December/January 2019-20 Edition

CONTENTS


FEATURES

RECREATION
28 Get Outside and Play!
By Cara Lanz
Once you know the secret to staying warm, no outdoor activity is off-limits in Lake Country.

HOME

32 Sixteen and Counting
By Jodie Tweed
Three brothers and their families, sixteen in all, built a lake home in Crosslake for the entire family.

ADVENTURE

36 Wall of Ice
By Felicia Schneiderhan
Your next outdoor winter adventure awaits at the Sandstone Ice Festival in Sandstone, Minnesota, a premier destination for ice climbers of all levels, from beginners to experts.

OUTDOORS

40 Braving the Arrowhead 135
By Molly Hoeg
The 135-mile ultra winter marathon from International Falls to Tower, Minnesota, tests the most rugged of athletes, who ski, run, bike, or do all three.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

8 Front Porch  |  Trash to Treasure Inspirations, Swedish Gingerbread Recipe, Book Gift Ideas

16 Lake of the Month  |  Upper Red Lake

18 Volunteerism   |  Kids Against Hunger

22 Arts  |  Bud Larsen, Hardanger Fiddle Maker

24 Culture  |  Little Falls Ice Carousel

44 Nature  |  Finding Snowy Owls

48 Community  |  Wildfire On Ice

50 Education  |  Deep Portage Learning Center

54 Poem  |  Grand Gesture, Minnesota

56 Business  |  Lange’s Wreaths

58 Essay  |  A Walleye By Any Other Name

60 Schools  |  Rattle Reels

64 Food  |  Holiday Tapas Spread

68 Lake Country Events

71 Lake Country Contests  |  Statement of Ownership

72 Before You Go