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Lorie Skarpness

staff reporter

Lorie Skarpness is responsible for the Saturday Life page, including the "Northwoods Cooks" recipe column. She especially enjoys writing for the "Northland Outdoors" section and writing in-depth feature stories.
She also covers Nevis School Board and Akeley city council meetings.

Lorie earned her degree in writing from Concordia College, Moorhead. She has worked as a newspaper reporter for 16 years. Her stories have also published in several magazines, including "Lake Country Journal", "Good Old Days" and "Northwoods Woman."

Lorie also has a degree in child development and family studies from North Dakota State University. She has served as a child care center director and Head Start teacher in that field and written research articles for professional journals.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer fun.
One unit in the Village Apartments behind Zappy’s restaurant in Akeley was hit by a vehicle Monday afternoon. A cinder block/concrete block wall in one of the seven units took the hit.
Nevis junior Kiana Bjorkstrand, Team 3102’s lead robot driver, has earned the Minnesota Robotics Coaches Association All-State Academic Award.
A large fire in rural Nevis was put out with the help of air drops from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with ground work by the Nevis Fire Department, Eastern Hubbard County Fire District and DNR engines.
After a long winter, many anglers will be heading out this weekend for some serious fishing. Here are some simple sides from allrecipes.com to serve with whatever fish comes in.
Campers eager to come up north to the Akeley City Campground for the season should check the city website for updates.
A nationwide shortage of baby formula is impacting parents in this area.
Kay and Olaf Netteberg were two of four robotics mentors in the state inducted into the Minnesota Robotics Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the state robotics competition at the University of Minnesota Saturday.
The ice is finally off Hubbard County lakes and anglers are eager to get out on the water after a long winter.
Nevis principal and student encourage each other