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Finalists chosen for IDEA Competition

BEMIDJI -- The sixth annual IDEA Competition will be held April 24 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.

Finalists were just announced for the event -- seven northwest Minnesota businesses will compete for one of three $10,000 cash awards to help advance their business idea.

This year's finalists are:

• Szurpicki Lawn Services, John Szurpicki, Bemidji.

• Scratch My Aspen, Marina Lovell, Laporte.

• CR Data Solutions, Robert Cloose, Bagley.

• Addy-Olly, Cynthia J. Krankkala, Thief River Falls

• Berd's Innovations, Coreen Berdahl, Red Lake Falls.

• Skyrocker Telescope, Donald Miller, Roseau.

• Lamplighter Hockey, Tim Slukynsky, Warroad.

Edie Ramstad, owner and founder of Weave Got Maille, which manufactures and sells chainmaille jewelry supplies in Ada, Minn., is the keynote speaker.

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