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COEUR D'ALENE -- The Executive Chef at the Coeur d'Alene Resort and Casino won a national contest on Monday to help him open his dream restaurant.

A panel of judges announced Adam Hegsted as the winner after receiving the majority of online votes. They said they loved Hegsted's plan for a tapas restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Hegsted won $20,000 to help open his restaurant.

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