A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN BIG LAKE . A live power line sent sparks arcing above the 500 pound LP gas tank at SA Monday when a power pole broke and fell down across Hwy. 10, knocking out power to 60 customers and closing the highway in both directions for two hours. An Xcel Energy repair crew came out to fix the problem. (Submitted photo).

Xcel mishap blocks Hwy 10 traffic Monday

An Xcel Energy power pole broke off in Big Lake Monday morning,  leaving and more than 60 customers without power and  a live wire arcing across Hwy.



NEW BIG LAKE BOUTIQUE OWNERS are Beth Koch, Shanna Romsdahl and Aadra Mielke.

FROM HOLLYHOCK FARM near Becker, Teresa Kukowski and her alpaca Francine have beautiful eyes and make beautiful garments from alpaca wool.

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE Big Lake’s Knowledge Bowl Team made their very first trip to state last week and came home with sixth place medals. Team members are (from the left), Jake Dickinson, Jack Flicker, Peter Wallace, Tim Poffenberger and Jacob Block. The team is coached by Teacher Angela McCormack. (Submitted photo).