June/July 2018 Edition

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CONTENTS


FEATURES

RECREATION

28 Park Rapids hosts its 40th Headwaters Pro Rodeo
By Tenlee Lund
For four days each July, Park Rapids offers “extreme” fun and entertainment, featuring bull riding and other rodeo events.

OUTDOORS

32 Lakeside Dining
By Chris Monroe
Come by boat, car or even paddleboard to enjoy Lake Country’s scenic culinary options.

PHOTOGRAPHY

36 Capturing the Northern Lights
By Rich Hoeg
Photographer Rich Hoeg offers tips on how to find and capture the natural beauty of the Northern Lights

DIY

Mustang Sally Rides Again
By Jodie Tweed
Matt and Abbey Fraser, 2006 Pequot Lakes High School graduates who live in Fargo, North Dakota, renovated their 1994 Palomino Mustang pop-up camper into a sweet ride for under $300.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors
8 Lake Country Online

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

10 Front Porch  |  Up North Paddle Pubs, Lake Country’s Best Public Beaches, Summer Beach Reads
16 Arts  |  Judy Garland Museum
18 Profile  |  Wheels & Things
22 Lake Country Lore  |  Ruttger Family, Resort Industry Pioneers
24 Gardening  |  Ready-2-Fruit Mushrooms
44 Northwoods  |  Fishing Technology
46 Community  |  Nevis: Small Town, Big Charm
48 Adventure  |  Crosslake Treetop Retreat
50 Culturee  |  Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
54 History  |  The Flight of Man High II
56 Cooking  |  Duck Confit
58 Lake of the Month  |  Upper Hay Lake
60 Entertainment  |  Pine Grove Zoo
64 Business  |  Nordic Haus
67 Calendar of Events
70 Advertising Directory/Find It
72 Before You Go