34 23rd Annual Photo Contest Winners
Sunrises skimming calm waters; loon calls; the mysterious eyes of an owl; twisted trees contrasted by an evening sky; and the simple joy of a child’s smile. Get a taste of all that Lake Country is displayed through the lenses of talented photographers living in the area.
44 The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Boys
By Tenlee Lund
Three brothers and their families, sixteen in all, built a lake home in Crosslake for the entire family.
48 Mushers, Muckluks, and Wolftracks
By Molly Brewer-Hoeg
Ely celebrates fifty years of sled dog racing—this is a story about concentration, companionship, and the commitment involved in training, racing and raising sled dogs.
54 Home Feature on Gull Lake
By Emilee Mae Struss
This home feature is fun-size. Similar to fun-size candy, this cabin has all of the up-north lake home features—just in a smaller space.
IN EVERY ISSUE
8 Editor’s Journal
12 Front Porch | Alternative Valentine’s Day Ideas: Lakes Area Style, Recipe from Deb, Sherlock Holmes Inspired Reading
20 Lake of the Month | Mille Lacs
ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
24 Literary | Author Deborah Jacobs
26 Health | Kittens, Puppies & Yoga
30 Profile | Sylvia Borash
32 Community | Nisswa Women’s Club Turns 100
58 Outdoor | Never Too Young to Ski
62 Brew | The Story Behind the Brew—2020 Brewery Tour
68 Business | Captivating Beauty
72 Essay | The Evolution of Roy G. Biv
75 Calendar of Events
78 Lake Country Contests
80 Before You Go