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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Superior Named One Of The Best Small Cities In America to Start a Business

Interactive Map - Source: WalletHub
When it comes to the best small cities in which to start a business, Superior, Wisconsin comes in as one of the best around the country.

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Cathy  Kates
Cathy Kates
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Arby’s Gyros Are A Disappointment, Probably My Own Fault For Not Paying Attention

My family loves gyros. We’ve driven past the Arby’s sign in West Duluth and seen the 2 gyros for $6 offer on the sign and thought we’d finally give it a try. Especially after seeing their hilarious ad on TV several times. We went through the drive through and when we got home, we were surprised at what we had. Apparently, I don’t pay attention to the ads on TV, nor did I “get it” when my husband placed our order.

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Michelle Truax
Michelle Truax
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Woman Today Magazine Recognizes Women In The Northland

I had the pleasure of attending the "Recognizing Women as a Driving Force Event" with the Woman Today Magazine at the Northland Country Club. The dubious award is given to women in our area that go above and beyond their daily contributions and deserve to be recognized for their additional time, talents, knowledge and volunteerism they give to Northlanders and for some, across the world!

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Heidi Ash, Chocolatier
Heidi Ash, Chocolatier
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Local Chocolatier At 185 Chocolat Handcrafts Chocolates With Love From The Heart [VIDEO]

Chocolates are fascinating.  They're used for emotional assistance (you know what I mean!), in celebration of many events, weddings and holidays or given as a universal gift of thanks. 185 Chocolat is a local company that uses 100% French Chocolate and locally sourced organic ingredients.  But, what does 185 in the company name mean?

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Upper Lakes Foods
Upper Lakes Foods
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What Happens Behind The Gates Of Upper Lakes Foods In Cloquet? [VIDEO]

Upper Lakes Foods in Cloquet is celebrating their 50th anniversary of business and after meeting with the family and getting a tour of the facility I wondered how many people know the thought that actually goes into what they do to ensure the utmost freshest and timely delivery of food. It’s interesting to find out the timelines they have when food arrives and is stored to when it is placed on the truck for delivery. Pallets as high as the eye can see filled with product; freezers, refrigerators as big as whole rooms and bags of carrots and fresh produce that are incredibly huge.

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Travis Anderson Photo
Travis Anderson Photo
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Family Owned Upper Lakes Foods In Cloquet Celebrates 50th Anniversary [VIDEO]

If you’ve lived in Carlton County or are a business that deals with the sale of food you are probably very familiar with Upper Lakes Foods and have used their services within the last 50 years. Kudos goes out to the Sorensen family, now in their 3rd generation at Upper Lakes Foods. How did the family get started in this choice of business and what are their plans for keeping the business going for another 50?

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Payless Gives Shopping Event with Anthony Munoz Foundation
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Payless ShoeSource Could File Bankruptcy & Close Up To 500 Stores

Payless Shoesource is looking to file for bankruptcy as the retailer is struggling to keep up with the shift of consumers to online shopping.  USA TODAY reports that Payless could be looking at closing up to 500 stores.   Will the Miller Hill Mall location be spared?

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Stuart Miles
Stuart Miles
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Recent Fraud Scam Warning From The Superior Douglas Chamber Of Commerce

It's sad that our local Chambers of Commerce work so hard to promote our local businesses and someone with fraudulent intentions comes along and tries to use them to unjustly gain monetarily.   That has happened to our Superior Douglas Chamber of Commerce and they want to warn local businesses.

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Flutter Brothers Productions via YouTube
Flutter Brothers Productions via YouTube
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Local Art Glass Shop Opens 2nd Location on London Road

Lake Superior Art Glass has been operating in Downtown Duluth for several years now, and is now expanding to another location down the street.   They are opening a second location that will be called the Lake Superior Art Glass Hot Shop.

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Shake Shack Raises Prices For Upcoming IPO
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Gordy’s Hi-Hat In Cloquet Will Be Our Next Seasonal Business To Open

I had just noticed that DQ in West Duluth had opened and posed the question as to what seasonal business might be next.  I think we have our answer thanks to the Facebook page of Gordy's Hi-Hat.  I'm uber excited that they are opening soon!

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Top 5 Concession Stand Favorites At Amsoil Arena [LIST]

The Amsoil Arena is a phenomenon itself, but this time around I need to praise the DECC's management and staff on their choice of concession food...

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Duluth Economic Authority Recommends Familiar Developer for Waterfront Parcel

The Duluth Economic Authority has announced the formal recommendation of the Hoff-Giuliani Development Team as the future developer of Lot D, a prime undeveloped 12-acre waterfront parcel. The lot sits between the recently opened Pier B Resort Hotel and Compass Minerals.

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