In Business: Off Grid Armory Opening Its Doors In Shevlin

Sam Smith was selling armory from his garage until he decided to open up his own store. That was almost four years ago. Now, Smith is adding the final touches to his shop before it’s open for business. “Our mission is to equip our customers so they can protect themselves,”...

In Business: New Virtual Reality Arcade Now Open In Baxter

Standing on the edge of a skyscraper, battling virtual monsters, or hang gliding through mountains are just a few of the things you can do all from the comfort of a studio in Baxter thanks to virtual reality. “Being able to fly over a city, that’s one of our most popular ones....

In Business: Northland Fishing Tackle Creates Jigs & Rigs For Fishermen By Fishermen

“I wanted to start working at Northland because, I’d say mostly because I’m obsessed with fishing,” says Joe Ohman, a picker for Northland Fishing Tackle. From humble beginnings to thousands upon thousands of products on their roster, Northland Fishing Tackle is helping anglers...

In Business: Safari North Showcases Almost 100 Different Species Of Animals

Many Minnesotans spent Memorial Day Weekend boating, camping, fishing, and barbecuing. In the Brainerd Lakes Area, many families spent the weekend doing something a little different: visiting a zoo. Owning a zoo had always been a dream for Kevin Vogel. “I’ve always wanted a zoo,...

In Business: Grizzly Truss Fabricators Inc. First Truss Company In Bemidji

Dylan Hoven, the Vice President of Grizzly Truss Fabricators Inc., said the wall plant, truss plant and the lumber yard are three different companies filtering through one. Grizzly Truss started out manufacturing pole barns in the 1970s, but the company has since expanded and...

In Business: NLFX Professional In Bemidji Provides Lights, Sound & Much More

“25 years ago, it was a lot different. We were in downtown Bemidji, mostly walk-in customers. In 1998 we launched an eBay store,” says Sam Wike, AV system integrations for NLFX Professional. NLFX Professional in Bemidji has grown immensely over the years. Not only can you...

In Business: High School Brothers Supply High-Quality Fishing Tackle With Juice Baits

Fishing Opener in Minnesota is just around the corner. Two Brainerd brothers are gearing up their bait company’s inventory for the busy tradition coming up this weekend. Brothers Kyle and Tyler Bahr have always had a passion for fishing. In 2018 they thought, why not turn that...

In Business: LaValley Industries Revolutionizes Pipe Handling

The start of LaValley Industries is known as a Bemidji success story. Jason LaValley said the concept of a pipe handling attachment came to him after an accident on a job site he was working at over a decade ago. “I had this idea of a new way of handling pipe, so I had...

In Business: North Central Door Company Produces Quality Garage Doors

“There’s two things that we hang our hat on at North Central Door. We may not always be the lowest priced option, but we’re gonna be high quality and also we stand by behind our product. Our customer service team is bar none top notch,” says Justin Holley, the HR Manager for...

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