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September 7, 2016
U.S. job openings at record high, skills mismatch emerging
September 7, 2016 - 11:16am
After coming to the lakes area after 1996, Ben Gibbs started Crosslake Sales and Using their bulk buying strategy, Gibbs expanded the business to include Crow Wing Cycle Works in Jenkins, his store front. Today, his online store,, still makes up the majority of his business. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journalplay button
Bike business starts chain reaction
September 7, 2016 - 11:12am
Todd Grabuski pots circuit boards by sinking them into a solution that creates a waterproofing layer on them at Nortech Systems in Merrifield as Director of Operations Gary Hedstrom looks on. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohlsplay button
Progress: Nortech Systems Merrifield leads the industry in electro-magnetic products
September 7, 2016 - 10:47am
Karen Kinney waits on customers at The Barn. Regular customers and visitors keep the little restaurant filled during the lunch hour. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)  play button
Progress: This old Barn - Brainerd restaurant has made it right for 7 decades
September 7, 2016 - 10:43am
Ryan Witt, a prize employee of AJ Metalworks in Crosby, welds together a metal frame for a chair. Witt currently has five years of welding experience. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)play button
AJ Metalworks in Crosby: Father-son venture creates a path back to hometown living
September 7, 2016 - 10:28am
Patrons of Roundhouse Brewery in the Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd can take the beer home in growlers. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)play button
Progress: Roundhouse - A new turn on an old space
September 7, 2016 - 10:24am
The ticker and trading information for St. Jude Medical is displayed where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
St. Jude sues short-seller over heart device allegations
September 7, 2016 - 10:07am
September 6, 2016
The Babinski Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter, is being constructed on 365 acres off County Road 29 in rural Pequot Lakes. Completion is anticipated by the end of the year. Travis Grimler/Echo Journalplay button
Young man takes over family business: At 23, Babinski runs Babinski Properties
September 6, 2016 - 4:22pm
Caleb Johnson
Business Notes - Sept. 4
September 6, 2016 - 1:56am
September 5, 2016
The front page for the first Progress Edition arrived with the paper on Labor Day a decade ago -- Sept. 3, 2006. Then called the Labor Day Salute, the freshman special section highlighted hidden gems in the community.
Progress: How it all began - a decade of progress
September 5, 2016 - 7:20pm
Employee Laura Lasher adjusts a sign in the fresh fish display case at Morey’s Seafood Markets in Baxter. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)play button
Progress: Morey's is more than seafood
September 5, 2016 - 12:56pm
Owner Chris French fills a beer from the tap at Big Axe Brewing Company in Nisswa. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Bottoms up, Brainerd lakes area
September 5, 2016 - 10:11am
The taps at Gull Dam Brewing in Nisswa feature a beer option for every palette, owner Mark Anderson said. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Grabbing a Gull Dam beer
September 5, 2016 - 9:57am
Jesse and Jessica Bleichner talk about their plans for opening the Local Artisan Brewery in Brainerd. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Something's cooking in the LAB
September 5, 2016 - 9:54am
Big Axe Brewing Company in Nisswa sits on Main Street next to the Happy Camper Cafe. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Big Axe cuts into the market
September 5, 2016 - 9:39am