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Elmer's Texas Barbeque, located just south of Ottertail, is now open. It had a late start this year while the owners finalized paperwork solidifying a new partnership between Mary Wilson and Rodger Heaton (pictured). Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

Elmer's BBQ reopens under new partnership

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That "place with the best ribs around," Elmer's Texas Barbeque, is now open and running again, with a new business partner in the mix.


Rodger Heaton bought into the business, located between Ottertail and Battle Lake on Highway 78, sharing ownership with Mary Wilson. Wilson, who owned Elmer's for the last five years, closed down last October and spent the winter looking for a new business partner. She found one in Heaton, an old friend.

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