DNR/Outdoors


A MOTHERS’ DAY GIFT. Genevieve Chur and her grandma, Linda, potted Johnnie Jump-ups in a decorated plant pot.

Spring color at the Refuge

The arrival of spring was celebrated at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Saturday with an exhibit from the Audubon Society of the Northwoods, Prairie Restoration, The Friends of the Refuge

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.

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Phyllis G. Monson

THE TEEN BAND PLATYPUS will perform at the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce annual Block Party at McPete’s Sept. 6.

NO LEFT TURNS ALLOWED exiting from Big Lake High School property onto Eagle Lake Road when school starts up in September. The new rule is to alleviate congestion and and is part of the county plan which changed traffic lane configurations. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Pictured from left to right are scholarship winners Jordyn Edling, Madi VanHorsen, and Breanna Cornwell volunteering to sell ducks for Monticello’s Riverfest celebration. (Submitted photo.)