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Longtime Apple Valley Store Closes

Longtime Apple Valley Store Closes

Christopher & Banks store in Apple Valley closed their doors a few days ago permanently. They also closed all stores coast to coast. It was located between Warners’ STELLIAN and J.F. Jeweler in Time Square shopping center in Apple Valley. According to MNDOT, Cedar and 42 had been named the 4th busiest intersection in MN as far as […]

Remodeling of Longtime Apple Valley Building

Remodeling of Longtime Apple Valley Building

We are proud to announce that LIGHTNING RESTORATION, owned by GRAHAM DEIMAN (who is a Platinum Sponsor of both the Apple Valley Home & Garden Expo and the Golf “Par-Tee”) is completely restructuring and remodeling. Their very name has “restoration” appropriately within it. They are converting a former racquetball court into two levels of offices for Lightening […]

Who Is A Finalist for Apple Valley City Council Vacancy

Who Is A Finalist for Apple Valley City Council Vacancy

Due to our former Mayor Mary being elected to County Commissioner, Apple Valley needed a new Mayor. When former Councilmember Clint Hooppaw was selected to become the Mayor of Apple Valley effective January 14, 2021, a vacancy on the City Council was created. To fill the vacancy, the City of Apple Valley accepted applications from […]

Women’s History Month: What Is It & Why Do We Celebrate it?

Women’s History Month: What Is It & Why Do We Celebrate it?

WHAT IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH? March is Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. WHY DO WE CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH? By highlighting women who have made a difference in history, it opens up that world of possibilities to young girls. It is […]

New Competition for Irish & English Ale Houses

New Competition for Irish & English Ale Houses

On the corner of Diffley and Lexington next to Walgreens is the new EAGAN ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE with mostly Irish and English Taps as well as full liquor and wine. We just want you to be aware of unique places nearby opening during COVID and not necessarily to promote you going there. We are hopeful eventually Apple […]

Amusement Owners Sue Walz Over Restrictions on Bars

Amusement Owners Sue Walz Over Restrictions on Bars

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: We found this article from the Star Tribune about a lawsuit that the Minnesota Operators of Music & Amusement Association (MOMA) filed against Governor Walz. Scott Koecheler (shown in photo above) one of the Owners of Bogart’s Entertainment Center, is a plaintiff in the suit challenging COVID restrictions. Amusement operators in Minnesota — […]

PPP Loan Taxes: What You Should Know

PPP Loan Taxes: What You Should Know

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: PPP forgiveness will be critical for so many of our businesses and Dec. 2020 federal legislation makes it not taxable and allows deductions. Minnesota however does not follow federal “conformity” and unless our Legislature acts soon, it may soon require MN Taxes on PPP. We want you to be aware and act to our […]

State Timeline for Vaccinations

State Timeline for Vaccinations

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: We were notified by the DEED Commissioner of the timeline for vaccinations. We think this will allow you to plan in your business or organization better with the Governor’s timeline. FROM THE MN DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT & ECONIMIC DEVELOPMENT: Today Governor Walz announced the path forward for vaccinating Minnesotans. The path to the end of […]