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October 14, 2020

It’d be interesting to know how many successful businesses are bought by enthusiastic customers when they come up for sale — as was the case with The Piggy BBQ of Walker. In late 2012, Steve and Cathy Blake were opening The Piggy BBQ at 607 Minnesota Avenue. About the same time, Steve and Amie Hopper,… More Info

Todd Taylor thought that one day he would own a store in Walker, so when the opportunity presented itself, he and his wife Sheri bought the Walker Cleaners. “I love Walker and I’ve always wanted to own a store on main street,” said Taylor, who has been in retail most of his adult life. “It’s… More Info

October 10, 2020

Around the Corner: Peculiar Painter: a ‘hidden gem’ in the northwoods by Gail DeBoer Staff writer gdeboer@pilotindependent.com Photo by Dean Morrill Tucked away, around the corner and down the block on Front Street in Walker, is a store so unique and somewhat unexpected that it could be called a “hidden gem.” Hidden, only because it’s… More Info

October 9, 2020

Andersen Log Homes of Walker will be featured on Lakeland Public TV’s “Common Ground” program. The half-hour show will air Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.;  Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.; and Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. According to the October/November “Highlights” guide, the program will feature Jon Andersen, who builds one-of-a-kind… More Info

July 13, 2020

Hello! We are Courtney and Cameron Merchant, the proud new owners of Horseshoe Bay Lodge! Both have resorting in our blood. Courtney grew up working at her uncle’s Grand Vu Lodge resort. After high school, she joined the Army National Guard and proudly served for eight years before moving on to a management position at… More Info