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October Son members Jason Franzen (left), Trevor Ebinger, Steve Michaud and Mark

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Trevor Ebinger and Jason Franzen worked the music scene long before they even knew how to drive.

You could say that Ebinger and Franzen — who used to ride the school bus together and graduated from Brainerd High School a year apart in the late 1980s — are following in their fathers’ footsteps since both of their fathers were in bands. Ebinger plays drums and Franzen plays lead guitar and they both sing in the band October Son. They’ve been in the band since 2002. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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