Press Release: Two Businesses to Break Ground on Projects in Stewartville this Thursday

Rendering of the Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center.

Rendering of the Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center.

Stewartville, MN – On Thursday, May 10, 2018, two Stewartville businesses plan to break ground on their new construction facilities:


1. Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center, LLC | May 10, 10:00 a.m. | 200 Schumann Dr. NW

Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center, LLC owners Krystal and Patrick Campbell will hold their official groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 10 on their property located at 200 Schumann Drive NW in Stewartville, MN. 

The Campbells announced their intention to construct a new 7,800 square foot, 99-child capacity center in late 2017. The project will address the growing child care needs of the City in addition to immediately creating fifteen new jobs. 

“Research from last year has indicated a child care capacity deficit of at least 111 children,” said Stewartville Mayor Jimmie-John King. “This new business will help augment the existing, quality child care being offered in our community to support our residents and employers.”

The business is expected to open by fall of this year; parents can already secure enrollment for children by contacting 507-272-5268.    

Rendering of Root River Dental facility.

Rendering of Root River Dental facility.

2. Root River Dental | May 10, 4:30 p.m. | 501 S. Main St.

Root River Dental will also be hosting their groundbreaking on May 10.  Business owners Dr. Zachary Lechner, DDS and Hannah Lechner, MHA will join their team in welcoming guests at the site of their new location, 501 S. Main Street, Stewartville, MN, at 4:30 p.m.

Root River Dental has been owned and operated by Dr. Lechner since June of 2014. The practice provides a wide range of treatments for pediatric, general, implant, and cosmetic dentistry as well as new technology for digitally designed same day crowns.

This expansion of Root River Dental will allow the business to meet increasing demand, offer new services, and accommodate future growth.  Dr. Lechner’s planning team has worked meticulously to ensure that the needs of their patients, staff, and community are fully met with the new building design.

“The City is excited about the construction of the Root River Dental building on our Main Street,” City Administrator Bill Schimmel shared. “It’s evident that significant thought has gone into the design and planning of the structure, and we expect the expansion will add to the vibrancy and high-quality services that our residents enjoy.” Dr. Lechner added, “This new facility will allow us to fulfil our mission ‘to serve others’ by offering new technology, services, and amenities to ensure an unparalleled experience.”

Construction on the new Root River Dental clinic is expected to be complete by fall of 2018. Root River Dental is accepting new patients; please call 507-533-7735 to schedule.

Both groundbreaking ceremonies are open to the public.

About Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center, LLC

Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center, LLC is family owned and operated by Krystal and Patrick Campbell.

The center focuses on the provision of a safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for children from 6 weeks to age twelve. An emphasis is placed on the value and uniqueness of each child that is served.

As caregivers and educators, the team at Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center strives to promote each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Their programs plant seeds of knowledge in every child to inspire life-long learning.

For more information about Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center, please visit


About Root River Dental

Root River Dental is the private dental practice of Dr. Zachary J. Lechner and opened its doors on July 1, 2014. Root River Dental represents the re-naming and marketing of the former private dental practice of Dr. Lee Weinhold Family Dentistry.

Dr. Lechner and the team at Root River Dental provide patients with high quality dental care and exceptional service. They strive to keep patients and their families in optimal oral health and exceed expectations by offering a full line of dental services from preventative care to implant and cosmetic dentistry for all ages of patients. Root River Dental is committed to investing in the latest technology to ensure patient safety and optimal clinical results such as same day crowns, digital scanning versus impressions, and 3D printing.

For more information about Root River Dental, please visit or contact or 507-533-7735. 


About the Stewartville Economic Development Authority (EDA)

Established in 1857, the City of Stewartville is a municipal government that serves an estimated population of approximately 6,274.  The City's Economic Development Authority (EDA) works to promote community vitality and provide services to both residents and businesses to maintain and enhance their quality of life. The EDA is committed to the support of new business in addition to the provision of service and support to existing businesses within the community. 

The EDA assists these organizations and individuals with education, monetary assistance through programs/services, and creative and beneficial collaborations with partner entities. For more information about the EDA, please visit