Change. It’s been synonymous with Covid. Here, five Hamel and Medina businesses share their stories of change to adjust to the new normal. OAK Eatery adds staff due to increased business

Faith to Persevere

The Halversons on Business, Homeschooling & Culture Over Color Photo credit: Justin Cox Photography It is said our hardest experiences are the best lessons in preparing us for life’s challenges....
COVID has changed everything. Into the garbage go my marketing books from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In fact, most of the marketing books in my library are irrelevant because the old rules no longer apply....
From the time Chuck Winkler of Ditter Cooling & Heating, Inc. was five years old, he has had a driven personality and been an outside the box thinker. As a mite hockey player in Libertyville, a suburb...

Unique Lives

Photo credit: Michelle Schmidt, Michelle’s Portrait Design In mid-March when COVID-19’s stay-at-home orders came down from Governor Tim Walz, a paradigm shift occurred that this generation had never before experienced. The streets were virtually...
A Founder’s History Mouli Vaidyanathan Mouli Vaidyanathan is the founder and president of SolarPod, an 11 year old Minnesota based solar company specializing in residential and commercial solar system...
Forty years ago the original crew who put on the first Hamel Rodeo had no idea it would be just the beginning of a long and prosperous event that would generate over $2 million dollars, funding local...

BEE Friendly

At first, beekeeping and a message of conservancy may seem inconsistent coming from a pest management company, but not when that company is Adam’s Pest Control. Adam’s championed the ability to keep bees in...
LocalTies will publish updated information regarding our local retailers and services as we receive it directly from the business owners. Co-owners Melissa Ebert and Marilou Evenson updated us on the plans for Kalla Lily Salon and Spa.
LocalTies will publish updated information regarding our local retailers and services as we receive it directly from the business owners. In connecting with owners Katie and Gavin Salsbery, they were happy to share what's happening at Urban...