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Six Minnesota firms listed among country's best small companies

Forbes put Winmark Corporation number 11 on its top 100 list. The Minneapolis company franchises retail store concepts. Also representing the Gopher State: NVE Corporation, Capella Education, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hickory Tech, and Hawkins.
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Forbes put Winmark Corporation number 11 on its top 100 list. The Minneapolis company franchises retail store concepts. Also representing the Gopher State: NVE Corporation, Capella Education, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hickory Tech, and Hawkins.

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