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he Russett family treasures their 45-year affinity with Second Crow Wing Lake. Both retired now, John and his wife, Peg, built a new lake home within the last year and made themselves a more permanent fixture in the area. “While Peg and I were moving around the country, the one thing that was constant was every summer, wherever we lived, we’d come back with the kids, so Second Crow Wing became really comfortable and a constant for our kids. They grew to love it, and they’ve got great memories here,” John said. John’s parents originally purchased a lot adjacent to Pleasant Ridge Resort in 1974. Three years later, they built a duplex with college friends, and the two families shared that space.

John’s brother, Chris, kept an eye out for additional lake property. In 2014, a stretch of beach on the south end of Second Crow Wing Lake became available, about 200 feet around the bend from their family cabin. Tragically, on the same day that they planned to view the lot, Chris’ wife passed away after a long battle with cancer. Chris insisted that John and Peg still take a look. “By the end of the weekend, we had a purchase agreement,” John recalled. The existing cabin was remodeled and became the new family gathering place. “We named that cabin ‘Annie’s Place’ after Chris’ wife,” he said. Over the course of the next several years, both families continued to grow. Realizing they needed more living space, John and Peg began searching for property on other area lakes.

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Main: Lakeside windows flood the basement family room with bright light. Guest quarters are located on this level as well, along with a bath. Top: The Russetts’ son, Ryan, caught this 16.9-pound northern on Second Crow Wing in 2012. “That’s the biggest one that we’ve ever caught,” John said. Above: As a retirement gift, John’s co-workers gave him a wooden relief of the lake. All photos by Shannon Geisen


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In 2016, the Russett’s son was married on the family’s Second Crow Wing beachfront. “So now, how do we ever leave?” John said. “Because this is where our memories are,” Peg said. Their children – a son and two daughters – insisted that they build on Second Crow Wing. “They said, ‘You know, Dad, when we go up north, we don’t go to a lake, we go to the lake,’ meaning Second Crow Wing.’ We were like, ‘We’ll figure it out,’” John recalled. In July 2017, the Russetts hired Heartland Contractors of MN, Inc. to construct a new cabin on a neighboring parcel. Jeff and Joe Mastley are third- and fourth-generation builders in Nevis. The Russetts were especially charmed by Heartland Contractor’s vice president, Logan Mastley – Joe’s precocious, young son. “We loved asking about the vice president,” Peg said, chuckling. “He’s a character. He’s very proud of his position.” “We had tremendous confidence in the project because we knew Logan was overseeing it,” quipped John. In fact, within 11 months, they went through design, build and occupancy. The new place is dubbed “Nine Pines.” “By October, we had agreed to the design and contract. They broke ground in November. They got done what they needed to be framed up and worked through the winter. We took possession of this the first week of June 2018,” John said. The finished home is 2,400 heated square feet, situated near 100 feet of shoreline. Given the limitations of the small footprint, John said, “we had to be pretty efficient. Joe said to us early on, ‘I like smaller places because every square foot counts.’ And he made every square foot count.”

SPRING HOME+GARDEN Right: In a nod to family heritage, the Russetts display photos of the original cabin that John’s folks built 45 years ago. “The hammer is the one that John’s dad used,” Peg said.

Main: Grandkids, in particular, enjoy the double bunk beds. Left: John and Peg Russett are continuing a 45-year family tradition of living on Second Crow Wing Lake. They built their new home on a parcel adjacent to John’s brother.

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“We had to get very creative with our design,” Peg added, but said they had a clear idea in mind based on their previous experiences with tiny cabins and a large family. “We were pretty clear on what we needed.” “For instance, we knew the porch was going to be a big living space for us, so don’t skimp on the porch,” John said. “There were probably half a dozen things that we felt were important. We made that clear and then Joe incorporated all that in.” The three-season, screened porch is the scene of many barbecues, card games and other family gatherings. Cushy seating, protection from mosquitoes and a view of the lake make for ideal outdoor living conditions. At 16 by 32 feet, “it’s a good-sized porch,” John said, adding they lived in the home six months before anyone sat at the indoor, formal dining room table.

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“The porch is really important; it’s like our second living space,” Peg said. “This is where everybody really hangs out.” The home’s slate-colored, boardand-batten exterior melds nicely with the beautiful mix of trees that dot the yard, including oak, birch and a variety of pine. “Joe helped us figure out how to optimize the space and not overwhelm the lot or be too conspicuous. We just wanted to blend in,” John said. Jeff’s Professional Tree Service “really helped us shape the land to keep everything healthy,” he continued. “He helped us prune things that were overbearing and not letting other things growing healthily.” The Russetts sought out rustic furnishings and earthy, natural colors, with the help of Katie Kottke, an interior designer in Baxter.

Main: Wishing for a style that blends with the natural surroundings, the Russets opted for a board-and-batten exterior in a neutral gray tone. Left: The large, screened-in porch is a popular gathering place for the Russetts.

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The open floor plan – with a panel of windows overlooking Second Crow Wing – includes a kitchen, dining area and family room on the main level. “The lake is why we come,” Peg said. “Everything else is secondary,” agreed John. The Russetts choose to put a smaller refrigerator in the kitchen for food, but a larger one is in the mud room/pantry for beverages. “Another thing we learned over the years, you can never have enough beverage refrigeration space when you’re on the lake,” John said. To create separation from guests, there are no sleeping quarters on the main floor. “That comes from experience,” Peg said. “We’ve been used to cramming 12 people into a little cabin and stepping over people all the time,” John said. “Everybody turns in their bed, and you know,” Peg said. The upper level houses a master suite with a full bath and walk-in closet. “Joe said, ‘Why don’t you create a little jewel box for yourselves upstairs?’ John recalled. “This is quiet space. When everybody’s here, you can escape.” The private sanctuary of the master bedroom is among Peg’s favorite features. The ceiling is 16 feet high at its peak. Reading chairs sit before lakeside windows. Nickel-spaced basswood from a local mill adorns the ceiling. Window and door trim is made of alder.

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Right: Just one of the Russetts’ clever lamps reflecting life in northern Minnesota.

Main: The master suite encompasses the entire upper floor, a private sanctuary. Left: Reading chairs in the master suite overlook Second Crow Wing.

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To best cope with water and sand, the Russetts opted for durable laminate flooring throughout the home. “It’s unbelievable how it looks real,” John said. “As recently as 10 years ago, we wouldn’t have wanted to do that because we wouldn’t want it to look laminated.” The finished basement is a “bonus area,” he said, light and bright. A bunk room holds double bunk beds beloved by the four grandkids. “We encased it all in the wood, so it’s really nice and cozy,” Peg noted. “We wanted to create a nice, comfortable, private space for guests,” John said of the spare bedroom and separate bathroom, also in the lower level. The Russetts are thrilled with their home and wouldn’t change a thing.

Above: The kitchen is without a dishwasher – “much to the children’s dismay,” said Peg, “because we wanted the cabinet space. We wanted to utilize every inch of space, so we all wash our own dishes.” John noted that the tuck-under kitchen sink with the formica counter is a recent development. “Isn’t that an incredible seam?” he said.

“Joe was a master at really helping us create the vision and then tie everybody into it and get the effect that we were looking for,” John said. “It was just a fun process.” “Yeah, we had a blast,” Peg agreed. “We could not be more impressed with the people we worked with. They have been just astounding.” In September, they held an open house for all those who worked on the project. Naturally, the Russetts enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming on the lake. “We do the usual amount of pontooning. You can never look at the shoreline enough,” John said. A nesting pair of eagles is a popular scenic stop. “We’ve always enjoyed Park Rapids and the area,” John said. “And now we’ve become very attached,” Peg added.

Left: The home’s motif includes pine trees, bears, pine cones, fish and moose, like the metal chandelier above the dining room table. “Subtleties to create a northern effect without everything having to be wood,” John said.

Main: The living room features a gas fireplace, natural tones and a bank of windows looking out onto Second Crow Wing Lake. The mason was an artist, John said, awed by his attention to detail and craftmanship.

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yard + garden CHECKLIST By Don Kinzler Forum News Service

arlier this month, I trudged out to the toolshed through a few remaining snowdrifts to reminisce with my old friends. I wanted to reassure my hoe, rake and tiller that I hadn’t replaced them with shiny new models, moved away or gone to that big vegetable patch in the sky. It seems like an eternity since we’ve spent time together. April is a month we transition our yards and gardens from winter into spring. Here is a to-do list, with some items time-sensitive as approaching warmth stirs plants into action.

Yard and garden tasks 1. Although pruning can be done earlier, the long winter caused the task to land mainly in April this year. Apple trees, shrubs, shade trees and all leafy, deciduous woody plants can be pruned anytime while still dormant, before warming temperatures initiate “bud break,” the time when the plants begin leafing out.

Main: The pruning of deciduous trees and shrubs is best done while they are still dormant, before they begin to leaf out. Above: Prune away blackened, winter-damaged rose canes down to healthy green or greenish-brown cane tissue. Photos by Michael Vosburg, Forum News Service

shoots aren’t visible by early May, overseed the damaged areas. 6. Using a leaf rake, fluff up matted grass and lawn areas where white or pinkish-white snow mold is evident. Delay heavy, vigorous raking until the lawn has dried to avoid tearing moist grass crowns. When you can kneel on the lawn without getting a wet spot on your jeans, it’s ready for raking. 7. Dethatching or power-raking is best delayed until lawns have been mowed once or twice, according to University Extension recommendations, to avoid damage to grass crowns. 8. Delay fertilizing lawns until around Memorial Day for most efficient and effective fertilizer uptake, based on turf research.

9. Crabgrass, the annual weedy grass that sprouts from seeds each year, is triggered into germination by soil temperatures approaching 55 degrees, and can be controlled using crabgrass preventative products placed shortly before germination, which usually happens between mid-April and mid-May. Note that many wide-bladed 2. Prune shrubs that are choked with old weedy grasses aren’t crabgrass, and aren’t wood, such as potentilla, spirea and ninebark controlled by such products. every three or four years by cutting back to 10. Cut back tops of perennial flowers and about 6 inches above ground level, as they ornamental grasses before new growth bloom more prolifically and the branches are appears at the plant base. more attractive with fresh new growth. 11. Prune roses by cutting back blackened, 3. Larger shrubs that eventually become winter-damaged cane portions and thin overgrown with a tangle of woody branch- out crowded weak branches while reducing es after decades of growth, like dogwood, height to stimulate fresh branching capable mock orange and lilac, can be rejuvenated of better flower production. nicely by pruning back to 6 inches above 12. To prevent the raised bumps that disground level. figure maple leaves, called maple leaf gall, 4. Prune summer-bearing raspberries by apply horticultural oil to the trunk and removing the 2-year-old dark, woody canes main branches while the tree is still dorthat bore fruit last year, leaving the 1-year- mant, to kill the causal mites that overwinold fresh-looking canes that will bear this ter in crevices of tree bark. summer. Everbearing types, also called 13. Some vegetables, called cool season fall-bearing, can be pruned the same way, crops, enjoy cool temperatures and chilly or by mowing all canes to a few inches above soil and can tolerate light frost. In mid- to ground level, as they’ll bear on the new late April, plant peas, radish, lettuce, onion, canes that regrow. carrot, potato, kale, kohlrabi, cabbage and 5. Vole damage on lawns became evident broccoli. Don Kinzler, a lifelong gardener, worked as snow receded. Rake areas of dead grass as an NDSU Extension horticulturist and chewed away as the tailless field mice made owned Kinzler’s Greenhouse in Fargo. runways and nests. Grass usually survives Readers can reach him at as roots produce new shoots. If green grass forumgrowingtogether@hotmail.com.

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oleus offer a vast variety in their leaves, which can be ruffled or elongated, as well as display bright and unusual colors and markings. Native to Southeast Asia and considered a tender tropical plant, they are grown here as annuals because they are hardy only in the U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 11. Coleus have been around a long time, and were popular as a Victorian bedding plant. In the 1990s, they made a huge come back and show no sign of fading in popularity. Their botanical name is Plectranthus scutellarioides; the Kong variety is Solenostemon scutellarioides. They come from the Lamiaceae, or mint family, and have the familiar square stem and opposite leaves. Coleus grow 1 to 3 feet tall and about that wide. Coleus like fertile, warm, moist, well-draining soil. Plant outdoors only when spring nights remain above 50 degrees. If exposed to temperatures under 50 degrees the plant will be shocked and will take some time to recover. The old-fashioned, seed-producing coleus do best in partial shade. The new varieties are vegetatively cultivated. (These hybrids are grown from cuttings and have few if any seeds. If they do have seed they will not grow true to the parent plant.) They have their best color if grown in sun. Consider the site where they are planted – especially on the south and west sides of a house. If it is very hot and dry, they will wilt and lose leaves, and may benefit from some protection from afternoon sun. Some of the new coleus have very dark, almost black leaves, and if planted in hot sun will be scorched by the heat of the sun. Bright

morning sun and some afternoon shade will probably be best for most coleus. Strong winds may also damage large leaved varieties, such as Kong coleus. The nettle-like flowers of coleus are unremarkable and tend to detract visually from the impact of the foliage. To have a specimen plant you need to start to pinch it early and often. Pinch off the top leaves down to the first node. Pinching encourages branching and will give you a full and bushy plant. If it is not pinched, it will grow upward but the leaves will be sparse and not as full. While bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the blossoms of coleus, the flowering signals the end of the plant’s life cycle and plants usually die soon after they are allowed to produce flower spikes. The blossoming of the plant also draws energy from the colorful foliage. The shorter days of summer spur coleus to think winter is coming. The foliage may become leggy and develop a less attractive form. Other stresses which can contribute to this include excess heat, dry conditions and late season cool nights. To keep coleus happy: water, fertilize, pinch, and protect from heat and winds. Your reward: great! Coleus can be grown indoors and kept over from year to year. Take cuttings of four to six inches with a clean knife, just below a leaf node. Remove leaves from the lower half of the cutting. Using a thoroughly moist potting mix, use a pencil and make a hole deep enough so the leaf nodes are below the soil line and push the potting mixture around the cutting. Place in a zip-lock bag. A rooting hormone may be used. Or simply place the cutting in water and change water every 2 days. When roots begin to grow, the cutting can be transplanted. Coleus may also be grown from seed. They will need to be started six to eight weeks before they would be set outdoors. Indoors, coleus like bright light, but not intense sunlight. Winter temperatures between 60 to 75 degrees are ideal, but never below 50 degrees.

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n March 26, the Park Rapids City Council granted a conditional use permit for Deane and Jill Johnson to install solar electric panels on the south-facing roof of their garage at 502 North St. Asked whether the Johnsons are the first household in Park Rapids seeking a permit for rooftop solar panels, city planner Andrew Mack said, “Yes, that I’m aware of.” “I didn’t know that,” Deane Johnson said, when told that his solar project may be the city’s first. After considering proposals from two reputable companies, the couple decided to have 22 solar photovoltaic panels, each rated at 370 kW, installed by REAL Solar, Inc. of Backus – pending permission from the city.

Getting that CUP was a fraught process. One of Mack’s priorities regarding planning ordinance upgrades is to make it easier for homeowners to follow in the Johnsons’ footsteps. “Right now, the city, the way that its ordinance is written, requires the Johnsons to go through a conditional use permit process,” said Mack. “That takes almost two months. There are fees associated with that. There are hearings.” All this, he noted, is for an environment-friendly utility improvement that will have minimal impact on neighboring properties. “In my opinion,” he said, “and in the opinion of the planning commission, and hopefully in the opinion of the city council, we can re-examine that law to make it more user-friendly, and not require such an elaborate process to get permits to put these things in people’s homes.” Mack added, “The cost of this technology has come down, such that it’s becoming more affordable for an individual homeowner to consider this sort of thing.” “We’re putting solar panels on the roof in the amount that will allow

us to pay for our basic electric bill, plus a portion of the heat,” Johnson explained. “We have a mix of electric and gas heat.” The installation is expensive, but there are incentives to make the cost easier to swallow. “There’s a 30 percent federal tax credit you get that applies to the cost of this system,” said Johnson. “That’ll go down to 22 percent in 2020, but this year it’s still at 30. That’s a tax credit – a direct payout, based on how much you spend.” Their utility provider, Minnesota Power, also offers a rebate on the setup costs “that’s actually more than the tax credit,” Johnson said, “and of course, they buy the energy back that you produce.” The Johnson’s solar panels are going to be wired as an “interconnected” system, meaning that whatever energy it generates in excess of the household’s needs will be fed onto the utility grid, running the couple’s meter backward. “If there’s a power outage, there has to be an automatic shutoff on the system, so it doesn’t continue feeding

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energy when they’re working on it,” Johnson noted. Erica Bjelland, program development specialist with REAL Solar and its non-profit side, RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance), said this interconnect option, allowing customers to sell solar energy back to the utility, is not available in all states. “Minnesota is one of the leaders in solar energy throughout the U.S.,” Bjelland said. “We already have a lot of solar-friendly laws.” For example, a state law mandates that Xcel Energy base a certain percentage of its production on renewable energy sources. Mack said other power companies also have an incentive to become more sustainable, to “reduce, to some extent, the cost of their electricity production, or reduce their dependence on the rates that they have to charge, or hold the line on increases that must be approved by the PUC.” Because renewables are more broadly accepted nationwide, he said, “and in Minnesota in particular, which is a leader in renewables, it’s becoming more affordable to the individual homeowner.”


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Payback period Bjelland says people generally seek solar solutions for three reasons – monetary savings, the self-reliance of producing their own electricity and the environmental benefit of reducing carbon emissions. The Johnsons expect their investment in solar power to pay for itself in 12 to 13 years, based on an estimated 2.5 percent annual rise in energy prices. “I think it’s something people should look at,” said Johnson. “You have these two pretty strong incentives out there right now” – the rebate and the tax credit. “It’s expensive to put in, but then it pays off over a long period of time. And people can finance it, also. That’s an option.” He added, “My son is financing it; he’s building one out in California. Of course, that’s a little easier. You don’t have to sweep snow out there.” Johnson acknowledged that he will have to keep the rooftop panels clear of snow, though he expects a thin layer of snow to melt by itself as the panels tend to generate heat while working. “The reason that I thought about it, initially, was just to try to add to the number of renewables that are being used to generate our power, which I think is an important thing to do,” he said. Nikki Torkelson, marketing and member services manager with Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association, said the co-op also has a program for members interested in interconnecting to solar or wind power. Besides photovoltaic panels, Bjelland noted that another solar technology is solar thermal panels, which collect solar heat and pump it into a home. “It’s kind of the same idea as your car on a really sunny day, how it gets really hot and the air gets trapped in there,” she said. “That’s what the panel is like, and it’s pushed out through a fan.” Regarding RREAL, her company’s non-profit side, Bjelland said, “Our mission is to make solar energy accessible to everyone. We have two main programs: our solar assistance program, which works with lower income families, and we’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity affiliates, recently the Leech Lake Nation did a community solar installation; and we’ve also started to work abroad in a project in Liberia and Uganda.” It’s all about increasing access to energy and reducing energy costs, she said. RREAL also provides education about solar energy.

Smart homes In addition, Torkelson said, “We have rebates for smart thermostats. That’s kind of the common item that a lot of people are putting into their homes.” Using an app on their smartphone or tablet, customers can control their heat and cooling through that smart thermostat. “If they’re going to be gone for a while, they can turn their heat down with the app,” she said, “and if, say, they’re hopping on a plane to come back from their trip, they can turn the heat up a little bit a few hours before, to start warming the house up for when they get back.” Another app the co-op offers is called SmartHub. It allows members to track their energy usage on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. “It can compare December 2018 to December 2017,” Torkelson added. While there are separate apps to control various household appliances through Google Home or Alexa, Torkelson said she has not yet heard about any local interest in whole-home energy management systems. Itasca-Mantrap also offers a $2 rebate per bulb on LED lights, applied automatically when purchasing the bulbs at energywisemn.com. Regarding other innovative utility technology, Torkelson noted that more and more members have expressed interest in having charging stations for electric vehicles installed in their homes or garages.

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ccording to a New York Times article written by Jane E. Brody, “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older people. Every 19 minutes in this country, an older person dies from a fall.” In our part of the country, we spend many months dealing with ice and snow. That alone is causing more slips and falls. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-

vention, “falling once doubles their chances of falling again.” Brody also writes, “There are many factors common among older people that can increase the risk of falling: medical and orthopedic problems and the medications taken to treat them, physical changes that impair balance, gait and muscle strength, sensory declines in vision and hearing and awareness of body position; and pain that distorts body movements. One fall in five among older adults’ results in serious injury, and older people are less able to recover from the trauma physically and emotionally.” There are several ways to help prevent falls. Regular exercise, keeping up with both vision and hearing checks on a yearly basis and reviewing your medications with your pharmacist to assure there are none that may cause dizziness or even drowsiness.

You also want to take a good look at your living space both inside and out. Is there clutter on the floor? Loose rugs? Cords across the walking space? Is your lighting adequate, especially in the hallways and bathrooms? Are there grab bars in the shower and by the toilet? Do you have steps going into your home? Are they in good condition with a sturdy handrail? Is your walkway clear of debris and in good condition? Any and all these basic things to look for could help to prevent a fall that could change your life. Be safe. There are times when a person would like to have an extra set of eyes to come to their home to assess for safety. That is where a caregiver support coach or geriatric care manager can be a great help. They are trained to assist a person in ways to stay in their home safely and make recommendations of how to do this.

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Sometimes a professional can pick out things that a person doesn’t notice when it is in their own home. There may be repairs that are needed and it can be overwhelming knowing where to turn first. A coach or manager can assist in finding the right resources in the community to provide what may be needed to help stay home longer. Falls are often the main reason a person must leave their home. The injury often puts the elder in the hospital and then in transition care for therapy, and then, dependent on the extent of the injury, assisted living. If some of these obstacles can be removed ahead of time, and improvements that are needed taken care of, that may make all the difference in the world. Laurel Hed is a licensed social worker and geriatric care manager for the elder law attorneys of Thomason Swanson and Zahn Law Firm.


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let’s talk Trash PARK RAPIDS ENTERPRISE

Register for Hubbard County’s new organics recycling program

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ubbard County has started an organics recycling program. Organics is a term used in the solid waste industry to describe anything that can be composted. Organics can be separated into four broad categories: food waste, food-soiled paper, other compostable items and yard waste. Hubbard County already has a yard waste program at both of our transfer stations. This new organics recycling program will focus on food waste and food-soiled paper. Food waste is just what it sounds like. It includes produce, meat, bones, dairy, eggs, pasta, bread and pretty much any other type of food

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you can think of. Food-soiled paper includes items like napkins, paper towels, paper egg cartons, coffee filters, and even shredded paper. Soon we will have the ability to turn all of these items into rich compost. Compost has many benefits to our local soil. Compost is full of nutrients and acts as a natural fertilizer. Compost also helps our soils retain moisture, so lawns and gardens don’t need to be watered as often. It also has been found that compost can act as a natural pesticide to prevent common diseases and infestations.

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By choosing to compost your food waste you are conserving valuable resources rather than throwing them away, where they are destined for a landfill or incinerator. There will be an organics container available to Hubbard County residents at our south transfer station. All of your organics will need to be brought in a certified compostable bag or a reusable container. To participate in this free program, residents will need to register first. Once you are registered, you will be given a list of items that will be accepted and a six-month supply of certified compostable bags. There are multiple ways for residents to register for this new service. You can register online at co.hubbard.mn.us/waste, email solidwaste@ co.hubbard.mn.us, call 218-237-1460 or stop in at either the south transfer station or the public works building. Laura Wessberg is Hubbard County’s Minnesota GreenCorps volunteer.

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Federal loans help purchase, repair rural homes The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has funding available for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. USDA’s Direct Home Loan Program offers financing to qualified very-low and low-income applicants that are unable to qualify for traditional financing. No down payment is required, and the interest rate could be as low as one percent with a subsidy. Applicants must meet income and credit guidelines and demonstrate repayment ability. Generally, rural areas with a population less than 35,000 are eligible. The maximum loan amount for repair is $20,000 at a 1 percent interest rate, repayable for up to 20 years. Grants of up to $7,500 are available to homeowners 62 and older and must be used to remove health or safety hazards, such as fixing a leaking roof, installing indoor plumbing, or replacing a furnace. Contact a USDA Rural Development employee to see if you qualify. For more information, visit USDA’s website at rd.usda.gov/mn.


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By Melinda Lavine Forum News Service

o long, winter. (We hope.) Spring is here, and the time is right for updates in the home and office. Some home designers have tips for tackling the season of change in ways that don’t break the bank. Seasonal decor is a fun way to give spaces a temporary look and feel, said Megan Rivas of Room + Flow, a staging and interior redesign company in Minnesota. The focus is cleaning, airing and adding fresh elements. Her go-tos are pulling in colors from nature like green, blue, pink and yellow. Gina Jacobson of CL Designs, also in Minnesota, opts for natural and relaxed in her home, which she called

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“a place of rejuvenation and comfort.” She prefers low-maintenance finishes, fixtures and accessories like porcelain, reclaimed hardwood and eco-friendly cotton. Her spring go-tos are soft fabrics and ways to bring nature indoors with plants or maximizing views out of windows, she said. To get started, Rivas suggested making a to-do list (she started hers after the new year). Break tasks down into manageable groups based on priority, time and budget. And start with a deep clean, one room at a time. A space can easily look cluttered, so keep it minimal, and don’t forget the donation and garage-sale piles. Jacobson added that starting at first thaw allows for maximum enjoyment,

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but go at a pace that accounts for the chilly remnants of winter. Ultimately, tackle spring decorating whenever it feels right for you. ► Add a brightly colored floral or greenery wreath to the front door. ► Consider a new entry mat. ► Add fresh flowers to the kitchen counter, entryway or dining room table. ► Toss accent pillows on the couch or bed for a new color, pattern or texture. ► Add colored or patterned towels in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Netflix – ahem, Marie Kondo – decide what’s trending. Other spring looks are woven art, multiple brass fixtures, ombre, nautical accents and Pantone Ultra Violet, added Jacobson. And while fashion and design industry experts update styles for the seasons, ultimately, it’s a personal choice, they said. Some other trends: ► Eco-conscious picks. ► Vintage lighting. ► Handmade pieces. ► Art deco. ► Green textiles. ► Moroccan floor tiles. What’s hot this year ► Mixing furniture pieces in a room, Rivas said social media influencers such as fabric, leather and wood. on Pinterest, Instagram, HGTV and ► Bright colors and graphic patterns.

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► Full-spectrum light bulbs. ► Energizing palettes. Small tweaks add a pop of pizzazz ► Living walls. when it comes to home decor. ► Appealing task lamps. ► Edit decor and leave room ► Florist’s chrysanthemums or for future finds. other purifying flower cuttings. ► Arrange accents like bright MEGAN RIVAS, Room + Flow ► If you’re so fortunate, consider ceramic or glass vases in your changing the paint color or vignettes instead of the candles adding an accent wall, a stencil you may have had available to or add new hardware. Budget-friendly or wallpaper. supplement your lighting. ► Reorganize your permanent ► Add a patterned rug. Jacobson and Rivas offered tips for ► Add attractive and durable ► Bring in artwork. Try larger keeping a room refresh budget-friendly. decorations or artwork to create entryway rugs. an exhilarating space. pieces or create a gallery wall ► Sell items that no longer work ► Replace dark throw-pillow covers ► Sew lightweight linens into wispy with several smaller pieces. in your space. or other fabrics with more window treatments. ► Add lamps or soft white light to ► Add leafy plants, newly sown invigorating colors or patterns. ► Use small, heavy items, like sidestep fluorescents. seeds and blooming bulbs. ► Real plants are always an easy vintage architectural detail Jacobson suggested avoiding faux ► Save money long-term by way to bring new life into your pieces, as paperweights for plants because they can add clutter and investing in lasting materials. home. Hyacinths, lilacs and lack the natural vitality of real plants. ► Add small touches of wood, stone breezy, open-window days. crocuses are classic symbols of Design is so personal, and everyone and clay for their tactile qualities. ► Frame and display personal spring. Barberton daisies, peace  photos that remind you of spring. has their own unique style, Rivas said. ► Artfully display fresh fruit lilies and red-edged dracaena The No. 1 thing is to consider how you and vegetables. look beautiful and counteract Update office space feel in your space. ► Find unique pieces at antique chemicals like formaldehyde Address spring fever at the office “If your room makes you happy, or thrift stores. that can be common in interiors, that is all that matters.” Jacobson said. ► Make slight updates with paint with these tips.

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► Ask for references. Ask the contractor for a list of recent local references you may contact. Ask the references about the services performed and their overall experience with the contractor and the quality of the work. Ask if the contractor stuck to the estimated budget and completion date for the project. If possible, inspect the contrachether you are doing repairs, adding tor’s work yourself. Ask if the contractor is on to your home or renovating a room, a member of a professional association that you may decide you need help with that has standards or a code of ethics. project you are finally tackling. That’s where a contractor comes in. ► Ask for multiple quotes. You should A contractor is anybody you hire to provide always shop around and get at least three materials and labor to complete a job. Some quotes from different businesses. Make sure contractors focus on a specific type all bids consider the same set of criteria. of project, like plumb- Remember that the lowest bid may not necing or tiling or painting, essarily be the best bid; if one bid is signifiwhile others will work cantly lower than the others, the contractor on any type of project. may be cutting corners or may not underFor larger projects, a stand your work requirements. general contractor may ► Get it in writing. Always get estimates also serve as a project manager working with in writing, and never let any work begin other vendors to get all without a written and signed contract. Do not be pressured into signing an agreement the work done. Hiring your contractor is one of the before you are ready, and make sure you read most important steps for your project. Hire and understand everything before signing. the right one and you can relax knowing that The contract should include contact inforyour project is in good hands. Hire the wrong mation, start and complete dates, a detailed one and you could be facing a wide range description of the exact work to be done, of problems from unfinished work to being any material costs, payment arrangements, and warranty information. Specify who is to sued if workers aren’t paid. Consider these tips when hiring anybody obtain necessary building permits and who is responsible for clean-up. Make sure all verbal to work in your home: promises are included in the contract. Ask ► Research and gather information. how much work will be subcontracted and You can search for a contractor’s business ask for information on the subcontractors. profile at bbb.org to get free information on Ask questions if you do not understand any their history of complaints, read verified cus- part of the contract. Never sign an incomtomer reviews, and see if they are an accredit- plete or partially blank contract. ed business. BBB accredited businesses make ► Verify license and insurance. Always a commitment to uphold BBB’s accreditation standards – to build trust, advertise honestly, be sure that the company you decide to work tell the truth, be transparent, honor their with has the necessary licenses and insurpromises, be responsive to their customers, ance to work in your region. You can get to safeguard privacy and embody integrity. Also your state’s licensing agency to learn more search for the name of the company online at the National Association of State Conalong with “complaint”, “review” or “scam” tractors Licensing Agencies, www.nascla.org. to find different results. Ask the company Your local BBB can help. Once you have your if employees and sub-contractors undergo contractor’s insurance information, call the a background check. Are they trained and carrier to confirm appropriate coverage for certified? What identification will they show worker’s compensation, property damage, when they come to your home? and personal liability in case of accidents.

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► Confirm building permits. Your contractor must have the correct permits before starting your project. They will usually obtain the permits, but you will probably pay for them. That should be detailed in your contract. Request that all final inspections be completed by the local building official prior to final payment.

Homeowners should always shop around for quotes from different contractors while being mindful that the lowest bid may not necessarily be the best bid.

► Inquire about a lien waiver. A lien waiver is a statement from your contractor that says all suppliers and subcontractors have been paid for their work.

► Get a receipt. Request a receipt marked “Paid in Full” when ► Think about future service the job is completed and your final issues. Make sure you are aware of payment made. your warranty coverage and how to ► Keep your contract. Hold deal with service issues. on to your contract for future refer► set a payment schedule. ence or if any questions arise after Never pay in full up front. Stagger the work is complete. When hiring specialized contracyour payments so your final tors, there are additional factors payment is not due until the work is complete and you have fully to consider. To learn more, visit inspected it. Do not pay cash; bbb.org. and North Dakota make sure your check is written to BBBisofa Minnesota not-for-profit organization a company, not an individual, or promoting high standards of business that you use a credit card. Paying ethics and conduct, to instill public with a credit card will provide some confidence in responsible businesses through programs that inform, protect recourse should the job not be and assist the public. Contact the BBB completed as stated in the contract. at bbb.org or 800-646-6222.

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BURLINGAME MASONRY

218-652-4286

(218)

57125 CTY. HWY. 40, MENAHGA

LIC#113291 • Akeley, MN

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dandsseamless.net • dsseamless@gmail.com

Dave

(218) 732-8889

Bruce Beckley

C RI

218-255-2135

SEPTIC SEWER WATER LOT CLEARING

Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured Site Evaluation & Design

MN Lic. EA700072

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NT BLACK IA M L CO DIAMOND CONCRETE For All Your ConCrete needs

218-849-6121

Estimates

RANDY AVENSON randyavenson@msn.com www.parkrapidselectric.com Licensed • Bonded & Insured

• • • •

FREE

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No job too small!

Will Travel”

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“Have Tractor

218-252-9350

Call Rod or Nancy 218-252-4970 A CI R ME

AVENSON ELECTRIC

218-255-0165 hvacjohnc@gmail.com

FABRICATION AND STAINLESS STEEL WORKS, INC.

Welding • Machine Shop • Pontoon Boat & Dock Repairs • Deck Handrails Driveway Gates • Walk-ins Welcome

George Darchuk Sr., Owner 1608 Industry Ave., Park Rapids, MN 56470 (218) 732-1427 • Fax: (218) 732-1439 www.darchuksfab.com

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OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

• Insulated unit replacement • Mirrors • Windows • Table tops • Screen repair • Glass ~ Clear, Colored, Patterned • Shower Doors ~ Heavy Glass & Framed • Commercial Store Fronts, Doors, Windows ~ Exterior & Interior • Commercial Door Closers

Call for an appointment (218) 732-8417 Craig Rittgers Park Rapids, MN www.craigsglass.com

PLUMBING & HEATING of Bemidji, Inc.

Mechanical Contractors

Serving Bemidji & surrounding areas for over 48 years 427 Mag Seven Court SW, Bemidji, MN Fully Licensed Specialists #059520-PM & 058788-PM

218-751-4964

After-Hours Service: 218-308-0028

www.dicksplumbingandheating.com


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Area Contractors YOUR WATER PERFECTED

Home Plan Design Services

• General Contractor • New Construction • Remodeling

Nursery & Landscaping www.flyingwgardens.com

Your Water Treatment Store For The Park Rapids & Walker Areas

303 S. MAIN, PARK RAPIDS parkrapidsecowater.com

32517 U.S. Hwy 71 (just south of Itasca State Park)

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm • Sun. (May-June) 10 am-3 pm

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218-732-4332 218-547-1316 800-798-4333

LICENSED BONDED & INSURED MN LIC#EA006419

613 CENTRAL AVENUE N. PARK RAPIDS, MN 56470

New Construction • Remodels Bucket Truck•Trenching Services Steffes Heating Systems

• landscape/irrigation design & installation

Construction & Design 603 Central Avenue North, Park Rapids, MN 56470

218-732-4932

bernieg@unitelc.com www.gartnerjohnson.com

Lic. #BC001898

“Tired of

draggin”g hoses?

Licensed & Insured #BC183011

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LANCE 218-255-0293

• annuals • perennials • shrubs • trees • outdoor furniture • garden accessories • complete line of landscape products

• Roofing • Siding • Masonry • Concrete

Residential•Commercial•Farm

218-732-3818

Since 1992

Headwaters Home Improvement • New Construction • Remodeling • Tile

Hansen’s electric

G artner-Johnson

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218-732-9782

Whole Home Water Filtration & Drinking Water Systems

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SPRING HOME+GARDEN

I R R I G AT I O N L L C

Jeff Kniss 218-732-9662

Larry P. Stromback, Owner Phone (218) 732-4288 Cell (218) 616-2882

“Give us a call!”

headwatersirrigation15@gmail.com

CALL NOW FOR WINTERIZATION

lancehansen@live.com • www.hansenselectric.com

58478 Frazier Street • Park Rapids, MN 56470

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HED CONSTRUCTION

Remodeling New Construction License #BC20639514

LOREN HED

• Custom Cabinetry • Custom Finishing • Counter Tops • Computer Design

218-732-8073 Cell: 218-255-2114

218-732-8061

Located in Park Rapids ~ Specializing in Customer Service

KL CONCRETE, LLC

KOUNTRY TILE & STONE

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL Driveways • Sidewalks Garage Slabs • Patios Stamped Concrete • Acid Stain Available Bobcat Work • Basements

“Tile Is Forever!”

BOB JOHNSON We Install • Ceramic Tile • Slate • Marble • Limestone • Granite, etc.

Professional Service•Commercial/Residential – Insured Setting Tile for Over 30 years

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Call for free estimates 732-1695 • cell 252-1695 KEITH LAPINOJA

• HOME • AUTO • COMMERCIAL • SAFES • KEYS BY CODE

218-255-2882 OR 218-732-5423 www.kountrytileandstone.com • E-mail: kountrytile@gmail.com

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kentreevelocksmithing.com

(218) 224-2252 • (218) 556-4064 • Toll Free (877) 260-4064 32915 MEADOW VIEW DR. LAPORTE, MN 56484

HVAC PLUMBING

WELDING PROCESS PIPING

REFRIGERATION FABRICATION

Residential • Commercial • Industrial

(218) 237-5125

Lic# 38112-pm • 24 Hour Service • Licensed • Bonded • Insured

leadingedgemech.com


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Area Contractors

LINDOW

Leeseberg Cabinets

PO BOX 73 NEVIS, MN 56467

NEW HOMES • ADDITIONS REMODELING POLE BARNS • METAL STORAGE SHEDS CONCRETE • MASONRY

5764 COUNTY RD 83 NW • AKELEY, MN 56433

Building custom cabinets for over 30 years!

HOME

CELL

FAX

License #6956

www.lindowsurveying.com www.lindowsurveying.com

1301 Park Ave. S. (Hwy. 71 S.) Park Rapids, MN 56470 1301 Park Ave. S. (Hwy. 71 S.) Park Rapids, MN 56470

♦Foundations ♦Flat work ♦ICF ♦Skid steer work ♦Free Estimates ♦Fully Insured Don Mullen

www.maxxconcrete.com ♦ 218-255-7433

BUILT BETTERTHAN-CODE TO SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILLS.

MN. LIC# 716054

INSURED

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SURVEYING SOLUTIONS FOR NORTHERN MN 218-237-0065 • FAX (218)237-0067 218-237-0065 • FAX (218)237-0067

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INDEPENDENT • ACCURATE • RELIABLE... INDEPENDENT • ACCURATE • RELIABLE... SURVEYING SOLUTIONS FOR NORTHERN MN

Maxx Concrete

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BRENT LINDOW (218)255-5394 MATT LINDOW (218)255-0870

(218) 652-2590 (218) 820-4991 (218) 652-0590

Shop: 218.237.8477 Home: 218.732.8477 Cell: 218.252.4733 leesebergcabinets.com Randy Leeseberg 16820 Co. 81, Park Rapids

kevin@lindowsurveying.com kevin@lindowsurveying.com

CONSTRUCTION, INC.

LEVI HOLSAPPLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

LARRY MAY - GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Custom Built Homes • Remodeling Quality Building & Design • call 218-838-0645 • 218-732-5554

NORTHWOODS 1ST TREE SERVICE

Locally owned & family operated since 1983!

TREE REMOVAL SPECIALISTS

For All Your Pest Control Needs! Specializing in Ants • Flies • Asian Beetles Bed Bugs • Spiders & other creepy things! Prompt & Friendly Service • Free Estimates

1-877-685-9370

www.northstarpestcontrol.biz Locally Owned By Corey & Sue Westrum

• Tree Trimming • Tree Climbing Service • Stump Grinding • Ariel Bucket Truck • Lot Clearing • Emergency Storm Service Free Estimates - Fully Insured

• Licensed, Bonded & Insured • New Construction • Remodeling

Senior Discounts Available

Serving Park Rapids & Surrounding Area for 31 Years.

218-255-3462

LIC# PC669775 EA738544

18920 County Rd 11 | Park Rapids, MN | 218.732.5845 001406121r1

“We are dedicated to creating the building of your dreams”

Commercial • Residential • Agricultural Randall Keranen (218) 255-1652 Daniel Keranen (218) 255-2442 LICENSED IN MN & ND ~ LIC# BC-20545441

Ask about our ProWind Brace System! OFFICE

(218) 564-7704 • FAX (218) 564-7804

1036 Aspen Ave., P.O. Box 54, Menahga mnprocontractors@gmail.com • procontractorsmn.com

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SPRING HOME+GARDEN

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Area Contractors Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Racer Construction, Inc.

SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 10 YEARS!

Jody Yliniemi- owner

• Building Sites • Basements • Roads • Dozer Work • Septic Systems • City Water & Sewer Office: 218-573-3452

Jody’s Cell: 218-252-2120 Josh’s Cell: 218-252-2003

26299 Eagle Bay Ave., Osage, MN 56570

Cell Phone:

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Park Rapids, MN

(612) 210-9870

(218) 237-3556

24-Hour Emergency Service Licensed, Bonded & Insured Joe & Heather Samuelson Owners

SPRAY N ROLL PAINTING JEFF SCHULTZ

Residential & Commercial Sales, Installation & Service License #PC644589 EPA #0271657197100

FREE ESTIMATES

Booking for 2019

Pressure Wash Interior, Exterior

Decks, Log Homes, Woodwork Finishing References

The service you deserve! 218-237-WARM (9276) • 218-564-4708 Fax: 218-237-9277 • Email: samlan@arvig.net 1602 Commerce Ave., Park Rapids

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STEVE’S ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC.

Remodeling & New Construction Installation of Electric Dual Fuel or Off Peak Electric Storage Heating Systems Licensed & Bonded

Custom Cabinetry

FINNLEO SAUNA HEATERS FOR SALE & INSTALLED

218-573-3131 • Toll Free 1-800-573-0724 swiinteriors.com • sales@swiinteriors.com

Hot Water Heating • Air Conditioning • Life Breath Air Exchangers

RANDY TORMA 218-847-1221 Lic.#061454PM JORDAN TORMA 218-564-5324 Lic.#061427PJ

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THELEN’S EXCAVATING

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Park Rapids 732-3340 Cell phone 252-3340 INC.

LLC Your Heating & Air Conditioning Experts!

Furnaces & Air Conditioners Outdoor Wood Boilers In-Floor Heat • Boilers

Septic Pumping, Septic Systems, Steam Frozen Sewer Lines, Basements, Winter Logging, Roads, Gravel, Black Dirt, Demo, Backhoe & Bobcat, Sewer Line Camera Inspections

218-237-2300

thelensexcavating@gmail.com 732-0015 • www.thelensexcavating.com 35

Sales, Service and Installation 218-252-4877 John Rowe, Owner ~ Over 19 Years Experience Free Estimates • Licensed, Bonded & Insured


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Park Rapids 218-237-7180 Toll Free 866-985-DOOR(3667) New York Mills 218-385-2853 Detroit Lakes 844-DOOR(3667)

Same Day Service

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