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Robin Adams has joined the staff at 1st United Realty of Detroit Lakes. Adams has been a real estate agent for several years and resides in the Frazee area close to Eagle Lake. Previous to working in real estate, she directed The North Woods English Camp for 10 years, hosting foreign students visiting the Sebeka area. She also lived in various Asian and South African countries where she tutored English. Adams has four adult children: two sons in the Seattle area, one daughter in Arizona and one daughter in the Frazee area.
What makes a workplace great for employees and makes them want to come in everyday? How do you create genuine enthusiasm and excitement about your product or service? As unemployment rates drop, particularly in the high tech arena and the gap between skilled workers and open positions increases, leaders are struggling to keep their best employees from leaving for bigger paychecks or more perks. Finding and retaining motivated workers is becoming more difficult. A compilation of studies about successful companies whether small or large, share these six elements.
Gullickson Realty, with offices in Fargo, Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes, has hired five new agents at it's discounted real estate firm in Detroit Lakes' Graystone complex: Carey Algers, Mitch Harms, Gene May, Trisha Stearns, and Christy Zingraf. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Algers managed the Grover-Lindberg truck stop in Detroit Lakes. He currently lives in Frazee and is the owner/general manager of the Frazee Bar and Grill. Harms is a native of Detroit Lakes.
With a giant sound booth that looks like a new age refrigerator, Loren Kmett has opened a new kind of clinic in the lakes area. Called the Easy Listening Clinic, Kmett has located his audiological office at 1265 West Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes, sharing digs with Dr. Jonathon Haug's Lakes Chiropractic Clinic. A Minnesota licensed audiologist, Kmett, a former submarine sonar specialist, has traded in one hearing expertise for another. "I was an MP, military police, and a submarine sonar supervisor in the military and served in Desert Storm," said Kmett.
May 12, 1904-March 8, 2006 Irene E. Kiehl, 101, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Irene Emilie Hannah Glawe was born to Robert and Matilda (Schultz) Glawe on May 12, 1904 in Vergas, where she attended school. She later moved to Detroit Lakes. On Nov. 11, 1922 she married Fred Kiehl in Detroit Lakes. They farmed near Detroit Lakes, until Fred died in 1975. In October 1994, Irene sold the farm and moved into Detroit Lakes, and 2000, she moved to Emmanuel.
Oct. 24, 1936-March 7, 2006 Darold J. Erickson, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Darold Jens Erickson was born to Dell and Pearl (Haugen) Erickson on Oct. 24, 1936 in Twin Valley, Minn., where he was raised and educated. During his working life, he was an over-the-road trucker, having driven for Foltz Trucking, Ole Gunderson Trucking and Har-stad Trucking. He retired in 2002 and had worked part time for the Pelican River Watershed District.
Oct. 15, 1907-March 6, 2006 Rosa A. Thoennes, 98, of Mahnomen, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Rosa Apollonia Thoennes was born to Theodore and Anna (Terfehr) Thoennes on Oct. 15, 1907, in Ogema. She was the fifth of nine children. Rosa grew up in the Ogema area, and attended Ogema Elementary School. In 1926, Rosa graduated from Waubun High School. After graduation, Rosa worked as the assistant postmistress at the Ogema Post Office for 37 years. She retired in the late 1970s.
June 21, 1904-Feb. 25, 2006 Detroit Lakes native Gertrude M. Robson, 101, of Waterford at All Saints, Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday, February 25, 2006. Gertrude Nunn, daughter of pioneer parents George and Mary Josephine Nunn, was born June 21, 1904, in Detroit Lakes. Gertrude graduated from high school there before going to Hamline University in St. Paul and then graduating from Miss Wood's Kindergarten School in Minneapolis in 1925. She then taught for two years in Robbinsdale, Minn. She married Lester W.
Ron Peterson, an investment representative for Bremer in Detroit Lakes, was recognized as one of the Top 100 INVEST Financial Corporation representatives as part of its 2006 National Sales Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., recently. Along with nine other Bremer representatives, Peterson was chosen based on the sales performance of more than 500 representatives. "We are proud to represent 10 percent of INVEST's top 100 reps, and proud to have so many great Bremer employees like Ron who are committed to their clients' financial success," said Pat Richard, sales director for Bremer.
Edina Realty recently announced the following realtors from the Fargo and Detroit Lakes offices have been named members of Edina Realty's Leadership Circle. They are Vince Bachmeier, Keith Berger, Chuck Walen and Gene Berger. Members of Edina Realty's Leadership Circle are those who reached an outstanding level of sales performance and customer service in 2005. "Becoming a Leadership Circle member takes consistent hard work and exceptional customer care," said Bob Peltier, Edina Realty president.