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WELL and Company, PLLC hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 28 to celebrate its expansion at 1103 Broadway St., Ste. 102 in Alexandria.

It expanded into the space next door adding four clinic rooms, three office spaces and space in the back it can sub-lease to two mental health providers. This expansion allows them to have a larger clinic presence with four providers that offer different specialties.

WELL and Company is owned by Saundra Lauer and was opened in the early part of 2020. It is a direct primary care clinic. It offers membership for families, students, individuals, and businesses. It also has a med spa that is open to members and non-members. Learn more at

Ribbon Cuttings are a service offered by the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, email [email protected] or call 320-763-3161.

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LSS honors Michelle Plowman with Spirit Award

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota recently recognized 92 honorees with the prestigious 2021 Spirit Award at a special online celebration. An honoree from Miltona is Michelle Plowman, direct support professional.

The award honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the vision and mission of the statewide organization. Honorees are nominated by their supervisors.

“I look forward to Spirit Awards all year,” said Patrick Thueson, CEO for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. “It’s a great opportunity for us to celebrate the SPIRIT of joy and excellence that our recipients bring to all they do. Day in and day out, their dedication to those we serve is an inspiration to all of us.”

For more information about the work of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, visit

Brit Brouillard joins Johnston Law Office

Johnston Law Office, P.A., recently announced that Brit Brouillard has joined its law practice, which concentrates on legal matters relating to business organizations, commercial law, real estate matters for individual and corporate clients, banking and estate planning.

Brouillard intends to focus his practice primarily on business, real estate, banking and estate planning. He grew up in Park River, North Dakota, where he attended Park River Area High School. Following his graduation from high school, Brouillard attended the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities, graduating in 2017 with a degree in history.

Brit Brouillard

Brit Brouillard

During his time at the University of Minnesota, he interned for then-representative, and now Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. After graduating from Minnesota, he attended Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, NY. There, he was an executive member of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, law clerk for Sheats and Bailey, PLLC, and intern for Brookline Branch Services, a commercial real estate company.

ASB raises $500 to help veterans in Pope County

American Solutions for Business in Glenwood raised $500 for the Pope County Veterans Services through an online fundraiser.

The money raised will be used towards rides for vets to get to their appointments. The Pope County Veterans Service has highly trained professional advocates for Veterans and their families. They collaborate with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations in securing benefits for veterans.

“This is a great help for those veterans that can’t drive, and this program has been a part of the county for over 30 years,” said Hugh Reimers, Pope-Stevens County Veterans Service Officer. “This money will continue to make transportation a viable option for the veterans in our community.”

If anyone is or knows a veteran who is in need, contact Hugh Reimers at 320-634-7846.