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Christine Olson of the K&M Signs team delivered a stone during the first event o

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The sport of curling has been around a long time, originating in Scotland hundreds of years ago. But since the United States men's team took home the bronze medal in 2006, interest in the sport in the U.S. has surged. The Brainerd Lakes Curling Association was started shortly after those Olympics.

The BLCA started its 2010-2011 season on Halloween and will run on Sunday nights through March at the Gold Medal Arena in the Brainerd Area Civic Center.

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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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