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Merritt Jewelers to celebrate 30 years in business in August


If you need your wedding ring resized or repaired, or you want a new jewelry piece created out of vintage heirloom pieces passed down by generations, you won’t want to bring your precious stones to just anyone.

That’s why Merritt Jewelers, a fixture on Front Street in Pequot Lakes for 30 years, continues to be in business, by providing personalized customer service for every person who walks through the door.

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.