A Garden Nears Perfection on Otter Tail Lake

A Garden Nears Perfection on Otter Tail Lake On the south shore of Otter Tail Lake is a place that was once Tanglewood Camp, Otter Tail Lake’s first resort. By the time Rollie Mann acquired the property in ... Read More

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A rebirth on 8th Crow Wing Lake

A rebirth on 8th Crow Wing Lake

It was a bittersweet day when Don Hudson, with sledgehammer in hand, took the first swing in demolishing a cabin that had been in the family for 12 years.

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An Extraordinary Design

An Extraordinary Design

Ten years ago, she spotted a lake lot for sale in a development surrounded by established trees.

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Lighthouse Living

Lighthouse Living

Gina Paulson has always loved the sea. As a little girl, she dreamed about living in a lighthouse.

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Gardening

A Garden Nears Perfection on Otter Tail Lake

A Garden Nears Perfection on Otter Tail Lake

On the south shore of Otter Tail Lake is a place that was once Tanglewood Camp, Otter Tail Lake’s first resort. By the time Rollie Mann acquired the property in the 1970s…

Filed in Gardening, In This Issue by on April 2, 2015
Products We Love

Products We Love

We’re gearing up for the season of clean with a great selection of tools that we think you’ll find handy. Whether you’re looking for something to help with spring cleanup chores or…

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The Rain Garden

The Rain Garden

Rain gardens not only enhance the beauty of homes and neighborhoods, they help protect one of our most valuable resources – water.

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Landscaping

Paver Options Abound

Paver Options Abound

When the frigid winter weather is over for the season, it is time to once again start thinking about backyard barbecues and sprucing up the exterior of your home.

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Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Permeable Pavers Help Put Water In Its Place

Managing storm water is a big deal on lakeshore properties. Excess water running too fast can cause erosion and send pollutants into our lakes.

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Mowing 101

Mowing 101

Spring is here, and that large patch of white surround your house has turned green. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about your lawn.

Filed in Landscaping by on May 30, 2014

Destinations

Brew Ales & Eats

Brew Ales & Eats

Handcrafted cocktails, a rotating beer selection, and deliciously creative bar food are cultivating a loyal following at Brew Ales & Eats.

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Ottertail

Ottertail

On the surface, the small city of Ottertail may seem like just another quiet lakeside community. Look deeper, and you’ll discover a vibrant arts scene, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and year-round entertainment options…

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Forestedge Winery

Forestedge Winery

Nestled among dense woods at the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. With bountiful gardens, a cobblestone patio area and a tasting room, it is a perfect setting for an afternoon outing with family and friends.

Filed in Destinations, Food and Wine by on November 27, 2014

Design & Decor

Area Rugs

Area Rugs

I am a huge proponent of area rugs. I happen to own twenty of them! You may think this is excessive, but rugs are the easiest design element and work as one of the most versatile items in any room.

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Alluring Laundry Rooms

Alluring Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are making their way up out of the basement (or garages for those in warmer climates) and into our everyday living spaces.

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Home Sweet Guest Suite

Home Sweet Guest Suite

Most people have the “wish list” of areas they would love to incorporate into their home, if only they had more room – a sewing or craft room, man cave, gym space…

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Timeless Elegance

Timeless Elegance

Upscale hotels are not the only places where gorgeous vessel sinks are appearing. they are quickly becoming a desirable design feature in bath spaces for many homeowners and businesses.

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On The Lake

Docks are Re-surfacing as a Place to Be

Docks are Re-surfacing as a Place to Be

If your dock has entered its sunset years and it’s time to consider replacement, we’ve got a few tips from the experts.

Filed in In This Issue, Lakeside Living, On The Lake by on April 2, 2015
Catch the New Wave of Water Toys

Catch the New Wave of Water Toys

Every year there is a new wave of “water toys” flooding the market, especially in Minnesota where water runs wild…

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The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

The Home Management Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Owning a home (or two) can be difficult. There’s knowing what stuff you have, where it’s located, when you acquired it, warranty expiration information…

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Ask the Home Experts

Q: What are the pros and cons of gas versus electric fireplaces?

Q: What are the pros and cons of gas versus electric fireplaces?

A: Gas fireplaces offer the advantage of higher BTUs resulting in the generation of more heat for the space. They also offer real flame, which is highly desirable…

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Q: What is the first step in purchasing or refinancing a home?

Q: What is the first step in purchasing or refinancing a home?

A: Once you decide to purchase or refinance, the first step is to meet with a lender to determine if it makes financial sense to refinance, or the loan you may qualify for, if purchasing.

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Q: How does the maintenance of a timber frame home differ from that of a conventionally-framed home?

Q: How does the maintenance of a timber frame home differ from that of a conventionally-framed home?

A: The timber frame structure itself does not create any significant maintenance for the homeowner.

Filed in Home Experts by on February 8, 2015

Wine Pairings for Summer Food

Wine Pairings for Summer Food Local wine experts match wines to your favorite summertime dishes Summer’s a great time to gather friends, fire up the grill and pop open a cold bottle of … wine? ... Read More

Food & Wine

Forestedge Winery

Forestedge Winery

Nestled among dense woods at the edge of the Paul Bunyan State Forest is Forestedge Winery. With bountiful gardens, a cobblestone patio area and a tasting room, it is a perfect setting for an afternoon outing with family and friends.

Filed in Destinations, Food and Wine by on November 27, 2014
Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Pumpkin Bars and Spaghetti Squash

Despite our area having a somewhat strange growing season this summer, our weekly baskets overflowed with fresh, locally grown garden veggies all season long. At this time of year, it’s always hard to say goodbye…

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    On the south shore of Otter Tail Lake is a place that was once Tanglewood Camp, Otter Tail Lake’s first resort. By the time Rollie Mann acquired the property in the 1970s, the place had long since ceased to be a resort, the house was badly in need of repair, and the land wild and overgrown. Yet, it …
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