Restoration work has begun on the historic opera house damaged by a fire two months ago, according to a story in The Daily Standard.

H.A. Dorsten Inc. of Minster began work on the 1895 Boesel Opera House, owned by Crown Equipment Corp., last week after structural engineers gave the go-ahead.

A Feb. 25 fire heavily damaged the brick building that housed the Fireside Pub restaurant and Que's Barber Shop. Keith Quellhorst, owner of Que's, has relocated to another location in the community. Misty Kuck, owner of the restaurant, has not announced any future plans.

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