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Prime real estate sold

A block of Highway 71 south in Park Rapids has been sold for future development. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A block of U.S. Highway 71 has been sold to Hugo’s Family Marketplace across the street. Principals involved in the sale, including Wolf & Simon Real Estate, confirmed the sale but said they couldn’t speak formally until the closing, perhaps this week. Linda Anderson, owner of Linda’s Recycled Goods, said merchants must vacate their stores by Feb. 28. A strip mall is envisioned, possibly with a Caribou Coffee shop and other offerings. The historic house on the corner will be sold for removal from the property.

Sarah Smith

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

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