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CONTENTS



FEATURES

OUTDOORS
28    Aquatic Invasive Species
By Mike Rahn
The collaborative battle against aquatic
invasive species continues in Lake Country.

RECREATION
33    Grand View Lodge
By Jodie Tweed
The Gull Lake resort celebrates its 100th
anniversary in 2016.

HOBBY
36    Floatplane Freedom
By Tenlee Lund

You can fly, you can float, you can go
anywhere in Lake Country.

FISHING
39    Fish On!
By Jodie Tweed

Brainerd High School’s new fishing team is
the largest in the nation.

HISTORY
42    Civil War Veterans
By Julie Jo Larson
A forgotten cemetery in rural Aitkin
provides a glimpse into Lake Country’s
diverse pioneering past.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE
4     Editor’s Journal
6     Contributors
8     Lake Country Letters

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10     Front Porch  |  Earrings Poem, Gardening Tips, Mother’s Day Ideas,
Wedding Floral Trends
16     Arts  |  Traveling Art Pub
18     Our Towns  |  Vining
22     Entertainment  |  Crosslake Outdoor Family Movies
24     Home  |  Guest Room Decor
48     Cooking  |  Cream of Morel Soup
50     Fitness  |  Northern Arboretum’s Fitness Trail
52     Golf  | Footgolf
56     Dance  |  Dancing with Fire
58     Lake of the Month  |  Sylvan
60     Gardening 
|  Community Gardens
64     Business 
|  Family Time Games
67     Calendar of Events