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December 9, 2018
Susan and Allen Schmidt, owners of Love Lake Christmas Trees, stand in front of a blue spruce Sunday, Dec. 2 -- the first tree they planted 32 years ago. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
The last Christmas: Love Lake Trees to close
December 9, 2018 - 1:25pm
November 26, 2018
Gull Dam Brewing Co. owners announce closure, retirement
November 26, 2018 - 9:20pm
November 21, 2018
David Elliott said Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, that he is working to grow the retail market for the carbon fiber hockey sticks sold by Fargo's Haggard Hockey. Helmut Schmidt / Forum News Service
Fargo-based Haggard Hockey shoots for bigger chunk of hockey stick market
November 21, 2018 - 8:00am
November 16, 2018
Marie Kirsch (center) speaks on stage after learning she was the winner of the Destination Downtown Business Challenge Thursday, Nov. 15, during the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Excellence award dinner at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
November 16, 2018 - 3:46pm
November 15, 2018
Lindsay Topp is the force behind BluPaisley in Nisswa and one of three finalists for the $50,000 Destination Downtown Business Contest. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown Spotlight: BluPaisley eyes expansion opportunity
November 15, 2018 - 11:00am
November 14, 2018
Mark Nesheim, who operates Wings Cafe at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, has visions for a homestyle bakery, diner and catering company in downtown Brainerd. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Destination Downtown spotlight: Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty offers feast of opportunity
November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2018
Joy Potthoff (left) and her granddaughter Marie Kirsch make cookies at her home in Nisswa. Kirsch is a finalist in the Destination Downtown contest with her Knotty Pine Bakery, inspired by her grandmother’s baking. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Finalists vie for 2nd Destination Downtown business prize
October 27, 2018 - 7:00am
September 11, 2018
US small business optimism just hit its highest level in history
September 11, 2018 - 6:27pm
September 5, 2018
Seated in the lobby of her Greenheck Auto Glass business on Washington Street in Brainerd, owner Karen Pederson knows she stands out in a field traditionally dominated by men. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Brainerd business owner breaks glass ceiling - Former employee buys auto glass business from founder
September 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
The two-story brick building off Superior Avenue in Randall is now home to The Old Creamery Quilt Shop, a creative and colorful endeavor to bring art and culture to the small town. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Mother-daughter profit from sew-sew work
September 5, 2018 - 11:00am
September 3, 2018
Ed Lipinski turned his hobby and passion for old cars and pickup trucks into a business, opening E-Z Chassis Swaps to sell kits he designed making it possible to mount older model pickup trucks on the chassis of Chevrolet S10 pickups. Tom Cherveny /Forum News Service
E-Z Chassis gives new life to pickups: Not to mention its small town Minnesota location
September 3, 2018 - 10:00pm
September 2, 2018
A customer tries a free sample of pain cream for her arthritis, and after bought a large container at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
First-of-it-kind Twin Cities hemp shop heightens curiosities
September 2, 2018 - 8:01am
August 31, 2018
The 80-acre campus “in the heart of Minnesota’s vacation land ... is the only self-contained, privately-owned hockey camp in the world,” according to Heartland Hockey Camp’s owners. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Deerwood ice hockey camp is fun for all - Olympian's dream keeps growing
August 31, 2018 - 10:47pm
August 21, 2018
Connor McCarthy and his puppy, Bentley, a Goldendoodle. McCarthy is an employee of Nina Hale, a Minneapolis-based digital marketing agency. Special to Forum News Service
Puppy owning employees of this Twin Cities company can now work from home thanks to new 'fur-ternity' leave policy
August 21, 2018 - 1:18pm
August 12, 2018
Kowalski's Market CEO Kris Kowalski Christiansen and her mom, Mary Kowalski, pose for a photo at their Woodbury store on July 19. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Five years after tragedy, Jim Kowalski's daughter keeps his legacy alive
August 12, 2018 - 7:00am
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