April/May 2017 Edition

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CONTENTS


FEATURES

HO– USE
28    Built with Forever In Mind
By Jodie Tweed
A Twin Cities couple enjoys their new Hampton-style home on Lake Edward, an Up North retreat where they plan to retire one day.

OUTDOORS
32    Prospecting for Agates and Amethyst
By Julie Jo Larson
The MsStorians embark on an international adventure in search of agates and amethyst across the Canadian border.

WILDLIFE
36    The Life Cycle of Wood Ducks
Bill Marchel
Wildlife photographer Bill Marchel shares a photo essay on wood ducks, Lake Country’s feathered summer residents.

COMMUNITY
40    Books for Everyone
By Kate Perkins
Little Free Libraries are popping up throughout Lake Country.

DEPARTMENTS

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

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10    Front Porch  |  Spring Reading Recommendations, DIY Dandelion Wine, and a Look Back at LCJ’s 20th Anniversary
16    Celebration
|  Cinco De Mayo in Long Prairie
18    Lake Country Lore 
|  WWII Prisoner of War Camps in
Lake Country
22    Gardening
|  Fairy Gardens and Fairy Houses
24    Décor
 |  The Olde Depot JUNKtion
44    Business 
|  Itasca Leathergoods
46    Pets
  |  Longville’s Canine Ambassador
48    Homegrown 
|  Backyard Chickens
54    Cooking
  |  Fish-in-a-Dish
52    Health 
|  Juvenile Arthritis
57    Poem 
|  The Past Begins on Opening Day
58    Lake Of The Month 
|  Black Hoof Lake
60    Cultivate 
|  Alternative Gardening Methods
64    Golf
| Golf Pro Elizabeth Larson
67    Calendar Of Events
70    Advertising Directory / Find It

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