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MEMBERS OF THE MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH gathered leaves in a tarp following their efforts to clear a homeowner’s yard or leaves and debris in Big Lake. (Submitted Photo).

Amazing turnout for the GRAFIA Rake the Town event

Great River Faith in Action (GRAFIA) recently held their 11th annual "Rake the Town & Gather 'Round" event this past Saturday, raking the lawns of nearly 75 homeowners in need of a helping ha

In Big Lake Township Precinct 4 as in other precincts, voters turned out to participate in good number, including some first-time voters who had to register, said Clerk Laura Hayes. “I was pleasantly surprised,” she said. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

The People Have Spoken

There were some surprises in the results of local elections this year as Big Lakers turned out to cast their ballots in the mid-terms this year.

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BIG LAKE HOPES TO BECOME A BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITY and a kick-off meeting was held Monday at The Friendly Buffalo. Pictured above are First Sergeant Brigham Fanning, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski and Director of Military Outreach Annette Kuyper. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Above, the five Hornets defending their end of the court are Sam Jochum, Brady Vogt, Kyle Knaeble, Collin Teigen and Trent Monson.

Well over 100 kids waited their turn in line to go through basketball drills during the Blowout last Friday.

BIG LAKE HORNETS CHAMPION SWIMMERS are diver Mallary Dick, who came home with seventh place, and swimmers Laurel Pietrzak, Laurin Ebert, Maggie Knier and Gabbie Werner. (Submitted photo).

MISCHIEF MANAGED is the name of Leah Corder’s family counseling business now open in Big Lake above the Fudgin’ Delicious Ice Cream Shop. Wednesday the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at her office. Pictured above from left to right are Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, City Clerk Gina Wolbeck, State Rep. Nick Zerwas, Economic Development Specialist Heidi Steinmetz, Leah Corder and Darla, the Great Dane, Accountant Michelle Backlund, Ken Geroux of Ken Geroux Construction and Chamber President Tricia Skodje.