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Teri Klaehn opens accounting office in Preston


Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Teri Klaehn feels at home in her new Preston office.

Teri Klaehn worked almost four years as a tax preparer and accountant with AgStar/Lookout Ridge Consulting. She can still be found in Preston, but now in her own office downtown as Teri Klaehn CPA, LLC.

In May, Klaehn was laid off from her position at AgStar as part of downsizing. She loved working in Preston, and she loved helping the farmers in the area, so she opened her own accounting business on July 9.

Klaehn didn’t make the choice to become an accountant until the age of 27, at which time she went back to college and received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Winona State.

“I took an accounting class in high school, and I thought it was awesome,” shared Klaehn.

Klaehn loves working with numbers, and she has been balancing her mom’s checkbook since the age of 12. She worked as an accountant at Mayo Clinic, for an architectural and engineering firm, and at her own office in Adams, where she lives with her husband Bryan.

The job at AgStar was a good fit for Klaehn. “I was raised on a farm, I’m married to a farmer,” she said. “I speak the language, if you will.”

Klaehn loved it in Preston, and loved helping farmers with their accounting needs. Since she was laid off from AgStar, she cannot contact her client list from there, but she has gotten calls from many of them that still want her services. She has received a good response from the advertising she has done so far.

Klaehn does a lot of tax preparation and planning with people, and she also offers payroll and accounting services for businesses. She has been told she must be crazy to enjoy doing taxes, but it makes her happy.

“I don’t want tax prep season to be stressful,” said Klaehn. “I like to help my clients get the best possible outcome.”

Klaehn’s logo, a square peg in a round hole, fits her personality well. The stereotypical image of a stuffy, boring accountant crunching numbers all day is not what you will find when you meet her, as she likes to help out on the farm, and she and her husband enjoy riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The tax laws change every year, so Klaehn has to be on her toes and update her knowledge all the time. She has to take 120 credits every three years to maintain her Certified Public Accountant license. With the changes come the challenges of finding new and creative ways to make .....
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Kelly Printing and Signs expands

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Kelly Printing and Signs of Preston, Minn. has expanded their workspace with the addition of another building. Owners Brad and Mike Kelly were in need of more space, and the new building will be perfect for vinyl installs with a large open area to d ..... 
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Preston Historical Society announces raffle winners

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston Historical Society conducted the drawing for the winners of the recent raffle fundraiser at their August Society meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for the elevator site restoration project. The Society would again like ..... 
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Art becomes a ‘super power’ for Preston

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Sally Gibson’s artistic talents serve the community in many ways. She’s crafty with a pair of scissors or a paint-filled brush! In the past several years, she has taken her artistic talents to the streets of Preston, presenting an interactive ..... 
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Jaeb earns Eagle Rank

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Michael Jaeb, 15, son of Joseph and Marcia Jaeb of Eagan, MN has earned the Eagle Rank by the Boy Scouts of America- Boy Scout Troop 449. His leadership accomplishments include: Sr. Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Patrol ..... 
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Re-dedication of the O’Hara School

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

A re-dedication of the O’Hara School will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the schoolhouse located on the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. A short program will be held and refreshments served. Or you can visit the restored schoolhouse ..... 
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National Trout Center has new intern for the summer

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Drew Bahl of Preston is studying Environmental Studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He has found the perfect way to earn some college credits, gain experience, and make a little money this summer by interning at the National Trout Center in P ..... 
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Julia Claire Repeat Boutique to open in Preston

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

Trish Keating has always wanted to open up a shop of her own, especially in a small town in this area. When she lived in the Twin Cities area, she visited Fillmore County frequently with her family. Two years ago she moved to Preston, and is now abo ..... 
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Preston adopts sidewalk maintenance policy

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Features

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained at the city council’s February 21 meeting that the city has abided by an established unwritten sidewalk policy for some time. However, the League of Minnesota Cities has recommended the council adopt a form ..... 
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