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Unique shop open in Wykoff


Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

Whether you consider yourself a horse lover, a cowboy, or an equestrian, there is a newly opened business in Wykoff, Minn. that has people stopping in to find decorative and useful products. And if you are not the cowboy type, there are still many unique items to choose from.

The Painted Pony opened in March of 2014 at 106 Gold Street in Wykoff with a wide variety of useful and decorative items which are taken in on consignment.

Owner Sherrie Schmidt likes horses and knows a lot of people who like horses, so when she wanted to open a business, a western themed store was what she naturally was drawn to.

Schmidt says she has “always lived on a farm”, so after moving into town, being at The Painted Pony gives her the feel of the farm while living in town. The name of her business came together after trying to think of a name herself and asking friends and family for suggestions. A woman she works with suggested the name The Painted Pony and Schmidt decided that would be the name she would use.

Different types of clothing can be found in the store including shirts, vests, and jackets at reasonable prices with sizes ranging from child to adult. Much of the apparel is versatile and not necessarily western but could be pieced with western outfits.

There are home decor pieces such as homemade signs which include sayings such as “cowgirl tough” and other craft items. Gift items for the horse enthusiast in your family, such as books, bookends, and wall hangings can be found at The Painted Pony.

Necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry are available, which makes it easy to put together and entire outfit, complete with accessories in one stop. One of those accessories could be any of the belts in the store, some of which have rhinestones.

Horse tack is in no short supply at The Painted Pony with saddles, spurs, halters, and more.

Of course, there are many types of cowboy hats and cowboy boots to choose from, as well, which are very popular according to Schmidt.

People who have shopped at the store have liked what they have gotten so much that they keep coming back. Schmidt says she has some awesome repeat customers that she appreciates very much. One never knows what they will find the next time they walk into the business as things are sold and new items brought in often.

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Write the Story of Your Life workshop at Harmony Public Library

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Have you ever wondered what your grandparents did when they were younger? Do you want to write your own story so your grandchildren won’t wonder the same thing? Jan Whalen, along with her sister Ruth and brother John, will be speaking about th ..... 
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DreamAcres welcomes touring Minneapolis puppet troupe

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – “The On-Time Circus”, a traveling puppet show, will be performing at DreamAcres in Wykoff, Minn. at 6:30 p.m. as part of the weekly Friday evening Pizza on the Farm which lasts from 5-8 p.m. Margo McCreary, established Mi ..... 
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New Fall programs starting at Grace Place

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Morning Music Winona Beginning now, Grace Place is offering a class Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for children to attend with their parent or caregiver. This interactive, playful experience is for families who have preschool-aged children. Rhythm, r ..... 
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Local first year medical student received white coat

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

In an emotional event marking the beginning of her medical career, Morgan Mensink from Preston, Minn. received her white coat marking the entrance to medical school. In total, 60 first year medical students, in a rite of passage for students enteri ..... 
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State Fair summary

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Features

By Megan Hopp The 4-H livestock week at the Minnesota State Fair started on Thursday August 21st and ended the 24th! Thursday was the day that the 2014 Minnestota State Fair opened up for the public! All of the animals and 4-Hers arrived on Wedne ..... 
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Motor in to Preston Service Plus

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Craig Bond and Justin Jones, new owners of Preston Service Plus, located in Preston, Minn., are getting settled into owning and running their business since taking over July 14, 2014. Both men were employees of Preston Service Plus under previou ..... 
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New facility for Preston industry BCM

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As you drive into Preston from the north on Highway 52, you have probably noticed a site being graded at the new North Industrial Park. Soon an 11,500 square foot facility will be erected for the new home of Bluff Country Manufacturing, Inc. (BCM). ..... 
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Working like a dog (or cat)

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

While most of us go to work each day and make the best of it there are several businesses in the area which get a little help from some furry friends. Just as having pets to come home to is comforting and meaningful the same can be said for having ..... 
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