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Braam family part of first Lakes Jam


National bands made the first Lakes Jam music festival popular, but it was the efforts of many lakes area residents that made it a success.

The outdoor music festival on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) exceeded expectations of event organizers as an estimated 3,500 people were in attendance to see featured bands like REO Speedwagon, The Kentucky Headhunters and Night Ranger.

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