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Progress Edition 2017

September 12, 2017
Dave LePage pauses in his showroom at Big Wood Timber Frames south of Brainerd. Reclaiming timbers from barns and buildings, the company has restored the beauty of old wood. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Time-honored timber: Antique lumber finds new life at Big Wood
September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
September 8, 2017
Paul Esser, founder of Esser Construction, poses for a photo at a home his company is building on Gull Lake. 
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Progress: From the ground up: Esser Construction excels at homebuilding
September 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Jeff Grunenwald, owner of GreenForest Recycling, talks about the expansion plans for his company. He hopes to double the size of his space in the Brainerd Industrial Center this year. 
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Progress: From paper and plastic to a purpose
September 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Founder Steve Guttormson talks about his plans for 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Company in Crosslake. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Craft brewing craze comes to Crosslake
September 8, 2017 - 6:00am
Owner Chris French fills a beer from the tap at Big Axe Brewing Company in Nisswa in this file photo. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: A six-pack of Brainerd lakes breweries
September 8, 2017 - 3:00am
September 7, 2017
Digital Horizons co-owner Chris Schucker details the origins of the custom home automation company and their plans for the new space. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: The sun rises for a new Brainerd tech business
September 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
Anderson Brothers Construction employees work on a South Sixth Street east frontage road reconstruction project in south Brainerd. 
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Progress: Anderson Brothers - Building up the Brainerd lakes area
September 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
Progress: Anderson Brothers - Building on history
September 7, 2017 - 10:30am
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
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
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
September 5, 2017
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
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
September 4, 2017
Brainerd Dispatch reporter Spenser Bickett measures the distance from the front door to a parking space at Dunham’s Sports in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Searching for spaces: A look at area parking
September 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Lonesome Cottage opened its 35,000-square-foot production facility in January 2008. Dan Determan/Echo Journalplay button
Progress: Lonesome Cottage sets foothold in lakes area
September 4, 2017 - 11:00am