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Retirements, new business changes, openings occurs in 2022

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Lori Sorenson

There was a flurry of business news in Rock County in 2022.
Merlin Cleveringa announced in December his retirement and the sale of his longtime construction business to his foremen Adam Uithoven and Derek Sandbulte.
The long-awaited Fareway Meat Market opened on the corner of Main Street and Highway 75 in September.
Buffalo Ridge Insurance purchased Estenson Company from Dave Gangestad, and Tim Knoll opened his own business, Knoll and Associates.
The legendary Luverne Farm Store closed, and Gary and Nate Golla sold the business to two local entities. The feedmill was sold to Pro Partners Milling and the lawn and fertilizer business was sold to Luverne Lawn Care.
Mel and Minnie Van Batavia retired from the automotive repair business in Steen and sold their M&M business to Dylan Tieszen who opened Tieszen Automotive LLC.
Deon Carriere and Sheri Moucka bought Willie’s Bar in Hills and renamed it Brody’s.
New Vision replaced the Beaver Creek elevator with a new office and scale. Its new bins were damaged in a storm. New Vision also sold its bins in Hills.
Rock County approved a tax abatement for New Vision’s $2.35 million grain handling expansion in Magnolia.
Among other business news in 2022, Luverne Area Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere has compiled an additional list of business news for 2022.
New businesses in 2022
First Comes Love – Mary Brown
Benson Tech Solutions – Brock and Ashley Benson
Novo Aesthetics
Elevate Appraisal LLC
Yellow Rose Cookie Shoppe – Janet Marshall
PrairiE Lofts Apartments – Aaron Smith
Children’s Remembrance Garden
Randy Rogers Farmers Insurance Agency
Businesses with change of ownership in 2022
A & B Pressure Washing (Dave Hup)  becomes J-N-J Power Washing (Greg & Sandy Johnson)
Vast Broadband becomes Blue Peak – Jeremy Davidson           
Grand Prairie Events becomes Generations
HilCom sold to Skie Peltier-Anderson & Jill Boltjes
Fulda Area Credit Union becomes Leading Edge Credit Union
Spotlight Dance (Cindy Crable) to Spotlight Dance Center (Maddie Stegenga)
Culligan Water (Rolf Berg – family ownership from 1946) becomes Culligan Water SW MN (Dave Cone)
Stroeh’s Auto to Doug’s Auto Repair (Doug Flier)
Closed businesses in 2022
Alpha Sigma Health Group
HilCom Enterprises
Time to Delegate
Red Rock Oil
Prairie Rock Honey
Grand Prairie Events
Vinnie’s Dang Fine Dine
Heath Peterson Agency

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