CONTENTS


FEATURES

PHOTO CONTEST

28 LCJ’s 21st Annual Photo Contest
Our talented amateur photographers share the images that captured their attention while living and recreating in the natural beauty of Lake Country.

RECREATION

40 Wind-Powered in a Winter Wonderland
By Kate Perkins
Join the adventure as Kate Perkins and friends kite ski and camp on frozen Lake of the Woods, carrying all their gear in sleds behind them.

HOUSE

44 A Backyard Pizzeria
By Jodie Tweed
An Eden Prairie couple installed a wood-fired pizza oven in the backyard of their seasonal home on Sylvan Lake, transforming it into
the perfect backyard family eatery.

PETS

48 A Home of Their Own
By Kate Perkins
Lake Country animal shelters are operated by passionate folks dedicated to finding forever homes for our four-legged friends.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors
8 Lake Country Letters

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

10 Front Porch  |  Books to Beat Ol’ Man Winter,  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Crosslake,  Midwest Minestrone Soup Recipe
16 Fitness  |  Women With Drive
22 Lake Country Lore  | History of Curling
26 Poem “Touch the Earth”
54 Cooking  |  Basil Penne
58 Lake of the Month  |  Roy Lake
60 History  Brainerd’s Booming Brick Industry
62 Entertainment  Top Ten Best-Held Secrets of Your
Public Library
66 Health  |  Crisis Line and Referral Service
68 Arts The Landing Welcome Center and Marketplace in Emily
71 Calendar of Events
74 Advertising Directory / Find It
76 Before You Go

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