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Wed
08
Jun

Baby Cafe launches in Buffalo June 15

New mothers and mothers-to-be are invited to celebrate the launch of USA’s newest Baby Café in Buffalo.

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Wed
08
Jun

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 10-12

Minnesotans can take children 15 or younger fishing without licenses on Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.

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Wed
01
Jun

A Day to Remember


Members of the Legion Post 131 and VFW Color Guards march down Birch Ave. on their way to the Veteran’s Memorial at the city park, Monday during Maple Lake’s annual Memorial Day service.

The firing squad turns onto Division Street. Also in the parade were the Maple Lake Fire Department, Legion Post 131 and VFW members and auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, the Maple Lake High School Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, several speakers and the Legion Post 131 Legion Riders.

Members of the Legion Post 131 Legion Riders place their hands over their hearts in respect for the American flag as the Maple Lake High School Band plays “The National Anthem” at the start of Monday’s ceremony.

Former Scoutmaster John Northenscold hands flags to Scouts who place them on a wooden cross as the names of veterans who have died are recited.

Memorial Day dawned bright and balmy in Maple Lake, Monday, May 30, where a crowd of people gathered to remember veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country.
“Comrades, this day is sacred with the almost visible presence of those who have gone before us,” Vice Commander of Legion Post 131 Gary Jude said in his opening remarks at an annual service honoring those veterans.

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Wed
01
Jun

Closing the book on a career


Kris Harlan will be remembered in many ways

Kris Harlan will be remembered in many ways when she retires this spring after 12 years as the Maple Lake Elementary School Principal. Not only was she instrumental in creating many worthy initiatives and programs, she knew how to have fun. Above, she agreed to ride this scooter earlier this spring if the students met their Trash to Cash fundraising goal, which they did. (Photo submitted)

Maple Lake Elementary Principal Kris Harlan retires after 12 years

Wed
01
Jun

Hats off to the Class of 2016


The Class of 2016 tosses their hats in the air at the end of the commencement ceremony.

Jordan Sifferle gives Delaney Sifferle a high-five when she passes by with her newly acquired diploma.

Senior class president Aidan Jude had his classmates laughing during his commencement speech.

Seventy-three seniors received their diplomas, Friday, May 27, at Maple Lake High School’s 107th commencement ceremony. The MLHS concert band, led by director Nathan Mitchell, and the 10th through 12th grade choir, led by director Sue Nelson, played and sang before a packed gymnasium.

Wed
01
Jun

Phillips runs for House Representative

Cortney Phillips of Annandale (Southside Township) has put her name in to run for House Representative in District 29a for the DFL (Democratic-Farm-Labor) with help from her campaign manager, Roger Golby. A personal care assistant by trade and a wife and mother of three.

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Wed
01
Jun

County board approves solar farm work group

In early May, concerned over a potential proliferation of solar farms in Wright County, an issue that came to light following complaints in Buffalo Township over a state-mandated solar farm that angered township residents, the Wright County Board of Commissioners imposed a moratorium on new applications. At the May 24 meeting of the county board, Planning and Zoning Administrator Sean Riley presented the board with an update on the creation of a solar farm work group.

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Wed
25
May

Movie on Birch: Big Hero 6


The beautiful weather on Saturday brought in approximately 85 viewers to the Movie on Birch featuring the film “Big Hero 6.” This showing is a Maple Lake community event jointly partnered by the City of Maple Lake and Sherburne-Wright Cable Commission and sponsored by Bernatello’s Pizza. Out of the nine cities that offer these free outdoor movie events, Maple Lake is the only city that has door prizes. Attendees got the chance to win two copies of “Big Hero 6,” a pizza cutter, Bernatello’s pizza coupons, and a pizza oven. The next scheduled Movie on Birch featuring Disney’s “Up” will be shown on Friday, August 19th, at dusk. (Photo by Charlene Wurm)
Wed
25
May

Maple Lake Memorial Day Service is May 30

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10 a.m.; units should meet at the American Legion Club at 9:30. Marching order: Fire department wagon, American Legion and V.F.W. colors and guards, firing squad, American Legion and V.F.W. members, American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion members, chaplain, speaker and commander, high school band, Girl/Boy Scouts, fire department ambulance, American Legion Post #131 Legion Riders. Upon arrival at the park, the procession will proceed to the Memorial monument.

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Wed
25
May

City fund balance declared ‘healthy’

Maple Lake City Council members got a professional overview of the city’s financial state Tuesday, May 17, as John Archer and Ryan Schmidt of Schlenner Wenner & Co. presented the city’s 2015 audit.
Archer told the council that in the process of arriving at 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.

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