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Tim Bjerk, right, the new owner of Whitey's restaurant, stands with previous owner Greg Stennes in front of the restaurant last week in East Grand Forks. Christian Randolph / Forum Communications Co.

New owner of Whitey's to tweak East Grand Forks landmark

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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - The new owner of Whitey's plans to reopen the iconic East Grand Forks eatery in early September, but not before making some changes to the way the historic bar and restaurant is run.

Roseau businessman Tim Bjerk will retain the Whitey's name, but he plans to make changes to the menu, remodel the restaurant's interior and bring a strong customer service focus to the business.

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