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Jeanette and Leonard Thelen moved into their Boot Lake home last summer. (Photos by Shannon Geisen/Enterprise)

On the banks of Boot Lake Thelens retire to new lake home

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plans to have a cold-air return system installed to heat the whole house. An avid outdoorsman, Leonard displays the trophies in a neighboring den. Pheasants, walleye, northern, moose, sailfish and bass adorn the walls. Jeanette has nicknamed it “The Dead Room.” “Everything’s dead in this room,” she said, chuckling. “And he’s got the best view of the lake.” Solid bronze statues atop the fireplace mantle were cast by Jeanette’s brother, Ray Wattenhofer, a local artist. The den hosts a mixture of wood – a red oak ceiling with ash, white oak paneling. “I like wood. It’s as good of wood as you can get,” Leonard said. The floor is a solid wood laminate that Leonard installed himself. Reclaimed and new hickory cabinets

Leonard and Jeanette Thelen have lived in the Park Rapids area their whole lives. Their new home overlooks the southern portion of Boot Lake. “I’ve always seen this point out here,” Leonard said, gesturing toward 225-foot shoreline. “I said, ‘Whenever it goes up for sale, that’s where we’re going to build a house,” Their previous home of 47 years was just a few miles to the east, built in a corner of Jeanette’s family pasture. Eventually, the lake property came up for sale and the Thelens jumped on it. Leonard Thelen salvaged slabs of rock over his 36 years of ownThey removed an old existing cabin – ing Thelen's Excavating adn Thelen's Precast. "It's rugged lookJeanette dubbed it “The Bat Motel” – on ing, and they're huge," he said. They make perfect a stairway the five-acre lot and built anew. They from the lakeside deck. (Submitted photo) moved into their two-story abode in late May 2017. enrich the spacious kitchen. The upper level’s open plan features a two-sided fireplace, living The spare bedroom introduces another style of lumber: basswood. It room, dining room and kitchen. Recessed lighting shines down from includes a large, walk-in closet for storage. the sloped 13-foot-high ceiling. Large windows look out toward Boot The lowel level is set for entertainment, with pool table, sauna and Lake. BOOT LAKE: Page 6 The substantial fireplace kicks out a lot of heat, says Leonard. He

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hot tub. The Thelens introduce pine and popple paneling in the large gameroom. A second spare bedroom is dressed in pine. A sliding glass door leads to a cement patio and the lake. “We’ve got a wide open view right to the lake,” Leonard said. The sauna’s presence was a happy accident. Originally, the space was intended for a gun vault, but the sauna fit perfectly with a half-inch clearance. “We slid the sauna right in there,” Leonard said. “If I was Finnish, I’d be in there every night.” Geothermal heat pumps warm his old home, current home, shops and two-car garage. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), although the purchase and installation cost of a residential geothermal system is often higher than that of other heating and cooling systems, they can deliver more energy per unit consumed than conventional systems. The biggest benefit of GHPs is that they use 25 to 50 percent less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems. Depending on factors such as climate, soil conditions, and system features,

The Thelens opted for a gleaming backsplash and stone countertop. homeowners may recoup their initial investment in two to 10 years through lower utility bills, says the DOE website. “It’s supposed to be way, way energy efficient,” Leonard said. “It’s expensive to install, but over the years, you get payback. It’s an investment.” Meanwhile, the Thelens are enjoying their lake home, watching trumpeter swans swim by.

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The double-sided, cut fieldstone fireplace takes center stage in the Thelen home. Rather than using rounded stones, it’s flat-faced rock that has been diamond-cut to one-inch thickness. Burlingame Masonry built it “He’s an artist, the way he chisels and fits them all in,” Leonard said. “He spent many, many hours on it,” agreed Jeanette.

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The deck utilizes a long-lasting recycled plastic. “You don’t have to stain or anything,” Jeanette said. It’s roughly 60 feeet long. (Submitted photo)

Leonard caught this sailfish while in Mexico.

Leonard created this outdoor fire pit. “There’s a lot of block in there,” he said. A slab extends across the cement wall for seating.

Jeanette’s brother, Ray Wattenhofer, painted a scene with the Park Rapids’ iconic red bridge. “He painted that and I said, ‘I want that,’” she recalled. “I had to buy it.” It hangs in the spare bedroom.

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Large growing operations in Holland usually specialize in one crop. The largest facility on the tour took up 50 hectares (123.55 acres). Automation means a large crop can be produced with only a few workers to monitor operations. (Submitted photos)

Hafner’s hopes to grow fresh produce year-round By Lorie Skarpness lskarpness@parkrapidsenterprise.com

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Darin Hafner is hoping area residents will be able to enjoy fresh cucumbers, greens and strawberries from his Park Rapids greenhouses even in the middle of winter. “When we get this going, they could come into our greenhouse to get their poinsettias for Christmas and pick some fresh strawberries at the same time,” he said. Hafner, who is the third generation owner of Hafner’s Greenhouse in Park Rapids, recently went on a tour of greenhouses in Holland to see how they grow tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries all year. Hafner was invited on the all-expenses-paid tour by his greenhouse salesman. Sponsored by the Philips LED company in Amsterdam, the three-day tour included several greenhouses around Holland.

Hafner said his greenhouses are polycarbonate rather than glass, which means they have “a lot of light diffusion.” Compared to Minnesota, Holland’s climate is warmer because of being closer to the ocean. Their greenhouses are open all year with each 6-month growing season followed by some down-time for cleanup and planting the next crop. “Since we have some really cold winters, it’s hard to maintain a 72-degree temperature in the greenhouses, which you need for tomatoes to produce,” he said. “I can grow colder crops, like cucumbers and strawberries, also herbs and microgreens. I know there’s a need.” With two greenhouse and a total of 15,000 square feet, Darin Hafner he said he is looking forward to putting the plans in place to get this going. Gigantic greenhouse operations “These light plans have Philips LED lights set to a certain light specThe two main differences between the greenhouses Hafner toured in trum for a certain crop,” he said. “With the light plan they design and Holland and the greenhouses here in the U.S. are the size and materi- the crop that you choose, they can plug all these numbers in about your als used in the structure and the specialization in one or two types of location and the amount of natural light available. If I keep my greenproduce. house at 65 degrees and have all the right elements to grow this crop “These are very large growing operations,” he said. “One green- (lighting, temperature and bees), I should be able to produce no less house operation that was super big was on 50 hectares. It was growing than 300 pounds of strawberries a week and no less than 450 pounds a whole bunch of different things.” of cucumbers a week, just in the greenhouses I plan on using.” A hectare is a metric unit of measurement 100 meters by 100 meters. Hafner said the plan is to utilize the greenhouses he already has for One hectare is 2.471 acres, which means 50 hectares is equivalent to the edibles and use the new LED lighting for spring production as well. 123.55 acres. “The LED lighting is new,” he said. “They’re a big investment, but “It doesn’t take many people to run them,” he said. “Everything those who use high-pressure sodium lighting in Europe have lower moves automatically and goes where it needs to go.” electric rates. In the U.S., our electrical grids are a lot more expensive. Hafner explained that the greenhouses in Holland were tall and It’s a big expense to change the lighting that’s been there for years, but made of glass to let in as much light as possible. He described their the cost benefit for me to invest in LED will pay for itself.” greenhouses as “very modern.” Hafner said there is a tomato grower in southern Minnesota with “They also look different,” he said. “They’re 17 to 20 feet tall and a lot of acreage in greenhouses, but that grower uses high-pressure they’re all glass. Glass lets almost 100 percent of the light through, and sodium lighting. being taller also lets more light in.” He said that while most greenhouses in the U.S. grow many different Investing in the future plants, this was not the case in Holland. Hafner said expanding to year-round growing would require an “There you are doing 40 or 50 acres of tomatoes or 50 or 60 acres of investment. cucumbers,” he said. “They mostly specialize in one or two things.” While there were about 25 people on the greenhouse tour, Hafner HAFNER: Page 14 said he was the only one currently using LEDs in his greenhouse oper-

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Giant greenhouses in Holland are made of glass and 17 to 20 feet high to let in the optimum amount of light. They are also automated so only a few workers are needed to produce a large crop of edibles.

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The wave of the future, Philips LED lights allow growers like Darin Hafner, third-generation owner of Hafner’s Greenhouse in Park Rapids, to spend less on electricity.

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that amount,” he said. “Plus I would sell to anyone who comes in the door. Come November and December, we’re open in our retail for Christmas. They could stop in and pick their own strawberries.” He said he is in the development stage with the idea, adding, “I’m so busy with my spring stuff right now.” “The biggest kicker is the financing. I’ve already invested some money into top LED grow lights in my propagation house,” he explained. “It helps me with rooting and propagation of my spring plants.” Hafner is working on putting the numbers together for financing. “The marketing is the big part,” he said. “You go to the A combination of natural lighting and bank and they say, ‘It sounds like grow lights allows optimal production of a good plan, but where are you plants like cucumbers in the large greengoing to sell your stuff?’ I’ve just house operations in Holland. have to get that part in place.” When the family business was started in 1947, he said, growing vegetables in a greenhouse in Minnesota year-round wasn’t possible. “I’ve always mentioned to my salesman that I’m trying to find something in the winter time beside poinsettias because to us poinsettias are kind of dying off,” he said. “There’s less interest in those. I have these greenhouses that I can heat easily, and I’d like to put something in there.”

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“It’s not so much the cold, but setting your greenhouse up to correctly grow edibles,” he said. “The biggest investment is lighting. You also need to invest in some pollinators, since it’s edibles you need to do biological control for pests. We would start growing in August and hopefully be harvesting in October through January. Right around Valentine’s Day, we’d start to clean up for spring production.” They would continue their regular schedule of selling flowers and garden plants as they have in the past. “When July or August come Older sodium lights were used in the around, our plant production for European greenhouses where tomatoes edibles would start,” he said. “It were growing. Electricity is less expenwould just be another part of sive there, and the climate is suited to what we do in our greenhouse.” growing crops that need warmer temAdding the edibles would make peratures to thrive. Here in Minnesota, Hafner’s business year-round. Hafner said cucumbers and strawber“It will help employ the ries are better choices. employees I have longer,” he said. Hafner said he has visited with Molly Luther at the Good Life Cafe and her head chef is very interested in local produce. “Everybody in the area is,” he said. He also asked Hugo’s to send a breakdown of vegetable sales. “If I get into Hugo’s and the restaurants, I think they could handle

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The dining room’s stained concrete floor used to be covered by a carpet, when it was an extension of the clinic building that once The accepted definition of a “smart home” housed a church and a fitness facility, at is a house or apartment where the thermodifferent times. stat, lights, security and home entertainWhat used to be the clinic’s back door now ment can all be controlled from the owner’s opens into the garage. The home’s front and tablet or smartphone. back door came from a construction compaLocal couple T. J. and Rose Smart applied ny at scratched-and-dented prices. a different kind of “smarts” to build a home Some of the pantry shelves are lined with adjacent to Smart Chiropractic Center in scrap pieces of linoleum from the kitchen Park Rapids. floor. Primary construction took place in 2012. A couple of closets have doors that open They continue to add finishing touches like a French windows; they used to be and décor. In a recent whirlwind tour of bi-fold doors, with the hinge in the middle. the Smart home, T. J. pointed out a variety Smart picked them up at garage sales and of ways the couple used secondhand and reconfigured them. repurposed materials to create an attractive Scrap pieces of kitchen countertop materiand comfortable living space. al found its way onto window sills throughSome of their choices are ones anyone out the house, as well as backsplashes for could make, like hanging prints that look sinks, the stove and the master bathtub. like oil paintings in a certain light, and Pieces cut from the same scraps tie together keeping an eye out for deals at consignthe decor in each room. ment stores and garage sales. Other design A Walmart storage cube with made-to-fit concepts showed a creative flair for making vinyl tubs occupies one corner of the kitchuseless things useful again. en as a coffee bar. On the opposite wall, Their concept of “recycling you can live a window provides sunlight for a collecin” went back as far as clearing the site tion of outdoor plants spending the winter before building began. T.J. Smart installed gliding barn doors made of exterior indoors. More plants hang in baskets from “Some new material was utilized,” Smart siding material, wooden lath (typically used for mount- the garage-door track and fill window sills said, “but when and if we could, we tried to ing sheetrock), metal bookends, steel dowels and pulley in the clinic, some of them gifted or rescued use stuff from the old building that we tore blocks on the laundry closet of the house he built adja- from owners who would have let them die. down, or stuff that we recycled or repurcent to Smart Chiropractic on Bridge Street in Park Rap- Kept indoors year-round is a 10-year-old posed.” orchid plant that still blooms. ids. (Photos by Robin Fish/Enterprise) Repurposed: Put to work doing a different Smart said he purchased recycled PVC job from what an item was originally expected to do. (polyvinyl chloride, a construction-grade plastic) to line the sides and Portions of the clinic building form what is now the house’s front tops of the home’s windows, which he said made it easy to wipe up entryway and the dining room. Outside walls have come inside, their condensation and prevent mold getting inside the walls. concrete-block origins concealed by painted drywall. The couple cut an opening in a large butcher block to form the surRubberized flooring, made from recycled tires, will soon be laid down in a front area of the house. SMART HOME: Page 18

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round for the bathtub in their master bathroom. The piece that they cut out became the surface of a breakfast-nook counter in the kitchen. In the downstairs guest bathroom, Smart found that exterior siding, turned sideways, becomes wall paneling. The laundry closet’s barn-door-like entrance was assembled from the same siding, plus painted pieces of the type of wood lath often used for mounting drywall on concrete-block walls. The doors roll on pulley blocks along a steel dowel, held between two metal bookcase ends mounted on the wall. A box built into the wall above the bathroom window was assembled from pieces of wooden molding. Curtains and window-blinds were made from leftover pieces of fabric. Some of the house’s decor came from clearance-bin purchases. The glass shelf above a bathroom tap was a gift. The fancy frame of an oval wall mirror was broken when it was given to the couple, and Smart repaired it. The couple picked up a large painting, originally priced at $400, for only $34 because it was chipped at one corner. Repurposed wood lines the bannister going up the stairs and a balcony overlooking the living room. Under the overhang of the bannister is an LED rope light, bought on sale for $8 and shining down on a hand-rail made from a metal closet hanger rod.

The Smarts winter some of their outdoor plants in the kitchen, while others line the windowsills of the chiropractic clinic next door. The orchid at right is more than 10 years old. Lining the balcony rail is the same laminate used to floor a nearby craft room; the material was gifted to the Smarts. Bought on clearance was another flooring material used for wainscoting. Spools of ribbon in the craft room are mounted on recycled pegboard. Art paints, many of which were rescued from being thrown away, are arranged on shelves made from old crates. The upstairs media room featured a unique two-tier couch made out of used mattresses.

Smart recycled or repurposed used twin-size mattresses, doors, scrap lumber, wooden boxes, eggcrate foam and upholstery fabric to create this two-tier reclining sofa for his home theater. The sofa arms have built-in cup holders made with clear plastic planters, lit from below with blue LEDs. Smart picked them up for free at a furniture store, where customers leave their old bedding when they buy new beds. “They throw them away because they can’t resell them,” said Smart, before explaining how he cleaned the old mattresses for reuse. After leaving the mattresses outside for a while, he rubbed them with diatomaceous earth to kill bugs, vacuumed them, steamcleaned them and sprayed them with Lysol. Wooden boxes and boards hold the mattresses up, and old doors (reinforced a little at the ends) support the upper end of each tier. The couch backs were made with egg-crate foam, store-bought fabric, and furniture nails leftover from another project. The armrests came from bookshelves, with cupholders in the armrests made from 49-cent clear plastic plant pots backlit by LEDs. Smart’s home office has a wall-mounted shelf created by cutting the decorative top off a bookcase and turning it so that the back of the shelf became the bottom. Some windows that used to be in the clinic now look out of the couple’s garage. “Much of the paint that we utilized for the walls was either ‘oops’ paint,” said Smart, or it came from a paint business’ overstock. He scored some of his supplies and specialized work from his patients; other materials came from acquaintances who had scraps leftover from their own remodeling projects. “They’re going to be throwing it and you might as well utilize it,” said Smart. “What we did in many cases was – like in the case of the downstairs bathroom – we mixed three different colors together to get enough to paint it and then save some for touch-ups.” His suggestions to those looking for decorating supplies or for repurposing ideas are to search social media, like Pinterest, and to watch home-improvement programs on television. As for what led the Smarts to live a “repur-

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pose-driven” life, T. J. said, “I’ve been kind of crafty, and my wife is crazy good with decorative ideas. Repurposing has kind of become a passion.” Smart said he used to work in construction, and has always liked working with his hands, “which is probably why I’m a chiropractor.” The repurposing project has already extended to appropriating materials earmarked for one purpose and using them for another. For example, a pole that was going to support a chandelier became a behind-the-couch charging station with space to stash rolled-up blankets and a table lamp. The couple built their house in a time crunch, after their previous home sold after being on the market for two days. “They wanted to move in, like, yesterday,” said Smart. “We were living in that office space where the doctor used to be.” They brought in professionals to build the frame and exterior of the house and to do the painting and texturing, which Smart doesn’t like doing. Much of the rest, including flooring and sheetrock, they did themselves. “It’s been a long process, and we’re still doing it,” he said, adding that it’s a smaller house than their previous two homes. At one point they were taking care of their own home, his parents’ house, and the office and it got to be too much. “We felt we needed to downsize,” he said. “We weren’t getting younger. That’s when we felt we might move into town and add on here. The timing seemed right.” Smart still plans to develop some green space around the new house, with access from his office at the clinic. He continues to collect bits and scraps that he plans to use around the house. “I will admit I’ve picked stuff at the dump when I’m throwing something away. When I see stuff there and I think, ‘I could probably use this’ - I think I could blame my father for that. He made it through the Depression, when they saved everything.” Nonetheless, Smart said, “It wasn’t strictly about spending money, though we were trying to do that as well. Pinch pennies here and then get a fancier shower, get a jacuzzi tub, get nicer appliances, whatever. Partly it’s to make the space our own. Plus, it’s kind of fun, and helping the environment is not a bad plan.”

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By John Hageman Forum News Service Buying a home for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, but experts in the field say there are some things prospective homebuyers can do to ease those headaches. Roseann Lund, senior vice president of a mortgage lender, said first-time homebuyers should get prequalified or preapproved for a mortgage. That helps ensure that “we’re looking at homes that are in the right price range for what they can do so they don’t fall in love with something that’s not attainable,” said Becky Aadnes, a real estate agent. Lund said it’s a misconception that homebuyers need a large down payment. While Zillow referred to 20 percent as the “ideal” amount to put down, she said that’s a standard figure to avoid paying mortgage default insurance but ends up being “a lot of down payment” in today’s prices. “There are other options that we have for customers where we can help them still get into a home rather than waiting for that 20 percent down,” Lund said. “They may not have enough disposable income to save that up in a realistic time to get into a home.” Aadnes stressed the importance of shopping around for different mortgage lenders and said homebuyers should find a real estate agent they’re comfortable with to guide them through what can be a stressful process. Moreover, Aadnes advised people to avoid making any big purchases right before buying a home and to improve their credit score. “I don’t know that people realize that they can save money by improving their credit,” she said. Julie Gugin, executive director of the Minnesota Homeownership Center, emphasized patience. She said prospective homebuyers should take some time to improve their credit and save money to make a “smooth transition” to homeownership. “We also like to say to people too that this might not be a 30-day process, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not ever going to happen,” she said. “It might be six months to a year before you’re ready.”

Since the beginning of the 20th century, cabin retreats have held a unique place in the lives and lore of many American families. In “The Family Cabin,” author and “cabinologist” Dale Mulfinger explores the role that cabins have had and continue to have in family bonding and as a repository for family history, nostalgia and cherished memories. A Big Sand cabin is one of 37 featured in the collection of new and old cabins from across North America to act as case studies and inspiration for anyone who desires a peaceful retreat of their own. “This project demonstrates how, with a few simple alterations, a treasured family cabin can be updated for the next generation,” Mulfinger said. Though the classic, time-honored design of simple cabins continues to hold a special place in the hearts of many, Mulfinger says cabin construction has revolutionized since the days of Henry David Thoreau. Modern advances in material creation and construction techniques mean that, even today, this age-old structure can continue to evolve to meet the needs, functions and desires of the American family. Mulfinger is a Minnesota architect who has designed more than 100 cabins all over North America. Principal emeritus of SALA Architects, he teaches a class on cabin design at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the author of five books, including the best-selling “The Cabin,”” Back to the Cabin” and “Cabinology: A Handbook to Your Private Hideaway,” all published by The Taunton Press. He’ll be reading from his latest book at noon June 25 at the Brainerd Public Library.

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Gardening as we age By Sally Shearer Hubbard County Master Gardener

switch hands every 5-10 minutes.  Breathe! Deep, cleansing breaths bring oxygen to working muscles.  Lift with your legs. When lifting, bend your knees; don’t lift with your back.  Avoid doing the same task for more than 30 minutes.  Take regular breaks. Actually sit on your garden bench.  Garden from a chair or kneeling stool.  Invest in a good pair of gloves.  Use sun block, hat and gloves.  Wear a carpenter’s apron. When using your muscles – think big. Use the larger stronger joints and muscles of arms or shoulders for carrying. Carry items on forearms rather than using hands to grasp. Hold items close to your body. Use palms instead of fingers to push or pull. Avoid doing any activities that require gripping for long periods of time. Maintain good posture at all times. Remember what your mom told you: “sit up straight!” Garden techniques can reduce gardening efforts. Use mulch to reduce weeding and watering. Install drip irrigation or soaker hoses in garden beds and containers. If bending or kneeling is difficult, than bring the garden up to you. Use containers on wheels, window boxes, hanging baskets, trellises or raised beds. Select the right tools for the job:  Use ergonomic tools that have long or extendable handles. Widen the tool handles with foam tubing.  Use a wheeled chair or “scoot seat” designed for garden use.  Use a cart with big wheels. Load the weight over the wheel base so lifting is reduced.  Use wheelbarrows for only light weight loads.  Always keep your tools sharp.

Gardening, a popular hobby for many, involves about 25 percent of American adults. According to the National Gardening Association, two out of three gardeners are over age 45 – which means that joint pain and arthritis symptoms may make it harder for many of us to enjoy this hobby. You may think you will need to give up gardening because of joint pain and arthritis symptoms, but what you need is a better approach to gardening. These smart strategies can help prevent arthritis symptoms while you’re having fun and getting your hands dirty:  Go electric.  Buy gardening tools with bigger handles.  Drink plenty of water.  Enlist a garden buddy.  Change your routine.  Use knee pads.  Avoid overhead work.  Respect your body. Gardening is good for all of us, mentally and physically. All muscle groups can be used while gardening, and more strenuous garden activities can even be aerobic and build muscle. Hand dexterity is improved. Gardening lessens the chance of a stroke, heart disease and reduces stress. Gardeners have less of a chance of being obese and their mood is improved by this hobby. An hour a day in your garden burns up to 400 calories. There are many other benefits from gardening, including delicious home grown vegetables. Gardening can also help maintain joint flexibility and range of motion; it’s “use it or lose it.” Here are a few tips to help garden smarter, not harder:  Start slowly. Just like any new workout program, begin with small steps.  Do stretches before, during and after.  Use the right and left hands equally. When raking or shoveling,

Sources: Sandra Mason, State Master Gardener Coordinator University of Illinois, Gardening With Arthritis; National Gardening Association; Maurice Spangler, University of Minnesota Master Gardener.

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What to look for on plant descriptions Growing Together BY DON KINZLER Columnist My wife, Mary, and I enjoy road trips with our family. In locations where the maps and GPS fail us, Mary usually suggests I just stop and ask directions. But I’d rather drive blindly up and down streets, preferring almost anything to the dreaded stop for directions. That’s why I like buying plants. Instead of making us ask for directions, well-marked plants come with information-filled tags, labels or catalog descriptions. Sometimes there’s much verbiage about how wonderful the plant is, but there’s valuable specific information contained on labels or in descriptions. Look for the following key points.

Shrubs  Search for your proper hardiness zone, either 3 or 4 in North Dakota and Minnesota.  Note the mature width, and allow the shrub this full footprint of space, as overcrowding is a common planting mistake.  Height mistakes are less common than width mistakes but check mature height to avoid blocking windows or other elements as the plant grows.  Look for the botanical name, often listed

in small print, that gives the plant’s genus and species. This is an important link for researching more information.  The shrub’s preference for sun or shade is usually listed.

Trees  Note the height of the tree to determine if it’s a large shade tree or a small decorative or screening tree so it can be located appropriately.  Check hardiness zones.  Look for specific traits, such as ‘prefers moist sites,’ or ‘tolerates drought.’

Perennial flowers  Search for recommended light exposure, whether full sun, shade or part shade, as perennials bloom best when we plant them in their preferred light location.  Check hardiness zones, and if we’re on the border of the recommended zone, the perennial will benefit from a protective winter mulch, or is best planted in a sheltered location.  Look for keywords ‘disease resistant’ on types that are troubled with foliage diseases, such as monarda and tall phlox.

Annual flowers  Height data is important to avoid hiding low-growing annuals behind tall, large types.  Because annuals are often planted in groups, preferred spacing between plants is usually listed on tags.  Observe light requirements to locate sun-loving and shade-requiring types in the

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Vegetables  Days to maturity are listed in seed catalogs and on plant tags. Close observation is especially important for tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melons.  For tomatoes, early types are listed as 45 to 65 days, main season types as 65 to 78 days, and late types as 80 to 110 days from date of transplanting to garden.  Melons that require 90 or more days usually ripen in mid-September. Choosing a less-lengthy cultivar hastens harvest by a week or two. Days to maturity are very weather-dependent.  Check descriptions for disease resistance, especially tomato types.

Fruit trees and shrubs  Hardiness zone data is vital for fruit selection to avoid planting non-adapted types.  Search whether the type is self-fruitful, or whether two different cultivars are required.  Check fruit tree height for keywords like dwarf or semi-dwarf.  Strawberry descriptions list June-bearing, everbearing or day-neutral (often now included with everbearing types).  Raspberry types differ between everbearing (also called fall-bearing) and summer-bearing. Don Kinzler, a lifelong gardener, worked as an NDSU Extension horticulturist and owned Kinzler’s Greenhouse in Fargo. Readers can reach him at forumgrowingtogether@hotmail.com. He also blogs at http:// growingtogether.areavoices.com.


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“LEDs are a different technology than incandescent, which is the first generation of light bulbs and what the everyday person usually thinks of as light bulbs,” he says. One reason for the switch, Stachowski says, is due to LEDs’ energy efficiency, as it uses gas to emit light. “It saves more energy than any other form of light because it limits the amount of heat it produces which is considered an energy loss,” he says. Stachowski describes LEDs as “a more pristine light.” “LED lights give you a variety of flexibility in what color temperature you prefer. Some people prefer something more like daylight and some people prefer a more brilliant white which almost has a blue hue to it,” he says. With an incandescent light bulb – which uses a filament of tungsten wire inside to conduct electricity and emit light – the effect is very close to sunlight. But Stachowski says LEDs allow the flexibility for picking any color in the spectrum to view your surroundings in. Often Stachowski says homeowners are choosing a LED light unit or bulb when it’s the main light source for the room. It’s long lifespan also makes it attractive for installation in hard-to-access locations like a high ceiling in a hallway. According to Lightbulbsetc.com, many LED light bulbs are designed to last 50,000 hours (more than five years) compared to 1,000 to 2,000 hours for incandescents.

During these long winter months, Midwesterners tend to spend long hours in their home, soaking up the light when they flip on a switch instead of sprawling out under the sun’s warm rays. Like the sun, interior lights are expected to shine bright without thought. But to simulate sunlight in each room of the home depends much more on the type of light bulb in order to produce the desired effect for the homeowner. “There is no such thing as too much light,” says Jason Stachowski, co-owner of Limewire Electric. “As electricians, we really hate to see any shadows in the home.” Stachowski says he speaks with homeowners about the type of light they want. “The color temperature is measured in Kelvins and the lower the Kelvin number, the more yellow the light,” Stachowski explains. “Typically, I’ve seen about 2,500 Kelvin all the way up to 6,500 Kelvin with the lower the number being a yellow (hue) and the higher number being blue.” Stachowski says his company’s baseline installation is 3,000 Kelvins. “Lights that emit 3,000 Kelvins accomplish 95 percent of all task lighting for the average homeowner,” he says. In recent years, Stachowski says homeowners have been switching to light emitting diode (LED) bulbs and fixtures.

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Shopping for LEDS When considering upgrading your light fixtures or bulbs to LEDs, Stachowski says there are some guidelines to follow. “When these LED light bulbs were brand new about 15 years ago, they were out of the reach for the everyday homeowner. Now that they have more competition in the market, that has driven down costs while still maintaining high standards on warranty, reliability and value in general,” he says.  Don’t just buy the lowest price option. Stachowski says homeowners can run into issues when they pick up the best bargain because often this will mean a shorter overall life. Before purchasing, look at the lighting facts on the back of the box which will display lumens, expected life and energy usages.  Look for lumens instead of watts. The terms are changing for bulbs when it comes to LEDs. Most often, LED packaging will list lumens, the unit measurement that explains how bright a bulb will be. (The more lumens, the more white light it will emit.)  Estimate the desired brightness. For different spaces, you may require a different level of light. New LED lights are available in “cool” white light (around 2,700 Kelvins) and “warm” light (4,100 Kelvins), commonly used for accent rather overall lighting.

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Choosing ‘light’ for each room Stachowski says although all homeowners have different preferences, most are looking to choose light fixtures or bulbs that mimic sunlight, with options to dim or shut out light completely in the bedroom. “That’s still the more common practice – to keep the lighting as close to sunlight as possible because, as humans, that’s all we’ve known,” he says. When deciding on light bulbs and fixtures or updating an existing light, Stachowski recommends considering different aspects, depending on the room.  Kitchen: “In kitchens, you want to ensure you have as much light as you can have and this sometimes includes under-cabinet LED lighting,” he says. Adequate lighting is especially important in this room where homeowners are cooking, using knives and spending a good amount time every day in the space.  Great or living room: In this room, most would want the option to have a “warm white color,” Stachowski says. Often, this room can include a focal point like a large LED chandelier, but this isn’t always the case as some prefer a more subtle features. “The lights we install can work in a ‘smart home,’ which is becoming a popular option,” Stachowski says. “In a ‘smart home,’ you can use your phone to turn on, off and dim the lights.” Whenever deciding to upgrade the entire a light fixture, it’s best consult an electrician.  Bedroom: “In the bedroom, depending on the mood as far as the color spectrum is concerned, it’s still around that 3,000 Kelvin,” Stachowski says. In fact, the ability to dim the lights to a cooler temperature is most popular in this room.

Light and sleep Nurse Practitioner Heidi Saarinen at Sanford’s Sleep Center says those who have trouble waking up can purchase wake up alarm clocks which emit light. These “wake-up lights” can be purchased in-store and on Amazon, but Saarinen recommends consulting a doctor if you are seeking ways to improve your sleep cycle. “You should give your body two weeks to adjust with any changes to your sleep cycle,” she says.

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Bedding & Vegetable Plants Hafner Grown Perennials & Nursery Stock

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Best Quality & Selection In The Area!

Patio Pots • Planters Hanging Baskets Custom Orders Welcome


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Easy bathroom renovations Bathroom renovations are second to kitchen renovations on the list of the top remodeling projects to increase home value. The popularity of bathroom renovations and their ability to transform a space has left many homeowners wondering if there are any easy and affordable ways to change the look of their bathrooms. While “easy” is a relative term, there are ways homeowners willing to make certain concessions can keep the work and cost of a bathroom renovation to a minimum.

When redoing tile on walls and shower enclosures, many domestically produced tiles rival the looks of more expensive imported alternatives. You may be able to save more by buying tile in bulk and using the remainder in other applications around the house.

Paint Do not underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint on any room in the house, including the bathroom. Dark, small spaces can be made to look more expansive with lighter colors. Cavernous bathrooms that look empty may prove more inviting with darker hues. Pick a paint that is designed for bathroom application so that it will inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.

Resurface

When possible, covering up what you have in the bathroom is much less expensive and less labor-intensive than tearing out existing fixtures and floors and replacing them anew. Update hardware Resurfacing can extend to refinishing bathA new faucet or some new cabinet pulls can tubs to installing shower liners. make the room look new and fresh without Those who have unsightly walls or wallpabreaking the bank. Match finishes throughout per that they’re just not ready to remove may There are a number of ways to make bathroom renothe bathroom so everything will be coheconsider using wainscoting to cover a portion vations a bit easier and more affordable. sive. When shopping for a new shower head, of the room or even tiling entire walls. It is important to note that resurfacing and covering up items in choose a model that also conserves water. This way you will be making the bathroom should only be reserved for cosmetic fixes. If something cosmetic and energy-saving renovations at the same time. needs to be replaced because it is damaged or mildew-covered, then covering it up is only hiding the problem and asking for more work in DIY Handling labor yourself instead of hiring workers can reduce the cost the long run. of bathroom remodels considerably. It is possible to buy fully assemScale back on materials bled bathroom vanities and install them yourself. Even installing a new One way to save money on a bathroom renovation project is to toilet is relatively easy with the help of a friend. choose less expensive materials. For example, you may not need to There are a number of ways to make bathroom renovations a bit install travertine or marble flooring in a space where less expensive easier and more affordable. Even nominal changes can give the space flooring like vinyl is adequate. Advancements in vinyl flooring have an entirely different look and feel, which can make the room more enabled this affordable material to mimic the look of more expensive enjoyable and help improve a home’s resale value in the process. materials at a fraction of the cost.

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Area Contractors Roll-Off Service

LLC

BURLINGAME

MASONRY

Stonework, Fireplaces, Block & Brick Laying Proud to do the Stonework for Leonard Thelen Sr.

CONSTRUCTION DEMOLITION ◆ GARBAGE CLEANUP GARAGE CLEANING REMODELING BIG AND SMALL ROLL-OFF DUMPSTER ◆ PORTABLE STORAGE SHED

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Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes & Surrounding Areas

218-564-4743

218-844-7052

RANDY AVENSON

Licensed • Bonded & Insured

MN Lic. EA700072

randyavenson@msn.com www.parkrapidselectric.com

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PAUL KORING

ACTION CONTRACTING, INC.

Lic. #BC244091

(218) 224-2203 • Cell: (218) 252-0686

BONDED INSURED

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Custom Homes • Residential-Commercial Fire Restoration • Water Damage Repair Cabin Renovation • Additions • Garages Decks • Remodel www.actioncontractingwalkermn.com

Lawn Care

• HOME • AUTO • COMMERCIAL • SAFES • KEYS BY CODE kentreevelocksmithing.com

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

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218-252-3456

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Glen Christianson

mkruckenberg@budgetblinds.com www.budgetblinds.com/detroitlakes

25466 Holly Rd., Park Rapids

218-252-9350

NOW OFFERING WEEKLY GARBAGE SERVICES TO SEBEKA, MENAHGA, PARK RAPIDS AND SURROUNDING AREAS! Serving: Becker, Hubbard, Otter Tail, & Wadena Counties

Terry Burlingame 732-7590 • 218-255-3603

AVENSON ELECTRIC

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Area Contractors

Marchell Electric, Inc.

BEFORE

Quality Work • 24-Hour Service •Dual Fuel • Electric Heating

AFTER

Septic Pumping, Septic Systems, Steam Frozen Sewer Lines, Basements, Roads, Gravel, Black Dirt, Backhoe & Bobcat

218-234-5135

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

A STEFFES ELECTRIC STORAGE HEAT DEALER

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SERVING PARK RAPIDS & DETROIT LAKES AREAS

1-1/2 mi. N. of Park Rapids on Hwy. 71

Call Mike at

Free Estimates

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LINDOW

License #6956

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

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

• Licensed, Bonded & Insured • New Construction • Remodeling

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

LICENSED

218-255-2882

LIC# PC669775 EA738544 18920 County Rd 11 | Park Rapids, MN | 218.732.5845

or 218-732-5423 www.kountrytileandstone.com E-mail: kountrytile@gmail.com

Come see us at our new location!

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KL CONCRETE, LLC

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Racer Construction, Inc.

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL

Jody Yliniemi- owner

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

218-237-2300

• Building Sites • Basements • Roads • Dozer Work • Septic Systems • City Water & Sewer Office: 218-573-3452 001572074r1

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

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

218-732-8862

KOUNTRY TILE & STONE

CONSTRUCTION, INC. PO BOX 73 NEVIS, MN 56467

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THELEN’S EXCAVATING INC.

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

26299 Eagle Bay Ave., Osage, MN 56570

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

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

BUILT BETTERTHAN-CODE TO SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILLS.

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

Commercial • Residential • Agricultural Randall Keranen (218) 255-1652 Daniel Keranen (218) 255-2442

MN. LIC# 716054

INSURED

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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The service you deserve!

LARRY MAY - GENERAL CONTRACTOR

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


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PLUMBING & HEATING

Bruce Beckley

of Bemidji, Inc. Mechanical Contractors

Construction

Serving Bemidji & surrounding areas for over 47 years Fully Licensed Specialists #059520-PM & 058788-PM

Master Craftsman, General Contractor

218-252-2794

After-Hours Service: 218-308-0028

218-751-4964

www.dicksplumbingandheating.com

brucebeckleygeneralcontractor.com • www.timbershelters.com

Nursery & Landscaping

Hass GeoSystems

www.flyingwgardens.com

PLUMBING & HEATING

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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

•Forced Air Furnaces •Coolers •Boilers •Freezers •In Floor Heat •Ice Machines •Heat Pumps •Air Conditioning

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Barn Steel • Soffit • Fascia Windows • Seamless Gutters Trim & • Remodeling

218-255-2135 218-652-4286

dandsseamless.net • dsseamless@gmail.com

Owner: David McGee • Nevis, MN

YOUR WATER PERFECTED

A CI R ME

303 S. MAIN, PARK RAPIDS parkrapidsecowater.com

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www.gaphvac-r.com

AUTHORIZED DEALER

Hansen’s electric

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603 Central Avenue North, Park Rapids, MN 56470

lancehansen@live.com • www.hansenselectric.com

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Terry BerTTunen Owner

• General Contractor • New Construction • Remodeling

Residential•Commercial•Farm

LANCE 218-255-0293

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

218-732-3818

ID

Home Plan Design Services

LICENSED BONDED & INSURED MN LIC#EA006419

613 CENTRAL AVENUE N. PARK RAPIDS, MN 56470

IRRIGATION LLC

RE S

218-849-6121

Your Water Treatment Store For The Park Rapids & Walker Areas

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

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

Whole Home Water Filtration & Drinking Water Systems

GUARANTEED AS PROMISED

headwatersirrigation15@gmail.com

58478 Frazier Street Park Rapids, MN 56470

Over 30 years in the Home Improvement Business

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25 years hands-on experience COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL

Phone (218) 732-4288 Cell (218) 616-2882

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hassgeo@wcta.net

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Larry P. Stromback President

D&S SEAMLESS SIDING, LLC

cell 218-841-8347 Dennis & Kathy Hass

• landscape/irrigation design & installation

218-732-8061

Located in Park Rapids ~ Specializing in Customer Service

218-538-6698

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

3109 52ND AVE NW HACKENSACK, MN 56452 218-675-5320 CELL 218-255-0061

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

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218-732-9782

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427 Mag Seven Court SW, Bemidji, MN

LIC#113291 • Akeley, MN

SALES-SERVICE-INSTALLATION

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Area Contractors

218-732-4932

bernieg@unitelc.com www.gartnerjohnson.com

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Area Contractors

NORTHWOODS 1ST TREE SERVICE TREE REMOVAL SPECIALISTS

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

Senior Discounts Available

Schilling Landscaping Landscape Design, Repair & Installation: Retaining Walls / Patios / Lawns / Shrubs Trees / Rock / Bark / Edging

CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE!

Serving Park Rapids & Surrounding Area for 30 Years.

218-224-2419

Hot Water Heating • Air Conditioning • Life Breath Air Exchangers

218-255-3462

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

www.schillinglandscaping.com

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GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

Sales,Service,Repairs&Installation

218-251-6093 612-245-6051

SPRING... is time for a Garage Door Tune-Up!

Custom Cabinetry

• FREE ESTIMATES • PRESSURE WASH • INTERIOR • EXTERIOR • LOG HOMES • DECKS • WOODWORK FINISHING • REFERENCES

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

,LLC

Over 30 Years Experience

218.556.1517

JERRY GASLIN, OWNER

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THELEN’S

“Have Tractor

CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC.

Will Travel” • • • •

FREE

Estimates

FORMERLY: THELEN’S PRECAST & READY MIX, INC.

SEPTIC SEWER WATER LOT CLEARING

QUALITY CONCRETE AT A HOMETOWN PRICE!

218-732-1458 (shop) 218-252-6892 (cell)

Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured Site Evaluation & Design (218)

Cell 255-1215

57125 CTY. HWY. 40, MENAHGA

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Dave (218) 732-8889

• 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

• We specialize in Waterproofed & Insulated Tanks • 29 Models of Tanks • 5 Radio Dispatched Ready-Mix Trucks • Ready to go! Jason Thelen • 26341 U.S. Hwy. 71 • Park Rapids jtprecast@yahoo.com • www.thelensprecast.com STATE CERTIFIED, LICENSED & BONDED, FULLY INSURED

OFFERING 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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

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Locally owned & family operated since 1983!

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

3D Architectural Drafting

218-255-7317 OFFICE 218-316-6671 CELL

John R. Fake 615 North Main Avenue Park Rapids, MN 56470 612.269.5507 mobile john.fake@crosspointdesign.com

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Design your home, building or remodel with Autodesk REVIT & AutoCAD drafting

1-877-685-9370

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

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Retrofit • New Construction Open & Closed Loop Systems

Reduce Energy Costs

up to 75%

30% Federal Tax Credit and Power Company Rebates!

GEOTHERMAL The smartest investment you’ll ever make. Now available at

218-652-4065 • 205 HWY 34 • NEVIS IGSHPA Certified

www.ikesfireplace.com

205 Hwy 34, Nevis • 218-652-4065 • www.ikesfireplace.com

Bonded & Insured

Financing Available Subject to credit approval. See store for details.

Get Expert

Installation Looks so good and feels so warm. The perfect combination of flame, glow and lighting.

www.ikesfireplace.com

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218-652-4065 • 205 HWY 34 • NEVIS

205 Hwy 34, Nevis • 218-652-4065 • www.ikesfireplace.com


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HOME ● AUTO ● CABIN ● RESORT ● HEALTH ● BUSINESS LOCATED BEHIND SUPER 8 34 SUPER 8

KLEIN INSURANCE

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218-732-5745

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