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James Anderle and Eric Sargent-Lupine Brewing Co. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
James Anderle and Eric Sargent-Lupine Brewing Co. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Lupine Brewing Expanding, Opening Taproom in Delano

The Lupine Brewing Company in St. Cloud is expanding its reach by opening a taproom in Delano this summer. Lupine started operating late last year and brews out of the former O'Hara's building at 3310 Third Street North. Their beers are available at local bars and restaurants.

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Kathy Severson standing by a display in "Accents" in downtown St. Cloud. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Kathy Severson standing by a display in "Accents" in downtown St. Cloud. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Downtown St. Cloud Home Furnishings Store Closing This Summer

A unique home furnishings store in downtown St. Cloud will be closing its doors this summer. Accents is at 713 West St. Germain Street and opened in 2010. Owner Kathy Severson says she and her husband decided to close the store for personal reasons and to travel more.

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CVS Pharmacy Opening Store in Albany This Summer

CVS Pharmacy is opening a store in Albany this summer. The CVS store will be at the corner of Railroad Road and 8th Street. City Administrator Tom Schneider says construction has started. The locally owned Albany Apothecary pharmacy isn't expecting the CVS to have much of an impact on them.

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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St. Cloud New York Gyro Expanding to Former McCann’s Building

A popular south St. Cloud gyro destination is expanding with a new location this summer. New York Gyro is opening a new spot in the former McCann's building at 3310 3rd Street North. Qamar Shahid is the owner of New York Gyro, he says they will be able to serve more customers with another location on the north side of town.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Improvements Coming to Popular St. Joseph Downtown Building

A popular building in downtown St. Joseph will see some updates in the near future. The old Loso building at 25 Minnesota Street West is home to the Minnesota Street Market, Closet to Closet and the Artisan Naan Bakery. A balcony will be added to the front of the building and will feature historical photographs. Other improvements include repainting the building facade, adding more lighting and reconstructing the roof overhang.

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Sartell Business of the Year Award: Dr. Kimberly Christensen, Amanda Amundson, Dr. David Smith, Jill Smith, Sartell Chamber President Jessica Houle, Lois Fritz and Kari Behling. (Sartell Chamber of Commerce)
Sartell Business of the Year Award: Dr. Kimberly Christensen, Amanda Amundson, Dr. David Smith, Jill Smith, Sartell Chamber President Jessica Houle, Lois Fritz and Kari Behling. (Sartell Chamber of Commerce)
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Sartell Chamber Honors Citizen, Senior Volunteer and Business of the Year [PHOTOS]

Over 100 Sartell business leaders and citizens came to honor the Sartell citizen, senior volunteer and business of the year last week. The citizen of the year was awarded to Joe Schulte, the retired volunteer of the year was given to Jim Wasdyke and Sartell Pediatrics was presented the business of the year award. The banquet also raised $2000 to go towards four scholarships.

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Josh Akkerman, WJON News
Josh Akkerman, WJON News
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St. Cloud Byerly’s Rebranding With Unified Name

The St. Cloud Byerly's is getting a new name and look this week. Starting Thursday, all 27 Lunds and Bylery's stores will be renamed Lunds & Byerlys. Customers will see new employee uniforms, name tags, grocery bags in the store. New storefront "Lunds & Byerlys" signage will also be installed at every location by the end of May.

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John Dough's Pizza, Facebook
John Dough's Pizza, Facebook
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John Dough’s Pizza Coming to Sauk Rapids

A popular Melrose pizza destination is coming to Sauk Rapids. John Dough's Pizza will be moving into the former Pizza Hut on 319 North Benton Drive. John Dough's has been operating in Melrose for nearly 10 years. Owner Leon Pierskalla says they hope to open in Sauk Rapids in the early summer.

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New Deli Style-Pizza Spot “Sliced on College Avenue” Planned For St. Joseph

A new deli style-pizza shop is being planned in St. Joseph. Sliced on College Avenue will serve pizza and deli style American contemporary food. The project includes a late night pizza by the slice service window

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Joshua Akkerman, WJON
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Kruse, Kelley of J.F. Kruse Jewelers Win Small Business Award

Founder Jim Kruse and President Melissa Kelley of J.F. Kruse Jewelers in St. Cloud, have been named the Minnesota Small Business Persons of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The store started with two full-time and two part-time employees. J.F. Kruse Jewelers now have 17 employees.

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