CONTENTS


FEATURES

CELEBRATION
16    LCJ Celebrates 20 Years
By Jodie Tweed
A look back at twenty years of Lake Country
Journal magazine.

PHOTO CONTEST
28    LCJ’s 20th Annual Photo Contest
Our area’s talented amateur photographers share the images that captured their attention while out enjoying the beauty of Lake Country.

RECREATION
38    Exploring Minnesota’s State Parks
By Kate Perkins
Even during our coldest months, Minnesota State Parks can provide magical outdoor adventures.

HO– USE
42    Creating Big Memories in Small Spaces
By Jodie Tweed
A Twin Cities couple opted to build a carriage house and bunkhouse, rather than enlarge or demolish their tiny Crooked Lake cabin.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE
4    Editor’s Journal
6    Publisher’s Letter
8    Contributors
10    Reflections

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
12    Front Porch  |  Scorpion Homecoming in Crosby and Finding
Your Roots Through DNA Testing
22    Lake Country Lore  |  Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
26    Poem |  Crow Wing State Park
48    Decor 
|  Cozy Winter Decor
50    History 
|  Ghost Towns of the Northland
56    Cooking 
|  Teriyaki Goose Egg Rolls
58    Lake of the Month 
|  Sylvan
60    Hobby
  |  Outhouse Digging
66    Community
  |  Snowboarding
68    Entertainment 
|  The Great Lakes Escape
72    Arts 
|  Candace Simar
75    Calendar of Events
78    Advertising Directory / Find it
80    Before You Go