Northfield’s 143-Year-Old Archer House River Inn A Total Loss After Fire

Fire officials say the main building of Northfield’s historic Archer House River Inn is a total loss after a fire spread throughout the building Thursday afternoon, with crews battling the flames into the early morning hours of Friday.

Northfield police say the fire was first reported in the kitchen of the Smoqehouse restaurant, located in the same building, at about 3:35 p.m. It then spread rapidly throughout the 143-year-old hotel.

Everyone managed to get out safely, but the hotel was heavily damaged. Northfield Fire Chief Gary Franek says the main building is a total loss and the damage elsewhere is extensive.

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WaterWalk hotel-style apartment building opens in Plymouth

The 153-unit WaterWalk, a provider of flexible long-term lodging, has opened off Highway 169 and Bass Lake Road in Plymouth, Minn.  All of the suites, including the unfurnished apartments, include all utilities, high-speed internet and a TV package with premium channels. Furnished suites receive housekeeping and breakfast groceries delivered weekly.

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