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Woodbury resident Brenda Stanton produces all-natural energy bars and several flavors of gourmet popcorn via her business Driving Force Energy Co. She sells her popcorn and energy bars at the St. Paul Farmer's Market. Staff photo by Amber Kispert.

Resident gives gourmet popcorn a natural twist

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Brenda Stanton is busy during the work week as a paraprofessional at Pine Hill Elementary in Cottage Grove. But when away from the school, Stanton can be found experimenting in her kitchen.


The Woodbury resident runs a business, Driving Force Energy Co., that sells all-natural energy bars and gourmet popcorn.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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