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Mark Ostrowski sings at the Crossroads Music Cafe in Brainerd on open mic night.

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Ostrowski is making his mark on Brainerd's music scene


Mark Ostrowski knew his love for music would take him places, he just never counted on it being Brainerd.

Ostrowski a native of Bowling Brook, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, has taken on the task of revitalizing the alternative music scene in downtown Brainerd as the unofficial booking agent for Crossroads Music cafe. “There’s a stigma about (Crossroads) — it’s only for bikers, it’s a Christian club and it’s run by hippies. Ostrowski said: “My mission is to shatter that.”

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