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

Homes from the Magazine

Design Meets Function

Design Meets Function

Teri Lynne Nelson (TL) and Paul Brenden had feng shui in mind when they built a 5,000 square foot home on Fox Lake in 2007.

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
HAIL BRITTANIA!

HAIL BRITTANIA!

Not only is this the story of an amazing home, it’s a story about love and the amazing journey two parents were willing to make to be near their children.

Filed in Feature Homes, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
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.

Filed in Feature Homes by on April 2, 2015
An Extraordinary Design

An Extraordinary Design

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

Filed in Feature Homes by on April 2, 2015

Gardening

Raindrops on Rooftops

Raindrops on Rooftops

For centuries, Japanese homes and businesses have utilized rain cups and chains to capture overflow water from rooftops. Unique custom made gutters and water collection systems are another popular alternative for homeowners.

Filed in Gardening, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
Bees Are the Bee’s Knees

Bees Are the Bee’s Knees

Back in the 1920s, the “bee’s knees” was a fashionable phrase. Nonsensical as it was, the expression was most often used to denote excellence. I’ve never understood the phrase, but I can tell you it describes bees well…

Filed in Gardening, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
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 by on April 2, 2015

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.

Filed in Landscaping by on February 2, 2015
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.

Filed in Landscaping by on June 30, 2014
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

Phelps Mill Festival

Phelps Mill Festival

Each July the otherwise tranquil Phelps Mill County Park is transformed into a colorful hub of artists, vendors, and visitors of all ages.

Filed in Destinations, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
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.

Filed in Destinations by on April 2, 2015
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…

Filed in Destinations by on February 3, 2015

Design & Decor

Cullen’s Home Center’s Laura Johnson and Emily Stock

Cullen’s Home Center’s Laura Johnson and Emily Stock

Talented and timely, Laura Johnson and Emily Stock are a one stop interior design shop situated within the Cullen’s Home Center Fergus Falls location.

Filed in Design and Decor, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
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.

Filed in Design and Decor by on April 2, 2015
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.

Filed in Design and Decor by on April 2, 2015
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…

Filed in Construction, Design and Decor by on April 2, 2015

On The Lake

Helpful Tips for Homeowners

Helpful Tips for Homeowners

When preparing your home for sale, clean, organize and de-clutter. Clean windows, shampoo carpets, polish woodwork. Tidy up and organize each room…

Filed in Lakeside Living by on June 1, 2015
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 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…

Filed in On The Lake, Recreation by on February 3, 2015

Ask the Home Experts

Q:  How can I bring vintage character into my new home?

Q: How can I bring vintage character into my new home?

A: Vintage and industrial is a very hot trend. One good thing is the items found in industrial actually work nicely in a vintage setting. Items that you would see in a warehouse or factory…

Filed in Home Experts by on June 1, 2015
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…

Filed in Home Experts by on April 26, 2015
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.

Filed in Home Experts by on March 31, 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

Salad Days

Salad Days

A dressing that adds summer citrus punch to your salad anytime of the year is great to have in your repertoire because its ingredients are available year round, but they always taste like summer.

Filed in Food and Wine, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015
Grilling Tools

Grilling Tools

These tools are our top picks for making you the king (or queen) of the grill while you entertain guests this summer.

Filed in Food and Wine, In This Issue by on June 1, 2015

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