CONTENTS


RECREATION

28 Park Rapids hosts its 40th Headwaters Pro Rodeo

By Tenlee Lund

For four days each July, Park Rapids offers “extreme” fun and entertainment, featuring bull riding and other rodeo events.

OUTDOORS

32 Lakeside Dining

By Chris Monroe

Come by boat, car or even paddleboard to enjoy Lake Country’s scenic culinary options.

PHOTOGRAPHY

36 Capturing the Northern Lights

By Rich Hoeg

Photographer Rich Hoeg offers tips on how to find and capture the natural beauty of the Northern Lights

DIY

40 Mustang Sally Rides Again

By Jodie Tweed

Matt and Abbey Fraser, 2006 Pequot Lakes High School graduates who live in Fargo, North Dakota, renovated their 1994 Palomino Mustang pop-up camper into a sweet ride for under $300.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors
8 Lake Country Online

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

10 Front Porch  |  Up North Paddle Pubs, Lake Country’s Best Public Beaches, Summer Beach Reads

16 Arts  |  Lake Country’s Thriving Arts and Cultural Scene

16 Arts | Judy Garland Museum

18 Profile | Wheels & Things

22 Lake Country Lore | Ruttger Family, Resort Industry Pioneers

24 Gardening | Ready-2-Fruit Mushrooms

44 Northwoods | Fishing Technology

46 Community | Nevis: Small Town, Big Charm

48 Adventure | Crosslake Treetop Retreat

50 Culture | Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post

52 History | The Flight of Man High II

56 Cooking | Duck Confit

58 Lake of the Month | Upper Hay Lake

60 Entertainment | Pine Grove Zoo

67 Calendar of Events

70 Advertising Directory/Find It

72 Before You Go

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