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Gary and Jennifer Peterson have spent 12 years restoring the old school in Maiden Rock and turning it into the Maiden Rock Inn. The refurbished building now offers not only guest rooms, but also a deli, bar, game room, sauna and massage studio, among other things.

Petersons say their favorite part of owning MR Inn is getting to meet new people

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MAIDEN ROCK -- When Gary and Jennifer Peterson bought the old Maiden Rock school building in March 1995, they never intended to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast inn.


The pair, originally from the Twin Cities, had been looking for an old building that Gary could use as his workshop for his stair building business and that Jennifer could use as her painting studio.

"We had sought out a building with room," Gary said. "We wanted a lot of (space)."

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