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Weekend Alert

Ma & Pa Kettle Days

Folks in Kettle River will celebrate the 36th (almost annual) Ma & Pa Kettle Days Friday through Sunday.

Friday’s activities include a beer garden and steak fry at Tower Tap starting at

5 p.m., followed by a street dance starting at 8 p.m. with music by Stranded.

Events kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday, with food vendors and a beer garden, a barbecue cookoff (awards at 3 p.m.), food shelf drive, softball tournament, kids games and a medallion hunt. A cornhole tournament starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at noon. At 8 p.m., there will be another street dance with Pine County Lin...