It's been a stressful few days for one Southern Minnesota business. The pie institution known as The Rapidan Dam Store, has been in business since the Rapidan Dam was built back in 1910. The Dam Store's owners home, which fell into the river, are now homeless, but that hasn't broken their spirit.

The post from The Rapidan Dam Store was heartfelt, and showed the perseverance of the family that runs the business.

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First. Thank You! Each and everyone of you! The support is felt by us all. It is appreciated beyond measure.
Second. We don’t know what will happen. Minute by minute has been playing out right in front of our eyes and it’s hard to experience.
Thirdly and Finally. The Dam Store has not sold its last burger or sold its last slice of pie. When it is safe for all, We Will Be Open in some way or shape.
Honestly, we Love You all and again Thank You for all the support You continue to give us.

I love this message from the Hruska family. I've seen that on the local news stations, there is a family 'spokesperson' who was speaking to the media, but having the actual business put out a statement like this only means good things, like staying open and serving up delicious pies, burgers, and shakes, albeit from probably a new location, based on the flood damage in the immediate area of the current location.

If you'd like to support the Hruska family and there business a GoFundMe has been opened in their name, you can find that page here.

Or you can mail a donation to a local bank, that way all of the money donated will go to the family for their needs.

If you would like to mail a check instead, checks can be made out to:

Rapidan Heritage Society with “ Hruska Family” in the memo line.

Mailing address for Rapidan Heritage Society:

55209 190th Street

Mankato, MN 56001.

Cash donations are also being accepted and can be made directly at either Minn Star Bank locations.

201 Poplar St
Mankato, MN 56001

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202 North Main St
Lake Crystal, MN 56055

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