Howard Vetter, president of Vetter Stone, dies at 85

Walk through downtown Minneapolis and Vetter limestone is visible in building after building.

Target Field. The Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Wells Fargo and Young Quinlan buildings. Target headquarters. University of St. Thomas. The hardness and color of the limestone can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Howard Vetter took a small quarry near Mankato founded by his father in 1954 and guided it into a stone business whose buildings stand across the world. At age 85, he was working up to a few days before his death from congestive heart failure April 5. Read Full Article