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December 17, 2018
Jeff O'Brien's Asian Accents recently took up residency in the space previously housing Latte Da. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Mix of Pequot Lakes businesses open
December 17, 2018 - 4:00am
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 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 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 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
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
May 28, 2018
The front windows of the Norby's Department Store are splashed with signs indicating they are now going out of business after 112 years serving Detroit Lakes, Minn. Paula Quam / Forum News Service
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
May 28, 2018 - 9:14pm
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
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 10, 2018
Graphic from Black Bear Power Specialties Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Black-Bear-Outdoor-Power-Specialties-1899840226994736
Walters opens Black Bear Outdoor Power Specialties
March 10, 2018 - 3:00am
February 6, 2018
Paul Bernabei
Bernabei to speak at Blue Ox Success Series in Pequot Lakes
February 6, 2018 - 3:00am
January 23, 2018
Crosswoods Development, LLC announces a renewed focus on Crosslake Town Square this year. Image: http://crosslaketownsquare.com
Crosslake Town Square growth is focus in 2018
January 23, 2018 - 6:00am
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