Ground temperatures have reportedly risen to the 50-degree mark, which is the signal for the startup of planting. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)
A WEEK AGO, an eight-inch layering of snow from an early spring storm covered the area. Monday, spring planting was underway, as potatoes went into the ground on the Wingard farm, at the intersection of Co. Rd. 15 and Hwy. 10. 

The atrium, a two-story circular area close to the main entrance to the Government Center, was built during an expansion project in 1986.
Sherburne County will be attempting to correct a water seepage problem in the Government Center’s atrium area that has persisted for almost 20 years. Last week, the board of commissioners approved a budget of $192,000 to overhaul the atrium area to try to stop future leaking.

BLHS STUDENT Brandon Russell takes charge of the Java Hive, a new fund-raising idea which involves bringing specialty cups of coffee to teachers and staff. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
Big Lake High School students have come up with a novel new fund-raising idea. The Java Hive delivers cups of delicious flavored coffee to teachers and staff-for a price.
Overall taxable market value in Sherburne County fell again in 2014 from $6,408,051,400 to $6,336,442,900. It was the fifth consecutive year of decline and is now lower than it was in 2006.

BLHS STUDENTS Samantha Young and Maddie Witkowski load their lunch trays with fruits and vegetables as well as chicken nuggets. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
Two years ago, Big Lake School’s meals were changed as part of a set of health regulations called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This act aimed to reform the “school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children” as stated by the USDA website.

CORNER OAKS DENTAL RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony with the Big Lake Chamber Board. Pictured from the left are City Clerk Gina Wolbeck, Senior Helpers’ Lauri Robinson, Susan Nagorski from the West Sherburne Tribune, City Economic Development Director Heidi Steinmetz, CentraCare Health Monticello’s Heather Eidem, Chamber President Tricia Skodje, Jeff Benda of Edward Jones, Dr. Reed Dill, Diane Gohman, Dr. Erika Wetzel, Sarah Jansen, Lisa Kollar, Janice Wymore and Donna Clarksean of KleinBank. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
Dr. Reed Dill’s new dental office, Corner Oaks Dental, at the intersection of Eagle Lake Road (Co. Rd. 5), and Martin Avenue is state-of-the-art.

Ground temperatures have reportedly risen to the 50-degree mark, which is the signal for the startup of planting. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

The atrium, a two-story circular area close to the main entrance to the Government Center, was built during an expansion project in 1986.

BLHS STUDENT Brandon Russell takes charge of the Java Hive, a new fund-raising idea which involves bringing specialty cups of coffee to teachers and staff. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BLHS STUDENTS Samantha Young and Maddie Witkowski load their lunch trays with fruits and vegetables as well as chicken nuggets. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CORNER OAKS DENTAL RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony with the Big Lake Chamber Board. Pictured from the left are City Clerk Gina Wolbeck, Senior Helpers’ Lauri Robinson, Susan Nagorski from the West Sherburne Tribune, City Economic Development Director Heidi Steinmetz, CentraCare Health Monticello’s Heather Eidem, Chamber President Tricia Skodje, Jeff Benda of Edward Jones, Dr. Reed Dill, Diane Gohman, Dr. Erika Wetzel, Sarah Jansen, Lisa Kollar, Janice Wymore and Donna Clarksean of KleinBank. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

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Ground temperatures have reportedly risen to the 50-degree mark, which is the signal for the startup of planting. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

The atrium, a two-story circular area close to the main entrance to the Government Center, was built during an expansion project in 1986.

BLHS STUDENT Brandon Russell takes charge of the Java Hive, a new fund-raising idea which involves bringing specialty cups of coffee to teachers and staff. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

BLHS STUDENTS Samantha Young and Maddie Witkowski load their lunch trays with fruits and vegetables as well as chicken nuggets. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).