Thirteen students from Kandiyohi County high schools started business this year to complete the Kandiyohi Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program.

  • Alpine Apparel — Eli Jorgenson — Willmar senior — Reflects the owner’s love of nature with a simple, modern style.

  • Blackduck Metals — Connor Owens — Willmar junior — A family business using a computer numerical control machine to cut custom signs. Instagram @blackduckmetals

  • Cloctic — Nick Beierman — Willmar senior — Puts art into clothing, incorporating emotion, experience and creativity into designs.

  • Crackle Jewelry — Averi Linn — Willmar junior —

  • Specializes in custom handmade wire rings.

  • Denim Again — Nyla Johnson — New London-Spicer junior — Uses recycled denim and other materials to make custom crafted items.

  • Drop In Decks — Addie Sjoberg — New London-Spicer junior — Builds custom skateboard decks and longboard decks.

  • Gasca Vending — Tristan Gasca — Willmar junior — A vending machine business starting with one machine, with plans to grow.

  • Hunter Bjur Streaming — Hunter Bjur — ACGC senior — Provides live video of a person playing video games or doing commentary about the games.

  • Milakee Games — Max Slinden — New London-Spicer junior — Wooden game boards, customized for customers. Instagram @milakeegames

  • Neal Acoustics — Jace Neal — New London-Spicer junior — Writes jingles for business advertising.

  • Rockee’s Detailing — Ryan Busskohl — ACGC junior — A car detailing business focusing on interior and exterior. 320-894-5495

  • Shine Co Graphics — Alexa Kath — Willmar senior — Hand screen printed affirmational T-shirts with unique designs.

  • Sienna Rose Photography — Sienna Mayhew — Photos of families, seniors, couples and styled shoots.