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How We Got Started

  Cardinal Corner inc was first established in 1987 with a single shop.  Cardinal Corner is an independent Family owned by sisters Pam and Le, who work at the W. St. Paul location and also live in the area. The 2nd location in Newport, Minnesota was opened in 1992 and is managed by Amy who is the daughter of Pam. Many other family members have worked for Cardinal Corner in the past 28 years now it has been the grandchildren who have helped out.

Cardinal Corner was given the Reader's Choice Award for a few years along with "Small Business of the Year" award by the Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce in 2000. Cardinal Corner was again awarded the Readers Choice Award " Best Gift Shop" in 2012 and 2013.  Cardinal Corner is a member of the South Robert Street Business Association Carpenter Nature Center and the Dodge Nature Center plus other various wildlife groups and centers in the area. Cardinal Corner sponsors a local WCCO radio program "Nature Notes" with Jim Gilbert on Sunday mornings at 7:10 am. This pod cast can be listened to at WCCO.com under Pod casts or using the link on our Home page.

Cardinal Corner's knowledgeable staff strives to help its customers create their own backyard bird sanctuary and bring in the birds! As a small business, our customers are very important to us and brings us a wealth of information in return from their own backyards. Cardinal strives to find the best quality products.

Please stop in when you are in the area, we would love to hear your backyard tales. Please contact us toll free during business hours,  we are on FACEBOOK, Twitter or we can be emailed! We would love to have you "like" us on Facebook.         
    Left - Amy, Manager        Center- Le, Co-Owner       Right - Pam, Co-Owner
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