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Ellsworth area builder brings Martell store site back to life

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TOWN OF MARTELL--Dan Knutson can foresee a day when the former Thompson General Store in the heart of Martell serves a commercial business again.


Or perhaps the historic building could become a bed-and-breakfast, catering to the fishing enthusiasts who enjoy the nearby Rush River. Or maybe it could be a place where pop and light goods are sold to area visitors.

"I hope the real estate market holds up so I'm able to sell it," Knutson said.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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