DNR/Outdoors


Left to right: Paul Juenemann (MDHA), Ralph Judd (MDHA), Larry Gerwing (MDHA), David PRamann (Big Lake Trap Head Coach) and Mark Burley (MDHA). The Big Lake Trap Team will start their second season of involvement this spring. (Photo by Bill Morgan).

Sherburne County Swampbucks and MDHA

MEMBERS OF THE SHERBURNE COUNTY SWAMPBUCKS AND MDHA presented a $400 donation to the Becker High School trap team’s coaches and organizers this past week at Keeler’s Gunsmithing in Becker. 


Little Hole on Big Lake Ice fishing tournament board members. Left to right Chad Rea, Brittany Green, Chairperson Raeann Green, Colleen Slocum and Jason Rea. (Submitted photo.)

11th Annual Little Hole on Big Lake

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Little Hole on Big Lake Ice Fishing Tournament. Our first contest featured a list of prizes valued at approximately $300 total.

LAKE MARIA’S Winter Fun Day draws people from all over the state. Above, two kids enjoyed sledding down a hill during the 2012 event. This year’s Winter Fun Day is Jan. 25.

Lake Maria hosts snowshow hike

Lake Maria State Park’s 2014 winter schedule starts this weekend with a beginner’s snowshoe hike this Saturday (Jan. 11) from 10 a.m.

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BABY LIAM SCHUMACHER and marathon runner Amy Visci who returns to Boston this year to support Team Liam. (Submitted photo).

WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St. SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be served. (David Hannula photo.)

PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)

OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)

POSING FOR A PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY are Johnny, Olivia, Joe and Jacob O’Brien. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).