SHERBURNE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Steve Taylor addresses a crowd of about 60 during a visioning meeting about broadband technology at the Friendly Buffalo in Big Lake Tuesday. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Community brainstorms on broadband solutions

More than 60 people gathered at the Friendly Buffalo in Big Lake Tuesday to brainstorm about expanding high-speed internet in Sherburne County.

MAP SHOWS THE SITE of the future Farm Friends Barn at the Oak Savanna in Becker and the land to be designated for future ag programs. The purple shaded area indicates the 5-acre building site. The yellow shaded area indicates the temporary land designated for farm program use. Hwy. 25 (not shown) is northwest of the map.

Little Farm Hands project moving along

The Farm Friends Barn Committee got one step closer last week to their goal of building a 40’x80’ agricultural structure at the Oak Savanna Park in Becker.



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).