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Oscar Julin from Davis Drywall removes scaffolding at the rear of the newly painted exterior of the historic Chief Theater, home of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

New-look Playhouse: 'The Chief' gets a facelift as summer play season nears

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BEMIDJI - It's a race to get renovations to the Paul Bunyan Playhouse finished in time for the opening of the first play, now less than a week away, but organizers are determined to make it happen.


Local businessman Chris Keenan, a member of the Playhouse board and the man in charge of building maintenance, is working alongside other contractors.

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