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Final preparations under way for Barnstormers


An era known as the “Golden Age of Aviation” will be saluted Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as final preparations are made at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport for the American Barnstormers Tour.

Fourteen restored vintage aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s will be displayed as part of a five-city tour of Midwestern states during August. Brainerd will be the only Minnesota stop on a tour that includes North Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois this month.

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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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