May 2014


BLPD LT. SAM OLSON, pictured here with his daughter, Libby, helped save a Big Lake resident from a house fire in the early hours of Monday morning. (Submitted photo).

Man rescued from house fire in BL

A house fire drew the most attention this week after a neighbor to the north of the home at 731 Lake Shore Drive reported seeing flames coming from the trash can behind the garage in the early ho

DICK GWASH of Gwashy’s Pizza and Subs was quite a showman besides serving the best pizza and sandwiches in town. Get a taste of nostalgia at Music in the Park. (Submitted photo).

'Music' starts Thursday

The Big Lake Legacy Foundation is proud to announce the summer of 2014 Music in the Park concert series, which kicks off Thursday with The Rockin’ Hollywoods from 7-8:30 p.m.

THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT involving an empty school bus and a Kia Sorento on Hwy. 10 at the intersection of 172nd Avenue Tuesday morning around 8:45 a.m. The driver of the Kia, Emily Pesta, was taken to North Memorial Hospital via ambulance. The driver of the school bus was unharmed. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Women hurt in car-bus crash Tuesday

A Kia Sorento driven by Emily Pesta, 30, of Big Lake, collided with a Vision Transportation school bus on Hwy. 10 Tuesday morning at the intersection of 172nd Avenue.

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HISTORIC FIND. SCSU graduate student Jeff Williams is shown with copies of the Red Wing Republican Eagle newspaper that detail a week's worth of the fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Williams said he found the historic treasure at a rummage sale and paid $20 for the five newspapers. (Photos by David Hannula.)

Top left Jayden Mclearen, top right Cade Sixberry, bottom Vince Dailey. (Submitted photo.)

Back row: Coach Ryan Prom, Josh Gunther, Erik Larsen - 5th place, Jake Wesley, Shane Roberts - 3rd place, Brady O'Connor, Jordan Hickman - 4th place, Nick Merten, Front Row : Connor Gess - 2nd place, Jayden Mclearen - champion, Dylan Krebs - 2nd place, Vince Dailey - champion, Cade Sixberry - champion. Not pictured : Assistant Coach Loren Holthaus. (Submitted photo.)

BIG  LAKE HORNET Cassie Knick took third place in the all-around in the Mississippi 8 Conference meet versus Buffalo.