MAKING THE MOST OF THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER VACATION are Luke, Paige and Blair Papenfus and their friends, Ava, Emma, Sydney and Noah Plemel, enjoying a game of beach volleyball at Lakeside Park in Big Lake. 

DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The last concert in the Big Lake Legacy Foundation’s Music in the Park series, featuring Brat Pack Radio, was postponed until next week (Sept. 4) because of the weather forcast for Thursday evening. The summer concert series draws hundreds of people to Big Lake’s Lakeside Park every Thursday evening for free entertainment. 

NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).
The winners of the Big Lake Police Dept. coloring contest, which took place at the Night to Unite picnic in Lakeside Park, were announced this week. “We had a whole wall full of entries,” said Chief of Police Joel Scharf. “All the officers voted on their favorites.”
Life Link III, which provides helicopter emergency transportation for CentraCare Health, has purchased six new helicopters — one to operate at each of their bases, plus a system spare, to ensure delivery of the highest quality of transport care.

FINDING OLD FRIENDS were Makenzie Reiter and Alyssa Rezac at Wednesday’s middle school open house.
It was open house at Big Lake High School and Big Lake Middle School Wednesday night.  Students and their parents packed the hallways and filled out paperwork, found their lockers and greeted new teachers.

JONI PAWELK AND DOROTHY LINDQUIST from CentraCare Monticello brought some fun facts about sweet corn to the Big Lake Farmers Market. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)
Sweet corn is a dinner table staple at this time of year when it is eaten as a vegetable rather than the grain it is.  Wednesday, Joni Pawelk and Dorothy Lindquist from CentraCare Monti-cello were out at the Farmers Market in Big Lake with information and sweet corn recipes.

DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FINDING OLD FRIENDS were Makenzie Reiter and Alyssa Rezac at Wednesday’s middle school open house.

JONI PAWELK AND DOROTHY LINDQUIST from CentraCare Monticello brought some fun facts about sweet corn to the Big Lake Farmers Market. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

Up to the minute

  • Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./ Fri. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m 
  • 3 p.m. Boys Soccer @ Little Falls High School
  • 3:30 p.m. Tennis Varsity Scrimmage @ Pine City High School
  • 6:30 School Board meeting @ Independence
  • 7 p.m. Football vs Chisago Lakes @ Home

FUDGIN’ DELICIOUS ICE CREAM has delicious treats for everyone as well as an amazing line of home decor products. Last week the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business. Pictured from the left are Deb Steiskal from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s office, Donna Clarksean from KleinBank, owner Anne McKeehan, Melanie Yarke, Sherburne County Economic Development Specialist Dan Weber, John Howard from Coborn’s, Big Lake Chamber of Commerce President Tricia Skodje, City of Big Lake Economic Development’s Heidi Steinmetz, local author Lauri Robinson, Susan Nagorski from the West Sherburne Tribune, Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Mayor Raeanne Danielowski. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

New ice cream shop in town 'Fudgin' Delicious Ice Ceam'

Anne McKeehan of Big Lake has lots of reasons for opening her own ice cream shop, Fudgin’ Delicious Ice Cream, on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake, next to the Lake Cafe.

DRUG FORUM. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott answered a question about inter-agency cooperation during a community forum on drug abuse prevention at the Becker High School Wednesday night as SCSD Investigative Sgt. Ben Zawacki looked on.

Forum tells "the truth" about her ion and substance abuse

Federal and local law enforcement officers and substance abuse prevention specialists presented a community forum on the growing problem of heroin and prescription drug abuse in Minnesota in the

REBECCA MARTIN AND HER FAMILY include Kennedy and Lerisa McCree, Husband Reed’s daughter from his first marriage, and her seven-year old son, also named Reed.

BL woman suffers from Fahr's Disease

Rebecca Martin of Big Lake suffered severe migraines throughout her twenties, but when she suddenly became disoriented while she was grocery shopping in Walmar

LUPULIN BREWERY AND TAPROOM founders Matt Schiller and Jeff Zierdt standing in what will become the brewery area of their new business in the Northstar Building on Hwy. 10.

Lupulin Brewery to open in 2015

Big Lake will become home to Lupulin Brewery, a micro brewery with a tap room, which will open in the first quarter of 2015, say owners Jeff Zierdt and Matt Schiller.

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DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FINDING OLD FRIENDS were Makenzie Reiter and Alyssa Rezac at Wednesday’s middle school open house.