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Firefighters arrive at the scene of a fire at the 71 Bar and Grill early Thursday morning. Photo courtesy Bemidji Fire Department.

Fire at 71 Bar causes extensive damage

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BEMIDJI – A fire at the 71 Bar and Grill caused an estimated $155,000 worth of damage early Thursday morning, but no injuries were reported.


The Bemidji Fire Department said in a release that they got the call at about 2:30 a.m. from a passing motorist for a fire at the bar, which is located at 468 Bemidji Road NW.

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at 
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