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Wed
25
Jan

Good food, good conversation at chamber social


Mayor Lynn Kissock chats with Scott Millner and John Rivers. Chamber members enjoyed food, drinks and plenty of conversation. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)
Tue
24
Jan

Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops Scheduled

Farmers with Private Pesticide Applicator (PPA) Permits that expire on March 1, 2017 should have received a postcard from the MN Department of Agriculture. Farmers can renew permits again this year by attending a “Renewal Workshop” conducted by U of M Extension staff.
Bring an official picture ID like a driver’s license; and your current Permit Card if you have it. Bring a check to pay the $75 permit fee. You must arrive on time and stay for the whole workshop. Attend any workshop that is convenient for you.
The Farm Information Line at 1-800-232-9077 has this information also. The Farm Information Line is answered from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm M-F and will record a message for weather related changes after hours when possible.
Always use your best judgment with the weather. Listen to local radio stations or call the coordinating U of M Extension Office before getting on the road.
Renewal Workshops in Central Minnesota include:

Tue
24
Jan

Names of service men and women sought for salute

The Messenger is seeking the names of Maple Lake residents currently in military service who will be away from home for Valentine’s Day. The following local service men and women are currently on our list:

Wed
18
Jan

Maple Lake Wine and Spirits thrives with new manager, wines, liquors


Angela ‘Ang’ Berthiaume has added 100 new wines in her first year as manager of Maple Lake Wine and Spirits. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

It’s been a year since Angela ‘Ang’ Berthiaume took over as manager of Maple Lake Wine and Spirits. There have been some changes, but all for the better if sales are any indication.
“Business is up from the year before. We still have great customer service and we’ve brought in products people want,” Berthiaume said.
One of the biggest additions is the customer request form, which has been a main source of the store’s many improvements.

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Wed
18
Jan

Dark, slightly creepy comedy could be ticket to state MLHS one-act team to perform next week


The Maple Lake High School one-act play team will treat the community to a public performance of “The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard” on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Maple Lake High School Auditorium before taking it into competition the following week. They are, front row, from left, Sydney Von Arb, Victoria Rollings, MacKenzie Miller and Emma Carlson. Second row, from left, Danni Klimek, Ashlee Martie, Emily Miller, Larissa Laudert, Margaret Graham and Kianna Johnson. Back row, from left, Ivan Ostlund-Latour, Josh Medley, Tyler Russel, Sam Neutz and Ben Triplett. Not pictured, Brady Tongen, Mara Hayes and Lilly Von Arb. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)
Wed
18
Jan

Lanterns light the way for skiers at Ney Park


Mr. Lahr cruises down the packed trail.

Virgil Larson helps Nicola Blake-Bradley, left, and Courtney Millaway, of St. Cloud, rent skis for $5 at Ney Park's Nature Center. Skis will be available for rent most weekends throughout the remainder of the winter at Ney Park. Skiers can also bring their own skis or snowshoes to enjoy the trail throughout the week.

The Gretemans are pictured from left, Hannah, Nora, Brian, Trisha and Grace.

About two dozen lanterns lit the cross country ski trails at Ney Park near Maple Lake, Saturday, Jan. 14, for skiers who wanted to enjoy nature at night. The lanterns were placed around the Pond Loop Trail for about three hours, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., attracting outdoor enthusiasts from around the area. Afterwards skiers were invited to warm up at a fire or visit the indoor Nature Center for treats and snacks.

Wed
18
Jan

Open house celebrates Northenscold


Citizens, colleagues and family gathered Thursday, January 12, to honor John Northenscold as he begins his retirement from 30 years of service on the Maple Lake City Council. Northenscold, third from left, poses here with Mayor Lynn Kissock, Laun Aiken. and Councilmember Deb Geyen. (Photo by Katie Friedman)
Wed
18
Jan

School board organizes for 2017

At their most recent meeting, Monday, January 9, members of the Maple Lake School Board organized for the new year with the installation of new board members, Chris Paumen and Bill Neumann, and with the election and appointment of officers and committee members.

Wed
18
Jan

County gives intent to do private audit for 2017 tax year

For the past year, Wright County has been embroiled in a political issue that the county believes has nothing to do with them – a Constitutional battle between the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and the Minnesota State Legislature over the powers that State Auditor Rebecca Otto has.
At the Jan. 10 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners approved a letter of intent to return to having a private firm conduct the county’s audit for the 2017 fiscal year (in 2018).

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Wed
18
Jan

Masonic Annual Food Shelf Drive underway

On Jan. 1, 2017, the Buffalo area Masonic Lodge, Nelson Lodge No. 135 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF & AM), began the 6th Annual Food Shelf Matching Funds Drive program. This year’s food drive will end on Feb. 28, 2017. As in years past, the Lodge is focusing its efforts on the Buffalo and Annandale/Maple Lake area food shelves.Nelson Lodge is partnering with The Order of the Eastern Star (OES), Galilee Chapter No. 53, which is a Masonic appended body, in this year’s funding drive.

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