Transforming a Property into a Beautiful Home

A transformation took place on the corner of 145th Street near Spirit Lake. A property that had seen better days would discourage many visitors but when Tyler and Paige Lynn walked through the disheveled space, they saw potential. “When we first looked at it, we saw with some hard work we could clean up the…

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For Your Recipe Box

No Churn Chocolate Malt Oreo Ice Cream 2 1/2 C Heavy Cream 1/2 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/4 C Malted Milk Powder (or use an addition 1/4 C cocoa) 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 T Vanilla Extract 2 t Instant Espresso 1 t Flaky Salt 16-20 Oreo cookies, crushed Using an electric mixer, whip…

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Wilson Family Captures Local History for Over a Century!

For over 100 years, a member of the Wilson family has been tracking the ice formation on the Iowa Great Lakes. This love of the water has been a lifelong affair for the family. Moving to the Lakes area in 1889, William Scott Wilson bought the Okoboji Store in 1890 and operated it along with…

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Telling Stories Through Wood

Sawdust flies from the Stihl blade, like glitter dispersing into the air. The chainsaw carefully crafts the wood, shaping the trunk into a wooden masterpiece. This fall, Nate Hall of 3 Timber Studio out of Lincoln, NE created custom chainsaw sculptures for several homeowners along Lakeshore Drive in Okoboji. Each tree trunk varied but was…

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Building a Home for a Couple that Love the Sunshine

Fagen Construction Creates a Beautiful Home for Currell’s Natural light pours into the bright sunroom on the south side of Jim and Phyllis Currell’s new home. Over the years, the couple has had a passion for sunshine, whether it was basking in the Florida sun by the pool or out on their deck gazing at…

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Roof Replacement Alternative Could Save A Property Owner Thousands

A vital component of any residence is a solid roof, especially in an area with a variety of weather conditions and temperature variances. One solution for increasing life expectancy of asphalt shingles is Roof Maxx, a natural, plant-based oil that replenishes evaporated petrochemical oils and restores the shingle’s flexibility to withstand the elements. Tracey Radcliffe,…

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Giving Your Space New Life

“A space with more organized storage, a place to store dog food and accessories, a dog kennel, a space to clean and dress birds after hunting, organized laundry area, plus a place to sit and put on shoes and hang coats, all while looking stylish.” These were the requests of my latest interview with a…

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