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How Two Readers Started Their Own Manufacturing Business

I enjoy receiving email from readers that describes how they overcame their challenges and personal difficulties.  Sometimes readers also share their inspirational stories.  I recently received some correspondence from a reader who described how he and a friend turned a lifelong passion into an actual business, and thought it would be something of general interest to others. 1,517 more words

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Jim Vrchota Joins Merchants Bank in Winona as a Vice President and Commercial Banker

Jim Vrchota has joined the team at Merchants Bank as Vice President and Commercial Banker, according to Randy Domeyer, Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Department Manager… 152 more words

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Liz Diggins Joins Merchants Bank in Red Wing as a Commercial Banker

Liz Diggins has joined Merchants Bank in Red Wing as a Commercial Banker, according to Brian Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Senior Lender for Merchants Bank. 187 more words

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It is almost summer and what a relief it is! Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and summer travels are on the way. But before it is “officially” summer, a very important holiday comes around to kick off the season: Memorial Day. 509 more words


Mythical Proportions

The End of the world real is not nigh, but just as we know IT.

The southern invasion of the SNP 50 newbies are getting used to the differences between our ‘wha’s like us’ mindset and the English at home where the stiff upper’s still have an upstairs and downstairs mentality. 1,026 more words

Blairing Truth