Braham, MN


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Braham is a city in Isanti and Kanabec counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 1,793 at the 2010 census.
Braham is the homemade pie capital of Minnesota. Every year on the first Friday in August the people of Braham celebrate Pie Day. This celebration includes craft sales, music, food stands, games, and entertainment, not to mention pie.
Braham was declared the Pie Capital of Minnesota by former Governor Rudy Perpich in 1990. Braham became famous for its pie in the 1930s and 1940s when Minnesotans would take the "shortcut to Duluth through Braham." While taking this "shortcut," people would stop in Braham and visit the "Park Cafe," the cafe which made Braham famous for pie. Pie Day began in July 1990, after Independence Day, as an ice cream social for fund raising and other charitable activities. In 1992, the date was changed to the first Friday in August when the Isanti County Historical Society took charge of the event.