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MOORHEAD - Janelle Edner says her friends thought it was pretty funny when she found work as a driving instructor. Edner admits she has always been that passenger with her foot on an imaginary brake asking, "Why don't you just let me drive?" Edner has made good use of those instincts the past four years as a driving instructor for Let's Get Rolling Driving School in Moorhead. She recently talked about how she became an instructor and what it's like to teach teens the rules of the road. Q.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Boasting a selection of more than 300 craft beers and 3,000 different bottles of wine, the owners of Seven Sisters Spirits near here hope their new liquor store becomes a shopping destination for customers rather than the typical package store experience. "Most people think of a liquor store as you dash in, you get something and you run out," said co-owner Corey Maple. Maple aims to change that perception by offering a store where customers are encouraged to take their time to shop, to sample and to learn about what is available.
By Angie Wieck email@example.com FARGO - After earning a bachelor's degree in business administration from Rasmussen College, Tracey Faltersack began working as a temp for Manpower in Fargo. Her employer at Manpower was so impressed with Faltersack's work that she offered her a full-time position as a staffing specialist.
MOORHEAD - At age 73, Ron Nicklay has already been in the cabinetry business for 55 years. He says if his health holds out, he wants to make it 10 more. "I'd rather wear out than rust out," says Nicklay, owner of RJ Nicklay Woodworking & Cabinetry in Moorhead. He also says he's trying to hang in there until Jerry Lovold, his longtime friend and employee, turns 60 so they can retire together. Nicklay hired Lovold in 1977 when Lovold was just 15 years old through what Nicklay jokes was a "work release" program at Moorhead High School.
FARGO - Sheri Steckler, greenhouse manager and garden maintenance supervisor for Baker Garden & Gift in Fargo, didn't always think she would work with plants for a living. She studied other subjects in college, but after working in greenhouses for nearly 20 years, she realized she was doing what she wanted all along.
FARGO - Northside shoppers will soon say goodbye to another retailer. Gramm's Hallmark, a family-owned business at the Northport Shopping Center for 49 years, will close its doors when its lease is up at the end of June. Bob and Marty Gramm bought Carousel Card and Gift Shop in 1963. Soon after, the couple introduced jewelry and a jewelry repair service and renamed the store Carousel Jewelers, Card and Gift Shop. Their son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Sandi Gramm, purchased the store when Bob and Marty retired in 1988.
FARGO - Doug Scraper coined a slogan several years ago for his business: "Discover your art and soul at Boerth's Gallery." That motto seems to fit perfectly with the vision of Michael Rohr, who became the new owner of the downtown Fargo business on April 1. Scraper and his wife, Kathy, have owned the business at 212 Broadway since 1988 when they bought it from the Walter Boerth family.
FARGO - If you have a hard time agreeing with family, friends or co-workers about what kind of pizza to order, Fargo's newest pizza restaurant, Thatzza Pizza, may be the answer to your prayers. Individual slices of cheese, pepperoni, supreme combo pizza and a daily special are available for sale at all times. The restaurant at 3241 42nd St. S.
FARGO - Mike Chewakin considers the roads of Fargo-Moorhead his desk. That desk has gotten a lot bigger in the years since he started driving a MATBUS in 1998. Chewakin is quick to credit his co-workers, elected officials and area college presidents for that growth. He recently talked to us about the changes he has seen in ridership and the community over the years. Q. Do you drive the same route every day? A. We have what we call "picks." I've had Route 31 from August through May for the last 10 years. I don't leave the NDSU campus. ... I'm there eight straight hours.
FARGO - Sickies Garage Burgers and Brews, a 1950s and '60s garage-themed restaurant and bar, is slated to open June 7 in the former Bottle Barn Liquor store location at The Hub entertainment complex, 2525 9th Ave. S. The business shares the Sickies Garage name with an established clothing line and is also borrowing its feeling and theme as well. The atmosphere won't be reminiscent of the 1950s style shown on the "Happy Days" television program, said Kerry Fernholz of Starmark Hospitality.