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Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A family is opening a spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City in an effort to help them cope with back-to-back tragedies.

Jeanne Wagner and her daughter, Kylea, decided to open a Spice & Tea Exchange franchise after they endured two wrenching losses. Jeanne Wagner's son, Jake, died in a car accident at age 22 in June 2013, and her sister-in-law, Michelle Snipes, died in March 2012 at age 41 after a brief battle with cancer.

Jeanne Wagner found solace in cooking and tea, two passions she shared with family and friends after the two family members died within 15 months of each other.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the family has planned a grand opening for Nov. 16.

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