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Limit Creek Fishing Rods, a labor of love


Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Jim Wernimont has lived in Spring Valley since 2000 and for most of that time, he co-owned several Culver’s Restaurants, which kept him busily commuting to the Rochester area to oversee operations. That made it tough to find enough time to spend with his wife and kids, and he also enjoys spending time fishing.

Jim describes a conversation he had with Turk Gierke (a fishing guide who started Limit Creek Fishing Rod Company in 2004 in Hudson, Wisc.). “I was getting geared up for last year’s Trout Day. I’d asked Turk if he’d donate a guided trip, and at the end of the call he asked me, “’So, ya wanna buy a rod company?’ I laughed, but then a couple months later, I was researching my possibilities, and the idea made some sense, so I bought it from him in September”. Jim says the job change has given him more family time, and allows him to work at something he has a passion for.

Limit Creek currently offers a line of rods designed by the former owner, but Jim is working on expanding the offerings. He explains, “Next month, I’ve got two new spinning rods coming out, geared mostly for stream and small river fishing, but they can be used out of a boat for bass and walleye, so they’re really multi-use rods. And then I’ll be bringing out three high-end fly rods, which only makes sense in this area. They’ll be called the Driftless Dream line. And later I plan to offer ice fishing rods too. I’ve looked around, and other than a couple of custom companies, I don’t think there’s another fishing rod company in Minn.”.

Right now, Limit Creek runs from Jim’s home, but he has an excellent website for the company, and will start selling his rods at Spring Valley True Value soon as well. There are ten regional distributors in Minn. and Wisc. and he’d like to eventually grow the company to the point where he could have a storefront, but for now he says it’s all about growing the brand and name recognition. He is also working out details of partnering with the National Trout Center in Preston, with a portion of sales there going to support the Center.

Regarding the upcoming Trout Day event, Jim says this will be the 15th annual Trout Day. Entertainment will be by Al Batt, a local ornithologist, author, humorist and storyteller. There will be a free hotdog roast, and prizes. He says one highlight of Trout Day is always the electrofishing, in which the DNR staff performs their sur .....
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Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

ROSEVILLE, MN. – Congratulations to David Ewald of Spring Valley. Ewald won $21,000 by playing the Lottery’s Spring Fever Crossword scratch game. Ewald claimed the prize on April 1, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Fareway Stores Inc. ..... 
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Traffic stop turned into high speed car chase

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

On Friday evening, March 27, 2015, at approximately 7:57 p.m., a Fillmore County Deputy conducted a traffic stop at East Grant St. and North Section Ave, in the City of Spring Valley. The traffic stop was for an equipment violation. As the deputy ap ..... 
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Safety and Storm Spotter Training offered by National Weather Service

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a Severe Weather Safety Presentation and a SKYWARN Spotter Training in Spring Valley, Minn. on Monday, April 13. The safety class will begin at 5 p.m. and the spotter training will start around 6:30 ..... 
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The spice is right from Spring Valley business

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Daryl Boettcher first made salsa on a whim for gift baskets to benefit the United Way Campaign, he had no way of knowing what awaited him. After the gift baskets, which also carried Boettcher’s dry rub, were auctioned off, he was getting p ..... 
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Four Daughters wine goes country

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

A taste of Minnesota made its way to the 48th annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on November 5, 2014. Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery of Spring Valley, Minn. was given the prestigious opportunity to send four of its wine selections ..... 
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Four Daughters breaks ground on expansion

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Vicky Vogt first dreamed of starting a vineyard and opening a winery, she, like all new business owners, hoped it would do well. After opening the doors of Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery on December 15, 2011 the business has so exceeded expe ..... 
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Spring Valley Area Community Foundation banquet discussion centers around DMC

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

“There is no doubt that the epicenter of DMC is Rochester,” said interim President of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Jerry Williams. However, there is also no doubt that the neighboring towns in Fillmore County like Spring Valley will fee ..... 
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