Why small towns in the region are becoming hotspots for successful new businesses
Reporter Tammy Swift joins host Thomas Evanella to talk about why new businesses are finding big success in small towns.
We have a preconceived notion that small towns in rural North Dakota and Minnesota are gasping for air as businesses and populations flee.
As reporter Tammy Swift has seen in a string of recent stories, however, that's far from the case. New businesses are finding big success in small towns, where unique incentives and creative use of space have helped launch a number of notable startups.
After successfully starting a business as a cottage baker, Dena Bishop is working with Hendrum, Minnesota, officials to base her Sugar Mama Bakery out of the old Norman County West School.
Retired juvenile probation officer turns 1906 building into eatery, events center in Hannaford, N.D.
The Hannaford Mercantile restaurant and event center, located inside an old building that sat vacant for 22 years, is making a splash in Griggs County, as locals enjoy its good food and folksy vibe.