December 2011

ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS, INJURIES ON THE DECLINE DURING NEW YEAR'S EVE DPS Officials Say Minnesotans More Aware of the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

New Year’s Eve has the potential to be a dangerous night on the roads, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety reports a significant drop in alcohol-related d

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NEW BIG LAKE BOUTIQUE OWNERS are Beth Koch, Shanna Romsdahl and Aadra Mielke.

FROM HOLLYHOCK FARM near Becker, Teresa Kukowski and her alpaca Francine have beautiful eyes and make beautiful garments from alpaca wool.

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE Big Lake’s Knowledge Bowl Team made their very first trip to state last week and came home with sixth place medals. Team members are (from the left), Jake Dickinson, Jack Flicker, Peter Wallace, Tim Poffenberger and Jacob Block. The team is coached by Teacher Angela McCormack. (Submitted photo).