Big Lake Police receive ATV from Yamaha

Big Lake Police Dept.
Chief Joel D. Scharf

The Big Lake Police Department has become the recent recipient of the use of a 2014 Yamaha Viking.  This all-terrain vehicle was acquired as part of Yamaha Corporation’s Law – Loan Program.  This program provides the use of a new side by side all-terrain vehicle free of cost to selected law enforcement agencies.  This ATV will be used for accessing areas in the City of Big Lake inaccessible by patrol car, search and rescue, community events, and mutual aid incidents. The retail value of this vehicle is $13,500.  This project was facilitated and made successful by efforts of Moon Motorsports in Monticello.


MEMBERS OF THE BIG LAKE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR performed for the school board at the beginning of their last meeting. The Chamber Choir members are selected for their skills from among their peers. They were directed by Mary Ebanks. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DARLENE LANZ grew up just east of town and has lived in or around Big Lake all her life. She recalls what Christmas was like in Big Lake back then. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY ATTORNEY Kathleen Heaney, taking over as MCAA President. (Submitted photo.)

Cheryl Turck and Corey Mabis of the Sherburne County Probation Dept. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

SANTA AND HIS HELPERS prepared to give out toys to 111 families at the Food Shelf Monday. The toys were all donated by one local merchant. (Photo by Ken Francis.)