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Wed
12
Jul

Habitat 500 bikers stop in Maple Lake


St. Timothy Youth Group members welcome bike riders from across the country participating in the Habit 500 Bike Ride Tuesday, July 11. Riders stopped at St. Timothy School for a quick break before resuming their seven-day journey. A biker wearing a tutu in honor of Tutu Tuesday receives high fives from Susie Rieber, left, and Monica Stokman. Waiting for high fives and cheering are, from left, Joe Rieber, Gianna Riviere, Sam Marquette, youth group director Baylyn Wagner and Jake Galles. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

The St. Timothy Youth Group helped welcome bike riders from across the country participating in the Habitat 500 Bike Ride Tuesday, July 11, as the athletes rode through Maple Lake.
The ride, which starts and ends in Victoria, took bikers through Maple Lake on the third day of their journey where they stopped at St. Timothy Catholic School for snacks and a break from the road. This was the first year the ride has stopped in Maple Lake. Organizers approached the parish with the request to use the school parking lot. Habitat provided all of the food and beverages, but St. Timothy’s youth group volunteers help set the rest station up. They also cheered on bikers as they came into the school parking lot.
For a quarter of a century, the Habitat 500 Bike Ride has sent cyclists across Minnesota, biking 500 miles to raise funds and awareness to help Habitat for Humanity build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Wed
12
Jul

Fish Tales


Just before the Fourth of July weekend, Elliot Erdahl, 15, of Prior Lake, caught this hefty bass on Middle Maple Lake. He estimated the fish to be around 5 pounds. He caught several more bass of varying sizes throughout the week. His biggest catch was 5.42 pounds. (Photos by Bredna Erdahl)

the bass are biting on Middle Maple Lake. On Sunday, July 9, Ethan Erdahl, nine, of Maple Lake, reeled in this dandy using a Wacky Worm. The Messenger is always happy to print a picture of your big catch so send pictures to news@maplelakemessenger.com.
Thu
06
Jul

1,000 miles for Epilepsy


Greg and Janel Rosine of Maple Lake and their 2009 Dodge Challenger participated in the 1,000 Mile Crown Rally Adventure in June to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation and Kars4Kids. The rally started at Landmark Center in St. Paul and took them through Wisconsin and Iowa countryside to Chicago, Ill in two days. (Photo Submitted)

Looking sharp with its racing stickers, Janel and Greg Rosine’s bright red, 2009 Dodge Challenger growled at the starting line of the 1,000 Mile Crown Rally Adventure, Friday, June 9. Around it, revving their engines as well, were some of the greats: Lamborghinis, Corvettes, and modern-day muscle cars.
It was a car enthusiast’s dream, and the Maple Lake couple was right in the middle of it.
Minutes later they were off on their cross-country adventure from Landmark Center in St. Paul to Chicago, Ill., racing for fun and a bigger cause, raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation and Kars4Kids.

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Thu
06
Jul

Letting it shine: Maple Lake youth to act in Mary Poppins


Jessica and Ethan Pavlenko are the mother-and-son duo performing in the Buffalo Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” Ethan, a fourth grader at Maple Lake Elementary will play the part of Michael Banks. (Photo courtesy of BCT)

Ethan Pavlenko, a fourth grader at Maple Lake Elementary School “dazzled” directors with his charm, dry wit and spot-on British accent on his way to securing a lead role in Buffalo Community Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical.”
Pavlenko, eight, going on nine years old, will play Michael Banks, a mischievous youth bent on pranking his hapless nannies until the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins comes along to take him and his sister Jane on a magical adventure. Performances start on Friday, July 21 at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center with the last show on Sunday, July 23.

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Thu
06
Jul

First day of Sunday liquor sales draw crowd


A crowd of customers wait for their turn to check out at Maple Lake Wine and Spirits, Sunday, July 2, the first day Minnesota liquor stores were allowed to be open on Sundays. (Photos by Angela Berthiaume)

The first day of Sunday liquor sales was a success for Maple Lake Wine and Spirits, attracting a line of eager patrons before the store opened at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 2.
“We had customers pull up at 10:30 and wait in their cars until 10:50 until I opened the doors,” Angela Berthiaume, manager of municipal liquor store said. “We had about 20 people waiting in the store until we hit 11 a.m.”
Fifty customers visited within the first 30 minutes Sunday. Throughout the day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the liquor store closed, a total of 264 customers passed through the doors.

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Thu
06
Jul

Classifieds July 6, 2017

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