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September 7, 2017
Progress: Anderson Brothers - Building on history
September 7, 2017 - 10:30am
Gary Guderian leads his buckskin mare Summer out of a pasture at his rural Pillager home. Horses inspired Guderian as he created his own company with horse playing cards available at area shops and now designs for Ohio-based Kelley & Co. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Accessible art one hand at a time
September 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Jeremy (right) and Bob Janzen of Bob Janzen Auction and Appraisal in Aitkin share a laugh during an auction this summer at a site south of Aitkin. The company has been in the Janzen family for 81 years. It was started by Bob’s father John “Barney” Janzen. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
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Progress: Not just fast talkers: Aitkin auction business a family affair
September 7, 2017 - 6:00am
Crystal Patnoe (standing) and Nichole Struthers are the creative team behind Vaenn Har Hair Studio on Laurel Street in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatchplay button
A new look: New businesses add fresh perspective to downtown district
September 7, 2017 - 3:00am
September 6, 2017
Sisters Jennifer Solseth (left), president, and Sara Raimann, interior designer, head The Hearth Room in the Westport Shopping Center in Baxter. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: All-inclusive interiors: The Hearth Room's problem solvers
September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Johnny Wallin, of Bertha Boatworks in Pequot Lakes, shows Rachael Nelson the ins and outs of driving at boat during a Women at the Helm class, sponsored by the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journalplay button
Progress: Whitefish Chain Yacht Club marks 65 years of water safety
September 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Bennett Day (left), Hayden Regberg, Taylor Jensen, Jackson Medeck, Lillie Lord Anderson and KK Lord Anderson sail during a lesson on Gull Lake. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)play button
Gull Lake Yacht Club rededicates itself to sailing promotion, education
September 6, 2017 - 11:00am
Brainerd License Office employees Teresa Dobbs (left), Jess Kruse, Mindy Beach, Meaghan Keehr and Theresa Stocco, are pictured with Boston and Shotley. -Submitted photo
Progress Edition: Fins, fur and feathers - pets in the office
September 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Jim Bergquist - owner of Wind, Water, & Wheels in Crosslake - shows off two of his popular kayak models. Bergquist sells and rents Crow Wing Kayaks products, which are all produced locally. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
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Progress: Wind, Water, & Wheels grows with kayak business
September 6, 2017 - 7:00am
September 5, 2017
Susan Schroer sits on her front step of her Brainerd home with her cleaning supplies. Schroer cleans homes and cabins for a living and also sells Norwex, cleaning products, which she uses in her business.
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Direct sales have become direct hits for Brainerd women
September 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
With Ezekiel on the tractor with his grandfather Tim Stevens, Gabe Stevens walks the hogs to their pen for feeding at Patchwork Farms. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery
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Progress: Pork with passion: Local pig farmers put love into product
September 5, 2017 - 11:00am
In any given year, tens of thousands of Minnesotans dive headlong into business for themselves. It's part of an overall trend toward entrepreneurship. Startups, mostly small businesses, have been rising steadily for the past two decades in Minnesota. Illustration
So you want to be your own boss
September 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Jose Garcia (left) and Rafael Becerra stand among their tomatillo plants at the Agua Gorda Cooperative farm in Long Prairie. Tomatillos are a cornerstone crop for the farmers. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Tomatillo virtuosos: Latino farmers find success with difficult crop
September 5, 2017 - 9:00am
Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics owner/colorist Karla Overland smiles as she talks about the business and all the different colors Cherrywood creates at the studio in the Baxter Industrial Park. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Cherrywood: Small Brainerd business makes colorful global impact
September 5, 2017 - 7:00am
September 3, 2017
Lynn Edlefson of Cousin's Cabins was welcomed to the Pine River Chamber of Commerce by board members Roger Hoplin and Chris Crosby. Submitted Photo
Pine River Chamber welcomes Cousins Cabins
September 3, 2017 - 5:00am