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Dick Nelson

Born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, I have spent over 50 years in the radio biz. First job was at KTRF Radio Thief River Falls, MN. I have also worked in Brainerd and the Twin Cities at KANO/KTWN and KRSI and worked twice in the St. Cloud Radio market spanning about 30 years. I can truly say radio has been my window on the world. I am the father of a son and daughter and have two beautiful granddaughters. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and spending time with family.
American Breakfast at the Copper Lantern in St. Cloud (Photo: Tim Lyon)
American Breakfast at the Copper Lantern in St. Cloud (Photo: Tim Lyon)
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Looking Back: The Copper Lantern Restaurant

The Copper Lantern's been a fixture on Highway 10 in St. Cloud for some 30 years. But even before that, the place was a restaurant, serving up great meals to travelers and locals alike. Find out how the restaurant began as a Country Kitchen and became "The Copper."

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Looking Back: D.B. Searle’s St. Cloud Legacy [PHOTOS]

It's been many things over the years, but the stately Searle Building on St. Cloud's historic 5th Avenue remains open and is as full of life today as it was in the early 20th century. Dick Nelson talks with D.B. Searle's manager Matt Novak about the building over the years and the business in it today.

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Anton's Restaurant archives
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Looking Back: Anton’s Restaurant [AUDIO]

I headed off to Anton’s Restaurant a few weeks ago for lunch. There I enjoyed a wonderful BBQ Rib Dinner done to perfection. And yes, I enjoyed one of Anton’s giant popovers with honey butter. Patti Gaetz from Anton’s was on the WJON Daily Dose Show recently and talked about the rich history of Anton’s.

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