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An aerial photo taken from a boom truck shows the crowd and variety of vehicles on Birch Avenue in downtown Maple Lake during the Gear-Head Get Together Saturday.
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One of the Squid Wheelies stunt riders shows off his one-legged wheelie during one of their three performances.
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This parachute powered aircraft was one of many flying objects at the Experimental Aircraft Association 878 Fly-in that took place in conjunction with the Get Together for the first time.
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White Sidewalls members Swanee “Uncle” Whitesidewall, Hound Dog “Grandpa” Whitesidewall and Bobby Gino Gambucci rock out to a classic rock ‘n roll hit during their show Saturday afternoon.
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A family checks out one of the many rat rods on display at the fourth annual Gear-Head Get Together Saturday in downtown Maple Lake.
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Gear-Head Get Together committee members Mary James, Hans Melgaard and Mike Zieska acknowledge each other and point to commitee co-chair Scott Chantland behind them.
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Bill Dirnberger and his wife, Donna, haggle with a swapper. Donna is the editor of the Northern Lights magazine of the Minnesota Region Antique Automobile Club of America.
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A Chevrolet SS rolls into the Gear-Head Get Together.
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This homemade plane, based out of the Buffalo Airport and owned by Bruce Topp, of Maple Grove, was one of two award-winning planes displayed at the EAA Chapter 878 Fly-In, which took place in conjunction with the Gear-Head Get Together for the first time.
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Bondo Bob spins vintage vinyl with help from his grandkids.
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Squid Wheelie stuntmen show off their skills together.
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Swap meet participants take up much of the space between The V by HH and Madigan’s Bar and Grill, as evidenced by this aerial photo taken from a boom truck.
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Father John Meyer perches atop an International creeper owned by Get Together Co-Chair John Rivers.
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One of the vendors shows off his wares at the inaugural juried craft show that was part of the EAA Chapter 878 Fly-in at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport.
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Cheryl Pullins is one of the volunteers who made the Gear-Head Get Together possible. More volunteers will likely be needed for the fifth installment of the event next year.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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  Saturday was all about gear-heads, with thousands driving in to either show off their mechanical machines or view others, along with those who flew into the Maple Lake Airport.  For the fourth straight year, the Gear-Head Get Together took over downtown Maple Lake. Planes buzzed... + continue reading

Katherine Borgert, Wesley Roehlke, Elijah Lark, Brandon Latzig, Josh Chambliss, Hailee Malachek and Brady Tongen have been working at Camp Courage as part of a program through Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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  For seven Maple Lake High School students, summer vacation has been more than just a break from school. It’s been a time to earn on-the-job training. Katherine Borgert, Josh Chambliss, Elijah Lark, Brandon Latzig, Hailee Malachek, Wesley Roehlke and Brady Tongen have been... + continue reading

Members of the Gear-Head Get Together committee have been working to coordinate Saturday’s event in downtown Maple Lake. Members include (front) John Rivers and Scott Chantland; (back) Tom Hanson, Roger James, Mary James, David Rivers, Pete Miessen, Larry Greene, Hans Melgaard, Vickie Zieska and Linda Rasset; and (not pictured) Dan Albrecht and Mike Zieska. For the first year, they are collaborating with Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 878, which will be hosting a fly-in, pork chop dinner and craft show. A shuttle will run between the two events throughout the day.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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  For the past 27 years, the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 878 has hosted its annual pork chop dinner and fly-in on Labor Day weekend. For the past three years, the Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Gear-Head Get Together in downtown Maple Lake on the third Saturday... + continue reading

Miss Teen of PA 2010, Hayley Fisher, Miss Teen of America 2012, Kiera Kinnaird, Program Director Sunny Hill, Miss Teen of PA 2014, Julianna Franzino, Miss Teen of MN 2013, Ashley Becker, and Miss Teen of PA 2012, Jessi Harper, after the program finals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Miss Teen of MN, Ashley Becker with siblings Austin and Anna outside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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  Fundraisers, events and pageants have been Maple Lake graduate Ashley Becker’s life outside of school and work for the past year since she was crowned Miss Teen of Minnesota in the fall of 2013. Becker had been invited to compete in the pageant based on her involvement in her... + continue reading

Sam Neutz of Maple Lake and his Dorset ewe, Lucky, relaxed at ringside between judging events.
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Sarah Sypnieski of the Monticello Monarch 4-H club guided her trusty mount through the Western Pleasure Pony class to a first-place blue ribbon at Friday’s 4-H horse show.
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Pig races were featured daily at the fair, providing great entertainment for spectators.
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This comely redhead was entered for competition by her caregiver, Natalie Neumann of the Chatham Climbers 4-H club.
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Adam Goelz, Maple Lake, and his son, Paul, lined up alongside a couple of enthusiastic 4-H’ers for a big glide down the Fun Slide.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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  The 2014 Wright County Fair was graced by great weather and good fortune as more than 61,000 fairgoers filed through the gates of the fairgrounds in Howard Lake Wednesday through Sunday of last week. Temperatures stayed relatively low in 2014, attendance was healthy, events went off... + continue reading

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