October/November 2017 Edition

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CONTENTS


FEATURES

OUTDOORS
28 War in the Woods
By Bill Marchel
In the world of white-tailed deer, autumn is breeding season. When bucks are in “rut,” the northwoods can turn into a battlefield.

HOME
32 Rebuilding a Family Lakeside Retreat
By Jodie Tweed
After a disasterous cabin mishap, a Twin Cities family worked with Lands End Development to rebuild a stunning lakeside retreat in Outing.

ESSAY
36 Chokecherry Geese
By Dan Nelson
Some believe hunting is nothing more than shooting and killing. Not Dan Nelson, who shares a memorable goose hunting adventure. .

HISTORY
40 Milford Mine Memorial Park
By Julie Jo Larson
Forty-one miners died when a mine shaft collapsed near Crosby on Feb. 5, 1924. A memorial park honors their memory.

DEPARTMENTS

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

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10 Front Porch | Stained Glass Artist Greg Rosenberg, St. Mathias’ Heritage Trail, and Crosslake Bicycle Rentals
16 Hometown | Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center
18 Lake Country Lore
| Bataan Death March
22 Entertainment
| Crosslake Historic Log Village
24 Recreation
| Stories from the Stand
46 Arts
| Carver Jim Harting
48 Community
| WeARE Clinic
52 Cooking
| Creamy Wild Rice Soup with Pheasant
54 Poetry
| Transplanted
56 Health
| Tick Diseases
58 Lake Of The Month
| Rice Lake
60 Homegrown
| Minnesota Cranberry Company
62 Business
| Dennis Drummond Winery
64 Calendar Of Events
67 Advertising Directory / Find It
68 Before You Go