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From 1985-1987, Maple Grove resident Dave Looney opened four Davlins (a combination of his name with wife Linda’s) stores in the Twin Cities, selling fine crafted gifts made of wood. Business boomed, but Looney wanted to expand beyond selling woodwork.

The social media and mobile landscape is growing faster than ever: 67 percent of adults currently use social networking sites, according to a December 2012 Pew Internet report.

When White Bear Lake residents Bruce Bushey and Janet Richards got married in Greece in 2001, they were in love, but not just with each other.

After Tyler, Dylan, and Cade (ages 7, 5 and 3), plus one on the way, Leah Huxtable’s fifth baby is LaLa Red, an up-and-coming accessories brand conceived at a local play date.

Since Patrick O’Halloran opened his first funeral parlor in St. Paul in 1876, the O’Halloran family has strived to carry on his legacy. “We take care of everybody in the community,” says John O’Halloran, funeral director and Patrick’s great-grand-nephew.

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