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Butler Project renovations scheduled to begin Jan. 2


AITKIN — The Aitkin Butler Building’s current exterior will soon be just a memory, but the people behind the renovation reported one lucky individual can hold onto a piece of history.

Renovation work on the facade of the Butler building is scheduled to start on Jan. 2, and the building’s new owner offered the huge signature lantern that hangs above the entrance to the person submitting the best offer, with a small catch — they need to work out removal of it with the contractor.

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