Nicole left island life behind for New York Mills

Nicole Lalum knows a few things about tourism. And about where she wants to live.

Currently Nicole is a regional tourism manager for Explore Minnesota in the northwest and central regions. Originally hailing from New York Mills, after college she spent time in Duluth promoting and marketing four radio stations. That eventually led to a gig in the Caribbean where she worked for two radio stations in the Cayman Islands.

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Steve Henning
Opening a Pelican Rapids shop feels right for Jodi

A new women’s boutique store opened in downtown Pelican Rapids this year. “Lilly & Rose” owner Jodi Jendrysik is fulfilling her retail dream and is looking forward to helping downtown Pelican Rapids thrive.

And she laughs when asked about her background. “It has absolutely nothing to do with retail,” Jodi smiles. Maybe not, Jodi, but everyone in Pelican Rapids is happy to have their newest entrepreneur.

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Steve Henning
Perham's new chiropractor couple found fate and a home

When Perham’s long-time Salathe chiropractic practice changed hands in late 2017, Carissa and Nick Mitchell took over the reins.

For Carissa, it was something she always wanted to do. “In sixth grade (in Sebeka) I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor when I grew up. I went with my dad to the chiropractor, and I just fell in love with it.”

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Steve Henning
Victoria's wish list fulfilled in move to Fergus Falls

When artist Victoria Hanna McKinney decided to move in 2017, she made a wish list for the place she wanted to land. In February of this year, her list was fulfilled, landing her in Fergus Falls.

“I’m loving it,” Victoria says. “As soon as I drove into town, I liked the way the downtown looked and I’m enjoying the feel of the community. Everyone I’ve met has been very friendly.”

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Steve Henning