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Hugo turns 92

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

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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This weekend, there will be an opportunity to celebrate the local legend and all things Brimson. On Saturday, the bar will host the Fender Benders band in honor of the Hugo’s birthday. Head on over and wish him a happy 92nd year. If you’re lucky, he might ask you to dance.

LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native who 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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