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The Dakota Café open for business with a familiar face

Posted January 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm

The Dakota Café open for

business with a familiar face

What was once known as Sutton’s Café is now The Dakota Café in Finley.

Having many transformations throughout the years, Sutton’s Café was owned by Julia and Lou Sutton and was sold in the early 1970s to Tryg and Fran Hanson and became Tryg’s Tavern. Later becoming Mom & Dad’s Tavern followed by Mom’s Tavern owned by Donna Busch, and eventually becoming Rumors Tavern and the Playpen, a place for children to hang out and play games.

“It’s neat that after all these years what was once a café is finally returning,” said Rumors Tavern

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    L.B. Hanna and G.A. Warner organized Hope State Bank in 1900 with a capital of $10,000. The officers were: J.M Keene, Pres.; C.S. Moores, Vice Pres.; Watson E. Boise, cashier. Contractor Officer constructed the red brick 25 x 40 building with brown stone trimmings and plate glass windows on lots 4 block 30, Steele Ave.

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    Editor

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    In the beginning of June Valley Senior Services of Fargo took over serving meals to the senior citizens of Finley after multiple meetings were held with the Finley Livewires.

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    Dennis Kubischta has always loved his job as Steele County Veteran Service Officer, but this past Monday it became a little more special to him.

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    The worlds fastest 5K was ran by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia in 12:37. Dallas Patton of Finley can run a 5K in 18.40 qualifying him to compete in the 2013 Down Under Sports in Australia.

    Down Under Sports was founded in February 1989 by George O’Scanlon of New Zealand. O’Scanlon loved athletics, especially American football (gridiron). His desire over the years was to promote

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