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In this Nov. 18, 2011 photo, Anne Schatz of Stewartville attends a scrapbook and

Craft retreat offers home away from home


ADAMS, Minn. (AP) — Think of it as a bed and breakfast, except there's no owner gliding around in slippers — and you bake your own muffins.

Whispering Willows Cottage in Adams, which identifies itself as a craft retreat home, is like a lot of things, yet unlike anything else.

Owners and sisters-in-law Michele Merten and Christi Kiefer bought the 3,000-square-foot craftsman home about a year ago.

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