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Automotive nirvana: Okoboji Classic Cars is museum, restoration facility and dealership — all under one roof

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST OKOBOJI, Iowa — It’s a museum.
It’s a dealership showroom.
It’s a gift shop.
It’s a restoration garage.
It’s the ultimate man cave.
It’s a trip back in time.
Okoboji Classic Cars, located just off the intersection of Iowa 86 …continue reading on dglobe.com

Automotive nirvana: Okoboji Classic Cars is museum, restoration facility and dealership — all under one roof

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST OKOBOJI, Iowa — It’s a museum.
It’s a dealership showroom.
It’s a gift shop.
It’s a restoration garage.
It’s the ultimate man cave.
It’s a trip back in time.
Okoboji Classic Cars, located just off the intersection of Iowa 86 …continue reading on dglobe.com

Exhausting work: Mike Balk retires from muffler business

March 22, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Mike Balk never strayed too far from the neighborhood where he grew up.
Sure, he spent three years serving in the U.S. Army overseas, but then it was back to Worthington, and eventually the business his dad started just across the street from the family homestead.
Now, after 48½ years, Balk has turned the key on the family business for a last time and is officially retired. Continue Reading

Boots get their kick with move

March 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Sean and Jayme Boots new at community’s Marthaler auto dealerships
WORTHINGTON About a month after Marthaler Chevrolet and Marthaler Ford hung their signs, Sean and Jayme Boots say they’re settling into their new life in Worthington. Continue Reading

Auto sales on the rise in January

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. sales of new cars and trucks rose 11 percent to 913,287 in January. New models, low interest rates and better loan availability helped buyers overcome lingering worries about the economy and pushed the sales pace to its highest level since the Cash for Clunkers program in August 2009. Continue Reading

Trucks outsell cars by widest margin in 5 years

November 5, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Trucks outsold cars by the highest margin in nearly five years in October, a small sign that the economy may be starting to improve. Continue Reading