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Rockwood Lodge in Grand Marais, MN

Minnesota Business Finance Corporation…

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Lind-Rite Precision Company

Lind-Rite Precision Company was started in 1987 in a double garage in Alexandria, MN by Rod Femrite and Jeff Lindner. In 2006 the company moved into a new 22,500 sq. ft. facility in Osakis, MN – population 1700. In 2012, Rod decided it would be time to retire. Jeff was no longer involved in the day to day operations of the business, so Rod…

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Just for Kix

Just For Kix

The creative dance vision of Cindy Clough and the business acumen of husband Steve catapulted Just For Kix (JFK) from a tiny firm run out of the Clough home to a national, multimillion-dollar operation. JFK oversees precision dance team programs involving 18,000 elementary, middle school, junior high and high school dancers in over 150…

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Crafts Direct

Crafts Direct

Crafts Direct has always been a family establishment. The retail crafts store in Waite Park, Minn. has its origins in 1990 when John and Diane Schlecht and two friends opened a 10,000-square-foot shop. Sales grew, and in 1994 the Schlecht’s purchased full ownership of the store. Their son Scott joined them full-time in the…

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Lindar Corp

Lindar Corporation

Lindar Corporation is a manufacturer of thermoformed plastic products. Founded in Remer, Minn., in 1979, the company’s two key product lines are disposable paint liners and food packaging materials. In fact, Lindar is the largest producer of paint tray liners in the U.S., with a client list that includes the likes of Target, Wal-Mart,…

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