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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Wintergreen Northern Wear Has New Owners

After 24 years in the performance clothing business, Paul and Sue Schurke recently sold Wintergreen Northern Wear (the clothing manufacturing and retail store) to Curt and Becky Stacey. The above photo shows (l-r) Curt, Becky, Sue, and Paul.

I stopped in to the Wintergreen store in Ely to introduce myself to the new owners. Becky is minding the store while Curt is in Michigan staying with their two kids while they finish the school year. Becky and Curt have Minnesota roots and are moving their young family to Ely this summer.

Sue will continue to provide design consulting, and Wintergreen Designs will continue to collaborate with Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. The Stacey's intend to keep production right here in Ely, expand internet marketing and group sales, and promote the made in America label.

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge will continue to be operated by Paul and Sue Schurke, as a separate business entity.

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