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Lykins' $40,000 cello stolen in Minneapolis

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The sinking feeling that hit Scott Lykins when he discovered his $40,000 cello was stolen was hard to put into words.

“It was pretty awful,” the artistic director of the Brainerd area’s Lakes Area Music Festival said Tuesday in a phone interview from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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