CONTENTS


FEATURES

ENTERTAINMENT
28    Brainerd Ski Loons
By Kate Perkins
Brainerd’s new water ski team received ‘wave’ reviews from spectator last summer.

REENACTMENT
32    White Oak Rendezvous
By Tenlee Lund
Live and lean history in Deer River as
members of the White Oak Society
bring history to life.

HISTORY
36    Fire of 1918
By Julie Jo Larson
A MsStorian Adventure examines one of Minnesota’s worst natural disasters.

FESTIVALS
40    What’s Your Jam?
By Kate Perkins

Music festivals fill the summer schedule in Lake Country.

COMMUNITY
44    The Miracle Man Behind Miracle Field
By Jodie Tweed
Daryls Every is the inspiration behind Miracle Field in Brainerd, an opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to enjoy summer baseball.

DEPARTMENTS

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

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10     Front Porch  |  Back To A Place I was Before Poem, Wine & Words, Father’s Day,         Brainerd History Week
16     Arts  |  Adult Coloring Book Craze
18     Lake Country Lore  |  Whitefish Chain Mail Boats
22     Going Green  |  Ideal Green Market
24     Home  |  Front Porch Decor
48     Cooking  | Beer-Batter Walleye
50     Outdoors  |  Tubing Down the River
56     Health  | Combating Mosquito Diseases
58     Camping  |  Pie Irons
60     Local Flavor 
 |  School House Cafe
64     Business  
|  Birdie Bag Golf
67     Calendar of Events