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Hello all I'm new to the art and in MN

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Hello everyone Im in northern Mn located By Hibbing, approximately 75 miles north of Duluth, I'm wondering if there is anyone that is close to my area that I could join up with or within reasonable driving distance that I could meet and garner some advice and hopefully some practice.. I am new to the art and I'd like to learn from someone bc. I am more of a see it get it explained and then try it kind of learner.

PS. I posted a reply in one of the topics that is very similar to this I then realized nobody had posted on the topic since like 2009.. so if it this seems redundant, please excuse me..
thank you for reading Juris Zelenko

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Juris, Welcome to IFI.
You are right to seek out a nearby blacksmith group. The people on this site have a great wealth of knowledge but nothing beats a hands on teaching. Someone will chime in about a group near you. I know there are other blacksmiths in MN.

Good luck and again, welcome.
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Perfect time to post as the Central summer get together is this sat Jul 9th.
It is at Jeremy K, 30488 Co Rd 3, Merrifield, MN
There is also a group around Duluth
Lake Superior Metalsmiths
Lake Superior Metalsmiths (LSM) meet the fourth Saturday of the
month. Potluck at noon with meeting to follow.
Contacts are:
Norm Groehler, President, 715-399-8151
Jim Sage, Vice President, 218-525-7265

Northern Minnesota Metalsmiths
The NMM meetings are the first Monday of the month, often, but
not always, at Keith Johnson’s shop in Bemidji. Contact Keith for
monthly specifics at keith@greatriverforge.com. TheNorthern
Minn. Metalsmith’s website is www.nmmetalsmiths.org

Central Minnesota Blacksmiths (CMB)
Meet on the first Monday of each month
Pot Luck followed by demo
Locations are different every month so please call or write for info
Contacts are:
President: Ken Zitur Brian Johnson
1-320-746-2557 16777 Co Rd 75 NW
ken@kensiron.com Clearwater MN 55367

Then there is the guild of metalsmiths which is a twin cities group

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that Is awesome information lol I won't be able to make the July 9th meeting bc. I am heading to Norway with family for two weeks and I need to get some things in order for that trip, also for these meetings are there like fees or something that you would have to pay? sorry I would love to come to it and I'm sure that I would learn a lot ha I will see if I can make any of the LSM meetings and or get in contact with someone when there isn't a set specific meeting.. Thank you for the Information though and hopefully I may meet some of you one day

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