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Bean Hole Days

July 18, 2018
Beth Nelson and her daughters stir the beans before serving them to the public. Nelson’s youngest daughter, Maggie, was chosen as Princess Jellybean. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Bringing Bean Hole Days back to its roots - Area residents honored
July 18, 2018 - 11:00am
July 12, 2018
The Pit Crew uncovers Sven, the final pot of beans of the the day, Wednesday, July 11, in Pequot Lakes. Sven held a new, spicier recipe this year than the traditional Bean Hole Days recipe. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
80 years of beans from a hole: Pequot Lakes celebrates Bean Hole Days
July 12, 2018 - 9:00am
The book cover of “Love on the Misty Isles.” Author to appear Wednesday, July 11, at Lakes Latte in Pequot Lakes.
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Author to appear in Pequot during Bean Hole Days
July 12, 2018 - 8:16am
July 11, 2018
Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center stops by the Brainerd Dispatch offices Tuesday, July 10, to talk about her bid for Minnesota attorney general. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Hilstrom shores up bid for AG's office
July 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 9, 2018
Our Savior's to hold bazaar, bake sale July 11 in Pequot
July 9, 2018 - 5:30am
July 7, 2018
Bean Hole Days to kick off with community picnic
July 7, 2018 - 5:00am
July 6, 2018
Looking Back - July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018 - 3:30am
July 5, 2018
Calendar of events: July 5-11, 2018
July 5, 2018 - 11:30am
March 25, 2018
Pequot Lakes Chamber to recognize Business of the Year - Nominations sought
March 25, 2018 - 7:00am
August 4, 2017
Ed Larsen
Former Pequot Lakes mayor, principal dies: Ed Larsen remembered as consensus builder, environmental advocate
August 4, 2017 - 11:27am
July 21, 2017
Pequot Lakes Chamber member Aundra Erickson and Miss Pequot Lakes Princess Kenna Yutrzenka serve beans to Queen Escort Isabelle Ziesemer, King Bean Lance Ray, Queen Bean Carol Park, Prince Jellybean Erik Almelien and Princess Jellybean Addison Almelien. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
KLICK!: 350 pounds of beans baked overnight
July 21, 2017 - 6:00am
Looking Back - July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017 - 4:30am
July 17, 2017
I'd like to send a great big kudos to all the area people involved in all of our festivals, fairs and activities for jobs well done. There is always something going on, and their hard work is appreciated. We must realize the many hours of time that go into our small-town festivals. Year after year, some of the same people work hard so others can enjoy the offerings. Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Give thanks (not rants) for those who work hard for others to have fun
July 17, 2017 - 5:00am
July 12, 2017
Kirk Larson (left) and Tim Hidde guide the last pot of beans into a bed of hot coals Tuesday at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. The tradition of Bean Hole Days traces its roots back to 1938, when bankers placed an iron kettle of beans in the ground to thank area farmers. Hundreds of people will line up at noon Wednesday for their free bowl of beans for the 30th consecutive year.  Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
PHOTO: Lowering The Beans
July 12, 2017 - 3:00am
July 11, 2017
Celebrate Bean Hole Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11-12, at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes. The event kicked off with the first paddle hunt clue being released at 9 a.m. Monday, July 10.
Help Paul Bunyan find his paddle
July 11, 2017 - 2:49pm