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April 8, 2014
Carolyn Wenzel prepares a floral arrangement at Lake Pepin Floral and Gifts, 110 South Lakeshore Drive, Lake City. Find out more about the company at www.lakepepinfloral.com or call 651-345-5636.
Progress: Arranging beauty
April 8, 2014 - 6:32pm
1. Grapes are harvested in the fall — many of them by volunteers — and loaded into containers for transport to the winery. The occasion is festive, co-owner Maureen Maloney said, complete with wine tasting and outdoor eating. (Photo provided by the Cannon River Winery)
Progress: Wine and a good time
April 8, 2014 - 6:25pm
RiverTown Multimedia pressroom foreman Dan Johnson has worked for the company for about 17 years. He said much of the publishing process has changed with technology, but the actual printing process has remained relatively similar.
Progress: Making newspapers a reality
April 8, 2014 - 4:15pm
Artist Dan Wiemer (left) brings his original works to David Husom when he needs prints made. Wiemer said he has worked with Husom long enough that he trusts him with the handling and matching of colors for the paintings. (Republican Eagle photos by John R. Russett)
Progress: Printing for the Masses
April 8, 2014 - 11:39am
1. Treasure Island chef and ice carver Greg Schmotzer begins the sculpting process by cutting a 300-pound, 20-by-40-by-10-inch block of ice down to size. “The ice is delicate,” he said, “and doesn't hold weight well.”
Progress: Art and the Chill Factor
April 8, 2014 - 11:32am
Gail Dahlberg, glassblower-in-residence at the Anderson Center at Tower View, looks over some of the pieces that adorn his studio. After dedicating himself to the art form in the 1960s and ’70s, Dahlberg took a break to start a family and pursue other interests. Now he’s back in the studio and looking to pass his knowledge to the next generation. (Republican Eagle photos by Michael Brun)
Progress: Reigniting a love for art
April 8, 2014 - 11:05am
March 24, 2014
The finished bridle may look complicated, but once the buckles are set, only two buckles are required to mount the harness. (Photos by Sandy Hadler, contributor)
Progress: Harnessed to a favorite pastime
March 24, 2014 - 8:00am
March 23, 2014
The final project hangs on display in the ArtReach building along with a plaque describing its purpose and construction. The traveling piece is available for exhibit at local businesses and organizations. (Photos courtesy of ArtReach)
Progress: A community that paints together...
March 23, 2014 - 8:00am
March 22, 2014
Red Wing Confectionery General Manager Jessica Mattson (right) and team member Sandy Olson welcome guests into the downtown shop to purchase or enjoy onsite a variety of hand-made chocolate treats, toffees, coffees, ice cream, and more. (Republican Eagle photos by Amanda Greenwood)
Progress: Mattson captains confectionary
March 22, 2014 - 8:00am
March 21, 2014
Red Wing High School team took its robot to Duluth where 57 other teams brought their robots to compete for a chance to go to the national competition in St. Louis in April. Earlier this month the team earned the Rookie All Star Award, which guaranteed them a spot in the national competition. (Photo courtesy of Bennett Carson)
Progress: All the right moves
March 21, 2014 - 9:33am
March 18, 2014
Weeks overdue for a haircut due to snowstorms and her work schedule, Gail Pearson drove to Red Wing from Balsam Lake, Wis., to get highlights and a cut and style. Hairdresser Tracey Lane, owner of Hair with Pizazz, begins by sectioning off Pearson’s hair. (Photos by Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor)
Progress: No one else will 'do'
March 18, 2014 - 8:00am
April 19, 2012
Ryan Holmes, along with wife Nicole, owns and operates Area 57 Coffee Café in Wanamingo. He  said he loves seeing his customers enjoy the cafe. "I love people," he said. "I'm a people person."
Everyday people: Holmes never thought he'd be working in the food industry
April 19, 2012 - 4:58pm
April 18, 2012
Marci French has been a massage therapist at Acacia Studios in Cannon Falls for four years. French also has a teaching degree and taught middle school English for three years.
Everyday people: French trades in teaching for massage therapy
April 18, 2012 - 4:57pm
April 17, 2012
Kate Acker is a dental hygienist for Shaw Family Dental in Ellsworth. The Bay City native said she's always enjoyed getting her teeth cleaned and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a hygienist. -- photo by Sarah Gorvin
Everyday people: Acker enjoys keepin' Ellsworth smiling
April 17, 2012 - 4:55pm
April 16, 2012
James Hill is the director of the Zumbrota public library. 
He enjoys the small-town feel and access to the outdoors, he said.
Everyday people: Hill loves quiet life in Zumbrota
April 16, 2012 - 4:53pm
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