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Destination Downtown Brainerd

Destination Downtown Brainerd

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Destination Downtown Brainerd
Lake Country Journal, October/November, 2019
The city of Brainerd has recently experienced a resurgence of retailers, restaurants, and other businesses clamoring for the coveted space that lines the historic downtown …


Finding Financial Freedom

Finding Financial Freedom

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Finding Financial Freedom
Lake Country Journal, February/March, 2019
Dave Ramsey, the financial guru who has helped thousands get out of debt, has been a powerful influence in my life.
I decided to share my story in hopes that others who are also …


My Swedish Great-great-grandmother’s Gingerbread

My Swedish Great-great-grandmother’s Gingerbread

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My Swedish Great-great-grandmother’s Gingerbread
Lake Country Journal, December/January, 2019-2020
When I was asked to contribute a recipe for the December/January issue, I consulted my grandmother’s recipe box and chose the one that had the most …


Get Outside and Play!

Get Outside and Play!

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Get Outside and Play!
Lake Country Journal, December/January, 2019-2020
The midwest is a 4-season recreational mecca with more outdoor enthusiasts than you can shake a fishing pole at.
Finding willing participants to tell their stories of how they …


Kayaking in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Kayaking in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

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Kayaking in the Land of 10,000 LakesLake Country Journal, August/September, 2019If you ever meet someone who kayaks, there is at least a 99.8% chance they are good people. At least.┬áThe kindhearted folks I spoke to while researching this article …


The Brews Brothers of Lakes Latte

The Brews Brothers of Lakes Latte

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The Brews Brothers of Lakes Latte
Lake Country Journal, April/May, 2019
Justin Bolz-Andolshek, owner of Lakes Latte, and his brother, Jason Bolz, were kind enough to school me on all the ins and outs that go into making a “pretty good” cup of …


90 Years of Memories Up North

90 Years of Memories Up North

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90 Years of Memories Up North
Lake Country Journal, June/July, 2019
Madden’s on Gull Lake has been a top midwestern destination for over 90 years. A family-owned and operated business, Madden’s is in its third generation of hospitality with the …


Living the Lake Life on the Water

Living the Lake Life on the Water

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Living the Lake Life on the Water
Lake Country Journal, June/July, 2019
Fishing, tubing, water skiing, soaking up the sun–if it’s happening on the water, it’s happening in a pontoon.
These days, folks are turning in their speed boats for pontoons …


Roses are Red Velvet Layer Bars

Roses are Red Velvet Layer Bars

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Roses are Red Velvet Layer Bars
Lake Country Journal, February/March, 2019
Midwesterners are hardwired to love bars. Making them, sharing them, dunking them in our coffee–all of it.
I created this layer bar recipe hoping to satiate some …


Tabula Rasa Furniture

Tabula Rasa Furniture

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Tabula Rasa Furniture
Lake Country Journal, April/May, 2019
Colin Andrews’ furniture business is on fire–literally. Andrews uses Lichtenburg figures, aka fractal wood burning, to create tree-like patterns in the wood furniture he makes by hand. …