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Main Street Meats proprietor Jeff Berndt tried to open quietly earlier this month. As soon as the public smelled his smoker he was off and running. Berndt will soon offer casseroles and other dishes. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Main Street Meats re-opens with a flair for sausage

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The day after Labor Day, a particularly inviting odor started wafting up Main Street in Park Rapids.

It was the smell of smoking meat.


Jeff Berndt, a meat cutter and sausage maker of 17 years, moved here from the Twin Cities to take over Main Street Meats.

His wife and three daughters will follow next spring when school is out.

"Gosh it smells good in here!" said a customer from Detroit Lakes who only identified himself as Ron.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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