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January 10, 2019
With a later snowfall this season, many businesses were waiting with anticipation to see how they would be affected. For some restaurants close to trails, late December snowstorms caused a significant surge in patronage. Managers are thrilled with recent business. Photo Illustration
Winter weather a boon for business - Snow brings out snowmobilers
January 10, 2019 - 6:00am
January 9, 2019
Meeting set to discuss Brainerd area workforce needs
January 9, 2019 - 4:30am
January 6, 2019
Business briefs - Jan. 6
January 6, 2019 - 4:30am
January 5, 2019
Shaping up in the new year? What to know when joining a fitness club in 2019
January 5, 2019 - 10:30am
Brainerd Family Restaurant is part of the newly renovated hotel on Business 371 in south Brainerd with a new Quality Inn & Suites and EconoLodge business opening there. The property is independently owned by Twin Cities Hospitality LLC. under a license by Choice Hotels International. Pete Mohs / Brainerd Dispatch
Biz Buzz: What did 2018 bring to the lakes area? Planet Fitness opens soon
January 5, 2019 - 9:00am
January 4, 2019
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Local mechanic comes to you
January 4, 2019 - 6:00am
December 29, 2018
Mary Coleman of Custom Stone Interiors and Alan Wiener of Down to Earth Woods stand an a room that shows off wood and stone products in collaboration.
Pine River: Stone countertop business brings product to customer
December 29, 2018 - 6:00am
December 27, 2018
Barre instructor Kristine Neumann is just one of the instructors who will use the classroom space at Sharon Gensmer's (right) River Fitness building. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Pine River: River Fitness expansion unveils city history
December 27, 2018 - 4:00am
December 23, 2018
Customers look through the sale items at Evenson's Hallmark in the Westgate Mall. The store recently announced it was closing, ending a long run for Hallmark stores in the lakes area. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Biz Buzz: Hallmark to close Baxter store
December 23, 2018 - 5:00am
December 17, 2018
Jeff O'Brien's Asian Accents recently took up residency in the space previously housing Latte Da. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Mix of Pequot Lakes businesses open
December 17, 2018 - 4:00am
December 16, 2018
A woman installs a router at a home office. Photo by Metro Creative Connection
Tech Savvy: Tech not keeping up? It may be time to get a new wireless router
December 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Use credit, not debit cards. Credit cards offer stronger legal protection for fraudulent charges, including the ability to dispute charges and temporarily withhold payment. Your liability is generally limited to $50. If a thief successfully uses your debit card, the money is immediately withdrawn from your bank account. Photo Illustration
Stay safe while shopping online during the holiday season
December 16, 2018 - 3:00am
December 12, 2018
Steven Johnson explains the importance of managing crop price risk at a Growing On 2018 meeting. Michelle Rook/ Forum News Service
Growing On 2018 helps farmers market crops in difficult times
December 12, 2018 - 6:00am
December 10, 2018
David Neely is project manager for the Renville Wind Farm with EDP Renewables. The company hosted an open house Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Bird Island to provide information on the company's plans for a 100-megawatt wind farm north of Bird Island. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service
100-megawatt wind farm proposed in Renville County, Minn.
December 10, 2018 - 7:57pm
Pete Stauber
Stauber’s first act: clear path for PolyMet
December 10, 2018 - 6:32pm