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Julie Amidon lost her home and belongings to a fire in April. This Saturday, Jody and Gary Hepola, owners of Hugo’s Bar in Brimson, will host a benefit for her. Photo courtesy of Jody Hepola.

Brimson community rallies around fire victim

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At about 11 p.m. on April 28, Julie Amidon was already down for the night in her little house near Brimson when she heard a small popping noise from the other room. She contemplated going back to sleep because her cats hadn’t stirred, which they always do when there is any type of commotion in the house.


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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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