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Hugo Hellman, the former owner of Hugo’s Bar in Brimson, will be celebrating his 92nd birthday in style on Saturday. File photo.

Hugo turns 92

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The unofficial patriarch of Brimson is celebrating his 92nd birthday.

In 1958, Hugo Hellman bought a little bar on the corner of Highway 44 and Brimson Road in Brimson. Over the years, it became the go-to place for camping necessities, cold beer and dancing on the weekends, with Hellman serving as rug-cutter-in –chief. The little business has grown and remains a community mecca although Hellman has long since retired.

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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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