In the Coeur d'Alene Press coverage today of the 20th anniversary of the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Hagadone Hospitality partner Jerry Jaeger said: "When Bob (Templin) and Bill (Reagan) decided to sell the company they went straight to Duane and asked if he had an interest." And all this time you thought Duane had seized the old North Shore and the old Western Frontier hospitality empire from Templin? In fact, Bob still thinks that's how it happened. Can't wait for Jerry's version of the time he ran his Lincoln into the back of a truck while trying to merge from 15th Street onto the Interstate.
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