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Grandson of one of Great! Lakes Candy Factory's employees, Anthony tries a copper kettle on for size. Shop owner Pam Matson said the little fella has grown some since this photo was taken and now shows promise as a future candy maker. Great! Lakes Candy Factory in Knife River is one of this year's nominees for a Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award.

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Whether your go-to treat at the end of a long day is a cold beer or a well- made confection, you’re in luck. Within a few miles of one another, talented crafts-people on the North Shore are at work to make sure you’re well supplied. For their efforts, two of them have just been nominated for the Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards — Borealis Fermentery and Great! Lake Candy Factory of Larsmont and Knife River, respectively.


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