For the first Small Business Showcase, we spoke with Scott Kesti and Kaara Nilsson of The Rusty Bucket.
The Rusty bucket is located on Main Street between second and third Avenue and can be accessed by the south end detour via mill street and Etna Avenue. During construction they are open by appointment only, otherwise their regular hours are Thursday - Saturday 10am -5pm.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Scott: I was a residential building contractor for 15 years before opening the store and still do small projects for people. Kaara, when not hunting for junk, is a Registered Nurse at Deer River Hospital.
What is The Rusty Bucket?
S: The Rusty Bucket is a fun Junk store with new treasures added regularly.
How long have you been in business?
S: 10 years
Why did you want to open The Rusty Bucket?
S: we have always enjoyed collecting unique items, and I wanted to move close to some family property north of town.
What aspect of The Rusty Bucket are you most passionate about?
S: The hunt is always enjoyable and meeting all of the great people.
One thing you would like your customers to know?
S: Everyone is welcome!
One thing is for sure, The Rusty Bucket is one of the many unique treasures of our small town!