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St. Peter Lumber Company

Mar 2018 • Category: Feature Story

Chad DeBlieck grew up around the lumber yard. He didn’t really know it then, but watching his dad manage the operations of Standard Lumber was giving him tools he didn’t even know he would want or need. But that he now knows, helped get him where he is today.

DeBlieck’s father managed the yard in St. Peter for almost two decades, before purchasing it in 1988 and changing the name to St. Peter Lumber Company. And that started a new history for a new family-owned business. As his father eventually sold the business to him in 2011.



St. Peter Food Co-op

Nov 2017 • Category: Feature Story

When Margo O’Brien first relocated to St. Peter, Minnesota from Boulder, Colorado, she was taken aback by rows and rows of peanut butter… in buckets. At the original St. Peter Food Co-op, founded in 1979, peanut butter buckets made up most of the bulk food department.



The Capitol Room

Nov 2017 • Category: Hot Startz!

St. Peter’s historic armory building has new life, as The Capitol Room, the region’s newest event space. “We are located in the historic downtown St. Peter right on 169 with easy visibility and accessibility,” says Dan Dinsmore, owner. “The building was used historically as a gathering space and has a great layout. It was meaningful to us to restore its original purpose in the community.



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.



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.



Cheap Chics Designs

Mar 2016 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Amy Stearns and Kari Mulvihill began chatting over their lunch hour at Carlson Craft, they never thought it would lead to them opening their own business together.