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Made with rum, vodka, orange juice and cream, an orange whip is a sweet cocktail that packs a punch. But, does the cover band Orange Whip also “pack the one-two punch” it professes to offer? Champlin will soon find out.

Orange Whip, a Twin Cities-based cover band, has a ten-year history and more than 400 gigs under their guitar straps. Their song list includes everything from Louis Armstrong and Guns N’ Roses to Dolly Parton!


          Watch cover band Orange Whip perform “Word Up” by Cameo.

The band performs on Friday, June 13 in the Father Hennepin Festival main tent beginning at 8 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge. The event is 21 years of age and older only.

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Wilcox PaperJohn Cox, Champlin’s deputy city administrator, today announced the new owner of the Far North Windows building: Wilcox Paper. According to Cox, “Wilcox Paper, who will be leasing a portion of the building back to Far North Windows, plan to relocate their Minneapolis facility to Champlin.”

Closed after 50 years of success

FarNorth Windows & Doors, manufactured by Scherer Bros., moved its production operation from Brooklyn Park to Champlin in 2001, with the intention to grow the business; however, five years later, production was halted (Read the history of FarNorth Windows & Doors, that includes videos of the Champlin location.) The building has been for sale since fall of 2006.

New Location for Wilcox Paper


Wilcox Paper, located in Northeast Minneapolis, is an independent paper merchant that has specialized in providing creative paper solutions to the Twin Cities printing community for over 80 years. Current owner, Terry Hudy, purchased the company in 2006.  

 

Wilcox Paper has outgrown its current location, after 35 years, and chose Champlin because the location allows them to better serve their key accounts, and the new building will allow them to expand services. 

 

Hudy says they plan to move to Champlin in late August.

 

“We currently have 35-40 employees who we expect to move with us,” says Hudy. “However, we are planning to expand our business and expect to add more jobs in the next few years.” They are currently recruiting sales staff.

 

“Champlin is a nice, clean community,” said Hudy. “Wilcox Paper is looking forward to our big move!”

“Wilcox Paper is a quality business that is a great fit for the highway corridor and the Champlin community,” said Mayor Mark Uglem. “The City is extremely excited about Wilcox Paper’s plans to relocate their business and 35 employess to Champlin.” 

For more information about Wilcox Paper, e-mail owner Terry Hudy at terryh@wilcoxpaper or call 612-378-2400.

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