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The Lake Room, located inside The 59’er Motel, Restaurant and Convenience Store, offers a tasty menu of fine-dining options every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Fine dining at the 59er: The Lake Room is their latest addition

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Three years ago, Chris and Karen Heinz purchased The 59’er, a combination motel, convenience store and restaurant in Detroit Lakes, with the intent of reviving the local landmark.


“It had been closed,” Karen Heinz said.

Since then, the couple has poured as much of the profits from the business back into renovating the facility as they could manage.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454