History, benefits of game refuges

July 1, 2019
Spotlight on Lake Lura Game Refuge in Stearns Co. “We love the wildlife!” exclaimed Patty Dease, who, with her partner, owns a farm situated in southern Stearns County.  The farm is located on a small game refuge of approximately 780 ...

A majestic leap (and a bounce)

June 1, 2019
Photographer captures day-old ducklings taking their first flights
These ducklings wait their turn before jumping (and bouncing) to the ground below. Photo by Steve Maanum
If you have a desire to photograph wildlife, even if it’s just a hobby, you ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: Squirrels and turkeys and bears, oh my

September 1, 2018
Living at the lake during our retirement years is just another day in paradise. We share paradise with critters of all shapes and sizes. We invaded their territory and now we have to get used to sharing the lakes and ...

July Reader Photo Gallery

July 1, 2018
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Photo Gallery: September Photos

September 1, 2017
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Country Views: Who Cooks for You?

February 1, 2017
We’ve lived in this patch of woods for the last 30 years. Because the forest comes right up to our doorstep, we are often visited and entertained by our wild neighbors. Our most unusual visitor was a fisher, who we ...

Photo Gallery: October Photos

September 29, 2016
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December Photo Gallery

December 1, 2015
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Photo Gallery: November Photos

November 1, 2015
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