Category: Business Matters

Ada Area Promotions Committee Hands Over Spec Building Keys to Barrick Family Farm

Ada, MN — The Ada Area Promotions Committee officially handed over the keys to their spec building to the Barrick Family Farm during a ceremony on Thursday afternoon. It was mostly ceremonial in nature, as Barrick has already moved in early to prepare their offices. Alex Barrick says the building crossed off not only their…
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August 26, 2021 0

Benedictine Foundation to Host 2nd Annual ATV Fun Run Fundraiser

Ada, MN — The Benedictine Living Community of Ada invites community members to participate in the 2nd annual ATV Fun Run on Sunday, August 15th at 2pm.  The ride starts and ends at the Norman County Fairgrounds in Ada. The run, which formed out of necessity last year during COVID, was a big hit in…
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August 3, 2021 0

Sports Card Industry See Big Boom & Change from Fun Hobby to Serious Business

Fertile, MN — The sports card industry is clearly not the same industry that you and I knew growing up. Gone are the days of trading for your favorite player and collecting sets. While scoring a rookie card is still a big deal, the demand for that rookie card and the demand for those one-of-a-kind…
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July 7, 2021 0

Great Plains Fireworks Stocked Up for the 4th

Hillsboro, ND — From reloads and rockets to fountains and roman candles, you will have no problem finding your favorite fireworks for the 4th of July at Great Plains Fireworks in Hillsboro and Hatton. There’s been a lot of talk of firework shortages this year, but Great Plains Fireworks owner Keith Meyer says while there…
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June 30, 2021 0

Play Paintball with Local Law Enforcement this Weekend

Twin Valley, MN — Live out a real-life Call of Duty experience and play paintball alongside local law enforcement this weekend near Twin Valley. Northern Minnesota Extreme Sports is a new paintball facility located near Heiberg Park north of Twin Valley. The owner of the paintball playground is Chris Haverkamp, who played paintball extensively when…
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June 23, 2021 0

Red River Co-Op Power Hosts Annual Meeting

Halstad, MN — Red River Valley Co-Op Power held their annual meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, March 18th. The meeting was held virtually on YourLiveEvent.com and featured a seating of the directors, financial report, and an update from Red River Co-Op Power CEO Rich Whitcomb. During his report, Whitcomb previewed a number of the…
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March 22, 2021 0

New Car Wash, Dog Wash, & Fuel Island in Development in Ada

Ada, MN — A new state-of-the-art car wash, a dog wash, and a fuel island are in the works in the city of Ada. Drive along Highway 9 just north of 200 and you’ll see the very beginning stages of the development. Owner Nic Prothero, who owns Wild Rice Seed and Insurance, recently purchased the…
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March 4, 2021 0

Ada EDA Revolving Loan Fund Expands Guidelines to Assist with COVID Recovery

Ada, MN — Through 2020 and early 2021, there have been a number of grant and loan opportunities for businesses to take advantage of to help offset losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as those offerings dry up, the Ada EDA wants local businesses to know that they still will have low-interest loans available…
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February 19, 2021 0

Business Matters 1-20-21

Milt Lee from Lee Bros Sales Ada, MN was the guest on January 20th, 2021. Lee Bros Sales celebrated their 46th anniversary on this date in 1975.


January 21, 2021 0

MLBA Responds to Reopening of In-Person Dining

St. Paul, MN — Starting this coming Monday, bars and restaurants will be allowed to reopen to indoor dining for the first time since mid-November. They’ll be limited to half capacity or a max of 150 patrons, forced to close by 10pm, and follow a number of other social distancing measures. Tony Chesak, Executive Director…
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January 8, 2021 0