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Sue and Corey Westrum, owners of North Star Pest Control based in Leonard, will be among the scores of vendors displaying their merchandise and services at the 2011 Pioneer Women's Expo from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sanford Center.

Bemidji Women's Expo: Entrepreneurs win IDEA competition

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The northward march of bedbugs inspired Corey and Sue Westrum to design a Northwest Minnesota Foundation IDEA competition winning invention.


The Insect Inferno is a trailer that kills bedbugs and their eggs on and in household furniture by roasting the insects at 130 degrees F. The trailers are manufactured in Bemidji by Jason VantHul, owner of Northland Kilns.

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