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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THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.