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Scott Bush
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Templeton Rye Spirits is the company that just can't escape history.
  • Macke Motors earns Mark of Excellence honors
    Macke Motors, a dealership located in Lake City, received the 2014 Chevrolet Mark of Excellence Award Wednesday. The Mark of Excellence Award was given to only four dealers within Macke’s geographic zone, placing Macke Motors within the highest rank among the remaining 81 dealers in Iowa’s zone. 
  • Doughnuts on display
    Dunkin’ Donuts workers are in their final dress-rehearsal days this week before the new store in Carroll opens Monday. 
  • Wild Rose boss: Jefferson casino eyes TV simulcasts of horse, dog racing
    Mint juleps, colorful ladies hats and Kentucky horse chatter could fill the new Wild Rose Jefferson early next May if a plan being eyed by the casino takes shape. 
  • Blond Genius goes mobile
    Sitting at the entrance to Arnolds Park in Okoboji, close to Arnolds Perk Coffee, is an RV decorated with a outdoors scene of blue denim jeans pinned on a clothesline. Written in tall cursive extending across the scene is “Fashion on the fly.” 
  • Casino grand opening set for Aug. 7-8
    Wild Rose Jefferson will open as scheduled on Aug. 1, with fireworks and nationally known entertainment the following weekend, casino management told those gathered Monday for “media day” at the $40 million facility still under construction. 
  • Windy Welcome
    The wind whipped hair and jackets back Wednesday afternoon as landowners and representatives of NJR Clean Energy Ventures gathered under turbine 9 of its Carroll Area Wind Farm, located just northeast of Templeton. 
  • Raising transgenic pigs will someday make it possible to grow human organs — a shift that will save thousands of lives and hugely impact the local economy, according to one local business owner. 
  • Hy-Vee making mozzarella
    It takes only between 20 and 30 minutes for Hy-Vee’s deli department to make mozzarella cheese. 
  • Manning company opens Croatia store
    Puck Custom Enterprises is poised to take advantage of the growing Eastern European market for swine technology. 
  • Sushi sales growing at The Market on 30

    It starts with sticky rice and seaweed. Cucumbers and avocado slices are layered in, topped with a piece of fish, crab meat or shrimp. Then, in quick, deft movements, Greg Brinker rolls it all together in the back room of The Market on 30.

  • Small bar aims high on Coon Rapids’ Main Street
    Chuck’s Place, the small home-town bar that has been a steady presence in Coon Rapids’ downtown for nearly two decades, will be moving soon from its Fifth Avenue location to a new home at 512 Main St. 
  • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites breaks ground, plans Aug. 1 opening
    Jefferson Hotel Group, an investment organization with 90 percent local money, broke ground Wednesday on a $5.3 million, three-story, 73-room hotel in Jefferson connected to the $40 million Wild Rose casino-and-events center. 
  • Legend goes legal
    Richard Eggers is an entrepreneur who loves what he does. And what he makes, too. The Iowa Legendary Rye co-owner and master distiller (also a master storyteller with a great sense of humor) has a ready operating philosophy about the recently legalized whiskey his Main Street distillery in Carroll is churning out. 
  • Iowa Legendary Rye starts regular sales hours
    Iowa Legendary Rye’s “white whiskey” — the unaged version —is now available for sale at the distillery in the former Carroll Apothecary building (707 N Main St.) 
  • Ben’s Five & Dime is the coolest store ever
    It’s not possible — or prudent — to walk in with a plan. 
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