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.
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.
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. .
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.
IN EVERY ISSUE
4 Editor’s Journal
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