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REACH Mentoring Program

By Ann Markusen
Community Columnist 

Wright diner owner responds with determination to fire setback


February 8, 2019

Photo contributed by Ted Juhl

Firefighters try to douse the flames but it's too late to save Minetties Roadside Diner in Wright early Wednesday morning.

The café in Wright had survived several rounds of ownership, most recently as Minetties Diner. It remained for years the only restaurant in Wright, a gathering place for weekly coffee groups, thousands of games of cribbage, snowmobilers, summer visitors, and folks who'd prefer to not cook dinner. Last week, it burned to the ground. Delivering our latest issue of Pine Knot News to Minetties on Thursday, Jan. 31, driver Joe Waldorf was astonished and sent a phone photo to the editor.

It happened in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, Jan. 30. It was likely an electrical problem. Arth...

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