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



(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)