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Photo by Brittin Roberts From left, An Open Book owners John and Gillette Kempf, boutique owner Gracie Meyer, Cele Olson, and Shari Olson of Harvest Thyme Bistro share stories at the naming of the old JC Penney to the new Bernauer Building.

It's 'Open': An Open Book replaces Borealis Books

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Borealis Books is back -- under a new name and with new neighbors.

In an age where local bookstores struggle between the rock of the Great Recession and the hard place of Internet sales, Wadena's downtown Borealis Books had to shut its doors for a different reason -- a pipe burst on Feb. 9, causing the loss of 6,000 books and closing the store through the rest of February and March.

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