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Paul Bergman, who owned the Vanilla Bean Cafe with wife, Jan, is pictured shortly after the restaurant opened in 1998. Colleagues say Bergman brought his experience as a small business owner to his later career as county commissioner. (File photo)

Vanilla Bean boss taught value of compassion and tenacity

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When I was 17 years old with a brand new driver's license, I applied for my first job at the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors. I needed some income to pay for all those movies I went to and all the sickeningly sweet lattes I consumed. I got the job and promptly began my career of serving food. I remember the first time owner Paul Bergman came into the restaurant when I was working.

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