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Monday Business

Zoo Man’s Wacky World Of Fun kicks off Sept. 18

SLEEPY EYE — Zoo Man’s Wacky World of Fun in Sleepy Eye kicks off its 16th year Friday, Sept. 16. This Halloween season events will run Sept. 18 through Halloween on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There will be two main events this year, Ghost Tours of Sleepy Eye and Nightmare ...

Dr. Timothy Miller joins South Country as medical director

NEW ULM — Dr. Timothy Miller joined South Country as new medical director. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Timothy Miller to our South Country team,” said South Country CEO Leota Lind. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience but even more importantly shares our team’s passion ...

Ubl is new shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron

MINNEAPOLIS — Fredrikson & Byron has elected New Ulm’s Kyle W. Ubl as a new shareholder in the firms Minneapolis office. Ubl is a member of the Litigation, Real Estate and Construction Groups. Ubl assists clients in a wide spectrum of litigation matters, ranging from real estate and ...

Orale restaurant opening soon

NEW ULM — A new, Mexican restaurant advertising itself as featuring authentic Mexican tacos will open soon in the building that formerly housed The Dork Den, 1627 S. Broadway. Restaurant owner Dulce Guerra of Sleepy Eye said she plans to open for business tentatively in the second week of ...

Cooreman joins KNUJ

Chad Cooreman has joined the sales team at KNUJ AM & FM radio in New Ulm. Chad is a graduate of Tracy Area High school, and graduated from South Central Technical College. Chad will be working with clients in New Ulm and in a Southern territory. He has been a resident of New Ulm for the ...

Ameriprise has 2 new staff

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently met with Brach Kraus and Kaylee McIntire, new team members at Ameriprise Financial, 510 2nd North St. Brach is a New Ulm native and Kaylee is from Rock Rapids, Iowa. Both pursued their educations in ...

Obstetrician/gynecologist seeing patients at MCHC

MADELIA — Dr. Ashleigh Swearingen, a certified OB/GYN, is now seeing patients at the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) on Mondays. Dr. Swearingen has a special interest in the management of abnormal pap smears, infertility, adolescent exams, irregular menstrual cycles, normal ...

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an uncertain ...

Insider Q&A: Leader for independent restaurants hit by virus

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Cohen is a leader of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a new lobbying group of chefs and restaurants that was formed in response to the viral pandemic. Professionally, Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, a fine-dining ...

Fischer selected to Rising Stars list

NEW ULM — Shari P. Fischer has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Rising Stars list as an estate planning and probate attorney. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a ...

SouthPoint announces retirement of Board of Directors chair

SLEEPY EYE SouthPoint Financial Credit Union Board of Directors Chair Gordon Osmonson announced his retirement at SouthPoint’s virtual Annual Meeting on July 21. Osmonson was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1976, and has been board chairperson for 24 of those years. Osmonson has ...

Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in pandemic

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — There were the two-hour, unpaid waits outside supermarkets when San Francisco first started to lock down, on top of the heavy shopping bags that had to be lugged up countless flights of stairs. And yet even ...

Furth honored by national society

NEW ULM — Paul T. Furth, CIC, of Furth-Meile Insurance was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a national insurance professional organization. Furth was awarded a certificate marking more than ...

In COVID-19 era, food trucks flourish

BROWN COUNTY—Food trucks are a common site is large cities, but these mobile restaurants are starting to come to rural counties as well. In Brown County, food trucks and food carts have become popular dining options in the last year. Lola’s Food Truck has operated in the region for ...

Son joins dad at New Ulm Chiropractic

NEW ULM — Since April, whenever patients call New Ulm Chiropractic asking for an appointment with Dr. Hawkins, they have to specify which Dr. Hawkins. Do they want Dr. Steven Hawkins or his son Dr. Daniel Hawkins? After 38 years of working at New Ulm Chiropractic, Dr. Steve Hawkins finally ...

Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Benz didn't worry very much when his graphic design firm in Atlanta laid him off in March. He felt sure he'd be recalled to work once the viral pandemic eased and his firm's clients resumed spending. Three months later, there's been no call. Instead, Benz has applied ...

OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to encourage stability in energy markets hard hit by the coronavirus-induced global economic crisis. Ministers of ...

Many businesses start to reopen

NEW ULM — With Gov. Tim Walz beginning to lift some restrictions, New Ulm businesses are starting to look to the future. Multiple New Ulm businesses were able to reopen on Monday, May 18. Restaurants and bars will be able to serve customers outside as of June 1. In New Ulm, the city is ...

Braam joins Citizens Bank Minnesota

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota announced that Dan Braam has joined the Citizens team as Vice President/Mortgage Manager in New Ulm. Braam is a graduate of Minnesota State Mankato with a degree in Finance and Economics. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking – Madison, ...

Opitz earns top honor for customer service

NEW ULM – Lori Opitz, doing business as the Lori J Mickelson Agency, an American Family Insurance agency located in New Ulm, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “The select ...