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Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

Wed
28
Jun

City accounts deemed to be in order

The Maple Lake City Council got a professional overview of the city’s financial state Tuesday, June 20, as Ryan Schmidt of Schlenner Wenner & Co. presented the city’s 2016 audit.
Schmidt told the council that in the process of arriving in an opinion, standards applied to the city’s audit exceeded government requirements and included more detail, resulting in an opinion of the highest level possible.
Governmental funds
Schmidt said the 2016 Street Improvements Project was the major source of activity in the city’s Capital Project Funds. Total expenditures of $446,000 were financed by a transfer of $596,000 from the Debt Service Fund (with proceeds from 2016 bonds), making for an ending balance of $150,000.

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Wed
28
Jun

Chilly weather doesn’t deter Movie on Birch


A crowd of people turned out for the first Movie on Birch of the year, Friday, June 23, in downtown Maple Lake, despite temperatures that dropped into the low 60s. The show, put on by SWTV and the City of Maple Lake, featured “The Secret Life of Pets.” Rhino Rotational Molding in Maple Lake donated several prizes, including inflatable chairs, two copies of the featured movie and a Zero Gravity Lounger which spectators could put their names in a drawing to win.
Wed
21
Jun

Clover Meadow Bakery to open in Maple Lake

Less than two months after the momentous closing of the Maple Lake Bakery, the ovens have been fired up once more, and the tell-tale aroma of fresh-baked goodies speaks of tasty pastries yet to come.
Abby Cota, the founder of Clover Meadow Bakery, has moved into the landmark-store on Birch Ave. and is just waiting for a few loose ends to be tied before re-opening the doors.
“I’m excited to get to know everybody in town,” said Cota who hopes to be open within a couple weeks.
This will be the Elk River woman’s first store front, but her muffins, cupcakes, cookies and artisan breads have been a hit at local farmers markets for some time.

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Wed
21
Jun

Brewfest is a barrel of fun


Around 175 people attended Maple Lake’s third Brewfest, Saturday, June 17, at Irish Stadium to taste more than 91 different selections of beers, wines and spirits from area vendors. (Photo by Lee Ann Yager)

Maple Lake’s third Brewfest went off without a hitch, Saturday, June 17. Even the rain held off until the last beer was drunk.
Although the skies threatened most of the afternoon, they didn’t open until around 5 p.m., closing time for the event that drew close to 175 people to taste more than 91 different selections of beers, wines and spirits at Irish Stadium.
“It was perfect timing,” said city clerk and Brewfest organizer Lee Ann Yager.
In the Taster’s Choice Award, Fargo Brewing Co. ousted two-time returning champion Spilled Grain of Annandale by winning the most votes. Lupulin Brewing out of Big Lake was second and Spilled Grain came in third. According to Yager, the competition was close, within one-vote close.

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Wed
21
Jun

Rides of a lifetime


Lynda Zimmerman fulfills a dream of a lifetime by owning and competing with her horses. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)

Lynda Zimmerman, of Maple Lake, enjoys Competitive Distance riding with her horses and continues to be successful. Paso Finos are not a common breed choice for the sport, but any equine is eligible, so Zimmerman competed in two rides in the fall of 2009 to see if she and her horse had the right stuff. They did, and in their first full season in 2010 earned Rookie of the Year honors in the seven-state Upper Midwest Endurance Competitive Rides Association as well as the Minnesota Distance Riding Association. More recently, her two steeds were the number one and number two Paso Finos in the nation in 2015 and 2016. She is aiming for the three-peat this year, starting the season with a successful ride completion with her gelding and a 5th-place finish with her mare.

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Wed
21
Jun

Classifieds June 21, 2017

FOR RENT
Office/Antique/Boutique Space for Rent in Downtown Maple Lake.
1500 sq feet, Versatile space, high traffic area, recently remodeled, newer carpet, will build to suit.
$550/mo, tenant pays electric and internet, lease terms negotiable.
Available July 30th, 2017 or sooner. Contact Joelle at Apartment Resource Group at 763-248-8732 or email joelle@apartmentresourcegroup.com for more info or to schedule a showing.
(38-42c)
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FREE
Free 75 pound fryer shortening for bear bait or other use. 963-3136
(39f)

FOR SALE
Cargo rack for truck or SUV 36” x 48” heavy duty. Constructed of stainless steel. $175.00 cash. Call Joel, 963-6004.
(39f)

Wed
14
Jun

Maple Lake Brewfest 2017

The Maple Lake Brewfest will be back for its third year in a row on Saturday, June 17, at Irish Stadium.
Last year the event attracted 25 brewers and a crowd of enthusiastic taste-testers. This year, organizers expect to have at least 30 vendors in attendance who will be offering some of their most sought after beers.
With an initial fee at the door, or a ticket purchased in advance, visitors receive a mug, a score card, a poker chip and a selection of more than 50 craft beers available for sampling.

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Wed
14
Jun

Classifieds June 14, 2017

For Rent:
Office/Antique/Boutique Space for Rent in Downtown Maple Lake
1500 sq feet, Versatile space, high traffic area, recently remodeled, newer carpet, will build to suit
$550/mo, tenant pays electric and internet, lease terms negotiable
Available July 30th, 2017 or sooner. Contact Joelle at Apartment Resource Group at 763-248-8732 or email joelle@apartmentresourcegroup.com for more info or to schedule a showing
(38c)
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Wed
07
Jun

Red Cross calls for new donors to prevent a summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before – as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.
While the need for blood is constant during the summer months, the Red Cross experiences a drastic decline in new donors. Nationwide, about 32 percent fewer new blood donors, and more than 34 percent fewer in Minnesota, came out to give last summer than during the rest of the year. Additionally, many schools where blood drives are held – and where new donors give – are not in session, and current donors often delay giving due to summer vacation plans.

Wed
07
Jun

Programs and Events

Wright County Parks & Recreation, 4-H
Extension and Surveyor’s Open House
June 9
The public is invited to an Open House on June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wright County Public Works building located at 3500 Braddock Avenue NE for a peek into what goes on with Wright County Parks and Recreation, University of Minnesota Extension, and the surveyor’s department.

Highway building Open House is Friday,
June 9
The Wright County Highway Department will host a public Open House at the new highway department building on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please plan on attending the open house at its new address, 3600 Braddock Avenue NE, Buffalo.There will be tours of the new building, highway department vehicles/equipment on display, and staff available to answer questions on everything highway department related.

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