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Minnesota sweet corn is now available at farmer's markets and trucks in the area. Often picked daily, it can be grilled, boiled, or used in a variety of menu items. Grilled corn on the cob Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Peel back corn husks and remove silk. Place 1 tablespoon butter, salt and pepper on each piece of corn. Close husks. Wrap each ear of corn tightly in aluminum foil. Place on the prepared grill. Cook approximately 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until corn is tender. This recipe is from allrecipes.com
Summer rains and sunshine have produced a bountiful garden harvest. Here are some recipes to make use of the harvested vegetables. Zucchini noodles with pesto and chicken This healthy summer dinner substitutes "zoodles" (zucchini noodles) for pasta to slash calories and carbs. It is even better served the next day, when the zucchini has soaked up the herby pesto sauce. 4 medium-large zucchini (about 2 pounds), trimmed 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
Sara Parthun manages the HI-Mississippi Headwaters Hostel in Itasca State Park. "In my 10 years of managing the hostel, hostellers have shared with me some of their favorite camping recipes," she said. "I hope you enjoy them, too." The first two breakfast recipes are prepared in a skillet over a campfire or camp stove. Baked pancakes can be made at home, frozen and taken on your camping trip. Dessert cups made over the campfire are the perfect ending to a meal, especially when filled with pudding. Campfire Eggs 8 slices of bacon
Akeley's Clerk/Treasurer Melody Boettcher is resigning from her position, but plans to stay around for awhile. She did not give a date her resignation becomes effective.
The Antique Tractor and Engine Club's 26th annual Field Days in Park Rapids brought exhibitors from many states eager to share the stories and history of their machines and memories of days gone by with those attending the show. The field filled up with vehicles, including one with an Alaska license plate. The show featured a variety of demonstrations, a tractor parade and many exhibits of farming equipment from throughout the region. Threshing since a child
This year's Night to Unite, promoting cooperation between law enforcement and the community, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, in both Park Rapids and Akeley. Park Rapids event Chief of Police Jeff Appel said various law enforcement officers will be hosting the event at Heartland Park in Park Rapids from 5 to 7 p.m.
Robbie Flores has gone on many outdoor adventures with his Kinship mentor, Eric Haugland. Their latest outing was to the weekly kids fishing contest Aug. 1 in Hackensack. It was the first time either of them had participated in the event. They first saw information about the fishing contest when they went to Hackensack to see a movie and decided to come back and try it. Robbie was the lucky winner of the grand-prize drawing for a new rod and fully-equipped tackle box. Everyone who caught a fish was eligible to enter.
The Antique Tractor and Engine Club will hold its 26th annual Field Days Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5 at the showgrounds on Cty. Rd. 6 south of Park Rapids. Admission includes a collector button. Children under 12 are admitted free. Gates open at 7 a.m. and breakfast will be held in the pavilion from 7 to 10 a.m. each day. Events both days include sawmill and threshing demonstrations, tractor parades and pulls, straw baling and much more. Dance music in the pavilion from 1-4 p.m. will feature the Jim and Joe Band Saturday and Jerry's Polka DJ on Sunday.
A public hearing concerning the application by S&H Retail Inc. for an off-sale liquor license at the Red River Event Center in Akeley will be held at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 in the Hubbard County Board Meeting Room. The state legislature passed an omnibus liquor bill in May that gives Hubbard County the authority to grant an off-sale liquor license to the owners of the Red River Event Center. This provision was needed because the event center is within a mile of Akeley's municipal liquor store and owners did not go through the city when requesting their license.
Those attending the 68th Annual Muskie Days/Music Festival in Nevis enjoyed mostly favorable weather and a variety of options for entertainment, fun and food. The festival kicked off Friday night, with a crowd enjoying the Lions' "sold-out" fish fry. Saturday featured sunny skies and a cool breeze as young anglers headed to the pier for the fishing contest. There were lots of games for the kids at Muskie Park and on main street, along with vendors selling popcorn, donuts, corn on the cob, walleye, sandwiches, snow cones, lemonade and much more.