28 Birds of Winter
By Bill Marchel
Believe it or not, Minnesota, one of the coldest states in the nation, is a winter destination for many bird species.
32 Pond Hockey
By Andrea Baumann
Lace up your skates, it’s time for old-fashioned Minnesota Pond Hockey.
36 Sleigh Rides
By Tenlee Lund
Doug Taylor offers Lake Country residents an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Minnesota winters by horse-driven open sleigh rides.
40 Hit the Trails
By Mike Rahn
Snowmobile clubs and government agencies partner to enhance snowmobiling opportunities in Lake Country.
IN EVERY ISSUE
4 Editor’s Journal
8 Lake Country Letters
ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10 Front Porch | Hot cocoa bar ideas, a snappy New Year’s appetizer, the popularity of the Brainerd history Facebook page
16 Health | Healthy for the Holidays
18 Lake Country Lore | Bovey’s Picture “Grace”
22 Arts | Five Wings Arts Council
24 Traditions | Anishinabeg-Ojibwe Storyteller
44 Winter | New Year’s Eve Candlelight Snowshoe Hike
48 Cooking | Pheasant Pot Pie
50 Family | From Opa! to Uff da!: A Gastronomical Odyssey
52 Holiday | Paulstad Calendars
56 Foods | Scandinavian Lefse
58 Lake of the Month | Gull Lake
60 History | Finding Christmas Past: A MsStorian Adventure
64 Business | Takedown Gym
67 Calendar of Events
70 Advertising Directory
71 Poem | Winter Forge