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Peacock Books & Wildlife Art Open in Rochester, Minn.
David and Lisa Loucks Christenson have opened a new bookstore, Peacock Books & Wildlife Art, "in a dark wood-lined, 325-square-foot space on the west side of the Kahler Grand Hotel" in downtown Rochester, Minn. The Post-Bulletin reported that "things haven't gone exactly as planned. The original idea was to open the shop on September 1, but potential customers kept wandering in as they painted and prepared Peacock Books."
Jeff has worked at newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, photographer and copy editor since 1992. He started at the Post Bulletin in 1999. Kiger is the PB's business reporter and writes a daily column, "Heard on the Street."