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Fitness on Main Baudette

Business Spotlight: Fitness on Main

Originally from Northern Minnesota, after service in the Navy, Chad Fulton found his way to Long Beach California, where he met and married Vikki Fulton. …

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Lake of the Woods Electric

New Business: Lake of the Woods Electric

After spending years vacationing in Lake of the Woods, Robert, and Jessica Carlson and their daughters Mackenzie and Taylor, decided to skip the commute and …

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Riley Stromlund, Fishing Lures

Riley Stromlund, 16 Year Old Entrepreneur | Lake of the Woods, MN

What does 16-year-old Riley Stromlund have in common with billionaires Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, and Richard Branson? They all started their first business before graduating …

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HRFC

Announcing HRFC Covid-19 Relief Loan Fund

HRDC and HRFC are pleased to announce the rollout of our new Covid-19 Relief Loan Fund. This program is the result of a $3.14 million …

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Lake of the Woods EDA Small Business Recovery Fund

To support and assist local businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click Here to Apply Purpose: To provide emergency recovery support to small local …

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Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This program will make available $10,000 grants to Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. …

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AmericInn by Wyndham Baudette

Baudette Hotel Named Best of AmericInn

BAUDETTE, MN (June 12, 2020) – The AmericInn by Wyndham Baudette at 1179 Main St W. today announced it has been awarded the annual “Best …

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Equipment for COVID-19, non-critical businesses

Background Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-33 requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency establish a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. This plan is designed …

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Lodging Establishment Cleaning Guidance for COVID-19

U P D A T ED 4 /15 /2 0 Proper cleaning and disinfection of lodging rooms at hotels, motels, and similar facilities is critical …

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Employer Preparedness Plan Requirements Checklist

Employers must develop and implement a plan that addresses the following components and post it publicly.  If workers can work from home, they must be …

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Baudette Disaster

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Template & Instructions

Executive Order 20-40, issued by Gov. Tim Walz on April 23, 2020, requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency establish a “COVID-19 Preparedness …

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Lake of the Woods Small Businesses Now Eligible For DEED Small Business Emergency Loans

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has established a loan program to provide a source of working capital to help businesses affected …

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Disaster Response Resources Lake of the Woods

Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. The Lake of the Woods EDA (EDA) recognizes that we’re all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among …

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Bostic Bay Ice Cabins | Luxury Ice Cabins on Lake of the Woods

Bostic Bay Ice Cabins | Luxury Ice Cabins on Lake of the Woods

Welcome to Lake of the Woods, Bostic Bay Ice Cabins. “Life is too short not to pursue what you love… And we thoroughly enjoy everything …

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Business Spotlight: Fish Flys | Aerial Photography and Videography

Over the last few months, you may have seen our series of videos featuring stories of local residents and life in Lake of the Woods …

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Reed McFarlane Awarded 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Reed McFarlane, Lake of the Woods Schools, was recognized by The Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association (MASMS) and awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award …

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AT YOUR SERVICE: A TRAINING PROGRAM TO BUILD SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS

IS YOUR STAFF PREPARED TO DELIVER GREAT SERVICE THAT BRINGS CUSTOMERS BACK? But, what if your staff doesn’t speak her native language? What happens when …

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International Arena

Celebrate the Opening of the Lake of the Woods International Arena

Whether returning to their hometown or to a favorite family vacation spot, for many Minnesotans the Fourth of July holiday is a chance to head …

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Ship Shop Opens in Downtown Baudette

If you are driving downtown you may have noticed a new store has opened, Ship Shop Baudette. Ship Shop is your one stop for shipping …

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Furniture Gallery

Spotlight Business: The Furniture Gallery

Since 1998, Gary and Pam Larson’s Furniture Gallery has provided home furnishing to the Lake of the Woods area featuring  big city style and selection …

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Maple Gate Apartments Now Ready for Renters

Article & Photo Credit: Northern Light Region The new Maple Gate Apartment building officially opened over the weekend in Baudette. The 24-unit building is located …

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SandPieper Design Websites

SandPieper Design, Inc.

SPOTLIGHT BUSINESS: SANDPIEPER DESIGN, INC For Katie Pieper life in the Lake of the Woods Community is the right choice for her and her family. Katie …

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1, 2, 3 Business Startup Guide

Dear Perspective Business-Owner and Entrepreneur: Thank you for considering starting a business in Lake of the Woods County, I think you will find that Lake …

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Hometown Hardware

A Better Pace of Live

A Better Pace of Life and a Growing Business led the Blodgett’s to “Get Hooked for Life” in Lake of the Woods. Rick and Joyce …

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Willie Walleye

Arnold’s Gift: “Father” of Willie Walleye Makes Donation

Article Credit: Doris Knutson Managing Editor Northern Light Region In the latter part of the 1950s, an idea that originated in the mind of Baudette …

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Lake of the Woods Brewing Co.

Lake of the Woods Brewing Co.

Being able to work and live in their favorite vacation destination led the Nerland Family to “Get Hooked for Life” in Lake of the Woods. …

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Sales Up 37 Percent in 2017 for Baudette Based Company, ANI Pharmaceuticals

Article credit: Twin Cities Business Photo credit: Mike Hovde, Northern Light Region “Baudette-based ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc. posted strong growth in 2017 with its annual revenues …

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Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Funds Available

The city of Baudette has funds remaining for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Small Cities Development Program (SCDP). …

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Northern Light Region Wins Award

Northern Light Region wins award in MNA’s The Northern Light Region staff attended the 151st Annual Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention, held last week, January 25-26, …

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2019 World Ploughing Competition

Lake of the Woods, MN Chosen as the Site of the 2019 World Ploughing Competition Baudette, MN  (November 29, 2017)  Lake of the Woods in …

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Two New Therapists at CHI LakeWood Health

CHI LakeWood Health in Baudette recently welcomed two new providers to its Therapy Department, Kyle Yoder, Physical Therapist and Kelly Yoder, Physical Therapist Assistant. Kyle …

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Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising campaign kicks off to reel in money for new Willie Walleye Article credit: Northern Light Region The City of Baudette made it official at …

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Small Town Life

Small Town Life and Business Opportunity Led Vickie Hasbargen to “Get Hooked for Life” in Lake of the Woods. For Vickie Hasbargen, living in the …

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Promotional Product Division

Page 1 Launches…

Page 1 Launches Promotional Product Division Page 1 Publications and the Northern Light Region launched their promotional products division with a launch party held last …

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New Construction

New Construction Baudette, MN The Lake of the Woods EDA is partnering with the Headwaters Housing Development Corporation build two single-family homes in Baudette. The …

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Drifters Prepare…

Lake of the Woods Drifters Prepare for First Year of Trail Grooming By: Doris Knutson Northern Light Region After riding the Border/Northern Connection trails for …

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International Bridge…

International Bridge Construction Set to Begin in May of 2018 Article Credit: Mike Hovde Northern Light Region Preparations for the new International Bridge linking Baudette …

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WANT TO START…

WANT TO START OR GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS? If you’re not afraid to work hard, dream big & get creative, you can live your dream …

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Child Care Loan Program

Considering starting up a family child care business? The Lake of the Woods Economic Development Authority is now offering partially forgivable loans to new and …

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Broadband Survey

Broadband has revolutionized business, government, education, work and lifestyles. Without robust broadband access our communities will be unable to take advantage of the extraordinary benefits …

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AmericInn Baudette

Breaking Ground

AmericInn Breaks Ground on 18-room Expansion North Waters Hospitality, based in Bemidji, MN, became the new owners of the AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Baudette …

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Special Parking…

Special Parking Restrictions & Road Closures to Accommodate July 4th Events Press Release The Baudette-Lake of the Woods Chamber of Commerce would like motorists to …

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The Place to Be

Baudette Will Once Again Be The Place To Be On The 4th of July People are often heard saying, “There’s no place like Baudette on …

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Wildflower Route

Wildflower Route Celebration

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Buoy Project

The Lake of the Woods County Board of Commissioners sponsored a buoy project designed to mark the location of the northern-most point in the continental …

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Development Program

Small Cities Development Program Funds Available! The City of Baudette has funds remaining for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic …

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Willie Walleye Weekend

Willie Walleye Weekend

Join the fun in Baudette June 2 & 3rd at Willie Walleye Weekend!

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Sun Country Airlines…

Airline’s Hometown Lakes Project showcases Minnesota heritage and pride Article Credit: Doris Knutson Northern Light Region Last week, Sun Country Airlines out of Minneapolis announced …

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Enchanted Cottage Baudette

Trash to Treasure – The Story of Enchanted Cottage

Article & photo credit: Doris Knutson Northern Light Region, March 15, 2017 At Enchanted Cottage, Lynn Furbish makes everything old new again While many crafters …

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CHI LakeWood Welcomes Two New Healthcare Providers

The staff at CHI LakeWood Health is proud to welcome Larry Sokolic, MD, and Michelle Brown, NP-C, to its growing medical staff. “We are excited …

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ANI Pharmaceuticals Baudette Expansion

The $1.2 million expansion of ANI Pharmaceuticals’ storage facility and distribution center in Baudette, Minn. is on schedule despite construction challenges, according to the Bemidji …

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Lake of the Woods Summer Apprentice Opportunity

Lake of the Woods SWCD seeks summer apprentices Article credit: Northern Light Region Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is currently accepting applications for young adults, …

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HOLES FOR POLES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

Article credit: Northern Light Region Community members are invited to Holes for Poles, the sixth annual fish fry and raffle fundraiser that supports scholarships for …

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ODC Open House

The Kaleidoscope Thrift Store and Occupational Development Center (ODC) of Baudette are pleased to host an open house on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 from 10am …

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Baudette Depot One of Ten Checkpoints in State-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Baudette Depot one of ten checkpoints in state-wide scavenger hunt! This article originally appeared in the Northern Light Region. The Historic Depot in Baudette is …

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North Wind Trading Post opens in Williams

Article & pictures originally published in the Northern Light Region Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Written by: Doris Knutson The Williams Northern Light office, once housed …

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DEPOT HOSTING ANNUAL MEETING

Press Release You are invited to come and enjoy the Depot’s Annual Meeting, Tuesday October 25th at the Depot here in Baudette. It will start with …

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Potato Days Williams

The 63rd Annual Potato Days celebration will be held this weekend in Williams, Minnesota. Festivities include a Friday night chili cook off at  the Williams …

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Take a Kid Hunting Weekend is Sept. 24-25, 2016

News Release: MNDNR, September 19, 2016 Take a Kid Hunting Weekend is Sept. 24-25 Small game hunting is the focus of Take a Kid Hunting …

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Daycare Providers Needed

Want to make a difference, work from home, own your own business, & care for your own children while earning extra income? Become a licensed …

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IDEA Competition

IDEA Competition – Turning Great Ideas Into Great Businesses Successful business start with hard work, the right connections, and a flash of inspiration. If you …

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Find Daycare Using Parent Aware

Parent Aware is a quality rating system that helps Minnesota parents find high-quality child care and early education providers.   It works like this: Child care providers volunteer …

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ANI Pharmaceuticals of Baudette Announces FDA Approval and Immediate Launch of Nilutamide Tablets

ANI Pharmaceuticals on July 18, 2016 announced the immediate launch of its generic of Nilandron (nilutamide) tablets following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the …

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Bluegrass, Beef & Corn Festival

The Historic Baudette Depot is offering this summer’s family event, the “Bluegrass, Beef & Corn Festival”, just for you! Come and enjoy on Saturday, August …

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2016 US News and World Report…. Lake of the Woods Secondary School Receives Silver Award

Congratulations to Lake of the Woods Secondary School on receiving the 2016 US News & World Report Silver Award. Schools are ranked based on their …

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All American Lumberjack Show to Headline 4th of July Events in Baudette

Article courtesy of the Northern Light Region Photos courtesy of The All American Lumberjack Show The Baudette-Lake of the Woods Chamber of Commerce is excited …

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AMERICINN OF BAUDETTE EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

BAUDETTE, MN – June 21, 2016 AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Baudette MN announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its …

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Simply Fresh Farmers Market Opens

Article courtesy of the Northern Light Region By: Doris Knutson “The Simply Fresh Farmers Market, formerly known as Fresh Start Farmers Market, will open for the …

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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend

Fish Lake of the Woods for free during Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend June 10-12, 2016: “Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger …

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History of Willie Walleye

Ever wonder the history behind the famous Willie Walleye, the fish that has come to symbolize Lake of the Woods?  Here is a great article …

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Zippel Bay Northern Pike Tournament 2016

By: Katie Pieper, Guest Blogger I have been fishing the Zippel Bay Northern Pike Tournament for 8 years with my fishing partner Katie Berg who has been …

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6 Tips for a Great Social Media Marketing Campaign

By smallbiztrends, Guest Blogger Published: SBA March 17, 2016 “Social media can be a huge driver of website traffic, awareness of your brand and, of course, …

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Minnesota Named Best State For Job Creation…

Research company Gallup gave Minnesota the nation’s top slot in its job creation index for 2015. Minnesota dethroned North Dakota, which has taken top honors …

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Minnesota Grants

Looking to help fund a project? Grant seekers can search for grant opportunities by state agency or by subject area on the MN Office of …

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Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota

The 2016 edition of “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota” is now available from the Small Business Assistance Office at the Minnesota Department …

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New Business in Baudette: Wash-N-Go

Selling Suds. Wash-N-Go offers beer, laundry and shower facilities Article Credit: Northern Light Region, Feb. 18, 2016 Smaller classrooms in the schools and an increasing number …

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It’s More Than Just Ice

PRESS RELEASE A new arena in Baudette? Is the typical response when the discussion starts.   Afterwards there are a plethora of questions to be answered. …

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Did You Set 2016 Goals?

What are your 2016 goals?  To grow your business?  To start marketing more on social media?  To spend more time fishing on Lake of the …

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LinkedIn

With over 400 million user and millions of groups, it’s time to start making LinkedIn a bigger part of the mix. Check out this article …

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Igloo Bar Lake of the Woods

Check out the article below from the Star Tribune on a local business in Lake of the Woods.  If you are interested in opening a business …

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Best Lakes for Ice Fishing in the Midwest

Tripping.com named Lake of the Woods, MN as one of the best places in the Midwest for Ice Fishing! “Lake of the Woods offers 65,000 …

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AARP Names Minnesota as the Best State to Retire

According to an article posted on Jan. 3, 2016 in the Duluth News Tribute, the AARP ranks Minnesota as best state to retire in and we …

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Buying An Existing Businesses

Thinking about buying an established business?  As you begin your hunt for the perfect company, don’t forget to do you research. Ask business associates and …

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10 Steps to Starting a Business

10 Steps to Starting a Business “Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy …

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