April/May 2017 Edition
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.
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.
36 The Life Cycle of Wood Ducks
Wildlife photographer Bill Marchel shares a photo essay on wood ducks, Lake Country’s feathered summer residents.
40 Books for Everyone
By Kate Perkins
Little Free Libraries are popping up throughout Lake Country.
IN EVERY ISSUE
4 Editor’s Journal
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
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