Donovan John Fisher, owner of Don’s Bakery in Elk River

Don Fisher spent most of his life going to work just as everyone else was going to bed.


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The longtime owner of Don’s Bakery in Elk River, Fisher was there in the small hours of the morning, mixing dough and firing up the ovens to make fresh bread and bismarcks, long Johns and ladyfingers for the rush of morning customers.

A busy guy who didn’t like to sit still, he spent his off hours working on vintage cars, taking the shell of a 1948 Mercury convertible and lovingly restoring it.

Then came the day in September when he was sitting in the living room watching TV, and his wife, Carol, sensed something was wrong.

“That’s just not Don,” she said. Feeling lightheaded, he uncharacteristically fell. A few days later, he fell again.

An ambulance brought Fisher to the emergency room. The medical staff first thought he was having

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Fisher, who won five NBA titles with the Lakers, and Govan, who owns the Mexican restaurant chain Gorditos, extensively remodeled the place during their stay. The Mediterranean-style spot now boasts a sleek interior with arched doorways and designer fixtures across 6,566 square feet.

On the main level, a chandelier-topped dining area adjoins a living room under tray ceilings. The chef’s kitchen provides a burst of color with a bright blue tiered island topped by marble.

Upstairs, the owner’s suite opens to a scenic deck overlooking the long, landscaped backyard, complete with a swimming pool, dining patio and trampoline. A walkway cuts through the verdant space, leading to a guesthouse at the far end of the property.

Out front,

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In a recently filed lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Rose Bauer and her company Rivero Real Estate accuses brokers Dora Puig and Mayi de la Vega of going behind her back to deprive her of a 5 percent commission, or about $520,000, resulting from the sale of a four-bedroom, 4,904-square-foot unit at the boutique tower Palazzo Della Luna.

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