lipetzky was an electrician working inside a Lakefield hospital when he felt an ache arcing through his stomach. He told a registered nurse about the pain, but would wave it off before leaving that night.