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Heather, Madison, Whitney and Joel Steffel offer a unique inventory of antiques, sure to stir memories. Bear Crossing, located just south of Dorset, will host an open house this weekend. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Dorset's Bear Crossing is a pathway to the past

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Stepping into Bear Crossing Antiques is a venture into another era.

The shop holds an inventory that defies description, and captures the imagination.


Joel and Heather Steffel moved to the home located a half-mile south of Dorset on Highway 226 eight years ago.

"It's a great location," said Heather, who grew up surrounded by antiques. Her parents, Bob and Melly Weis, own a dealership in southern Minnesota. "We decided to see what we could do."

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