KARE 11 has a sure sign of the changing Minnesota economy today. In Minnetonka, a locally-owned hardware store is closing; a brewery and taproom is going to replace it.

We’ve got plenty of taprooms now, but the neighborhood hardware store is vanishing in a hurry.

Kraemer’s True Value Hardware will close in December. The owner of the business, which has been around for 109 years, says it seems like a good time to retire.

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