Community

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
11
Nov

RapidPass available for donors

RapidPass offers blood donors a way to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office, reducing the time they spend at blood drives by as much as 15 minutes.
Visit redcrossblood.org/ RapidPass, read the information, answer the questions and print the pass or email it to yourself.
RapidPass cannot be completed prior to the date of the drive; donors must complete RapidPass using a desktop or laptop computer; RapidPass does not take the place of scheduling an appointment; you must print out your pass or email the PDF to yourself and show it on your mobile device when you come to donate.

Wed
11
Nov

Clean-up volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to take part in Lake Maria State Park’s annual Clean Up the Park Day on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. “Individuals, families, youth groups, business organizations, religious groups and Friends of Lake Maria members are invited to prepare trails and park facilities for the winter season,” says Park Manager Mark Crawford. “Tools will be provided, but bring your own if you prefer.” Snacks and refreshments will be available.
To plan the workload, volunteers are asked to register by calling the park at 763-878-2325 or signing up on the volunteer bulletin board in the nature center.
For directions and other park activities, call the park or visit its website at www.mnstateparks.info.

Wed
04
Nov

We Scare Hunger campaign for Backpack Buddies


Students from Maple Lake High School participated in Free The Children's WE SCARE HUNGER campaign and would like to thank the community for supporting and donating on Halloween night. Donations go toward the district’s Backpack Buddies program. Backpack Buddies is a supplemental food program for students on the weekends. Students/families that qualify for free lunch are ​given the opportunity to sign up for a backpack. Each Friday, students/families that are enrolled in the program will go home with a backpack full of food for the weekend. (Photo submitted by Nichole Rengel)
Wed
07
Oct

Missing Person: Joseph Brunn

Sheriff Joe Hagerty reports that the search for missing person Joseph Brunn will continue. Brunn, age 23 of Monticello, went missing during the early morning hours of Saturday, October 3rd. Brunn was last seen in the area of the Holiday Inn located at 9200 Quaday Ave. NE in the City of Otsego. He is described as being 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, and wearing black/grey dress pants, light blue button-up dress shirt, and black shoes.
Members of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol, Recreational Services Unit, and Sheriff’s Deputies will continue their search in the Otsego and Elk River area.
Family and friends have set up a Facebook site to assist in their search efforts. For information on how to help, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/HELPFINDJOEBRUN.

Wed
30
Sep

Wahlquist limits out on duck opener

Myles Wahlquist shot his limit of ducks this past weekend for waterfowl opener. Myles was hunting with his grandfather, Harry Wahlquist (founder of Star Bank), and father, Andy Wahlquist (banker at Star Bank). The three hunters enjoyed good fair weather shooting, consisting of red heads, mallards and teal. (Photo submitted)

Wed
19
Aug

The Maple Lake Library Book Club - Join Today!

The Maple Lake Library Book Club pose for a photo at their final summer meeting. The book club meets year-round on the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Irish Blessings Coffee House. Next meeting is Sept. 10 to discuss Alexander McCall Smith's “The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.” Copies are available at the Maple Lake Library. For more information contact Terry at tandpmooney@gmail.com or (320) 963-3389.
Front: Molly Payne, Sandy Johnson, Nancy McDonnel, Terry Mooney, Carol Northenscold
Back: Sue Sylvester, Pat Meyer, Char Drenckhahn, Kathy Jacobson, Pam Lemieux, and Jean Borrell.

Wed
19
Aug

55+ Driver Improvement Program

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering 55+ Driver Improvement Program courses on the following days:

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Wed
19
Aug

60+ and Healthy Clinics

The 60+ and Healthy Clinics, provided by Wright County Public Health, provides foot care for the senior citizens of Wright County.

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Wed
19
Aug

BCT auditions coming up

Nuns are coming up fast at Buffalo Community Theater!
A sequel to the original Nunsense and Nunsense II, Meshuggah-Nuns! finds the sisters on an all-expense paid trip on the “Faiths of All Nations” Cruise. When the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” (with the exception of the guy playing Tevye) gets sick.

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Wed
12
Aug

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