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July 5, 2016
As Anton Switajewski, left, rings up merchandise Friday, Paige Bajari bags the purchase at Hardware Hank Express of Willmar. Anton is the son of store owners Randy and Susie Czarnetzki. Anton, who has worked at the store for the past four years, and his girlfriend Paige are working long days during the closing sale. (Shelby Lindrud/Tribune)
Hardware Hank Express to close this month in downtown Willmar
July 5, 2016 - 12:17am
March 14, 2016
Elsie Kashmark arranges items in the dairy section she’s added to her store, Peaceful Thympes in Atwater, which she opened in 2005. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)play button
Atwater greenhouse grows
March 14, 2016 - 11:48pm
Mark Bonnema, 46, will take ownership of Vegdahl’s Hardware in Spicer Tuesday. The hardware store in nearby New London closed last year. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Spicer hardware store gets new owner
January 14, 2016 - 11:34pm
March 2, 2015
Video: Unique funding campaign underway to bring groceries to New London
March 2, 2015 - 6:06am
Randy Mord, from Mord’s Hardware Hank and Plumbing in New London, is hoping 2,000 people will buy $200 punch cards to help fund up-front costs to turn a section of the hardware store into a grocery store. New London has been without a grocery store since 2009. 
TRIBUNE / Carolyn Lange
Campaign seeks $400,000 by Saturday to return grocery store to New London
March 2, 2015 - 5:01am
July 1, 2014
Scott Lamecker opened Lamecker's General Store in Kerkhoven this week.
Lamecker's General Store puts it together in Kerkhoven
July 1, 2014 - 9:47am
June 10, 2014
Lamecker’s General Store to open in Kerkhoven
June 10, 2014 - 11:08pm
March 24, 2009
Small-town retailing fits this couple in a big way
March 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Benson PD seeking info on hardware burglary
December 9, 2008 - 9:00am