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Progress 2018

September 5, 2018
Seated in the lobby of her Greenheck Auto Glass business on Washington Street in Brainerd, owner Karen Pederson knows she stands out in a field traditionally dominated by men. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Brainerd business owner breaks glass ceiling - Former employee buys auto glass business from founder
September 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
The two-story brick building off Superior Avenue in Randall is now home to The Old Creamery Quilt Shop, a creative and colorful endeavor to bring art and culture to the small town. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Mother-daughter profit from sew-sew work
September 5, 2018 - 11:00am
Donna Niggeler (left) and Loretta Mueller own Full Tilt Agility Training, off Highway 210, east of Brainerd. Mueller started the business in her home in Buckman. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch play button
Progress: Dogs go full tilt at Full Tilt Agility Training: Canines come excited, leave exhausted
September 5, 2018 - 8:36am
September 4, 2018
Dan Whirley, owner of RemWhirl, stands outside of his architectural, design and landscaping firm off County Highway 3 in Crosslake.
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Progress: RemWhirl strives to keep up with whirlwind of new architectural trends
September 4, 2018 - 11:00am
People wait in line at Lakes Latte on Government Drive in downtown Pequot Lakes. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
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Progress: Pequot Lakes businesses reflect on year with no road work, new highway open - Some report customers are finding them again
September 4, 2018 - 10:22am
September 3, 2018
Three generations stand in front of the Custom Upholstery and Awning Center  sign. They include manager Kacee Cruikshank (left), Gary Cruikshank, owner; Judy Cruikshank, co-owner; and her husband, Dave Cruikshank, founder.
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All in the Family: Readers share stories of families in the workplace
September 3, 2018 - 3:00pm
September 2, 2018
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge is a community within itself. It is believed to be the longest, continuously owned family resort in Minnesota. It has been in the Ruttger family for 120 years, started by Joseph and Josephine Ruttger. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Progress: Family celebrates Ruttger's 120th anniversary
September 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Among the Pines Boutique is the only original Baxter Village tenant still open today.
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Progress: Diversity of businesses helps boost Baxter Village
September 2, 2018 - 3:00am
September 1, 2018
Progress: Flexibility a key in employee retention
September 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
President William Spell of Falls Fabricating, staff and Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls., talk in the background while a worker moves one of the custom reservoir tanks during a tour of the plant in Little Falls. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Falls Fabricating makes investments, works with challenges
September 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Progress: Destination Downtown Business Challenge continues to spark interest, entrepreneurs
September 1, 2018 - 11:00am
Construction crews work inside the new Thrifty White Pharmacy building going up on the corner of Washington and North Second streets in Brainerd near Hardee's. Shingobee Builders Inc. is the general contractor on the project. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Progress: Lakes area economy is red hot - Construction points to confidence, investment in future
September 1, 2018 - 3:00am
August 31, 2018
The 80-acre campus “in the heart of Minnesota’s vacation land ... is the only self-contained, privately-owned hockey camp in the world,” according to Heartland Hockey Camp’s owners. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Progress: Deerwood ice hockey camp is fun for all - Olympian's dream keeps growing
August 31, 2018 - 10:47pm