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Sam Benshoof/FOCUS Nick's Bar and Grill in Ottertail is finally open for business, after being delayed by the Minnesota shutdown in July.

Nick's Bar and Grill open for business (finally)

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Count Nick Opatz among the fans of last month's budget deal that ended the two-week long state government shutdown.

Opatz had hoped to have his new restaurant, Nick's Bar and Grill in Ottertail, open in time for the Fourth of July, but when the shutdown hit he was left stranded.


"We got our liquor license back in June," Opatz said. "But we still needed the final health inspection."

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