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Archive for January 2020

Ahrenstorff: Named NAM Jr. Teen Runner-Up

We introduce Carlie Jo Ahrenstorff, National American Miss (NAM) Jr. Teen Runner-up, from the “Field of Dreams!” Selected as one of the top five at the national NAM competition in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, Dec. 1, the nerve-wracking minutes on the big stage were anxiety-filled for this outwardly poised 16-year-old sophomore from Spirit Lake. The…

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Simply Delicious

The unseasonably cold temperatures and snow seemed to put me into hibernation early this year so I was ready for Winter Games in November. The only thing missing was the lake wasn’t frozen yet. With the temperatures bouncing around, fingers are crossed for a frozen lake by the end of January. To everyone going during…

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Snow Happens, Trails Don’t

Dickinson County SnowHawks Maintain 120 Miles of County Trails The glittery of white snowflakes fluttering through gray skies inwardly brings delight to a group of Dickinson County individuals. These men and women, boys and girls have a passion for snowmobiling and love exploring the area’s unique landscape. The Dickinson County SnowHawks was started in the…

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Martinson Wedding

Kevin Martinson and Taylor Glover Enjoy Gorgeous Fall Wedding Day A 400-meter oval track has been a common bond between a Spirit Lake boy and a Spencer girl. The one lap race brought the two together, connecting Kevin Martinson and Taylor Glover in 2012 at an Indoor Lakes Conference Track Meet at Buena Vista University…

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Dermus Skincare Offers Bridal Makeup Packages for the Special Day

A wedding day is a moment in time where beautiful dreams come true! The couple is in their finest and countless preparations have taken place leading up to the special event. For a bride, she finds a gorgeous gown and has her hair specially done. Many brides will also utilize special makeup services to ensure…

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A Helping Hand to Fight the Daily Food Battle

Over 82% of us are too stubborn to give up the foods we like in order to live a healthier lifestyle. We love our French fries over the choice of a salad. A frozen pizza or fast food drive-through can be easier on a busy night. Why choose an available banana over the hidden candy…

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Kylie’s Book Nook

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan I have to give a shoutout to my mom, Donna, who gifted this book to me and introduced me to Jenny Colgan. The Bookshop on the Corner was the most delightful reading experience I have had in a very long time! This is a book about books…

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Lake Life Review

A group of us recently completed the “Mission Possible” program at the Family Bedell YMCA. I need you to all re-read the last line. This is Mission POSSIBLE not Mission IMPOSSIBLE! While Tom Cruise has been my Hollywood crush since I was probably eight, I will be talking more about blood, sweat and tears, which…

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