June/July 2019 Edition

CONTENTS


FEATURES

LAKES
30 Living the Lake Life
By Cara Lanz
Pontoons, affectionately called “floating living rooms,” are the perfect family friendly watercraft to spend a full day on the lake.

LOCALLY GROWN

34 “Berry-Licious” Picking in Lake Country
By Tenlee Lund
Plan a trip to one of our many berry patches to spend a delightful day outdoors with the family.

RESORTS

38 Ninety Years of Memories
By Cara Lanz
Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, founded in 1929, celebrates its ninetieth anniversary this summer.

HOME

42 Heartache to Healing
By Jodie Tweed
A Pequot Lakes couple builds a Scandinavian-inspired dream home in wake of family heartbreak.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

6 Editor’s Journal
8 Contributors

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

10 Front Porch  |  Brainerd Water Tower, Summer Reads, Rainy Day Fun

18 Arts  |  Artist Mark Swenson

22 Fishing   |  Juice Baits

26 Business  |  The Olde Tyme Trading Post and Silo Ice Cream Parlor

46 Author  |  Sarah Stonich

48 Landscaping  |  Ultimate Outdoor Spaces

56 Entertainment  |  Deer Lake Charlie’s

58 Outdoors  |  Riding Cuyuna

60 Chef’s Corner   |  Spicy Watermelon Ginger
Gazpacho Recipe

62 Lake of the Month  |  Pennington Mine Lake

64 Gardening  |  Fresh-Picked Favorites

67 Lake Country Events

70 Lake Country Contest

72 Before You Go