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Mr. Magic: Minnesota 13-year-old puts a magic twist on earning money this summer

13-year-old Weston Herron put a magic twist on earning money this summer

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Weston Herron waits for a reaction as he displays the Hack of Hearts after a card trick Tuesday, June 23, at his stand on the lawn at his home on St. Louis Avenue in Brainerd. Billed as Mr. Magic, Herron charges 25 cents per trick and selects from several decks on his stand. The curb side magic show has attracted approximately 25 people according to his mom. Seve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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BRAINERD, Minn. -- No flashy outfit or magic wand, Weston Herron, 13, sat at his temporary stand Tuesday, June 23, with his dog on St. Louis Avenue in southeast Brainerd waiting for customers.

This was no lemonade stand, however. Herron has delved into his interest of learning card tricks and magic tricks. He has a small collection of unique card decks and is hoping to earn some money to buy a few more. And for a small fee, he will entertain anyone interested in watching his sleight-of-hand.


On the corner of his yard he set up his booth and made signs and business cards to attract customers. Charging 25 cents per trick, he has had many eager viewers. In the few days since he set up his booth he has had over 25 people stop by and has made about $20. As much fun as it’s been for Weston to earn some cash, his favorite part is seeing the reactions to the tricks. His trusty old friend Sunny, an Avon Terrier, is by his side “assisting” him.

Gallery: Curb Side With Mr. Magic

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I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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