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Brainerd Dispatch

There is a monster threatening the residents of North Long Lake near Brainerd. Last October, on Friday the 13th, a monster bog broke off and began drifting around North Long Lake north of Brainerd.  It's not unusual for bogs to break loose, but this one is huge.  It weighs about 4 thousand tons - that's 8 million pounds!  It's about 4 acres in size; and it's made up of muck and plants like bullrushes and tamarack trees. 

In this "Very Special 'Dig Deep' Edition" of wordish, I help Chuck Marone and Aaron Brown explain the economics of Northern Minnesota - through poetry!

Chuck and Aaron Dig Deeper yet by discussing the end of the MN Legislative Session this year and the governor's vetoes. 

Crow Wing County Historical Society

Aaron and Chuck continue the conversation on the closing of major retail stores like Herberger's by looking to the future.  They differ on what should/could happen.  What do you think?  What would make your town better?  Email us! 

John Bauer

Program 73  "A Close Call": Setbacks and the High Cost of Rebuilding the Dam, 1948 - 49

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".