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A Ribbon Cutting in Ashland (Submitted photo from Viking Coca-Cola)
A Ribbon Cutting in Ashland (Submitted photo from Viking Coca-Cola)
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St. Cloud Based Viking Coca-Cola Expands Distribution

St. Cloud based Viking Coca-Cola is expanding its distribution territory in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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Jim Maurice, WJON
Jim Maurice, WJON
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St. Cloud Microbiologics Expanding, Creating 35 New Jobs

A St. Cloud based worldwide supplier of microorganisms and lab-testing equipment is expanding. Microbiologics Inc. is building a 30,000 square foot addition at its St. Cloud headquarters. CEO Brad Goskowicz says the expansion will create around 35 jobs.

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Brandon Testa (Photo: Tim Lyon, Townsquare Media St. Cloud)
Brandon Testa (Photo: Tim Lyon, Townsquare Media St. Cloud)
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Business Profile: Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill Brings Healthy Asian-Fusion Food to Central Minnesota

When you walk into the Pacific Wok Teriyaki Grill, you might imagine you're about to eat at a trendy regional or national franchise quick-service restaurant with a big marketing budget. You would be very wrong.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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East St. Cloud Kwik Trip Celebrates Grand Opening

The new east-side St. Cloud Kwik Trip has its grand opening on Tuesday. Dozens of Kwik Trip staff and city leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony in the early afternoon. The store is at 1230 Highway 23 East.

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Ryan Knutson and a RC Car. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Ryan Knutson and a RC Car. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Hobby Shop Building Dome For Drones and Remote Controlled Vehicles [VIDEO]

Drones and remote controlled vehicle racing has become increasingly popular in Central Minnesota over the last few years. Baker’s Hobbytown is going all-out to accommodate the growing number of hobbyists by building a massive indoor dome in Waite Park.

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The Granite City Pawn Shop (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The Granite City Pawn Shop (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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East Side Pawnshop Closing After 40+ Years of Business

A longstanding Pawnshop in east St. Cloud is closing down later this year. Granite City Pawnshop is at 424 East St. Germain Street. Owner Ken Finken says it's time for him to retire, he's selling the building and business.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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St. Cloud Family Restaurant Opening Tuesday

A new restaurant that will offer Mexican and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner is opening in St. Cloud on Tuesday. St. Cloud Family Restaurant will be opening its doors at 6:00 a.m. Owner Rufino Morales says their regular hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week.

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Photo: Inventure Properties and Boser Construction
Photo: Inventure Properties and Boser Construction
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Re-Opening Held Recently at Sauk Rapids Franklin Office Center

Boser Construction and Inventure Properties recently held a grand re-opening at the Franklin Office Building in Sauk Rapids. The 1200 series building, at 1209 and 1201 Franklin Avenue Northeast, holds Absolute Outdoor sporting goods and Wilcox Family Dentistry.

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GNP Company, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
GNP Company, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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All Gold N’ Plump Chicken Will Soon Be Free of Antibiotics

A St. Cloud based chicken producer is scrapping antibiotics from all of its products over the next few years. GNP Company has already released several products with "No Antibiotics Ever" and "Animal Humane Certified" labels.

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The Buffalo Coborns (Photo: Google Maps)
The Buffalo Coborns (Photo: Google Maps)
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Buffalo Coborn’s Closing in July

A Coborn's grocery store in Buffalo will be closing at the end of July. According to a news release, Coborn's decided to close the location due to limited space and no room to expand.

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