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Broken windows and blackened walls show along the west side of the historic mansion. Forum News Service

After fire, businesses pick up pieces

News Worthington,Minnesota 56187
Daily Globe
After fire, businesses pick up pieces
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

DULUTH — As investigators from the Duluth Fire and Police departments continued to comb the scene of Monday’s fire at a historic mansion, the tenants involved adjusted quickly Tuesday while juggling their emotions.

“Yesterday I was flying on adrenaline,” business owner Marsha Hystead said outside the charred Oliver G. Traphagen House on East Superior Street. “This morning it was sadness.”

Meanwhile, Duluth Fire Marshal Marnie Grondahl confirmed the arson investigation initially reported Monday.

“We are investigating it as arson,” Grondahl said. But she did not elaborate due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

Investigators are offering a reward to anyone with information about the fire.