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After 70 Years in Business, El Paso Closing Down This Fall
El Paso Sports Bar and Grill has become an icon in St. Joseph after a nearly 70 year history. The building is well known for its year-round fish frys, volleyball leagues and for hosting weddings and other events in it's banquet hall. Owner Carole Tamm says it's all sadly coming to an end i…
Dollar General Store Opening in Rice This Fall
A Dollar General store is planning to open in Rice this fall. The store will be off of Highway 10 at 12564 Fromelt Loop. The total building will be 9,000 square feet with a 7,300 square foot sales floor. The store will hire 6 to 10 employees, including three full-time positions.
St. Cloud Ranked #8 National Destination For Law Graduates
A data-science group has recently ranked the St. Cloud metro area as a top destination in the United States for law graduates looking to start their career. The GoodCall research team ranked St. Cloud #8 in the county using data from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and indeed.com.
Local Chipotle Restaurants Raise Prices on Beef Items
You may have noticed that your steak or barbacoa burrito is a tad bit more expensive in area Chipotle restaurants. Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold says they have been planning a 4 to 6 percent price increase on beef items this year due to continually escalating nationwide beef prices.
Bad Habit Brewing Coming Soon to Downtown St. Joseph
Bad Habit Brewing Company is coming soon to downtown St. Joseph. The brewery is currently remodeling a space in the Mill Stream Shops at 15 East Minnesota Street. Owner Aaron Rieland says they're planning to open in September or October.
Fear Not: Chick-fil-A Still Coming to St. Cloud Next Year
Despite the sign being taken down recently, Chick-fil-A is still planning to open a restaruant at the former Pizza Hut building next year. Several listeners have reached out to WJON recently concerned about the "Chick-fil-A Coming Soon" sign being taken down.
Le St. Germain Hotel Now Courtyard by Marriott
What was once the Le St. Germain Hotel has now officially become a Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel is at 404 West St. Germain Street. Renovations were announced in January. Renovations and name change were announced in January. Over 100 guest rooms and suites were updated over the last few months.

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