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Deano’s Collision and Mechanical Specialists in Elk River has been named an Approved Auto Repair facility by AAA. To qualify, a repair facility must meet AAA’s criteria for technician certification and custsomer satisfaction. The shop must be certified in four areas: engine performance, minor engine repair, brakes and electrical systems. In addition, the shop must [...]

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DP Financial has moved to a new office at 221 Main St., Suite A, in Elk River. Diane Petersen, owner and financial advisor, said the new office better serves clients and staff and provides the space needed to combine services with Business Cents, an accounting, bookkeeping and tax services firm. DP Financial has been part [...]

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Dan Fromm of Elk River has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) at Fairview Health Services. Fromm has been serving in this role on an interim basis since June 2010. He succeeds Jim Fox, who announced his retirement last year. Prior to joining Fairview in 2000, Fromm was controller at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of [...]

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by Bob Grawey Staff writer Beth Jewett of Otsego wanted more than anything to stay home with her two daughters, Kathryn Makenna and Payten Del. She also wanted to find home products that would be better suited to family members who have allergies and asthma. The young mother began researching the Internet for a way [...]

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T.O. Plastics Inc. has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification of its manufacturing facility in Otsego. ISO 13485:2003 is a standard specific to medical device-quality systems that supplements the facility’s existing ISO 9001:2008 standard. Some of the additional requirements relate to risk management, process controls (including environmental controls), special processes, traceability, record retention, and regulatory actions, which [...]

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Rob Olson of Elk River has joined the team at Werner Electric. Olson is the director of construction services. He comes to Werner with more than 25 years of experience in electrical distribution. Olson will be working with Werner’s contractor and construction customers in all seven markets Werner Electric operates in throughout Minnesota and western [...]

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Entertainment at the 2011 Zimmerman Business Expo will include a trio of Minnesota authors. The event, which is sponsored by the Zimmerman Chamber of Commerce, is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 20 at Zimmerman High School. The authors will include Ryan Jacobson, who wrote “Lost in the Wild,” “Minnesota Haunting” and [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A Baldwin Township powder coating business caught fire last weekend, but was back up and running this week thanks to the quick response of firefighters and a team effort to seal off and clean the damaged section of the building. The Baldwin Township Fire Department was called to Premier Powder Coating, [...]

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