Buyers Found, Dorset Restaurants To Be RebuiltThe northwestern town of Dorset will regain its title as Restaurant Capitol of the World. A couple who worked at and met at Companeros will rebuild the restaurants destroyed by fire last year.
After Devastating Fire, Dorset Restaurants Will Need New Blood To RebuildThe town of Dorset was put on the map when a 3-year-old became mayor, but it has long been visited by people around the state who travel to the Restaurant Capitol of the World.
3-Year-Old James Tufts Becomes Youngest Mayor In MinnesotaThe name of James Tufts was drawn as Mayor of Dorset, Minnesota on Sunday. He's the state's youngest mayor at age 3. That's two days younger than his brother Robert was, when he first held the post.
6-Year-Old Former Mayor Endorses Younger Brother For OfficeThree-year-old James Tufts is throwing his hat into the race for Mayor of Dorset. You'll remember his older brother Robert served two terms in the small northwestern Minnesota town. James found a ringing endorsement in Bobby.
Dorset Restaurants Destroyed By Fire Won't Be RebuiltA small northern Minnesota town may soon have to change their slogan as the "Restaurant Capital of the World." The two Dorset, Minnesota restaurants that were destroyed in a fire last September will not be rebuilt.
Fire Destroys Half Of Dorset's RestaurantsTwo of the four restaurants in Dorset -- a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota -- were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn't been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.
Goin’ To The Lake: Mike & Liz Visit Park Rapids (Day 1)WCCO's summer road trip continued Thursday with Mike Binkley and Liz Collin, who are Park Rapids, Minn. The city is about three-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities.They found the Mississippi River's headwaters at Itasca State Park. Countless visitors have stood right at the beginning of the Mississippi River's 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the must-see stops if you're visiting Park Rapids.
5-Year-Old Mayor Loses Re-Election In Minnesota Robert "Bobby" Tufts lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won when his name was drawn from the ballot box during the annual Taste of Dorset festival.
Dorset's Mayor Bobby Tufts' Term Has Come To An End He's possibly the most adorable city leader in the state, but Mayor Bobby Tufts is now out of office. We first introduced you to the pre-school-aged mayor during last year's fishing opener.
Wander Minnesota: The Restaurant Capital Of The WorldHave you heard of Dorset, Minnesota, the Restaurant Capital of the World? No? Well. Let's take a visit. Dorset is a village Park Rapids and Akeley in northern Minnesota, with a population of about 22 people.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Ice Cream SundaeIt's summer, which means you have about three months to eat as much ice cream as you can. You might prefer malts or cones, but we wanted to find the best ice cream sundae in Minnesota. Your votes sent me three hours northwest of the cities to the Dorset House.
4-Year-Old Mayor Of Dorset, Minn. Wins Re-ElectionIn the final hours of his campaign, Dorset's incumbent mayor left nothing to chance. With cards in hand he spent all day stumping at the annual taste of Dorset. "I got up super early before anyone," Bobby said. He hoped to win support from the thousands of undecided voters. For just $1 per vote, people submitted names to the town's ballot boxes during the Taste of Dorset Festival.