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Petrell Hall Centennial this weekend

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This weekend, Brimson and Toimi residents will have a big reason to celebrate. Petrell Hall, the local community center, celebrates its 100-year birthday this year.


The hall was built in 1912 by Finnish immigrants but fell into disrepair near the middle of the century. A volunteer group renovated the building in the 80s and local folks have been working ever since to fulfill its original mission: "To be used for the social uplifting of the working class forever."

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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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