April/May 2020 Edition

CONTENTS


FEATURES

SPORTS
38 A Different Kind of Winning
By Emilee Mae Struss
Three Brainerd High School Head Coaches: Lisa Salo, Dan Anderson, and Dave Herath team up to compete in local triathlons.

LAKE LIFE

42 Rowing Club Launches on Gull Lake
By Jenny Gunsbury
The Brainerd Lakes Rowing Club has officially launched on Gull Lake, a nonprofit to educate and inspire others to try the sport of rowing.

HOME

48 Letting the Light in on Pokegama Lake
By Emilee Mae Struss
Filled with natural light, via milky-white paneling, Nor-Son built this cabin on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, with multiple generations in mind.

ADVENTURE

56 White Water Rafting on the Kettle River
By Felicia Schneiderhan
Amber in color and fed by swamp drainage, this river’s five ferocious rapids provide paddlers quite the stomach-dropping thrill. No experience necessary.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

6 Editor’s Journal

8 Contributors

10 Front Porch  |  License to Explore, Summer Book Reads, Safety Tips for Boating with Kids

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

18 Art   |  Deb Hess Jewelry

22 Nonprofit  |  Changing Lives with Hippotherapy

26 Community  |  One Vegetable, One Community

28 Festivals  |  Spillin’ the Beans on Bean Hole Days

32 Competition  |  Zorbaz Gull Lake Swim Challenge

36 Agriculture  |  Farm to Kitchen Table, CSAs

60 Lake of the Month  |  Lake Alexander

62 Local Finds  |  Beachside Essentials

64 Wildlife  |  Vince Schute Bear Sanctuary

70 Essay  |  Best Time to Train a Dog

74 Chef’s Corner  |  Pizzas on the Grill

76 Calendar of Events

78 Lake Country Contests

80 Before You Go