THERE WERE PLENTY OF ADVOCATES FOR BOTH SIDES OF THE SHERCO ISSUE with (left to right) Rep. Jim Newberger, Sen. Dave Brown, Xcel Energy’s Rick Evans and Beyond Coal’s Curtis Winer doing their best to sway any uncertain citizens to the reasons to keep open or shut down Becker’s Sherco power plant. (Photo by Bill Morgan)
EIGHTH GRADER ELI FLICKER took fourth place in the state level of the National Geographic Geography Bee held at St. Cloud State University last week. Eli and his brother, Jack, are the only two students from Big Lake to make it into the top 10 round of the state contest. (Submitted photo).