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Lowering the Beans: A Pequot Lakes tradition

Kirk Larson (left) watches as Lance Ray uses a backhoe Tuesday, July 10, to lift the first kettle of beans into place with help by Steve LaBarre and Tim Hidde. This year is the 80th anniversary of Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes. Wednesday, July 11, the five kettles will be opened and the community will be served the renowned meal. What began as an appreciation for area farmers 80 years ago has grown into a large community event. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery 1 / 2
A kettle of beans is stirred after being heated to a boil Tuesday, July 10, before being placed underground on hot coals for the night at Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery 2 / 2

Kirk Larson (left) watches as Lance Ray uses a backhoe Tuesday, July 10, to lift the first kettle of beans into place with help by Steve LaBarre and Tim Hidde.

The kettles are placed underground on hot coals for the night to cook.

This year is the 80th anniversary of Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes. Wednesday, July 11, the five kettles will be opened and the community will be served the renowned meal. What began as an appreciation for area farmers 80 years ago has grown into a large community event.

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KLICK! Photo Gallery - Bean Hole Days Lowering the Beans

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