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'Up north' charm keeps Black Bear Lodge and Saloon thriving


Log cabins are not necessarily an uncommon sight in the Brainerd lakes area. It comes with the territory of being a getaway destination for vacationers. Populating with tourists in the summer months for its lakes and winter for even more outdoor activity, both residents and out-of-towners enjoy the area for its log cabins and that ‘up north feel’ they tend to bring.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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