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April 8, 2014
Progress: Arranging beauty
LAKE CITY — Putting together an arrangement for a customer — creating a pleasing mix of flowers, greens and accents — seems effortless for Lake Pepin Floral and Gifts owner Carolyn Wenzel. But a lot of work has gone into making the process smooth. “I’ve been doing this...
April 8, 2014 - 6:32pm
Progress: Wine and a good time
CANNON FALLS — In the Sogn Valley south of town sits the largest vineyard in Minnesota. Although the hills are covered in snow for now, come next fall the area will be teeming with energy as groups of volunteers help harvest grapes for the Cannon River Winery. “It’s a beautiful...
April 8, 2014 - 6:25pm
Progress: Making newspapers a reality
From reporting to coordinating advertisements to managing subscriptions, a lot goes into producing and delivering a copy of the Republican Eagle — or any newspaper — to homes, businesses and newsstands. But it would all be for nothing if not for those who physically put together...
April 8, 2014 - 4:15pm
Progress: Printing for the Masses
HAGER CITY — Underneath a florescent light hanging from the ceiling in a basement, Dan Wiemer stood at a table with an original painting at his right hand, a stack of prints to his left and recalled his earlier days as a working artist. Wiemer used to be an illustrator, he used...
April 8, 2014 - 11:39am
Progress: Art and the Chill Factor
Treasure Island Resort & Casino hosts a plethora of celebrations from weddings to corporate events — and many of the guests want an ice sculpture. The man behind the frozen works of art is Greg Schmotzer. Originally from Red Wing, the Hastings-based chef started sculpting...
April 8, 2014 - 11:32am
Progress: Reigniting a love for art
Glassblowing has been a big part of Gail Dahlberg’s life for many years, but the artist-in-residence at the Anderson Center at Tower View said he chose to let his dedication to the craft cool for a time. “Glassblowing is the type of thing that if you’re going to be serious...
April 8, 2014 - 11:05am
March 24, 2014
Progress: Harnessed to a favorite pastime
By Sandy Hadler, Contributor ZUMBROTA — Dan Stussy of rural Zumbrota retired in 2004 and planned to repair old buggies and wagons as a pastime. Instead, he found himself creating a variety of leather items for his family and friends. Years before that, he had acquired skills...
March 24, 2014 - 8:00am
March 23, 2014
Progress: A community that paints together...
When the 2013 Community Art Project started last summer, ArtReach program director Emily Nelson admits she didn’t know what it would look like at the end. “We wanted to be a little vague because we wanted the artists to have autonomy with their own piece,” Nelson said. “And...
March 23, 2014 - 8:00am
March 22, 2014
Progress: Mattson captains confectionary
Jessica Mattson dipped into the sweet world of chocolatiers as a part-time worker more than three years ago. With a degree in elementary education, Mattson taught for Under the Rainbow in Red Wing when she began working at Red Wing Confectionery. “It was a fun job on the side,”...
March 22, 2014 - 8:00am
March 21, 2014
Progress: All the right moves
In the halls of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center judges were lining up to talk to Team 5299, and coach Don Fricke had no idea why. Judge after judge continued to stop by throughout the day on March 6. A veteran coach, whose team was set up next to Fricke’s, pulled...
March 21, 2014 - 9:33am
March 18, 2014
Progress: No one else will 'do'
By Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor Tracy Lane didn’t expect that a simple cost-saving action would lead her to a career that she finds satisfying in every way. “I wanted to learn how to cut hair so I didn’t have to pay to have my kids’ hair cut,” she explained. A Pittsburgh,...
March 18, 2014 - 8:00am
April 19, 2012
Everyday people: Holmes never thought he'd be working in the food industry
WANAMINGO -- As the son of a business owner, Ryan Holmes says he has an "innate entrepreneurial spirit." But the Kenyon native's path to business...
April 19, 2012 - 4:58pm
April 18, 2012
Everyday people: French trades in teaching for massage therapy
CANNON FALLS -- Marci French didn't intend to be a massage therapist. Instead, the Nebraska native started her career in a completely different...
April 18, 2012 - 4:57pm
April 17, 2012
Everyday people: Acker enjoys keepin' Ellsworth smiling
ELLSWORTH -- There aren't many people who can say they actually enjoy going to the dentist. Kate Acker counts herself as one of the few. "As a kid, I always liked to get my teeth cleaned," she said. Which, coupled with the traditional four-day work weeks and relatively high pay,...
April 17, 2012 - 4:55pm
April 16, 2012
Everyday people: Hill loves quiet life in Zumbrota
ZUMBROTA -- James Hill's life got a lot quieter about five years ago. The Illinois native and his wife moved from Chicago, where more than...
April 16, 2012 - 4:53pm