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Paul and Becky Nickerson, of Houlton, Wis., purchased Selma's Ice Cream Parlour for $155,000. Bulletin photo by Amber Kispert-Smith

Selma's in Afton scoops out history with its re-opening


Walking into the re-opened Selma's Ice Cream Parlour is like walking back in time.

Becky and Paul Nickerson, of Houlton, Wis., opened Selma's on Friday after three years of the ice cream shop sitting vacant, but the restaurant has hardly aged a day.

"We wanted it to look like the oldest ice cream parlor in Minnesota," Becky said. "We wanted to go back to what people remembered.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.