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MAX LOFGREN, getting fitted for a bike helmet by Scott Barta, told his mom Alisha the Bike Rodeo was “...the best place in the whole world.”

Bike rodeo brings out young riders

Saturday morning was the second annual Big lake Bike Rodeo, sponsored by Big Lake Community Education, the Big Lake Lions, KleinBank and the Big Lake Police De

AMONG THOSE IN ATTENDANCE at Big Lake’s prayer breakfast Thursday were (from the left), Ruth Reynolds, Marcie Pullar, Pastor Bob Pullar, Interim Supt. Crystal Thorson from Big Lake School District, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, Chief of Police Joel Scharf and City Clerk Gina Wolbeck.

40 turn tour for prayer breakfast

About 40 people showed up to pray for Big Lake at the prayer breakfast hosted by Big Lake pastors and clergy at the Carousell Works to coincide with the National Day of Prayer.

THE BIG LAKE SPUD FEST COMMITTEE is hard at work organizing this year’s community celebration and they are seeking sponsors and volunteers for the summer activities. Committee members are (from the left), Don Orrock, George Quinn, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, Greg Green Natalie Bender, Charlean Albright, Deb Johnson, Tootsie McKern, Cody Munger, Jim Jensen and Garrett Albright. Not pictured are Nick Paine and Jason and Amber Lankki. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Spud Fest committee is busy making plans for June 25-28

The Big Lake Spud Fest Committee is hard at work putting together the 2015 annual Big Lake Spud Fest celebration, June 25-28.

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Mike Zdychnec, Executive Program Director for Healthcare Management at MN School of Business. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

JEN SCHUMACHER (far left), applauds as 15-year-old Matthew Trutna wins the 2015 Team Liam 5K Saturday. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Kathleen R. Huber

DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)
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