LAKE LIFE WKND 050 with a Christmas Special. We invited Missy Hermes of the Otter Tail County Historical Society to speak about Christmas traditions in our area. She tells us about stories from as early as 1871 which were collected from early settles coming to the area. With the Advent season leading towards this years Christmas celebration we thought we take a moment to hear about traditions from Swedish, German, and Finnish settlers. This time of the year allows us to slow down, lean back, and reconcile. We are inviting you to get into this years Christmas spirit with stories from the past and maybe you take a moment to think about this year and prepare for a new year coming up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for following our program and being part of our local Lake Life community. Enjoy our latest podcast and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
LAKE LIFE WKND 042 Fall break update. It has been a long year with many events and additions to our lake life platform. We are taking some time off and will be back in January with a new season of Lake Life podcasts. In this week's episode we are reflecting on 2019 and share upcoming events with you. Enjoy the season, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up! Our event map and online schedule will remain updated daily. Please send us an email with ideas and suggestions for the future. Go to our podcast archive to find all past episodes and find more lake life stories on our website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
LAKE LIFE WKND 040 Yes, we are approaching colder temperatures and I already saw friends post ice fishing pictures in full anticipation of winter. Well it is still just the beginning of Fall and the snow is hopefully not flying any time soon. However, we all know it's coming! Winter brings a lot of fun to Lakes Country and we met with Hans the other day to catch up on local art projects. He will be installing a new sculpture in Detroit Lakes and they will also built another ice castle this coming season! We thought we share with you the interview we recorded in preparation for the first ice castle two years ago. Listen to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
LAKE LIFE WKND 039 We had Kevin Keil the new Economic Development Director of the City of Perham visit us and we spontaniously invited him to record a podcast program about the current state of the city and some future visioning. He joined us no questions asked and shared his passion about the community and some of the future goals with us. Listen to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
Perham is a small, yet vibrant city located on Highway 10 in Otter Tail County, the heart of Minnesota’s lake country. More than 3,000 people call Perham, Minnesota home and are happy to share why they love living in Perham. Perham is more than just a great place to live and raise a family. The city is home to many lakes, with swimming, boating, and fishing in the summer, and community events and activities year-round. We also have an active downtown, with many shops, restaurants, and attractions for people of all ages.
Companies in Perham do business locally, regionally, nationally, and even internationally. In fact, products made right here in Perham, Minnesota, are exported to over twenty countries worldwide. Click here to watch an interview with Kenny Nelson of KLN Enterprises of Perham.
With a wide variety of recreational activities, and a relaxed, resort-like lifestyle, Perham offers many of the attractions of big-city life while providing the home-town feel of a smaller community.
LAKE LIFE WKND 038 with a live recording from our EXPO. We had John on stage to speak about hunting and their TV show Ultimate Outdoor Adventures which has been aired for nearly 20 years now. Enjoy the latest episode of our podcast program and get ready for the 5th season of the year. Hunting season is around the corner. Listen to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com Check out our new event map and put your event on the map!
Mark your calendars for next year's WKND EXPO at the Civic Center in downtown Fargo March 20-21, 2020.
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LAKE LIFE WKND 037 Dee and I recorded a Fall podcast episode for you with upcoming area events and places to visit this season. As sad as it is to see Summer going away for many people Fall is one of their favorite seasons. Think about all the pumpkin things to do and corn mazes to explore! Tune in to our latest podcast and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
LAKE LIFE WKND 036 What would Lake Life in Minnesota be without Zorbaz? The iconic Z destination is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. We spoke to Cole Hanson, the son of the founder Tom Hanson who passed on the company to him about 12 years ago. All started at a small candy store at the beach in Detroit Lakes in 1969. Hear first hand how it was growing up within the Z of the Hanson family and how it become a lifestyle destination to many of us over the years. Today, Cole is operating 15 restaurants in the state of Minnesota and is just getting started as it sounds. Listen to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife #zorbaz
LAKE LIFE WKND 035 We spoke to Allen Arvig about building a regional communication company in Lakes Country which truly has a great impact on our lives while enjoying lake life. Being connected to the world through the internet is an expectation we have nowadays. Right? But how does that work and who built all the necessary infrastructure? We are streaming video and uploading pictures to our social platforms on the weekend through fiber optic and are connected to world better than ever before. Well, Allen Arvig and his family has played a key role since 1950 in order for us to enjoy all of that in the lakes area. Hear to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife
Established in 1950, Arvig has grown from a small, family-owned telephone company to one of the largest independent telecommunications and broadband providers in the nation. Over the past 70 years, the company’s leaders have been progressive risk-takers, delivering cutting-edge technology to residential and business customers. Reinvesting in technology and network operations allow us to continue to deliver next-generation communications services to a growing number of communities throughout Minnesota.
LAKE LIFE WKND 034 with Jamie and Dave Swenson from Big Cormorant Lake about sharing lake life with children and taking out kids on a boat surfing. Wake the World is a nation wide organization started by Greg Hodgin from North Carolina in 2008 to give back to the community by spending a day on the water with kids from children homes. An experience many children may otherwise never have. Many boat owners in more than 25 states liked Greg's idea and get together every year to organize a day for the children with lots of fun, laughter, and lake life to remember. Hear the story from Jamie and Dave how they connected to Greg and started a chapter for Wake the world for Minnesota and North Dakota children right in our backyard. Learn how you may be able to participate and help out with their event. Listen to the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com Check out our new event map and put your event on the map!
LAKE LIFE WKND 033 We had one of our listeners in the studio sharing his lake life story with us. Brent Hieggelke lives in Portland Oregon and has a cabin near Vergas. His grandfather from Moorhead purchased a lake lot 60 years ago which is still owned by the family. Brent grew up in Chicago but his parents took him to the lake in Minnesota every summer which are some of the best memories Brent has from his childhood he says. He later purchased a property next to his grandfathers place and has taken his 3 children to the lake from Oregan ever since. He truely loves lake life and says that because of his experiences he eventually had a business idea for an online vacation rental platform which he launchded a while back and later sold to VRBO. Brent is the Chief Marketing Officer CMO for a Portland based internet marketplace and is also working on a new vacation rental online platform idea which may be interesting to you as a lake home owner. Hear the full interview and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com Check out our new event map and put your event on the map!