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The rise and fall of Sportsman's Warehouse

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Stuart Utgaard was busy cleaning out his office overlooking the Apple River in Star Prairie last week.

Utgaard said he will soon lose the impressive commercial building, built in 1993, due to personal bankruptcy and a mortgage foreclosure.


Unless a miracle occurs, Utgaard also expects that the nearby Utgaard Hatchery property that has been in his family since 1901 will be taken away.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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