Italian Tortellini Salad Prep Time: 20 min Serves: 6   20 oz Fresh Tortellini 3/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 T Balsamic Vinegar 1 T Honey 2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Pepper, Freshly Ground 3 oz Italian Dry Salami, Cut into strips 1/2 C Sun Dried Tomatoes Packed in Oil, Chopped 3/4 C Freshly…

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Through the years, generations of families have attended the Okoboji Bible Conference. Some families have never missed or attended as a child and later returned with their families as an adult. The new nursery recently built on the grounds is a testament to this long-lasting legacy. Ella’s House is the new home for the children’s…

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Fishing the Iowa Great Lakes should be on any angler’s bucket list! The region’s gorgeous blue waters teem with unprecedented amounts of fish, allowing all skill levels the ability to entice a fish onto their hook. Whether a fisherman throws a cast off their home dock or enjoys a trolling boat through West Lake Okoboji,…

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When Jan Bennett Despain was in high school in the 1970’s, a guidance counselor rebuked her dream of flying, telling her it was impossible and she should find a different career. “Women don’t fly planes!” Instead, Jan was one of the first women to receive her pilot’s license from  Mapleton, IA. She was also one…

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FOOD TRUCKS IN THE IOWA GREAT LAKES Brand new to the area this year, all though you may recognize the owner. Mike was the owner and operator of Farm to Fork Food Truck. He sold that and decided to focus on his passion…BBQ! During the summer he will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, check…

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My name is Kylie Sebert. I’m a native of Spirit Lake and currently living in the literary hub of Portland, Maine! I have Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, with an emphasis in fiction, and now hope to begin a novel writing career. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook as @notsotwentysomething. As…

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