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GoFasters Expands + 2 New Housing Developments Moving Forward – and more!

I stopped up to see how the GoFaster’s Power Sports and Marine move was going this morning.  Wow!  The work that Dustin Roggenbuck has done on the 38,000+ sq ft. warehouse building along Highway 75 is impressive!   This additional space will allow expansion for not only their showroom and accessory items but also much-needed space for their expanding service shop. They also now have additional space available for winter storage of boats, pontoons and RV’s.  GoFasters is a full range power sports and marine dealership.  They also sell all season specific gear – from outerwear to snowmobilers, to helmets and specialized gear to offroad riders year-round, to paddle boards and life jackets to boaters in the summer.  Their service shop works on everything from boats, pontoons, ATVs, dirt bikes, street bikes, snowmobiles, generators, and side by sides.  With this large amount of additional space, they will be able to create that one stop shop.  GoFaster’s also sells docks and provides an install service for docks and lifts along the lake for those in need of …

Pro Image Partners, Inc.

From the “Meet our Businesses Series – Ortonville Owners:  Dan & Brenda Kafka Address:  229 2nd Street NW Phone:  320-839-2542 Check out their Website:  proimagepartners.com History:  Since 2006, Pro Image Partners has continued to build an image of excellence for both ourselves and customers alike. Offering apparel, vehicle graphics, signs & banners, and more to all 50 states and over a dozen countries around the world has helped us grow into a company that can manage any order, big or small. From custom designs that we create in store, to apparel with no design, we are your complete professional image partner! ABOUT THE OWNERS Dan and Brenda Kafka, the owners of Pro Image Partners, have carried their own small town rural Minnesota values into the Pro Image culture. Their most important value is treating employees, suppliers, and most importantly customers like family. Long term success has been possible through their education as they are both college graduates and also experienced in Corporate America. Brenda was previously a CPA by trade and Dan a National VP of …

Arachne Yarns and More

From the “Meet our Businesses Series – Ortonville Owner:  Tessie Smith Address:  132 2nd Street NW, Ortonville Phone:  701-429-7384 Check out their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ArachneYarns/ History:  Arachne Yarns and More began several years ago, but opened up at the current location in October 2017. I have been working with wool for the past 25 years. I raised my own fiber animals until a few years ago. I am a knitter, weaver, spinner, and felter and enjoy exploring new techniques with wool. One goal of the business is to promote fiber art in the community through working with and teaching others. What they carry:  Arachne Yarns and More offers handspun yarns, handwoven clothing, and other handmade items. You will find unique handmade gift ideas as well. I carry books as well as supplies for knitting and felting. Classes are offered in weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, needle felting and more. I encourage anyone interested in learning about the many ways to work with wool and yarns to stop in and ask about classes. Help with a project you are working …

Let’em Buck Apparel and Supply

From the “Meet Our Businesses Series – Ortonville Owner:  Joanie Hills Address:  700 US Hwy 75 Phone:  320-487-0195 History:  We opened May of 2017 What they carry:  We carry both men & women’s clothing size small – 3x. We also carry both shoes & boots for men and women along with accessories. What do you enjoy about Ortonville?  The beauty of our town is unbeatable when you look down over the lake from several spots in town, it is breathtaking. I am very thankful that we have a preK-12 school in our town, a full medical facility, dental facility and we are the county seat. It is nice to have all those things right in town and you don’t have to drive an hour to get to an appointment.   

Cutting Edge Engraving

From the “Meet Our Businesses Series – Ortonville Owner:  Carol Thompson Address: 116 2nd Street NW Phone:  320-760-1288 History:  Laser engraving. Started in 2014. Wanted to retire from a hair stylist after 40 plus years. What they carry:  Laser engraving. Custom orders or already made. Barn wood, signs, leather item, polar mugs, polar wine mugs, trophies, awards, plaques, and much much more What do you enjoy about Ortonville?  Friendly people, rural area (Note from Vicki:  The variety is amazing!  We tried to include a bit of everything – but you should definitely stop in to see all that Carol can do!)

Ortonville Flower Shop

From the “Meet Our Businesses Series” – Ortonville Owners:  Mark & Kandi Hamann Address:  136 2nd Street NW, Ortonville Phone:  320-839-2818 History:  When we purchased the flower shop, I wanted to do something that I really (really!) enjoyed.  I’ve had a great support system including family, friends, great staff and great customers!  There has not been a day that I dreaded coming to work. What they carry:  We strive to provide the freshest high-quality products possible including fresh flowers, plants, and candy bouquets. We also have a wide variety of gift items as well as seasonal decor. We also recently purchased additional space and are able to provide a great environment for people looking to get their products on main street (Second Street) What do you enjoy about Ortonville?  I love the small town atmosphere, love calling people by name when they come into the shop! My staff will tell you that it’s a must to greet each and every person that stops in! I also love to get to know people’s personal tastes and style. Helping …