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Upper Lakes Foods
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What Happens Behind The Gates Of Upper Lakes Foods In Cloquet? [VIDEO]

Upper Lakes Foods in Cloquet is celebrating their 50th anniversary of business and after meeting with the family and getting a tour of the facility I wondered how many people know the thought that actually goes into what they do to ensure the utmost freshest and timely delivery of food. It’s interesting to find out the timelines they have when food arrives and is stored to when it is placed on the truck for delivery. Pallets as high as the eye can see filled with product; freezers, refrigerators as big as whole rooms and bags of carrots and fresh produce that are incredibly huge.

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Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
Josh Koop - TSM Duluth
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Gordy’s Hi-Hat Takes You Behind The Counter [VIDEO]

Oh yes I did and I was thrilled!  My family has been going to Gordy's Hi-Hat since the day I was born, literally.  I was born at the Cloquet Hospital which is blocks from Gordy's Hi-Hat.  My father got tired of waiting for my arrival and left for lunch.  While he was AT Gordy's I was born and they had to call him back.  Gordy's has countless fans because they know exactly what they're getting when they walk through the door.  Delicious hand-crafted food made with customer satisfaction in mind.  But, have you ever been on the other side of the counter?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Behind the Scene Video with United Piping Inc. a Huge Supporter of the Northern Lights Foundation

I sit on the board of the Northern Lights Foundation and was recently asked to appear in an in-house video for United Piping Inc. to talk about their involvement with our organization.  I was excited when I received a call to also narrate the video and others and thought you'd like to see how that works so the next time you're listening to a narrated video you can picture this.

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes With Drink Of The Week

Here’s a quick look at the guys putting things together for the drink of the week at the spirit room. It’s always a great time and Nick Cooper and Mini Cooper are shooting some great shots. So I want to give them props for the great work that they do.

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Photo by Ron Houk
Photo by Ron Houk
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My First Year With Kool And St Jude Radiothon

Telephone lines for the radiothon are installed, staff and the St. Jude crew get the conference room ready for what will turn out to be another great year raising over 75,000 for St. Jude.

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Ocsar Statues Are Made Ahead Of This Year's Academy Awards
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How Do They Make That Red Carpet Look So Good, See Behind The Scenes

I see the pictures of the stars in their clothes, looking great, talking to the press. I know there is a lot of prep that goes into making the whole staging area, but I had no idea it took this long and how much set up there is.

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Source:  flyingrock via flickr
Source: flyingrock via flickr
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What’s Behind (Or Inside, As It Would Be) The McRib

Who am I to look down my nose at what you eat;  Frankly, the average person who spent any amount of time around a food processing plant would probably never eat that product again...

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