Andy Hammre

Drive in movies without drive ins.

Drive in movies! I’m not referring to the theaters themselves, no I mean the movies shown it those parking lot theaters. Movies made in three days that were shown while you made out with your sweetie. Somehow in the movies are back… without drive theatres. Films by the likes of Christopher R. Mihm and Larry Blamire. Films with titles like …

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3rd Day of Halloween Movies

H.P. Lovecraft finished his novella in September of 1930. In 2011 this movie was made, it never had a theatrical release and appeared in film festivals around the world. The movie does a fantastic job of looking and sounding like a movie made in the 1930’s. One of its trailers announced it would be out in October 1931. Matt Foyer …

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More Cool Movies for Halloween.

My second of my movies from the five days of Halloween is …..Bruce Campbell, the greatest actor of his generation and this movie trailer states. Campbell has been on TV in series as Burn Notice, Xena and others plus movies like Shemp Eats the Moon, Attack of the Helping Hand, Evil Dead, Maniac Cop, Moontrap, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep …

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Cool Halloween Movies.

It’s the Cool 5 days of Halloween. A count down (or count up) of five Scary-ish movie for the season.

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Coats For Kids

Holy COW! The coats are PILING UP at Crystal Cleaners as the 2020 COATS for KIDS drive is nearing it’s final collection date (Monday, October 19).I used the past weekend to “practice what I a preach” and finally dug into my own closets for coats and other winter wear that I could donate to the drive. I found a few …

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Wildfires!

Dry weather and drought across Minnesota have created conditions favorable for wildfires this fall.The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges homeowners, woodland owners, farmers and outdoor recreationists to monitor statewide fire danger and current burning restrictions, which can fluctuate quickly this time of year.“Don’t fall for the trap that cooler weather cancels fire danger,” said Casey McCoy, DNR wildfire prevention …

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Has Anyone Lost A Pig?

Photo Credit: Brainerd Police Department/Facebook You never know what officers will have to respond to in a shift. This sweet heart was found near Pine Street and Beech Street. If you are the owner or know the owner please call Animal Control at 218-820-6288.(Yes, we are aware there are four cops holding a pig. We also find it funny.)

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A Great Summer?

As Labor Day was the unofficial end of Summer 2020. September 22nd it will officially be over. We wondered, in general, how did this summer compare to an average summer?

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Brother Louie Became A Hit On This Date 8/19/1973

The Stories entered the US charts on this date in 1973 with a cover of Hot Chocolate’s “Brother Louie”. It made it to Number One in the US and UK, top 10 in France and Canada.  It’s a great song, but somehow some covers take it to a new high.  For  instance, Bert Heering the lead vocalist of the Hair-Metal …

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Camp Knutson In Crosslake Celebrates A Night Under The Stars

Camp Knutson’s volunteers are presenting their annual Night Under The Stars event: “Rooted Together With Love,” on Saturday evening, July 18th, 2020 with a virtual gathering and online auction to benefit Camp Knutson.Camp Knutson is the camp in Crosslake that caters to campers who have identified needs (chronic skin conditions, heart disease, Down syndrome, HIV/AIDS, etc). The online event will …

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