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From left; Jerome Cota, Tom Puppe and Roger Hoffman share a laugh during lunch at the city-owned cafe in Goodridge, Minn. recently. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

To keep the last café open, city of Goodridge runs it, along with the bar, liquor store


GOODRIDGE, Minn. — This past February, Shannon Moen added restaurant management to her list of duties as the city clerk here.

That’s when Goodridge, home to 132 people and located in northeast Pennington County, opted to forgo finding another owner for the city-owned café and instead reopen and run the establishment itself as the Country Side Grill.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog
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