JON SEVALD, county planner (foreground) explained a preliminary map his office had set up for township lands allowing small solar energy producing systems, to township supervisors Wednesday. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

County ramping up solar regulations

The Sherburne County Planning Office is making considerable headway as it prepares toward enactment of an ordinance regulating solar energy systems.

BIG LAKE AREA RESIDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS worked hard to rid the area of junk and garbage during the annual spring clean-up day Saturday, turning in more junk than ever before. The event is organized by Big Lake Township with volunteers from the City of Big Lake, Big Lake Township and Orrock Township turning out to help. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Record turnout for cleanup day

Clean-up day in Big Lake  drew more people than ever this year as 647 vehicles went through the gates of the township’s public works facilities Saturday.

TOM GEROLD of Alive! Lutheran Church of Monticello met with the Big Lake Twp. Board Wednesday to outline plans for moving their church to a Co. Rd. 11 site, just west of the former River Inn. Looking over the plans were Supervisors Bruce Aubol, Norm Leslie, Larry Alfords and Steve Pfleghaar. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

Alive! Plans relocation to Co. Rd. 11 location

 Alive! Lutheran Church of Monticello anticipates moving its flock to a Co. Rd. 11 site in Big Lake Twp., the township board learned at their regular meeting Wednesday.



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.”

LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIRD GRADERS made the audience shiver and shudder Tuesday night with Squirm!, their musical about creepy crawlie creatures. The production had lots of choreography with the singing as well as speaking roles and percussionists. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).