BUSINESS MODEL. SCSU marketing students Renee Graff, Aaron Hofschulte-Beck and Kristi Nobel toured the Sherburne History Center with Farm Friends barn (FFB) chairperson Jean Johnson last Thursday afternoon. The students are creating a business and marketing plan for the FFB, which they will present at the SHC in May as their final grade project in a SCSU Small Business Development Center course.

Green light ahead for farm friends barn

Some major milestones lie just ahead for the Farm Friends Barn (FFB) project, including the anticipated approval of their request for five acres of property near the Sherburne History Center in B

MEMBERS OF THE BRIGGS LAKE CHAIN ASSOCIATION (BLCA) spoke to the county commissioners about creating a three-lake Lake Improvement District (LID) at a workshop last week. (From right) Dan Merchant, Kenzie Phelps and Scott Ruiter. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Board not ready to start LID process

After an hour-long workshop last week, the Sherburne County Board decided it wasn’t their responsibility to take the next step  to establish a Lake Improvement District (LID) for the Briggs Lake

INFORMATIONAL. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Bill Bronder and Water Resource Specialist Tiffany Determan spoke with attendees at the first annual Small Farms Day program at the Sherburne History Center last Saturday. (Photos by David Hannula.)

Big crowd for small farms day

More than 50 individuals turned out for the Small Farms Day program hosted by the Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) at the Sherburne Histor



OFFICER JOSH PESTA is the newest member of Big Lake’s police department. He hails from Long Prairie and started on the job last week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOM GEROLD of Alive! Lutheran Church of Monticello met with the Big Lake Twp. Board Wednesday to outline plans for moving their church to a Co. Rd. 11 site, just west of the former River Inn. Looking over the plans were Supervisors Bruce Aubol, Norm Leslie, Larry Alfords and Steve Pfleghaar. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Gordy Vosberg is excited about the expanding role of paramedics in keeping people at home in the community through the Healthy At Home follow-up care program and offering the best emergency services to those in need. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Construction of the Oak Savannah Learning Center started March 25, 2015. The new learning center is located up the hill from the Old School House site, south of Co. Rd. 9. (Submitted Photo)

WH served 2,295 meals at its 78th Annual Meeting.