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September 5, 2016
Jesse and Jessica Bleichner talk about their plans for opening the Local Artisan Brewery in Brainerd. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Something's cooking in the LAB
September 5, 2016 - 9:54am
Big Axe Brewing Company in Nisswa sits on Main Street next to the Happy Camper Cafe. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Big Axe cuts into the market
September 5, 2016 - 9:39am
Dubbed “crowlers,” these cans of beer at Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter hold 25 ounces of beer. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey - Gallery and Video)
Progress: Jack Pine looks to make a jump
September 5, 2016 - 9:29am
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
Employees Lori Ruff (left) and Ben Stubbs work together on water samples at A.W. Research Laboratories.  (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Progress: Analyzing aqua
September 5, 2016 - 9:00am
BLAEDC: Attracting Tech Ready companies to the lakes area
September 5, 2016 - 8:58am
September 4, 2016
Kevin Smude uses a net to sample his shrimp from a tank at Four Seasons Shrimp in Pierz. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
The bountiful seas of Pierz: Where others farm corn, Four Seasons Shrimp Company farms exotic crustaceans
September 4, 2016 - 11:59am
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
Central MN Renewables GreenBiologics was originally built as an ethanol plant   and is now being converted to produce a wide array of products from renewable resources at the Little Falls plant.  (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
From farm to fingernails: GreenBiologics remakes Little Falls ethanol plant
September 4, 2016 - 11:54am
The Iron Waffle Coffee Company owner Stacy Stranne displays one of the Lake Shore shop's specialities. The Iron Waffle offers its signature pastry waffle, with chunks of pearl sugar, served with powdered sugar, to the build-your-own waffle, to its breakfast, savory and sweet speciality waffle menu items. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls)
Progress: Iron Waffle brings new twist to the breakfast standard
September 4, 2016 - 8:37am
Progress: Lost Lake Lodge celebrates 70 years
September 4, 2016 - 8:36am
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
Pete Mohs
Labor Day: Honoring hard work and dedication
September 3, 2016 - 9:03am
Terry McCullough looks through old newspapers on the Bell and Howell microfilm viewer at the Brainerd Dispatch. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey)
Progress: Old stuff resurfaces- tired tools of the trades
September 3, 2016 - 8:59am
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