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Nov

Schmid graduates from US Marine Corp

PFC Merlion Schmid of Maple Lake graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA on June 17, 2016. PFC Schmid successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego. He completed one month of combat military training where he earned expert marksmanship at Camp Pendleton, CA and then two months training in motor transport at Fort Leonardwood, MO. PFC Schmid is currently stationed on the East Coast.

Wed
30
Nov

Christine Husom’s book launch at the Book Break Dec. 10th

Frosty The Dead Man, third in the Cozy Snow Globe Shop Mystery Series by local author Christine Husom, will launch on December 6th. Husom will be at Book Break in Maple Lake on Wednesday, December 7, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and at Buffalo Books and Coffee on Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 to noon for signings. Everyone is welcome.
The series is set in fictional Brooks Landing, Minnesota which local residents may recognize as Buffalo, the way it was about 30 years ago. Protagonist Camryn Brooks is a former legislative director who has returned from Washington, D.C. and is running her parents’ Curio Finds shop. Her friend, Alice “Pinky” Nelson, has an adjoining coffee shop, called Brew Ha-Ha.

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Wed
30
Nov

Toys and gifts needed for Maple Lake “Silent Santa/Giving Tree”

With Christmas just around the corner we are asking you to give what you can – to help Santa help kids, the handicapped and the elderly of Maple Lake community. “Silent Santa”, “Toys For Tots”, and “The Giving Tree” have drop-off sites around the community. As you see these boxes, know the toys or gifts that are dropped off at these sites will stay for residents in the Maple Lake area.
In Maple Lake, St. Timothy’s will be heading this project. If your group or organizations are doing a special project for a family or families in this area, please contact us so duplication can be prevented. If you or your group would like to help, please call Liz at 763-913-5548 or the parish office at 320-963-3726.

Wed
30
Nov

Search for Miss Teen Wright County announced

If you are female, single, never been married, between the ages of 13 to 18 years, applications are being accepted for the title of “2017 Miss Teen Wright County.” Miss Teen Wright County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant, which will be held at the Wellstone Center, April 29th, 2017, in the city of St. Paul, MN.
The young lady chosen as Miss Teen Wright County will become an ambassador from the Wright County area and will receive an official title and sash.
The young lady chosen as Miss Teen Minnesota will receive a prize package and college scholarship totaling $30,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the “2017” Miss Teen International pageant in Charleston, West Virginia in July.

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Wed
30
Nov

Eagles on roadways, give them a brake

It’s the time of year when an increase in deer activity leads to more road-killed deer that attract animals, such as eagles, to a free meal along roadways. This is also the time of year when Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nongame wildlife staff and area wildlife managers receive many calls about injured or dead eagles on Minnesota roads.
Why do eagles get hit by vehicles? After all, people rarely see a crow injured or dead along the roadway. Crows simply fly off.
Just as an overloaded plane can’t take off, eagles can “over-eat” and become too heavy to fly until they digest their meal. Eagles can also suffer from neurological issues if they are exposed to lead in the carcass of the animal they are eating. When this happens, eagles become disoriented and do not know to fly off when a car is approaching.

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Wed
23
Nov

Jennie-O vs. Mother Nature Wild turkey for Thanksgiving?


Jim Peterson (right) and his son, John, pose with their trophies after their first turkey hunt. (Photo submitted)

If you are a hunter and thinking it would be fun to shoot your own turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this year, you might want to think again.
Jim Peterson, an experienced turkey hunter in Maple Lake, says that while the game birds are challenging and fun to hunt, your guests’ taste buds might not be so appreciative.
“If you put a wild turkey on the table, people would probably eat the ham or other fixings instead of the turkey,” Peterson said. “It doesn’t taste anything like the turkeys you buy at the grocery store.”

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Wed
23
Nov

First storm of the season is a doozie


These pink flowers in a Maple Lake resident’s yard are but a memory of a warmer than average fall that ended abruptly, Friday, Nov. 18, when the first snow storm of the season hit, dropping more than a foot of snow in some northern Minnesota communities. Maple Lake didn’t see as much snow, but blizzard-like conditions prompted many local schools to close early. Maple Lake schools let out at 12:45 p.m. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)
Wed
23
Nov

Spreading warmth to veterans this Thanksgiving


Members of the Maple Lake Legion Auxiliary, Sons of American Legion, Legion Riders and Legion members got together this month to buy coats for veterans at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. Also known as the Legion Family, the group donated 30 winter coats and 25 hats. Pictured, front row, from left are, Cathy Jude, Kenny Hennen, Joan Pribyl, Sandy Blizil and Margaret Webb. Second row, from left, Toni Paumen, Charlene Wurm, Kate Mooney, Mike Huro, Carla Huro, Charlene Nyquist, Rose Wurm and Doreen Fobbe. Back row, from left, Paul Paumen, Harold Brutlag, Bob Wold, Greg Broker, Connie Tengwall, Daryl Rossberg and Diana Heitkamp. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Members of the Maple Lake American Legion “family” are showing their gratitude to veterans this Thanksgiving with a donation of coats. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, volunteers will deliver 30 winter coats and 25 stocking hats to the VA Hospital in St. Cloud to keep homeless veterans warm this holiday season.

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Wed
23
Nov

City to negotiate with Lake Central

Though no solid agreement has yet been reached, the Maple Lake City Council has voted to open negotiations with Lake Central Insurance Services regarding its offer to purchase a city-owned open lot at the corner of Birch Avenue and Division Street. At the council’s most recent meeting Tuesday, November 15, city staff was directed to contact Lake Central and request further information regarding its proposal for the lot and to include as minimum terms for further negotiation that such plans include a multi-story building with a minimum footprint of 10,000 square feet, with retail or other service to be located on the ground floor. To aid further consideration of the purchase agreement, the council is also asking for specific indications regarding any plans the company is agreeable to regarding community space in the building. A reply by November 28 has been requested as well, ensuring that the issue can be examined and discussed at a November 29 council workshop.

Wed
23
Nov

MLHS students perform in fall play “Death & Taxes”


Curtain call, from left, Victoria Rollings as Evelyn Martindale, Ashley Brings as Mayor Kathleen Lyles, Ben Triplett as Sheriff Wesley Thorne, Mara Hayes as Mattie Johansen, Sam Neutz as Carl Johansen, Ashlee Martie as Cora Sedgewick, Nicholas Roehlke as Dr. Efrem Bishop, Danni Klimek as Lydia Kleft and Tyler Russell as Eddie King.

Is Doc Bishop the next to die? The doctor, seated (Nicholas Roehlke), experiences a choking fit while others either ignore or attempt to help. From left: Ben Triplett, Victoria Rollings, Tyler Russell, Ashley Brings, Ashlee Martie, Danni Klimek, Mara Hayes and Sam Neutz.

Maple Lake High School theater students performed in the murder mystery, “Death & Taxes”, last week. In the who dunnit play by Pat Cook, city council members of Hendricks search for answers after an IRS employee is found dead in their community.

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