Close To Home: Deer Lake Charlie's By Grant Frashier • May 25, 2018 ShareTweetEmail Close to Home visits Deer Lake Charlie's and talks with owner Gail Blackmer. For 71 years this iconic tavren in the wilderness has been a comfortable gathering place in Northern Itasca County. Listen Listening... / 10:25 An interview with Gail Blackmer, owner of Deer Lake Charlie's Credit Grant Frashier Tags: Deer Lake Charlie'sEffieTogoShareTweetEmail Related Content Close to Home: Effie Cafe By Grant Frashier • May 12, 2017 Grant Frashier Close to Home host Grant Frashier talks with Effie Cafe owner Kathy Powell and tells why a particular breakfast there is one of his most memorable meals. Close to Home: First They Cut Your Hair By Grant Frashier • Sep 21, 2017 Grant Frashier First They Cut Your Hair: Remembering Indian Boarding Schools, is an exhibit at the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork. For Close to Home host Grant Frashier it brought back vivid memories of an old friend.