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Joel Jacobson (right) spent some time at home with his wife, Grace, and 18-month

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Brainerd native’s jobs are an economic indicator

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Joel Jacobson might be one of the few business owners in Brainerd who actually got busier when the recession hit a few years ago.

Joel owns and operates Jacobson Excavating and Landscaping, and although he has little experience in gauging the temperature of the real estate market he is kind of the index for real estate health in the Brainerd lakes area.

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