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Co-owner of Locally Laid to speak at West Duluth business luncheon

News Tribune staff

An owner of Locally Laid, a pasture-based egg operation in Wrenshall that got national attention when it almost won a commercial aired during the Super Bowl, will be the featured speaker at West Duluth Business Club’s luncheon meeting on Wednesday.

The monthly luncheon, which is open to the public, begins at 11:30 a.m. in the banquet room of Mr. D’s Bar & Grill at 5622 Grand Ave. in Duluth. The cost of the lunch is the price of food off the menu. To reserve a spot, e-mail

Lucie Amundsen, who owns Locally Laid with her husband, Jason, will tell the story of their company and what lies ahead for it. Its prominence was boosted last winter when it was a runner-up out of 15,000 small businesses in the Small Business Big Game contest sponsored by Intuit.

The Amundsens, who live in Duluth, started with a small flock of chickens. They expanded after they discovered no eggs were available commercially from the Duluth area. Today, they have 4,000 chickens that are cage-free and pasture-fed. That produces healthier, tastier eggs, they say.

The company’s eggs are available in some Duluth stores. And they have started to partner with other farms to extend their distribution reach to the Twin Cities and beyond.