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WKND#024 WITH HOLLY AND DANTE ABOUT ZEBRA SHIELD

WKND#024 WITH HOLLY AND DANTE ABOUT ZEBRA SHIELD

June 12, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 024 we interviewed Holly and Dante about their invention called Zebra Shield. It is a coating which protects any waterfront equipment and everything under water against invasive Zebra Mussels. Dante Battocchi is a research scientist at NDSU for coatings and while he spent some time at the lake with friends 5 years ago he was challenged to find a solution against Zebra Mussels. He went back into his lab and and later invented a coating called "Zebra shield". Today the product has been made available to consumers to purchase and protect their docks and lifts at the lake. Listen to the full story and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

WKND#023 WITH STEVE AND BRUCE ABOUT RAVE SPORTS WATER FUN

WKND#023 WITH STEVE AND BRUCE ABOUT RAVE SPORTS WATER FUN

June 5, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 023 another episode with a Made in Minnesota story. We went to Eagen, Minnesota, to interview Steve and Bruce about RAVE Sports. You have probably seen the blue and yellow water trampolines on your lake before, right? That is one of many lake life products which is part of the RAVE Sports outdoor equipment company. Hear the full story about the two owners, how they grew up with lake life, how they got to own a company selling "fun" and how they come up with new water toy ideas at their HQ in Eagen Minnesota. Tune in for the full podcast interview and find more lake life stories at our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

WKND#022 WITH KRIS AND CORDELL HUEBSCH ABOUT OTTER BERRY FARM

WKND#022 WITH KRIS AND CORDELL HUEBSCH ABOUT OTTER BERRY FARM

May 29, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 022 Kris and Cordell both grew up on a farm and met in college after leaving their home states. Neither were planning to take over the family farm at this point but later they decided to built their future in Minnesota. After coming to Otter Tail county they took over part of the Huebsch farm and added some to it. Otter Berry was established with the intention of bringin something new to the area. We have visited the strawberry patch and corn maze last year and are happy to capture their story in our latest podcast episode. Hear all about their family destination worth a trip this season. Strawberries are in season very soon! Listen to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

WKND#021 WITH SALLY HAUSKEN ABOUT GREATER SUCKER CREEK

WKND#021 WITH SALLY HAUSKEN ABOUT GREATER SUCKER CREEK

May 22, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 021 Hear Sally Hausken, founder of Greater Sucker Creek, tell her story about coming to Detroit Lakes and preserving a beautiful piece of property. When Sally was a child and she visited her great-aunt's cabin on Lake Detroit on the weekends she sometimes played in the creek across the road and made it her magic place. Decades later when she retired she heard that the property was to become a housing development and she bought all the land to protect her childhood memories. Listen to the full interview in our latest podcast recording and enjoy another unique story from Lakes Country. Find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

The mission of the board of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota’s Greater Sucker Creek is to restore, preserve and maintain the native biodiversity of the Preserve and Upstream Sucker Creek for the education and enjoyment of all visitors.

Visitors are especially invited to this gem of northwest Minnesota parks, Greater Sucker Creek, 117 acres of natural woods and prairie, nurturing and boasting native biodiversity.

Greater Sucker Creek is its own 2-parcel mini-watershed leading from mineral springs in Upstream, along the creek in the Preserve to the mouth of Sucker Creek a short distance away at the south shore of Big Detroit Lake. Accessible paths, unimproved trails, marshwalks, designated trout stream, amphitheater and interpretive signs blend for restful nature learning.

Special natural features include native plant communities in wetlands, uplands and lowlands. Observant visitors may catch a glimpse of wildlife: fish, birds, amphibians, mammals, fungi and insects.

Always eager to share the gifts of its parks, the City of Detroit Lakes has launched a City-School Partnership to offer schools assistance for Greater Sucker Creek field trips.

WKND#020 WITH BECKIE MITCHELL ABOUT THE BECKER COUNTY MUSEUM

WKND#020 WITH BECKIE MITCHELL ABOUT THE BECKER COUNTY MUSEUM

May 15, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 020 tune in to hear Beckie Mitchell speak about the collection of the Becker County Museum, the program, today's challenges to attract visitors, their updated concept and the future of a very impressive new museum to host contemporary science exhibits combined with showcasing local history. The new Museum will also have an event space, coffee shop, and much more to make it a lake life destination in Detroit Lakes. Listen to the full interview in our latest podcast recording and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

In 1882, the citizens of Becker County recognized the need to preserve the history of the community. The result was the Pioneer Settlers Union, a group comprised of many founding residents, who actively worked to preserve the history of their community as it was happening. In 1924, this organization was renamed the Becker County Historical Society.

The Becker County Museum, founded in 1943, was initially housed in the basement of the Becker County Courthouse. Prior to that time, the "collection" was stored in a closet at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. The President of the Board of Trustees held the key!

As the collection grew, there were plans to renovate the old Holmes School building as a museum. However, a fire in 1980 prevented that from happening. In 1989, the Becker County Historical Society purchased our current building from the Assemblies of God congregation and converted it to the present museum.

Our current collection includes over 14,000 photographs and over 20,000 artifacts. We also have a research library open to the public during regular business hours, 10am until 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the Museum, including the research library, is $5 per day for adults. All kids and all Museum Members enjoy free admission.

WKND#019 WITH KEVIN SCHMIDT ABOUT WILD SALMON FISHING IN ALASKA

WKND#019 WITH KEVIN SCHMIDT ABOUT WILD SALMON FISHING IN ALASKA

May 8, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 019 Kevin Schmidt is from Fergus Falls and after a couple trips to Alaska with his brother he decided to buy a fishing boat and start a business fishing Wild Salmon. For the past few years he together with his wife and two kids have been going to Alaska in June for a couple months to fish. Most of the catch is being sold to the local fish canning company but they bring a couple ton of salmon back to Lakes Country where they smoke it and sell to local restaurants and food co-ops. Listen to the full interview in our latest podcast recording and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

Sunrise Salmon was formed in 2014 by Kevin and Stephanie Schmidt of Fergus Falls, MN. They spend their time outside of the summer fishing season raising their four young daughters and spreading the love of wild salmon throughout Western MN and Eastern ND.

Each summer they make the trek to Bristol Bay, Alaska to the town of Naknek. This is where they make fish camp every June-July for the annual sockeye salmon run. They are considered set netters, who target one of Alaska’s greatest gems- Kvichak River Reds. This is done with skiffs and a series of large nets and buoy systems on the edge of the bay. They feel extremely blessed to have been given this opportunity to live their summers marked by high & low tide, the barely setting sun and salt water on their faces. The 2019 season will be their twelfth season of fishing in Alaska.

WKND#018 WITH CHRIS RUNGE ABOUT BUILDING CUSTOM CARS IN ALEXANDRIA

WKND#018 WITH CHRIS RUNGE ABOUT BUILDING CUSTOM CARS IN ALEXANDRIA

May 1, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 018 Christopher Runge is from Alexandria, Minnesota, and builds cars. But not just kit cars, no he builds custom coach cars from scratch. It takes him about a year and he has commissioned 11 cars by now which he has delivered all over the nation. He was a guest at Jay Leno garage already and you may have seen this cars in a magazine already. Hear the full story about this humble young man from Alexandria who was a snowboard professional before becoming an entrepreneur and then decided to start a new venture by building his own cars after buying a steel bending tool in South Dakota. Enjoy this Made in Minnesota podcast episode and a true Lakes Country story. Find more lake life on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

RÜNGE Cars specializes in producing handcrafted, bespoke automobiles and furniture. Each commission is designed to customer specifications. Executing traditional coachbuilding techniques, bodywork is hand formed of aluminum over body bucks and finally fitted to the "Superleicht" aluminum tube form. More details at www.rungecars.com

WKND#017 SPRING CONCERTO LIVE RECORDING

WKND#017 SPRING CONCERTO LIVE RECORDING

April 24, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 017 with a live episode of the 2019 Spring Concerto recorded at our Matz & Greiff event location in downtown Perham.

We are kicking off into the open water season and invited our friends for a concerto. Please enjoy Amy Mercer on the Piano and William Comita with his Cello. Both play for the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and have performed for the second year at our spring concerto now. Lean back and enjoy a variety of compositions in this latest podcast episode.

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WKND#016 Cabin or Camper with Chris Hawley Architect

WKND#016 Cabin or Camper with Chris Hawley Architect

April 17, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 016 Cabin or Camper?

An interview with Chris Hawley, Architect. This is another live episode we recorded during our EXPO in Fargo this past month. Chris is a very successful Architect from Fargo who has designed many unique properties in Lakes Country. Some smaller and others bigger. His work is well respected and Chris has created a lot of the designs we see around us. The Brew in Perham or Hub41 in Detroit Lakes are examples of his work. Enjoy this episode and hear Chris speak about his idea of Lake Life and the uniqueness of architecture for lake homes.

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WKND#015 WITH DAN ABOUT LREC ELECTRIC SERVICE IN LAKES COUNTRY

WKND#015 WITH DAN ABOUT LREC ELECTRIC SERVICE IN LAKES COUNTRY

April 10, 2019

LAKE LIFE WKND 015 EXPO special with Dan about LREC, renewable energy and their electric service infrastructure in Lakes Country.

Hear local event updates for this upcoming wknd and an interview we recorded at the Explore Lake Life Expo held from Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Civic Center in downtown Fargo. Dan works with the Lake Region Electric Cooperative which is a membership based electric energy provider based out of Pelican Rapids.

The cooperative averages 4.6 members per mile in a 3,200 square mile service territory. They own and maintain 5,600 miles of line. Their vision is to lead, empower, and guide members to use energy wisely to secure a better future for our families, our communities, and our world.

The coop's mission is to provide members with safe, reliable, affordable electricity, and lead by offering innovative services to grow the cooperative.

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