Brandon Stanek has joined EXIT Minnesota Lakes Realty's growing team of real estate sales professionals. EXIT Minnesota Lakes Realty, located at 15016 Walnut Lane NE, Miltona, is a member of the company's expanding network of independently owned and operated brokerages across the region.



Andrew Holte
Andrew Holte

Andrew Holte joined the Bell Investments team as a vice president/wealth advisor at the office in Alexandria. An experienced wealth advisor, Holte helps his clients navigate through changes in life and build investment portfolios designed to work toward their long-term financial goals. Holte graduated from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul and is active in the community, serving as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes board member and Alexandria Lakes Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s co-chair. He lives in Alexandria with his wife, Jackie, and their children, Cade, Carson, Bennet and Allie.



Deborah Thurston
Deborah Thurston
Carlina Yoeun
Carlina Yoeun

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota presented the organization’s prestigious 2019 Spirit Award to two employees from Alexandria: Deborah Thurston and Carlina Yoeun, both direct support professionals. The award honors employees who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to LSSM's vision and mission. Of the organization’s 2,300 employees across Minnesota, 99 honorees were selected to receive the award. Honorees are nominated by their peers and supervisors. Lutheran Social Service recognized the employees at an awards luncheon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of St. Cloud in early August.