In Business: Portage Brewing Company In Walker Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

It’s been 11 months since the popular brewery in Walker, Portage Brewing Company, was destroyed in a fire. On Saturday, a grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the brewery being back in business. “Just more people, it’s great seeing all our old...

In Business: Brick House Pizza Serves Up More Than Slices

Brick House Pizza is a family-owned restaurant that prides itself on their hot cheesy specialty pizzas, but you might be surprised about some of the other food choices they have. Chantelle Calhoun has the story.

In Business: Kaffe Havn Serves Coffee With A Purpose

Kaffe Havn is a local family-owned business in Walker that opened in 2009 which provides ways to employ residents living with persistent mental illness and have a difficulty maintain successful employment in the community. “At that time, I was the executive manager over at Stille...

In Business: Glacier Ice Houses

Ice fishing – it’s a way anglers can continue to fish even in cold temperatures. But fishing in the cold is a thing of the past with ice houses now on the market. Ice anglers can comfortably fish on the edge of their couch while watching TV inside a heated camper. “Rather...

In Business: Cedar Sense Product Could Substitute Deer Attractants

This year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources put a ban on deer feeders and attractants in some counties around Minnesota that are near areas where chronic waste disease has been found for the firearms hunting season. “The reason that they’re banned is because our deer...

In Business: “LaunchPad” Helping Start-Up Companies Succeed

LaunchPad offers startup companies, entrepreneurs, and freelancers a professional work environment with a number of opportunities to be successful. It’s located in the Mayflower Building in downtown Bemidji. “The whole Launchpad program really came about when we, Greater Bemidji,...

In Business: Blackduck Theater Set To Re-Open Soon

The owner of the Blackduck Theater is bringing back the nostalgic cinema experience that has been in the area for decades. The United States census estimates that Blackduck, Minnesota has a population of about 832 people. The only entertainment for miles around is a bowling alley...

In Business: Support Within Reach Provides Help For Sexual Violence Victims

Support Within Reach is a sexual violence resource center that covers six counties in northern Minnesota and is the largest and second oldest center in the state. Caroline Larson, Support Within Reach Executive Director, says, “Victims, Survivors and Thrivers, so it really...

In Business: Hudson the Magician

Since he was in high school, Steve Cotariu had always had an interest in magic. “One of my friends was doing magic at a party and I thought, ‘wow, that is cool.’ He wouldn’t teach me anything so I went to the library and got a copy of ‘The Blackstone Book of...