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A&W Restaurant Coming to Richmond

An A&W restaurant is coming to Richmond later this year. Julie Glenz is co-owner of the A&W in Albany and says they are breaking ground on the new location Friday. Glenz says they will hire around 20 people at the restaurant. The building is expected to seat around 60 people.

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H&M, Times Square, NYC
H&M storefront in Times Square, New York City. (Getty Images)
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H&M Coming to St. Cloud Crossroads Mall

H&M is opening a store in the St. Cloud Crossroads Mall later this year. The store is planning to open in November. The Crossroads Mall confirmed the announcement with a post on their Facebook page on Wednesday.

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Patrick Bleth (Submitted photo: Stearns Electric Association)
Patrick Bleth (Submitted photo: Stearns Electric Association)
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Stearns Electric Association Names New CEO

Stearns Electric Association has named Patrick Bleth as their next CEO. Bleth holds a bachelor's in industrial technology and manufacturing management from Bemidji State University and was selected for the position after a national search. He will take over on July 1st.

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Sartell Fitness Closing This Month, Dollar Tree Moving In

Sartell Fitness-The Shake Shoppe is closing its doors in a few weeks. Owner Stuart Swenson says the gym is closing because he signed a lease with Dollar Tree. He says the gym will sell off its equipment later this month. Sartell Fitness is at 1090 2nd Street South.

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Manufacturing Jobs Growing in St. Cloud and Greater Minnesota

Minnesota manufacturers are hiring more and are paying higher wages, according to a new survey. The seventh annual State of Manufacturing survey was presented in St. Cloud on Tuesday. Enterprise Minnesota CEO Bob Kill says manufacturers in St. Cloud and greater Minnesota will likely continue to create more jobs.

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Blattner Energy Expanding Avon Headquarters

Blattner Energy Inc. is investing $6.2 million to expand and renovate its headquarters in Avon. Blattner Energy is planning a two-story, 20,296 square-foot expansion. It's expected to create 12 new jobs at the site. The project includes adding 75 new offices and work stations.

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Alana Emmerich preparing coffee in the Spice of Life Tea Shop. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Alana Emmerich preparing coffee in the Spice of Life Tea Shop. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Downtown Tea Shop Thriving Under New Name and Ownership [VIDEO]

A downtown St. Cloud tea shop now has a new name and ownership. What used to be Willow Tea is now Spice of Life Tea at 820 West St. Germain Street. Terri Emmerich is the new owner and says she jumped at the opportunity to own the shop. Spice of Life offers numerous teas by the cup or in bulk, coffee, herbs and spices.

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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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