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A new business ‘for the birds’

Posted: Monday, Dec 3rd, 2012

Rural Brookings County resident Joanne Kinnaman is seen inside her new store, Violet Rose. The store specializes in birds and bird-related items. It opened Nov. 1 on Seventh Street. Photo by Charis Prunty/Register

• Violet Rose Home and Garden opened recently on Seventh Street

BROOKINGS – When Joanne Kinnaman was looking to get back in business after a break from her former Brookings store, the Top Dog Pet Care Center, she thought of one of her favorite animals – birds.

Kinnaman keeps finches and diamond doves at her home and knows others who are partial to feathered pets.

“Everyone that I know that has birds has to drive all the way to Sioux Falls to get anything like this,” she said.

For the complete article see the 12-01-2012 issue.

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