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• Amy Albrecht is the first quarter’s recipient of the Outstanding Performance Award. Albrecht is a front desk manager at the AmericInn of Alexandria. She has been employed with AmericInn for three years and this is her second time receiving this award. The Outstanding Performance Award symbolizes the employee’s commitment to outstanding guest services.

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• Ben Wolden is a recipient of Knute Nelson’s (KN) Tree of Excellence award. This award is the highest level of recognition through the KN Employee Recognition Program. Wolden has been employed at KN for a year and a half as a home care physical therapist. He was nominated by his peers who said that “he is always professional and personable, he carries a positive attitude all day long and he goes above and beyond to make sure client needs are met.”

• Auto-Owners Insurance has announced that Soderholm Insurance Services of Alexandria was named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Minnesota for 2013. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in White Bear Lake and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. Soderholm Insurance Services has represented Auto-Owners since 1994.

• The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) announced the recertification of Thomas Klecker of Thornton, Reif, Dolan, Bowen and Klecker, P.A. as an MSBA Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist. This certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification. The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review and documented experience.