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Posts Tagged ‘st. peter’

Creative Coop

Mar 2015 • Category: Hot Startz!

When Rob Lawson decided to start his own business, he discovered that one of the trickiest parts was finding affordable office space.



The Fair Emporium

Nov 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

Family physicians Carrie and Keith Stelter grew up in Michigan and Lake Benton, Minnesota, respectively. Nothing in their backgrounds would indicate any clue they would own or manage a retail store, which explains why the opening of The Fair Emporium has been more a social cause than a business decision.



River Valley Birth Center

Nov 2014 • Category: Hot Startz!

The daughter of two schoolteachers, 33-year-old Erika Urban is carrying on a family tradition. Rather than music and social studies, like her parents, her “teaching” involves helping women give birth to healthier babies. She opened River Valley Birth Center in March.



Knit & Sew World

May 2014 • Category: Feature Story

When a knitting machine breaks in Oregon, Mexico City, Quebec, Canada, or even Sweden, there’s a good likelihood it will be repaired in St. Peter. A little shop nestled in St. Peter’s historic district, Knit & Sew World, occupies the storefront at 119 South Minnesota Avenue.



St. Peter’s Mattress Factory

Sep 2013 • Category: Hot Startz!

Bob Emery gives most of the credit to the start of his new business to his partner, Bill Peterson, and a little to Aunt Opal Mae and Uncle Ken Emery of Vernon Center.



Colleen Spike

May 2013 • Category: Cover Story

After retiring later this year as CEO of 185-employee, St. Peter-headquartered River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic, 62-year-old Colleen Spike most probably will reside in St. Peter and become more active in community life as a volunteer. In part, she will drive elderly residents to physician appointments. Hers will be a humble grand finale to an eventful 16-year work career here.