Author Archives: Chicz

The Single Chic: Stuck in the first date loop?

By Annie Harman Dating isn’t a new experience; it’s the same experience, over and over and over again. People have been dating since the beginning of time, and while fashion trends, hairstyles and technology may change, dating rarely does. I’m … Continue reading

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He sez … she sez: “We do this with leftovers…”

By Brandon and Amy Chaffins Amy: We both have jobs that allow us to stop home for our lunch break during the week. There’s usually just enough time to throw together a sandwich or heat up leftovers and ask each … Continue reading

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Bugged! Fend off mosquitoes this summer

By Dr. Carly Erickson Summer in Minnesota is finally here and that means so are those annoying mosquitoes! But before you reach for that toxic bug spray, try some of these natural recommendations to ward off those irritating insects! GROW … Continue reading

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A wriggling success!

Stay-at-home mom makes career out of fish and worms By Tara Bitzan Debbie Jost of Alexandria never has a shortage of things to do. On any given day she can be found attending sporting events for one or more of her four … Continue reading

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New uses for ice cube trays

By Karen Jennissen Ice cube trays are a great way to preserve ingredients for later uses. Once cubes are frozen, pop them out and place in a freezer bag and label. Here are some ways to make use of them: WINE: … Continue reading

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It’s time to head outdoors!

When summertime rolls around, the lakes area comes alive and what better way to celebrate the outdoors than camping! In this issue, we have you covered with recipes for the campfire, fun family events and games and even some tips … Continue reading

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Ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

By Crystal Dey Who says there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues? Well, Eddie Cochran and Alan Jackson have made the claim … clearly those fellas never had a good ole Mason jar of Summertime Bluesberry Punch. Reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Recipes for the campfire

By Lori Mork BBQ Hot Dog and Potato Packs Ingredients: 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated red potato wedges 4 hot dogs 1 small onion, cut into wedges 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup barbecue sauce Directions: Divide potato wedges … Continue reading

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Don’t leave wine out of summer fun

By Al Edenloff When it comes to enjoying a beverage in the great outdoors, an icy cold beer gets top billing. But why not change things up this summer and try a glass of wine? A bottle of wine is … Continue reading

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Explore the magical world of fairy gardening

By Lori Schultz A fairy garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. A small-scale version of your yard, but with much less weeding! The art and creativity of fairy gardens originated in Japan and debuted … Continue reading

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