February/March 2020 Edition

CONTENTS


FEATURES

PHOTO CONTEST
34 23rd Annual Photo Contest Winners
Sunrises skimming calm waters; loon calls; the mysterious eyes of an owl; twisted trees contrasted by an evening sky; and the simple joy of a child’s smile. Get a taste of all that Lake Country is displayed through the lenses of talented photographers living in the area.

HISTORY

44 The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Boys
By Tenlee Lund
Three brothers and their families, sixteen in all, built a lake home in Crosslake for the entire family.

ADVENTURE

48 Mushers, Muckluks, and Wolftracks
By Molly Brewer-Hoeg
Ely celebrates fifty years of sled dog racing—this is a story about concentration, companionship, and the commitment involved in training, racing and raising sled dogs.

HOME

54 Home Feature on Gull Lake
By Emilee Mae Struss
This home feature is fun-size. Similar to fun-size candy, this cabin has all of the up-north lake home features—just in a smaller space. .

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

8 Editor’s Journal

10 Contributors

12 Front Porch  |  lternative Valentine’s Day Ideas: Lakes Area Style, Recipe from Deb, Sherlock Holmes Inspired Reading

20 Lake of the Month  |  Mille Lacs

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

24 Literary   |  Author Deborah Jacobs

26 Health  |  Kittens, Puppies & Yoga

30 Profile  |  Sylvia Borash

32 Community  |  Nisswa Women’s Club Turns 100

58 Outdoor  |  Never Too Young to Ski

62 Brew  |  The Story Behind the Brew—2020 Brewery Tour

68 Business  |  Captivating Beauty

72 Essay  |  The Evolution of Roy G. Biv

75 Calendar of Events

78 Lake Country Contests

80 Before You Go