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28
Mar

Starbank: The Bank That Cares

By Brenda Erdhal  Historic Roots The history of Star Bank goes back over 100 years to 1904 when a national bank was chartered under the name of The First National Bank of Bertha, in Bertha, Minnesota. For the next 80 years, it operated as a single location bank, until 1984 when The First National Bank […]

Wed
21
Feb

Northstar Granite Tops: Bringing Beauty to Your Home

By Brenda Erdahl   For 12 years Northstar Granite Tops in Maple Lake has handcrafted natural stone into elegant, beautiful countertops for homes. Last spring, the company took its first steps into the digital age and the results are even better than expected. With the purchase of sophisticated machinery, Northstar Granite Tops has lost nothing […]

Wed
24
Jan

Techmate: Serving Community Computer Needs

By Brenda Erdahl Do you have a phone that’s been run over by a truck, or fallen overboard during a fishing trip? Did the kids break the iPad or delete an important file from your laptop? The experienced technicians at Techmate in Buffalo can fix it, no questions asked. “Problems manifest themselves in a lot […]

Thu
4
Jan

Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce is community minded

by Brenda Erdahl Maple Lake may be a small community, but it is far from small in the way its community members think. The Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce is evidence of that. With 84 members, it is not overly big, but it has done and continues to do big things, all with the goal […]

Mon
30
Oct

Athletes win awards at state track and field

State qualifiers from the Maple Lake High School track and field team came home with some hardware after two days competing with some of the top athletes in the state, Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, at Hamline University. Brynn Paumen earned the highest finish for the Irish, placing fourth to make it to […]

Wed
14
Jun

Athletes win awards at state track and field

State qualifiers from the Maple Lake High School track and field team came home with some hardware after two days competing with some of the top athletes in the state, Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, at Hamline University. Brynn Paumen earned the highest finish for the Irish, placing fourth to make it to […]

Wed
7
Jun

Literature on the go

Take a book or give a book, it’s all up to you when you visit one of two new Little Free Libraries in Maple Lake. A bit like large bird houses on sturdy, wooden posts, the little libraries hold 30 or more books that are available to “check out” 24 hours a day, no library […]

Wed
7
Jun

Track team sends five to state

The Irish will send a record five athletes to the Minnesota State High School League Track and Field meet this week after top performances at sections. Aaron Reese, Tyler Cranston, Catie Fobbe, Brynn Paumen and Maggie Larson will compete at Hamline University in St. Paul, Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, after placing among […]

Wed
7
Jun

Buffers and options

Wright SWCD By now, all landowners should be aware of the Buffer Law passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Governor Dayton in 2015 and amended in 2016. Currently, it is unknown if any changes/amendments will be forthcoming in this legislative session. As of now, without legislative changes, buffers are required on […]

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