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Fran Gack and Frank Lamb recently played for a Christmas party in Nevis. The two have been musical fixtures in the area for a quarter century together, and a decade or two separately before that. Both are Akeley natives, one formerly a factory worker; the other formerly a grocery store owner. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Frank and Fran share music

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The musical duo of Frank and Fran - or Fran and Frank - has delighted northern Minnesota audiences for a quarter century.

Frank Lamb and Fran Gack are such institutions throughout Hubbard, Cass and other counties, they've earned, like Cher, a one-name instant recognition from their thousands of fans.


"Oh, Frank and Fran are playing," one woman noted matter-of-factly at a recent event.

Cheery, upbeat and full of life, one wonders if either has a bad day.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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