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by Bob Grawey Staff writer For many, the lingering recession meant big lifestyle changes as people lost their jobs and/or lost their homes to foreclosure. Just as many companies were affected, too, as they were forced to close or downsize. Now businesses in most every sector are beginning to rebound...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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Precision Tune Auto Care and Tire, 18850 Dodge St., is hosting a grand-opening event, as the repair shop is under new ownership. It will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21.  ...Read More
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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.  ...Read More
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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 14...Read More
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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...Read More
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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, [...]...Read More
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