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May 19, 2018
Brenda Billman-Arndt, Destination Downtown Business Challenge winner, no longer has to dream to open her own downtown boutique as Purple Fern Bath Company opened its doors last week. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Purple Fern opens in downtown Brainerd
May 19, 2018 - 6:00am
May 10, 2018
Kerri Kolstad, the owner of Wahoo Adventures, paddles with her dog, Addy, on Lake Superior at Temperance State Park the day of the solar eclipse 2017. Photo courtesy Kerri Kolstad
Forgot how to get outside and play? Minn. woman's new venture will teach you
May 10, 2018 - 10:02am
May 4, 2018
Deluxe Corp. to host free small business marketing seminar May 9 inBrainerd
May 4, 2018 - 9:00am
April 27, 2018
Katie Pinke
A positive look at those 'annoying' friends in direct sales
April 27, 2018 - 3:50pm
April 6, 2018
The carder machine takes the raw fiber and separates and combs the material for felting at Dakota Fiber Mill in Kindred. David Samson / Forum News Service
Fiber mill's new felting machine weaves much to be desired
April 6, 2018 - 7:23pm
Report: Minnesota-based grocer Supervalu considers selling
April 6, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 29, 2018
Minnesota Mule of Crosby was recently awarded a gold medal in an international bloody Mary competition. It won in the bold and zesty category for the dry bloody Mary mix.  Submitted
Crosby business earns gold award
March 29, 2018 - 11:00am
March 27, 2018
Ryan Browne and his wife Lindsey Baris are busy making maple syrup at Rising Sun Farm outside of River Falls. Rising Sun Farm has been in operation for 40 years; Browne and Baris took over from Ryan's dad Roger. Sara Tischauser / Forum News Service
Maple syrup season begins: Wisconsin couple works together to produce sweet treat
March 27, 2018 - 2:40pm
March 13, 2018
Motorists wait at a stop light on South Sixth Street in 2015. The street is scheduled for a complete overhaul. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Brainerd businesses brace for downtown street project
March 13, 2018 - 6:00am
March 9, 2018
This undated photo shows the fleet of trucks ready for loading outside of the Tuffy's Pet Foods plant not long after the plant began operation.
Photo courtesy of Tuffy's Pet Foods
'You have to be a little bit crazy': Family shares struggles that built Tuffy's, KLN Brands
March 9, 2018 - 2:24pm
February 28, 2018
Flames fueled by leaking gasoline creep down a slope during a vehicle fire Wednesday at Shipman Auto Parts in Brainerd. The Brainerd Fire Department extinguished the fire after a burning vehicle was pulled from the shop. The repair shop at the salvage facility was also damaged by the fire. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Fire breaks out at longtime auto parts store in Brainerd
February 28, 2018 - 5:54pm
February 13, 2018
Amanda Brinkman and Ty Pennington announce the five finalists for the Small Business Revolution contest early Tuesday morning via Facebook Live.
Brainerd not among finalists for $500,000 prize
February 13, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 28, 2018
Dan Garrity of North St. Paul looks back over his shoulder as he backs up while plowing snow for Windsor Snow Removal Company outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018. Garrity was one of dozens of workers helping clear the Super Bowl LII site and surrounding areas after a 12-inch snowfall Monday, Jan. 21. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Super Bowl LII means good news for her ice cream truck and other side gigs, but not everyone will score
January 28, 2018 - 8:15am
January 11, 2018
Brainerd City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson (left), Brainerd Community Action Executive Director Holly Holm and Dan Hegstad of Lakeland News cheer among the hundreds who greeted the Small Business Revolution-Main Street team. The reception Wednesday at Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd was intended to showcase the city, which is a top 10 finalist for a $500,000 prize to help downtown Brainerd businesses. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Enthusiastic crowd greets Small Business Revolution team
January 11, 2018 - 5:00am
January 10, 2018
Qigang Chang, left, and Jacob Strombeck say the employee stock ownership plan recently set up at Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services is a much appreciated fringe benefit. Dave Olson / Forum News Service
N.D.-based engineering firm adopts employee stock ownership plan
January 10, 2018 - 7:16pm