FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota bakery is shutting its doors after 91 years in business.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that the owners of Flandreau Bakery will close up shop for the last time on Friday.

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Mel Duncan opened the bakery in 1930 and worked there until he turned 90. His sons, Ed and Don, took over the business in 1981. Don is 71; Ed is 69.

The brothers say they want to retire and had planned to close the bakery on New Year's Eve but stepped up their timetable after Ed slipped on ice and broke his wrist following a Dec. 15 storm.


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Saint Joseph Cathedral at 521 N Duluth Ave in Sioux Falls was founded in 1915. But that's not the oldest church in the city. The Beaver Creek Lutheran Church at Heritage Park on the Augustana College campus at 33rd & S. Prairie Ave. was built in 1892, making it the oldest wood-framed church in Sioux Falls.

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