by Joni Astrup Associate editor Daniel Seddiqui set out to work 50 jobs in 50 weeks in 50 states —including one at Metal Craft in Elk River. He accomplished his mission in 2009, and now has written a book about it. Seddiqui was at Metal Craft earlier this month to sign copies of his new [...]
Crowds wound through the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant and out the back door as people waited for their chance to order the grand opening special of a $1, one pound pulled pork sandwich. Owner Jason Stewart says 475 sandwiches were served through 1 p.m.
by Bob Grawey Staff writer For years people have seen Hardee’s, a fast food burger chain, disappear from the retail landscape. But the company is beginning to rebound, and residents can expect to see a new Hardee’s built this year in Hassan. It will be located in the KinderCare development on 141st Avenue North between [...]
by Bob Grawey Staff writer Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is Hassan and Rogers’ latest restaurant and offers something new for area residents. Owner Jason Stewart opened the store that specializes in slow-cooked beef brisket and pulled pork March 1. A new breed of fast food to the area, Dickey’s offers what Stewart calls “high quality food [...]
“Once I get going, I want to give back to the community by offering jobs and a special service for people who need it,” Brent Palmer said, standing outside his new Zimmerman-based autobody shop.
by Jim Boyle Editor After working a dozen years as an independent contractor in two Elk River salons, Erin Bell decided it was time to open her own. This idea had been in the back of her mind for quite some time, but once it took root she and Katie Curry, a friend and colleague, [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor A pizza restaurant’s request for a $90,000 grant has been denied by the Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). But the HRA did offer the proposed Elk River Pizza Ranch a low-interest loan of up to $90,000. The details will be negotiated by the city staff and, if the [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Watch any NFL football game and it’s hard to miss the headsets worn by the coaching staff. Look closely and you’ll see the words ‘Motorolla’ printed in white on the dark band that runs across the top of the headset. That print job is the work of a company that [...]