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Cottage House chefs/owners Carol Waaraniemi, left, and Arlene Arvola will celebrate a decade as restaurateurs Friday by rolling back prices. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Menahga's Cottage House celebrates a decade

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A decade ago, the proverbial bee was placed in a bonnet, and Menahga area residents' taste buds have been happier ever since.

Dori Bunnell, a friend and original partner of Cottage House owners and sisters Carol Waaraniemi and Arlene Arvola, suggested the idea of starting a restaurant.


The trio worked together at the Menahga School kitchen, relishing the satisfaction of presenting tasty meals.

"We all three had a vision," Arlene said.

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