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Variances approved for new Bemidji restaurant

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The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board has approved a request from Doug Howe for three variances that would allow for the renovation of the former Bonanza building.


Doug and Reva Howe built the restaurant as a Mr. Steak franchisee in 1977 and operated it until 1985, when they sold it to Kathy Guess. Guess ran the business as a Bonanza restaurant until closing on Jan. 1.

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