From Chalkboards to Smartboards

Has it ever occurred to you that a classroom staple as iconic as the chalkboard could be reinvented over time? Believe it or not, the shifting landscape of education has been undergoing substantial changes since some of its earliest inceptions. Early 17th century classrooms quickly brought forth a number of unexpected innovations in areas as…

NTY CLOTHING EXCHANGE: Flats Trend

As much as we all love our heels, flats can be fun too – and they’re on-trend for spring! Loafers and other fun flats in different patterns are a hot trend this season. Try them in metallic or a fun print, wear them with a cute floral or black and white dress, or keep it…

Resale franchisor gets second wind after Winmark

As Sarah Buzzell perused items at the new NTY Clothing Exchange in Minnetonka, she couldn’t help but notice the pristine quality of the used merchandise, rock-bottom prices — and that lulling fragrance. “This place smells amazing,” said the Ramsey resident, as the aroma of coconut lime verbena wafted from the store’s ScentAir machine. “The stuff…