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Listen: Artistry, history on display at Crow Wing County Fair

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A traditional painting method with many variations based on the different regions in Norway is alive and well at the Crow Wing County Fair.
A locomotive engine of historic significance is on display at the Crow Wing County Fairground. Discussions have taken place to preserve that part of Brainerd’s railroad history by erecting a roof over the engine to shelter it from the elements, such as snow and rain.
Attendance might have been a little lower than typical years, but officials said vendors and fairgoers alike seemed satisfied with this year's events.
Sebastien Jakob Blondo was killed when his Jeep Wrangler struck another vehicle.
Alex Alden Nelson died when his motorcycle struck a boat towed behind a vehicle.
Graduates from the Washington High School class of 1962 gathered for their 60th class reunion and invited a special guest -- one of their kindergarten teachers from 1949.
Monson’s decision to run for House District 5B came after careful consideration of what the responsibility would mean for him and his wife, along with encouragement from legislators with whom he’s worked on various county legislative priorities.
Just a few years earlier, the 46-year-old small business owner and grass-fed beef farmer in rural Long Prairie did not envision his foray into pursuing a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. But now, days before the Tuesday primary election to determine if his name will appear as the Republican candidate on the November ballot in House District 5B, Wiener said he’s focused on bringing his political outsider sensibilities to a state Capitol rife with self-interest.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

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