October/November 2020 Edition

CONTENTS


FEATURES

ART

24 Tracy Frizzell Art
By Jenny Holmes
Inspired by waterscapes, rolling prairies, and vivid Lake Country memories, Tracy Frizzell’s art is a true display of lake-life living.

Veterans

30 Remembering Vietnam
By Emilee Mae Struss
Ken Klose, photographer and Vietnam veteran, shares his experience and the discovery of a lifelong passion that has followed him from Vietnam to Staples, Minnesota.

LITERARY

34 More Than Just Words
By Laurel M. Hall
Who doesn’t love a good book? This feature dives into the culture behind book clubs—why they’ve lasted and what’s available in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

HOME

38 Akin to an Art Gallery
By Emilee Mae Strus
Six-feet-wide hallways leading to a clerestory wall make this home feature feel like an art gallery, built by Grandt Builders in Aitkin, Minnesota.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

6 Editor’s Journal

8 Contributors

10 Front Porch | Crossing Arts Alliance Indoor Wall Mural, Fall Book Reads, Apple Cider Pancakes

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

16 Travel | Falling for Fall

20 Entertainment | Neither Wolf Nor Dog

44 Folklore | Spotting Squatch

48 Tradition | A Grouse Hunting Tradition

52 Ghost Stories | Playing with the Paranormal

56 Lake Country Living | Furry Friends at Work

60 Featured Lake | Borden Lake

62 Profile | Entrepreuner Allie Bjerk

64 Events | MN Christmas Market

66 Resort Life | Resorts are Fun, Right?

70 Business | Reality Roasters Coffee Co.

74 Essay | Twelve Men in My Deer Stand

76 Calendar of Events

78 Lake Country Contests

80 Before You Go