28 Get Outside and Play!
By Cara Lanz
Once you know the secret to staying warm, no outdoor activity is off-limits in Lake Country.
32 Sixteen and Counting
By Jodie Tweed
Three brothers and their families, sixteen in all, built a lake home in Crosslake for the entire family.
36 Wall of Ice
By Felicia Schneiderhan
Your next outdoor winter adventure awaits at the Sandstone Ice Festival in Sandstone, Minnesota, a premier destination for ice climbers of all levels, from beginners to experts.
40 Braving the Arrowhead 135
By Molly Hoeg
The 135-mile ultra winter marathon from International Falls to Tower, Minnesota, tests the most rugged of athletes, who ski, run, bike, or do all three.
IN EVERY ISSUE
4 Editor’s Journal
ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
8 Front Porch | Trash to Treasure Inspirations, Swedish Gingerbread Recipe, Book Gift Ideas
16 Lake of the Month | Upper Red Lake
18 Volunteerism | Kids Against Hunger
22 Arts | Bud Larsen, Hardanger Fiddle Maker
24 Culture | Little Falls Ice Carousel
44 Nature | Finding Snowy Owls
48 Community | Wildfire On Ice
50 Education | Deep Portage Learning Center
54 Poem | Grand Gesture, Minnesota
56 Business | Lange’s Wreaths
58 Essay | A Walleye By Any Other Name
60 Schools | Rattle Reels
64 Food | Holiday Tapas Spread
68 Lake Country Events
71 Lake Country Contests | Statement of Ownership
72 Before You Go