October/November 2018 Edition

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CONTENTS


FEATURES

RECREATION

28 A Tale of Two Trails
By Molly Hoeg
Lake Country residents are fortunate to have two scenic trails in our own backyard: Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails.

OUTDOORS

32 Sax-Zim Bog
By Rich Hoeg
A hidden gem in northern Minnesota, Sax-Zim Bog receives national accolades as a winter birding mecca.

LIVING

36 Shoreline Restoration
By Mike Rahn
A growing number of lakehome and business owners are making shoreland habitat and restoration a priority in Lake Country.

HOUSE

40 An Escape from City Life
By Jodie Tweed
A Twin Cities couple has the best of both worlds; a downtown Minneapolis condo and a lakeside retreat on Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors
8 Lake Country Online

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

10 Front Porch  | 
Mess-Free Halloween Pumpkins
, Caramel Apple Dip Recipe, Spooky Reads for Crisp Autumn Nights

16 Arts  |  Great Northern Radio Show

18 Profile  |  Author William Kent Kruege

22 Lake Country Lore   |  Camp Ripley Military Museum

24 Philanthropy  |  Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

44 History | Haunted Palmer House Hotel

46 Adventure  |  Forest History Center

48 Business  |  CatTale’s Books & Gifts

50 Community  |  Habitat for Humanity

52 Essay | How to Buy a Shotgun and Save Your Marriage

56 Cooking  |  Potatoes

58 Lake of the Month  |  Round Lake

60 Fishing  |  Fall Walleye Fishing

64 Book Excerpt  |  A Lakeside Companion

67 Calendar of Events

70 Advertising Directory/Find It

72 Before You Go