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Mike McFarland, owner of the Paul Bunyan Bowl and its sports bar and grill, said

Paul Bunyan Bowl to close


BAXTER — After more than two decades in business as the Paul Bunyan Bowl, the business on Excelsior Road is closing its doors. 

And in Nisswa, another long-term area business, the Sportland Cafe, left its building at the landmark Sportland Corner with plans to reopen elsewhere while it continues its Mary Etta’s Pies business at another location. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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