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September 5, 2017
Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics owner/colorist Karla Overland smiles as she talks about the business and all the different colors Cherrywood creates at the studio in the Baxter Industrial Park. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Cherrywood: Small Brainerd business makes colorful global impact
September 5, 2017 - 7:00am
September 4, 2017
The Hockey House is helping draw new customers to downtown who haven't been there in years and they are part of an in-migration of businesses opening in the downtown core. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Making downtown a destination
September 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
Vigorously changing the landscape in Baxter, the HJ Development along Elder and Elmwood drives south of Costco took a wooded lot and turned it into a sandbox before giving rise to a new retail center bordered by newly planted trees. 
T.J. Maxx, PetSmart, ULTA Beauty and Dick’s Sporting Goods are all opening in the retail center. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Lakes area sets sail - Major retail development to open, others hit rougher seas
September 4, 2017 - 9:00am
September 2, 2017
The extended Helmer family is back at the state fair with their concession stand for Fried Fruit-on-a-stick and fried olives. Submitted photo
Biz Buzz: State fair, business notes and Progress all on tap for Labor Day
September 2, 2017 - 5:00am
September 7, 2016
Tom’s TV in Brainerd builds home theater systems for customers like the one in the business’s showroom. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
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Progress: More than just a TV set
September 7, 2016 - 3:24pm
This year marks the first year of operations for the 54,000-square-foot FedEx Ground sorting and distribution facility in the Brainerd Industrial Park. The facility, which is south of the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds was completed in the fall of 2015. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Investing in 2016
September 7, 2016 - 3:05pm
Owner and founder Don Booth examines a radiograph at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing in Baxter. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)play button
Progress: American Institute of Nondestructive Testing - Thriving school of the future
September 7, 2016 - 3:01pm
Elise Hernandez McGuire owns Ideal System Solutions Inc. in Pequot Lakes. This year Hernandez was inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Woman-owned business earns top honors in technology
September 7, 2016 - 1:39pm
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
September 5, 2016
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
Grant VanWyngeeren, Crow Wing Recycling, holds a battered quarter. Capturing coins left in vehicles reduced to scrap metal is in the company's near future. The average vehicle has $2 in change hiding between seats. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Mining metals through recycling: Crow Wing Recycling reclaims past for the future
September 5, 2016 - 9:05am
BLAEDC: Attracting Tech Ready companies to the lakes area
September 5, 2016 - 8:58am
September 4, 2016
Kala Sawyer of Little Falls chops bacon with her daughter in the demonstration kitchen at Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace in Little Falls. The pair was participating in a cooking class offered through the Live Better Live Longer Eat Smart program at CHI St. Gabriel's Health. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Growing a movement - Local food hub connects people with what they eat
September 4, 2016 - 11:56am
The ingredients for a lobster stir fry with shrimp and scallops in the kitchen at Lost Lake Lodge. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)
Progress: 3 Cheers continues to spread joy and good food
September 4, 2016 - 8:34am
September 3, 2016
Brainerd is putting an emphasis on being  bicycle friendly and has a walkable/bikeable committee. Bike shop owners report seeing a resurgence in an all-purpose bike, an interest in trails and bicycling for fitness. (Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch)
Many spokes of cyclenomics revolving in the lakes area
September 3, 2016 - 8:53am