Chamber initiative created to harness the power of local buying
WILLMAR -- They can't buy their diamonds in Kandiyohi County, but Elmquist Jewelers keeps most of its other business as local as it can.
"We've always tried to buy local," said owner Mike Noonan. "All of our office supplies and printing we keep local."
The jewelry retailer is among 91 businesses in Kandiyohi County that signed pledges this past year to make at least 5 percent of their purchases with their hometown peers.
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