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Candy Creations in operation: Business specializes in making handmade truffles

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About three years ago, Kelly Kimlinger of Hastings needed to come up with a way to fundraise for a trip her son was about to take. Eventually, she decided to make her own truffles and she then sold them as part of the fundraiser.


"They were a hit," Kimlinger said.

That prompted her to keep at it. She made more and sold them to family and friends over the holidays.

"They kept encouraging me to start my own business - so I did," she said.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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