I found Lake Country Journal appealing for its focus on folks who live and vacation in the lakes region of Minnesota, with an emphasis on outdoor activity. Owning a cabin on Northstar Lake north of Grand Rapids, I could identify with the audience. It just so happens my first story also included cycling!
Finding the Lost 40 – Aug/Sept 2017
A bicycle ride in the north country near our cabin is all the more fun with a destination – the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area, with a trail through old growth pines up to 250 years old.
A Tale of Two Trails – Oct/Nov 2018
Lake Country residents are fortunate to have two scenic trails in our own backyard: Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails.
Great Northern Radio Show – Oct/Nov 2018
Aaron Brown brings music, humor, storytelling and local flavor to auditoriums and radio audiences across Northern Minnesota several times a year.
Bright Lights, Warm Hearts – Dec/Jan 2019
The annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train trek through northern Minnesota spreads joy and raises funds for local communities.
Vasaloppet USA – Feb/March 2019 (cover story)
Mora, Minnesota, residents welcome cross-country skiers into their homes and in the streets during the city’s traditional winter event.
Friendship Forged on Skis – Feb/March 2019
For twenty-six years and counting, these two women have plied the cross-country ski trails on their annual trip up the North Shore and other Minnesota destinations.
(FYI, this just happens to be me and my good friend Susan Schultze)
Everyone Loves Deer Lake Charlie’s – June/July 2019
The remote tavern in Effie, Minnesota, offers live music and “a place to mingle”
Life at Sapsucker Farms – Oct/Nov 2019
This Mora, Minnesota farm offers their visitors Yellow Belly Hard Cider, maple syrup, honey, free-range eggs, and much more.
Crisp Point Lighthouse – Oct/Nov 2019
Volunteer lighthouse keepers are wanted at an isolated Lake Superior beacon
Grand Rapids Ghost Tours – Oct/Nov 2019
A glimpse into Itasca County’s spooky past
Braving the Arrowhead 135 – Dec/Jan 2020
The 135-mile ultra winter marathon from International Falls to Tower, Minnesota, tests the most rugged of athletes, who ski, run, bike, or do all three.
Mushers, Mukluks, and Wolftracks – Feb/Mar 2020
A story about concentration, companionship, and the commitment involved in training, racing and raising sled dogs.