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Historic restaurant in Black River Falls destroyed in fire

BLACK RIVER FALLS - Authorities are trying to determine what started a weekend fire that destroyed an historic restaurant near Black River Falls.

Officials said the Rustic Mill restaurant had been closed for almost two weeks, and no one was injured in the blaze. Fire-fighters were called close to midnight on Friday night.

The building was a grain mill when it opened in 1866. It became a restaurant over 40 years ago. It was shut down in 2009, but it re-opened last year as a steakhouse.

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