Participating in the ceremony were Kyle Schlangen, Matt Chmielewski, Kevin Schlangen, Shelly Zierdt, Jeff Zierdt, Matt Schiller, Melissa Schiller, Raeanne Danielowski, Dustin Vaverek, Doug Boser and Heidi Steinmetz. Lupulin Brewing is a 10-barrel craft brewery and taproom slated to open in first quarter 2015 in Big Lake.

Lupulin Brewery held a groundbreaking ceremony

LUPULIN BREWERY HELD A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY last Friday. They have been working with Boser Construction, along with state and local officials and their honored guests.

PARAGON STORE FIXTURES GENERAL MANAGER DAVID GRIMM gave a tour of their high-end cabinet and display case shop in honor of Manufacturer’s Week in Big Lake. Pictured from the left ar Kristy Murray from T. J.s Packaging, Sclint Schniefer from Remmele Engineering, David Grimm of Paragon Store Fixtures and Steve Pfleghaar of Big Lake Township. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Paragon Store Fixtures rebounding strong from depression

Big Lake celebrated manufacturer’s Week Tuesday with a special lunch at the Carousell Works Historic Events Center and a tour of Paragon Store Fixtures in the Big Lake Industrial Park.

GET A NEW CROWN IN ONE APPOINTMENT at Lake Dental Care, says Dr. Kyle Skjei, who can make a crown and install it in a matter of minutes with new advances in technology and this new equipment he has recently purchased. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Permanent crowns now available at Lake Dental Care

Modern technology has made temporary crowns a thing of the past, at least at Lake Dental Care in Big Lake, says Dr. Kyle Skjei. 



MEMBERS OF THE BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR performed for the school board at the beginning of their last meeting. The Chamber Choir members are selected for their skills from among their peers. They were directed by Mary Ebanks. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DARLENE LANZ grew up just east of town and has lived in or around Big Lake all her life. She recalls what Christmas was like in Big Lake back then. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY ATTORNEY Kathleen Heaney, taking over as MCAA President. (Submitted photo.)

Cheryl Turck and Corey Mabis of the Sherburne County Probation Dept. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)