Andy Hammre

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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Here’s Where To Watch Fireworks

If you are looking to watch fireworks this year, there are still some towns that will fire them off. However, they are not wanting people to gather in large groups. Many of the fireworks will be shot off from islands or over lakes, meaning there are numerous ways to observe the fireworks from boat or land, but not where everyone …

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Line Of Lights Over Brainerd Lakes

Tuesday June 23, 2:50 am a line of lights moved over the lakes area in the Eastern sky. It turns out it is the future of the internet in the form a conga line of Space X satellites.  

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Street Legal Night at BIR

The Friday night of Brainerd high School graduation we all lined up and announced the names of each graduate, at a parade of sorts at Brainerd International Raceway. I got to see first hand the look on every face as they pulled into the starting lane. For many this was the first time that they had been on the track. …

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Brainerd Middle School Teacher Under Investigation For Racial Facebook Posts

A visual arts teacher at Forestview Middle School in Brainerd is under investigation for racial posts she made on her personal Facebook page over the weekend.Kara Hall posted the following regarding country-wide protests over the murder of George Floyd. “Are you seeing what the blacks people are doing during this protest?”“Maybe you should be out there telling them to stop …

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Full Tummies Program in its 12th Week

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, so the 12th week of Full Tummies – Weekend Edition will take place this Saturday, June 6th at the Baxter Cafe. Free weekend lunches are provided to all kids under the age of 18. We are also pleased to continue our partnership with The Brainerd Outreach Program to provide families with additional free food …

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Grand Casino Re-Opening Date

Grand Casino Mille Lacs will reopen on Monday at 9:00 a.m.All workers and guests will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be available for purchase at the casino for $1. Any employee with a temperature over 100 will not be allowed to work and guests with a temp in the triple digits will not be allowed entrance.New Entrance …

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Let’s Remember Our Front Line Workers

Crow Wing County staff are asking residents for help in donating any extramasks, gloves or hand sanitizer residents may have to spare. There is a dropbox outside of the front entrance of the Community Services building for residentsto drop all donations. 204 Laurel Street in Brainerd. Staff will monitor the box andbring items inside. Residents should drop items off during …

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