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LARK Toys began nearly 30 years ago making traditional wooden pull toys. Tim Monson, who has been with LARK for 25 years, still makes the toys in a workshop located at the store.

Kellogg's LARK among 'coolest toy stores'


KELLOGG, Minn. -- When LARK Toys co-owner Kathy Gray got an email from a Reader's Digest Canada writer a few weeks ago, she really didn't think much of it.

"(The writer) said, 'I'm doing a piece on toy stores, and I'm including you,'" Gray said, adding that she emailed back a few photos of the store and went on with her day.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.