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by Jim Boyle Editor Margaret and Rudy Thibodeau plan to close Godfather’s Pizza Restaurant in Zimmerman after tomorrow (Jan. 23). The restaurant is located at 13100 Fremont Ave. in Zimmerman. “The continuing worldwide economic crises, the foreclosure by the bank and our inability to profitably operate the restaurant leaves us with no other options,” said [...]

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Ron Touchette has been re-elected president of the Elk River Economic Develop-ment Authority (EDA) for 2011. Touchette is the broker-CEO of Rock Solid Companies, a real estate management and brokerage firm. He was re-elected EDA president in a vote by EDA commissioners at the first meeting of the year on Jan. 10. Other EDA officers [...]

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Due to problems with car carriers blocking traffic and impeding motorists’ views as vehicles are being unloaded at Bedrock Motors, Hassan has approved a no parking zone along the portion of Northdale Boulevard near Bedrock and the John Deere implement business. Motorists have lodged complaints about dangerous obstructions from the carriers, especially coming out of [...]

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Enviro-Chem of Rogers has been awarded a conditional use permit by the Hassan Town Board to open a recycling center at 11915 Brockton Lane N. The 7,000-square-foot building will be used to collect and recycle non-ferrous scrap such as aluminum and copper and will be open to the public. The business officially opened Dec. 1, [...]

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While businesses across the state continue to struggle with a rough economy and face additional job cuts, the Elk River Economic Development Authority and Energy City are teaming up to launch a free business educational event series to teach businesses and property owners how to utilize existing programs and services to save money. Known as [...]

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Debbi Rydberg, president of the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, has completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce consists of four annual sessions focusing on professional growth and development [...]

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