CONTENTS


FEATURES

LOCAL BREW
28    Lake Country Breweries
By Mike Rahn
Local entrepreneurs at four Lake Country brew pubs blend history and pride when crafting new beers.

LOCAL FOOD
32    Where’s the beef?
By Jodie Tweed
There is a growing demand for locally raised beef in Lake Country. Whether you want it served up hot or cook it yourself, Lake Country has it all.

RECREATION
36    Pine Shadows
By Mike Rahn
Good breeding, best behavior are Pine Shadows’ hallmarks. The Brainerd
family-owned gundog breeding and training facility specializes in English Springer Spaniels.

HUNTING
40    Tonka’s Last Retrieve
By Dan Nelson
Dan Nelson shares a memorable duck
hunting experience with a buddy and
his dog, Tonka, an eleven-year-old
Chesapeake Retriever.

DEPARTMENTS

IN EVERY ISSUE
4     Editor’s Journal
6    Contributors
8    Lake Country Letters

ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
10    Front Porch  |  Inspiring autumn
tablescapes, butternut squash side dish
recipe, safe and spooktactular Halloween,
the special Brainerd election of 1875
16    Health  |  Healing power of music
18    Lake Country Lore  |  Battle of Sugar Point, Walker
22    Music  |  Last Call
24    Hobby  |  Cherrywood Fabrics
44    Outdoors  |  Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway
48    Cooking  |  Stir Fry
50    Lake of the Month  |  Leech Lake
52    Dining  |  The Deerstand
54    Arts 
|  Donna Salli
60    History 
|  The Spirits of Last Turn Saloon
62    Business 
|  Lakeshirts
64    Calendar of Events
67    Advertising Directory