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...
By Chris Pederson and Kelly Pederson Photo credit: Michelle's Portrait Design In the spring of ‘79, two brothers with little experience but plenty of gumption came together as a...
Spring gives me the feelings of growth, rebirth and hope. I love that this time of year brings a fresh new selection of experiences that aren’t normally available during the other seasons. That includes new alcoholic...
In this time of increasing environmental awareness, many of us want to affect change on a personal level. For most of us the choices seem obvious; installing solar panels on our roofs, utilizing geothermal heating in our...