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Pequot Lakes: A city full of beans


PEQUOT LAKES — Bake 400 pounds of beans overnight underground, using a secret recipe, stir them up with a canoe paddle and serve it for free to about 2,500 people on a beautiful summer day and good times are bound to follow.

That was the recipe for success Wednesday as locals and out-of-towners at Trailside Park waited patiently, cup in hand, in a serpentine line as part of 2013 Bean Hole Days.

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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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