FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The old A&W and Long John Silvers restaurants at On The Run Gas station are gone and the fast food restaurant with its drive-up window are under new managements.

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)
The Sherburne County Fair starts this week, and wherever there’s a fair, there’s food. Sherburne County 4-H’ers are making sure visitors to the fair will have lots of tasty food - and great service.

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The Knights of Columbus from Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker and Big Lake donated almost $1,800 to purchase prescription drug drop boxes for the police departments in both cities. Residents of either city can take their unused prescription medications and drop them in the boxes for safe disposal. 

John W. Decker
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that John W. Decker is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for his years of exceptional service and dedication to the Stearns History Museum.

John W. Decker
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that John W. Decker is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for his years of exceptional service and dedication to the Stearns History Museum.

BIG LAKE COBORN’S raised $1,500 for the Big Lake Fire Dept. during the month of May through the sale of buttons, t-shirts and brats. Sherri Lommel and Store Manager Mitch Utecht presented Big Lake Fire fighters Jason Smith and Lyle Lommel with the funds in appreciation of all their efforts on behalf of the community. (Submitted photo.)
Big Lake Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht stumbled on a great idea, to support Big Lake, thanks to his employees. “The employee's are always looking for a reason to dress down,” he said. “So I came up with an idea to take that wish and turn it into some funds for our Big Lake Fire Dept. 

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

John W. Decker

John W. Decker

BIG LAKE COBORN’S raised $1,500 for the Big Lake Fire Dept. during the month of May through the sale of buttons, t-shirts and brats. Sherri Lommel and Store Manager Mitch Utecht presented Big Lake Fire fighters Jason Smith and Lyle Lommel with the funds in appreciation of all their efforts on behalf of the community. (Submitted photo.)

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RESERVE OFFICER CRYSTAL GASSMAN taught Eviana Hallstrom the hand signals for turning left, right and stopping on a bicycle before sending her on to ride a practice course at the Big Lake Bike Rodeo at Independence Elementary School Saturday morning. The bike rodeo is likely to become an annual event.

60 kids turnout for the Bike Rodeo

Saturday morning, children had an opportunity to learn about bike safety at a bike rodeo put on by the Big Lake Police Dept.

SENIORS VOLUNTEER. Laverne and Bob Robideau volunteer their time through RSVP and serve as bailiffs for the Sherburne County courts. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Seniors learn about safety

Wednesday morning Sherburne County seniors spent the day with local law enforcement officials at the 18th annual Seniors and Law Enforcement Together  (SALT), day out at The Friendly Buffalo in B

THE BIG LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT is being appreciated this week as part of Peace Officer’s Memorial Day in the city. Members include (front row, left to right): Administrative Assistant Laurie Morris, Officer Cindy Finch, Officer Jesse Gilbertson, Officer Sam Norlin, Lt. Sam Olson, Administrative Asst. Tina Peterson and Chief Joel Scharf. Back row, left to right: Officer Dan Sherburne, Investigator Terry Nordquist, Officer Eric Sonnenburg, Officer Chris Hoard, Officer Todd Siebert and Investigator Rich Berg. Missing: Officer Guy Chaffee. (Submitted Photo).

Mayor proclaims this week as police week

 With a very light agenda, the Big Lake City Council breezed through their Wednesday meeting in less than an hour.


STUDENTS RAISED $7,904 with a benefit dance at Big Lake High School organized by the National Honor Society. The money was donated to Rick Moss, who contracted LaCrosse encephalitis last summer. (Photo by Gail Evans).

BLHS students aid Moss family

National Honor Society students at Big Lake High School raised $7,904 with a benefit dance for Rick Moss, father of senior Adam Moss, who contracted LaCrosse encephalitis from a mosquito bite las

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FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).