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Historic restaurant in Black River Falls destroyed in fire

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news Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

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

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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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