By: LaReesa Sandretsky and Tammy Francois, Lake County News Chronicle
If any of our readers have put off their shopping until the absolute last minute, these local shops have you covered. Check out the last items in our month-long series of distinctive gift ideas which keep money in the local economy. From Knife River to Finland and the places in between, we've spent December featuring local establishments and their unique wares. Whether you supported your neighbors by purchasing an item or gift certificate or by donating to a local nonprofit, the community thanks you. We all benefit when money stays in the county. From all of us at the Lake County News-Chronicle, enjoy the holiday season.