October 17, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 042 with Josh Hanson about Spanky's Stonehearth one of the most popular restaurants in Lakes Country. Hear Josh speak about growing up in Vergas Minnesota, living in a small rural community, his passion for cooking with local produce and his definition of Lake Life. Find more news and events at www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #discoverlakelife
Spanky's Stone Hearth is located on Beautiful Rose Lake, near Vergas, Minnesota. Whether it is a cozy seat in front of the stone hearth fireplace, a seat overlooking beautiful Rose Lake, or outdoor dining on our deck, Spanky's Stone Hearth is a beautiful dining destination.
October 10, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 041 We like to share another podcast portrait with you. In this episode we interviewed Jack Chivers. Jack moved to Lakes Country in 1966 and has been growing a local Real Estate business since. He lives and loves Lake Life and has fulfilled many people's dream to live on a lake in our area.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Jack wanted to see the world. After joining the Navy, serving his country and sailing all seven seas, his path led him to Minnesota, where he immediately became enamored with Lake Life.
Detroit Lakes became his home and Jack began working as a full-time real estate agent on April 1, 1966. His career started at Calhoun Realty, based in Minneapolis, where he worked for the following 13 years selling commercial properties and found his residential niche as a lakes expert for many of his clients. Jack always shared his passion about Detroit Lakes and Lakes Country, saying: Don't just visit... live it! On June 2, 1980, Jack founded his own agency Jack Chivers Realty in Detroit Lakes.
Hear the full story in our latest podcast and find more lake life on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
October 4, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 040 In this episode we have the pleasure and honor to speak with Kenny Nelson who is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the area and probably all of Minnesota. Back in 1971 he and his father started a small dog feed company in Perham which grew into a nation wide player in the dog food industry. After that Kenny started a couple more companies which became big in the snack and candy industry. Today, Tuffy's and KLN Family Brands are well known companies using manly local ingredients. A majority of key management positions are filled by Nelson family members and are resposible to grow the companies. Kenny is still active and passionate to be out with customers. Him and his family are very engaged in the local community and give back to the area as much as they can in appreciation of the success they were given by the hard working families during the past decades. Hear the full story in our latest podcast and find more lake life on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
September 26, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 039 Hear Gary Goreham tell his story about starting an apple orchard near Detroit Lakes. He founded Maple Hills Orchard in 1999 and grows about 200 trees on 7 acres of land plus pumkin patch and scenic trails on a total of 30 acres. Over the time the Orchard has become a beautiful destination for families and even schools come with students to enjoy fall harvest for apples and learn more about plant science and nature. Hear the full story in our latest podcast and find more lake life on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
September 19, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 038 Jason Crummy is a passionate fisher and inventor since his childhood. He grew up on a farm in Northern Minnesota and has always built something. One day just a couple years back when he was ice fishing, he cut his hand grabbing a Northern by the gill plates. He went back into his small lab in his home and figured out a simple solution to grab a fish without hurting yourself, getting slimy and easily unhook the fish. Hear about his invention and story in our latest podcast. Find more on lake life our daily updated website at www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
September 12, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 037 One of my favorite road trips in the area is to Maplewood State Park.
Caution—It’s this time again: Road trip wknds ahead! I love Lakes Country for its rolling hills, scenic views and most of all its winding roads. Whenever I can, I get into the car and take a road trip to explore the area. There are many different routes and I like to share a new trip I just did recently. It is an easy day trip for the whole family to enjoy. Of course, you can take it by yourself or with a friend also.
Enjoy this time of the year especially the change of colors! Listen to the full story and find more lake life on our daily updated website at www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
September 5, 2018
WKND 036 Chad Koenen and his wife Dani recently purchased one of the few small town newspapers in lakes country and we spoke with him about local news and working as a publisher in Lakes Country. In 2010 they relocated to Henning, MN and purchased the Citizen's Advocate, a local newspaper established in 1891. Since then they have been growing their media company. Hear the full story and find more lake life on our daily updated website at www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
August 29, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 035 Hunting season is coming up fast! The weather is turning and bow hunting opener is around the corner. We spoke to Mike Brown and Mike Summers two local hunting experts about wildlife and managing land. Hear the full story and find more lake life on our daily updated website at www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
JCR Land Co. is a division of Jack Chivers Realty specialized in hunting land and acreage. The group of experts have extensive knowledge and education in wildlife management and land conservation. Their improved services supersede industry standards to serve both buyers and sellers better in the greater Central Minnesota region.
Mike Brown and Mike Summers are the land experts based in the heart of lakes country with an office space at the LAKE LIFE lounge in Vergas, MN. The convenient location is growing to be a meeting point for individuals seeking any kind of information on real estate properties in lakes country.
August 22, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 034 with Brittney Johnson about living and working in Lakes Country and why she became a candidate to go for office as a State Representative in District 8A in Otter Tail county. Learn about her background and her passion to make a difference in her life. She is only 25 years old and decided to become a politician in order to be a voice for living in rural Minnesota. Hear the full story and find more lake life on our daily updated website at www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
Brittney Johnson is a young farmer from Underwood, Minnesota. Growing up with one foot in Central Minnesota and one foot in the Twin Cities shaped Brittney into a strong advocate for rural communities. She believes more can be done to help the people of Otter Tail County have a higher quality of life. She is committed to pushing for affordable health care, a solution to the addiction epidemic, and a strong rural economy.
Her policy experience began at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences Policy Engagement Program. As a PEP Fellow, Brittney worked with elected officials from across Minnesota on approaches to bipartisan policy development based on issues that impact rural communities.
She has since organized two community conversations with United States House Representative Collin Peterson about Healthcare and the Federal Farm Bill. She believes the best way to have representatives be accountable to their constituents is to bring them to the cities they represent. She hopes to continue this advocacy in St. Paul.
August 15, 2018
LAKE LIFE WKND 033 with Brett Burch about Disc Golf. Brett relocated from Colorado to Minnesota last year and is a passionate disc golf player. He opened a small disc golf shop in Ottertail selling equipment, giving classes and hoping to help grow the sport locally. Hear the full story and learn more about the fastest growing sport in the US today. Find out more about lake life on our daily updated event schedule at www.lakelifewknd.com
Disc Golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. It is often played on a course of 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached. Usually, the number of throws a player uses to reach each target are tallied (often in relation to par), and players seek to complete each hole, and the course, in the lowest number of total throws. Try it out! #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife