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Coming Labor Day weekend: Good business

The city of Aitkin has a population of about 2,000. But shoppers are almost sure to find a variety of goods and services that keep locals and vacationers coming back.

Amy Wyant waits on a customer inside the grocery store.
Amy Wyant, manager of The Beanery Cafe & Roastery and Grandma’s Pantry & Market in Aitkin, waits on a customer inside the grocery store.
Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
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Some motorists would say the city of Aitkin is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kinds of a small town. But local residents and vacationers have said local retailers have much to offer.

Learn more about the unique gift stores and downtown businesses that make the city of Aitkin a special place for retailers and shoppers in an upcoming Progress Edition story by Frank Lee.

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