August/September 2017 Edition

CONTENTS

FEATURES

COMMUNITY
28 Kicks on Route 66
By Tenlee Lund
When cruising through Crosslake, stop at Kicks on Route 66, where you can immerse yourself in all sorts of art-related media and endeavors.

RECREATION
32 The Wake Takeover
By Kate Perkins
First, it was waterskiing, then it was wake boarding. Now wake surfing, right behind a boat, has taken over Minnesota lakes.

ADVENTURE
36 The Red Dirt Yurts of Cuyuna
By Kate Perkins
They’re half-tent, half-cabin. Three yurts offer a unique camping experience in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.

HO– USE
40 Built for Retirement
By Jodie Tweed
A North Long Lake home, built by Dotty Brothers Construction, provides a former Anoka couple with their ideal up north retirement destination.

DEPARTMENTS

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

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10 Front Porch | Personality+Plus Owners Retire,
Sweet Life Bakery Opens, and What’s In A Name: Cuyuna
16 Fitness | Kiwanis Kids Triathlon
18 Lake Country Lore | Mary Gibbs
22 Living | Nautical Inspiration For Your Home
24 Arts | Mike Sommerness, Paddle Maker
44 Culture | Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Powwow
46 Homegrown | Sprout
48 Poem | “Nevermore,” Quoth the Walleye
50 Business | Stella Farms
52 Cooking | Burgers
56 Health | Bell’s Palsy
58 Lake Of The Month | Farm Island Lake
60 Outdoors | Finding the Lost 40
64 History | 100th Anniversary of American Red Cross, Crow Wing Chapter
67 Calendar Of Events
70 Advertising Directory / Find It