During the economic recession, many manufacturers laid off workers and moved operations overseas. Despite those pressures, Ellery McCardle highlights local businesses who are committed to keeping jobs local and making their products in Southeast Minnesota and North Iowa.

Companies who are proud their products are “Made in the Midwest.”

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Made in the Midwest: Shrimp Farming Comes To Minnesota

In a nondescript shed 15 miles East of Rochester sits Minnesota's first and only saltwater shrimp farm.