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Northern Home Essentials: 57 years down with many more to come


August 15, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Larry DeRosa, from left, Kati Purkett and Brian DeRosa pose for a photograph inside their business, Northern Home Essentials. The entire DeRosa family is still involved in the business, started by Larry DeRosa's mother and father 57 years ago in their garage.

Since it was established in 1962, Northern Home Essentials - originally Northern Electronics - has been a family-owned and operated business and the DeRosa family plans to continue the tradition for years to come.

"At this point in time, the reason that the store works the way that it does is because the three of us are involved," Brian DeRosa said. "There's no ifs, ands or buts about it."

Northern Home Essentials is owned by Larry DeRosa, and his children Brian DeRosa and Kati Purkett work alongside him running the store.

"There's no question the store wouldn't be here if these two were...

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