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Comfort Keepers is hiring

Home-care jobs are increasing in the Brainerd lakes area as the Little Falls office reports it is hiring an estimated 10-30 employees this year in health care and registered nursing positions in and around Brainerd.

“We contribute the growth of our employee base to the immediate need of our services,” said Jay Vasek, Comfort Keepers owner in Little Falls, in a news release. “Nine out of 10 people say they want to age at home. In-home care is a growing industry that will only show more demand as baby boomers look for someone to care of their parents and eventually, to care for themselves.”

Comfort Keepers was founded in Springfield, Ohio, and reports it now has 600 franchises in the nation after 13 years of service with 25,000 caregivers and office employees working at the independently owned offices in the U.S.

Those interested in applying for work, may reach the company’s employment center at or go to

CherryBerry Yogurt is expected to arrive in Baxter in the strip mall off Woida Road in Baxter by Starbucks.

CherryBerry customers mix their own and then weigh their creations and pay by the ounce. One of CherryBerry’s taglines — “Swirl it, weigh it, pay for it.” CherryBerry offers more than 50 rotating fat-free frozen yogurt flavors and more than 50 toppings, such as granola, fresh fruit, candies and nuts.

Friends of Spirit Horse will host annual Tack Swap Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Spirit Horse Center’s indoor heated arena south of Brainerd.

RENEE RICHARDSON may be reached at or 855-5852. Follow on Twitter @Dispatchbizbuzz.

Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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