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Scott Wakefield, president of First Minnesota Bank in Mayer, has been elected Treasurer of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) during the association’s annual convention Aug. 14-17. Wakefield’s first banking job was as an assistant cashier at First Bank of Minnesota in Hutchinson. He also worked as an ag farm director in Sheldon, Iowa. [...]

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Melchert Hubert Sjodin PLLP partners and real estate attorneys Racheal Holland and Mike Melchert have been certified as Real Property Law Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). They join other Melchert Hubert Sjodin partners previously certified as specialists in their fields by the MSBA:  Brad Solheim – Real Property Law Specialist; Keith Sjodin [...]

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The 2014 International Cold Climate Wine Competition was held in St. Paul last week. Sovereign Estate Winery and Parley Lake Winery, both of Waconia, were among the winners at the competition, which included 284 wines from 59 commercial wineries located in 11 states. Awards were based on blind tastings by 21 expert judges, who include [...]

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In late July, Edward Jones Investments expanded and opened its second Edward Jones office in Waconia. The original office is located at 718 Vista Blvd and will continue to be run by the branch team of Chuck Schmidt and Geri Dreier. Financial Advisor Ryan Pederson will run the second office, which is located inside the [...]

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One doesn’t need to fly to Las Vegas or New York to enjoy delicious wood fired artisan pizza. Thanks to Rolling Hearth Bistro, one can enjoy artisan pizza much closer to home — even in their own backyard! Rolling Hearth Bistro is a made-to-order artisan pizza business run by Tim and Kirsten Huinker of Waconia, [...]

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