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By Samantha Bengs email@example.com When Scott and Jane Sodergren moved to Red Wing in the fall of 1987, owning an employment service business was not initially on their radar. While working through various selling positions early in his career, a managing role for an insurance company in the tri-state brought the Sodergrens from Iowa to Red Wing. With Jane teaching choir in the Goodhue School District, Scott found a new position with Express Personnel in Rochester.
By Samantha Bengs firstname.lastname@example.org Budget Blinds, a national window coverings franchise, is now available in the Red Wing area. Tom Draeger bought his franchise earlier this year and said he is gaining customers in the southeastern Minnesota region. “We bring the store to the customer,” Draeger said.
By Samantha Bengs email@example.com The hum and chatter of a coffee shop can be heard once again at 419 W. Third St., with the opening of Mandy’s Coffee & Cafe. Opening doors for a soft open last week, owner Mandy Cardinal said she has seen a dream come to fruition. “This started as an idea on a trip to Europe,” Cardinal said. “I was drawn to that European coffeehouse style.” After her travels abroad sparked the idea, Cardinal spent years planning, researching and learning the business before relocating to Red Wing.
By Samantha Bengs Scbengs@republican-eagle.com WELCH — After 14 years of owning the Trout Scream Cafe, Peggy Hansen says she knows she has a special place on her hands. Nestled in the heart of Welch, the cafe is a gathering spot for locals and tourists alike. “People are always in a good mood when they come here,” Hansen said. “Our regulars are in for breakfast in the morning, then tourists arrive for lunch and ice cream in the afternoon.” Open seasonally from May to December, Trout Scream offers breakfast, lunch and ice cream.
By Samantha Bengs firstname.lastname@example.org Located just outside of Red Wing on Highway 61, the Hoffbeck family farm has held plenty of special moments on its grounds. For Daryl and Joan Hoffbeck, the three-generation farm was the perfect home for raising their family of four, and now will become the backdrop for a new wedding and event venue business, Legacy Hill Farm. “When our children had all grown up and moved away, we started to discuss how to share this space with others,” Joan Hoffbeck said. “We have always loved hosting large groups over the years.
By Samantha Bengs email@example.com A new state law has the Red Wing Brewery buzzing. This spring, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a liquor policy bill into law that will allow the sale of beer growlers on Sundays. Red Wing Brewery owners Scott Kolby and William Norman celebrate the new law today with their inaugural Sunday growler sales. “A lot of Minnesotans are pleased with the evolution of the state’s liquor laws,” Kolby said.
By Samantha Bengs firstname.lastname@example.org For Curt Caverly, being born and raised in Red Wing laid the perfect foundation for creating his own construction company. A 2000 graduate and dedicated industrial arts student of RWHS, Caverly received a general technology degree from University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2005, he took a teaching position at Randolph High School in the industrial arts department. "We had some great projects we worked on," Caverly said.
By Samantha Bengs email@example.com After 40 years of business in downtown Red Wing, the Christian Book Store has closed its doors for the final time. Owners George and Rose Hintz closed their store May 9. “Things fell into place about a year ago,” George said. “Our lease was up this spring, and we felt the timing was right for us to retire.” The Hintzes first opened their bookstore, specializing in faith-based gifts, books and music, in 1974. The Christian Book Store was located in the basement level of the St.
Tom Quanrud and Brian Schneider find themselves back home along West Third Street with Oliver's Wine Bar. A few storefronts down from the former Lily's Coffee House & Flowers, Oliver's Wine Bar has Quanrud and Schneider exactly where they'd like to be. "The idea of Oliver's came from us wanting to establish an environment that we missed in the community," Schneider said. "After having Lilly's for 10 years, we missed the interaction and the people we saw on a daily basis." The response from the community after the sale of Lily's in 2008 echoed Quanrud and Schneider's longing.
With a recent move and soon a new owner, Confluence Marketing is buzzing. Tim McKim, president and owner of the local marketing and public relations firm, has signed a purchase agreement with Missouri-based Woodruff Sweitzer. The acquisition date is May 1. “Eleven years ago, we set up shop in beautiful Red Wing with the belief that a person’s environment and quality of life could inspire better thinking — better ideas.