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Root River Ag Services has expanded to Fountain


Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

Root River Ag Services has taken ownership of the former Spex Feeds in Fountain, Minn. adding to its Lanesboro, Minn. and Wykoff, Minn. locations. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company.

Originated in 2009 by owners Jeff, Michelle, and Justin Redalen Root River Ag Services began in Lanesboro when the trio purchased Lanesboro Ag. The site in Wykoff was also bought at this time mainly for fertilizer storage.

As of October 13, 2013 Spex Feeds in Fountain became an integral part of Root River Ag Services. Justin stated, “Until purchasing the Fountain Elevator we did not have the facilities to mix our own feed,” which is a great addition. The ability to mix their own feed will be a positive for the owners and customers alike. Justin explains that by cutting out the middleman, not paying someone else to mix feed, the savings can be passed on to customers. Root River Ag Services “can make custom mix for just about any animal” with the addition of the Fountain site, says Justin.

Having grown up in the area and having experience in farming, the Redalen’s have the knowledge to provide customers with the services they need. Some of these services include buying and selling grain, corn drying, customer fertilizer application, feed nutrition services, ag chemicals, and grain bank.

Jerry Arnold, Feed Mill Manager, who has worked at the Fountain site full-time since 1975 and was part owner at one time, has many years of experience and expertise to offer customers also.

Root River Ag Services is a retailer for dry fertilizer and Wyffels seed corn and sells bagged feed as well as bulk feeds. Additional items available are seed for any crop, pet foods, bird seed, water softener salt, and farm supplies. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company

Future plans for Root River Ag Services is to work hard for their current customers and to obtain new customers so the business can keep growing. The company currently has five full-time employees and several seasonal/part-time employees.

Business hours in Lanesboro are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - noon. The address is 101 Beacon Street and the phone number is (507) 467-2402.

Business hours in Fountain are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The location is 109 Main Street. The phone number is (507) 268-4994.

Rack's Bar and Grill in Spring Valley contributes to local economy

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Progress Edition

Steve and Karla Tart purchased their business in April 2013, but their vision had started way before that. For years the Tart family had been customers at Tootie’s, a bar and grill, in Spring Valley. Three of four years prior to buying the busine ..... 
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Problem solved but problem remains for City of Wykoff

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

In an interesting turn of events, it was decided that Steve Bushman would provide consultation during the construction of the waste treatment plant for the City of Wykoff. Previously, Bushman had visited with the council and offered his services in D ..... 
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Preston business community anticipates veterans cemetery

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Progress Edition

After almost five years of planning, conversations, meetings, and congressional bill development and promotion, the community of Preston, Minn. is full of anticipation for the state veterans cemetery that will be fully developed in 2015. A veterans c ..... 
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Arts Campus Initiative takes root in Lanesboro

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Progress Edition

Lanesboro’s trails, access to the Root River, and small town charm has made it a popular tourist destination throughout the years. Named one of the “100 Best Small Art Towns in America” and one of the “Top Twelve Small-Town Art Places in the ..... 
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Canton makes progress of previous liquor store building

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Canton Progress Edition

In 2013 the City of Canton made a decision to retain ownership of the city’s municipal liquor store with plans to close the business and use the building for other purposes. The city’s plan was to liquidate the remaining inventory and renovate th ..... 
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Congress still isn’t being responsible

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Progress Edition

Congress is winding down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year. The pro ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Progress Edition

In the article “True Value to reopen in Spring Valley” in the January 28 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, it was incorrectly stated there were no other hardware stores in Spring Valley. Valley Farm and Home also sells hardware. Also, the ..... 
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Buster's Country Meats and Catering has new owner

Fri, Jan 27th, 2012
Posted in All Progress Edition

Cody Koebke started working at Buster's Country Meats outside of Spring Valley when he was in high school. He grew up in Spring Valley and graduated from Kingsland High School.

Koebke knew he wanted to own his own business, but he wasn't ex ..... 
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