CONTENTS


FEATURES

HUNTING
28 Harvesting Food in the Great Outdoors
By Mike Rahn
More adults are awakening and nourishing an interest in outdoor lifestyles that include the harvest and consumption of what we catch with hook and line or harvest with shotgun or rifle in field, marsh, or forest.

LOCALLY GROWN

34 Life at Sapsucker Farms
By Molly Hoeg
This Mora, Minnesota, farm offers their visitors Yellow Belly Hard Cider, maple syrup, honey, free-range eggs, and much more..

REVITALIZATION

Destination Downtown Brainerd
By Cara Lanz
If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited downtown Brainerd, it’s time to rediscover the city’s historic business district.

HOME

44 Outdoor Oasis
By Jodie Tweed
A lakeside retreat, along the shores of Little Cedar Lake near Aitkin, offers contemporary comforts within a peaceful Northwoods setting.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE

4 Editor’s Journal
6 Contributors

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE

8 Front Porch  |  Ditch Ducks, Fall Reads, Inspiring Views

16 Community  |  Lakes Area Writers Alliance

20 Arts   |  National Novel Writing Month

24 History  |  Daughters of the American Revolution

50 Nature  |  The Birding Life

54 Road Trip  |  Crisp Point Lighthouse

58 Food  |  Victual & Rave Creamworks

60 Nostalgia  |  Grain Belt Beer Cabin

64 Halloween  |  Grand Rapids Ghost Tours

66 Lake of the Month  |  Cass Lake

67 Chef’s Corner  |  Autumn Squash Noodle Bowl

68 Lake Country Events

71 Lake Country Contests

72 Before You Go

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