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July 21, 2018
Patrons enjoy ice cream at Jitterz, which recently opened in the former location of the Chocolate Ox in Crosslake Town Square. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Crosslake couple has the 'Jitterz' - Ice cream, coffee shop opens in former Chocolate Ox location
July 21, 2018 - 4:00am
July 15, 2018
Timeless Appeal is one of Pequot Lakes’ newest businesses. Cathy Malecha owns the store on Rasmussen Road in the same place she and her husband, Al, opened a grocery store 40 years ago. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes: Malecha returns to her first business location - opens Timeless Appeal in former grocery store spot
July 15, 2018 - 6:00am
July 11, 2018
A family affair? The Dispatch wants to hear from you
July 11, 2018 - 10:13am
July 8, 2018
New Cragun's Resort Executive Chef Wayd Lovaas looks over the menu he created for Irma's Kitchen in East Gull Lake. Jeremy Millsop /  Brainerd Dispatch
Area Dining: A southern infusion is happening at Cragun's
July 8, 2018 - 8:00am
July 1, 2018
Flor Molero (left) and Brian Plum talk to the audience about making homemade pasta. The new husband and wife executive chefs at Lost Lake Lodge are working hard to connect with the community in their first year in the lakes area. play button
Area Dining: Lost Lake's community outreach through pasta
July 1, 2018 - 8:00am
June 20, 2018
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Barb Merritt shows her surprise upon learning Merritt Jewelers was named the Pequot Lakes Business of the Year.
Pequot Lakes: Merritt Jewelers honored as Business of the Year
June 20, 2018 - 10:03am
June 18, 2018
Canvas Tech is now open. Standing in front of the building are Melecia Chavez, Rick Low, Christopher Low, Steven Low, Cody Taylor and Jake Anderson. Not pictured is Gene Taylor. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Former meat market now hosts canvas shop
June 18, 2018 - 7:00am
May 28, 2018
Duluth stores to pull menthol cigarettes: Ordinance restricting sale of flavored tobacco products to kick in June 1
May 28, 2018 - 7:00am
May 6, 2018
Electronics collection event at county landfill site
May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm
April 26, 2018
An explosion and fire rocked the Husky Energy refinery and Superior just before 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, shaking buildings up to a mile away. Photo by Mark Androsky.play button
Refinery blast injures at least 11; fire still burning as evacuation continues
April 26, 2018 - 10:35pm
March 25, 2018
Pequot Lakes Chamber to recognize Business of the Year - Nominations sought
March 25, 2018 - 7:00am
March 24, 2018
Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce President Matt Kilian (left), Rep. John Poston, Sen. Paul Gazelka, Rep. Josh Heintzeman, Rep. Dale Lueck and Sen. Carrie Ruud wait to be introduced at the annual Eggs & Issues Minnesota Legislative Forum featuring Brainerd lakes area legislators at a panel discussion at Madden's on Gull Lake on Friday, March 23. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
'Eggs & Issues' legislative forum over, easy
March 24, 2018 - 4:00am
March 1, 2018
Members of the panel Sheila Skogen (left), Sue Hilgart, Kara Griffin and Mike Bjerkness, along with forum host and moderator Dan Hegstad, discuss the issue of unemployment in Crow Wing County. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Rosenmeier Forum: Panelists tackle issues of lakes area unemployment
March 1, 2018 - 6:00am
February 11, 2018
Junior Achievement students fill Nisswa City Hall as part of a tour of the city. Submitted Photo
Nisswa Chamber hosts Junior Achievement students
February 11, 2018 - 7:00am
February 10, 2018
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Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
February 10, 2018 - 2:40pm
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