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It was a chance for the public to taste, smell and feel the works of area artists last weekend as they embarked on an open studio tour that spanned three counties. Artists invited many guests into their homes and studios, showcased their work, demonstrated how they made their various pieces and even served hors d'oeuvres. Akeley wood sculptor Paul Albright explains a custom piece of work that will eventually be a part of a waterfall for a garden. Below left, his sculpture of "Thor" was headed to the Norwegian Hostfest in Minot, N.D., Monday morning.
Rectifying the effect of continued development on the region's lakes isn't about playing the blame game. It's about grabbing a shovel and digging in. That's Steve Hall's philosophy.
Fifth Crow Wing Lake was again in the spotlight Wednesday as the Hubbard County board allowed the expansion of Shady Lawns RV Estates, over the objections of lake activists. "The last time you were here you traded 9 (RV) spots for boat slips," commissioner Lyle Robinson reminded resort owner Scott Forbes.
Remember that groundswell of change voters emphatically wanted in 2010? Be careful what you wish for.
Hubbard County Auditor Pam Heeren was suspended without pay for 20 workdays Wednesday afternoon. Although the suspension was to take effect Sept.
Art Leap 2011 features a perfect fall day to showcase the dozens of artists and their works. Downtown at Moose Creek Village in Park Rap-ids, art hounds dined on hot dogs and got to meet and greet with the artists. One was Fargo water-color artist Ellen Jean Diederich, whose greeting cards are sold in the store and in other locations around Park Rapids. Diederich is a well-known painter in the Midwest.
Hubbard County Auditor Pam Heeren was suspended without pay for 20 calendar days Wednesday afternoon. Although the suspension was to take effect Sept.
Erosion issues are causing Hubbard County's Board of Adjustment to cut lakeshore property owners some slack as to what they can remove or fill on lakefront lots. But the board has no tolerance for homeowners who, through their actions, exacerbate the potential for runoff into area lakes. In three cases the board considered issues of altering the landscape near the lake frontage.
The. Most. Awesome. Corn. Maze. Ever. Will open to visitors Saturday morning off Hubbard County 115 at Carter's Red Wagon Farm. The 4.5-acre cutting features unique Minnesota factoids, its state bird and a lot of fun. The brainchild of Tony Carter, the maze is the culmination of months of planning and picking. Tony Carter has always designed the sunflower and corn mazes at the Park Rapids Market outlet on Highway 34.