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  • Olander retires as director of chamber of commerce
    Longtime Conover Chamber of Commerce supporter Sharon Olander, recently retired from her role as executive director. 

    Olander has been a part of Conover since 1980 and joined the chamber in 2006. With the death of then-Executive Director Jim Hedberg in 2018, Olander stepped in and
  • Docent training
    June 16 was the first of two training sessions for docents at the Northern Waters Museum in Land O’ Lakes. Docents talk to visitors of the history of Land O’ Lakes. Participants in the training are, front row from left, Ellen Compere, Valerie Hogan, Linda Siegworth, Karen Turnquist, Sandy Garbarek, Lois Bates; and back row, Chris Tews, Yvonne Stone, Mary Thomas, Jeri Shaw, Ruth Thompson, John Siegworth. The museum is open in
  • Library open house set to welcome new director
    Land O’ Lakes Public Library will host an open house Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to welcome its new director, Shelly Knaack.

    For the past five years, Knaack has been the library director at Presque Isle Community Library. Prior to that, she worked at the Land O’ Lakes Library as a
  • Fraud presentation
    Jeff Kersten, agency liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection, visited the Land O’ Lakes Public Library recently to givet a presentation on Common Scams and Frauds. Literature on the types of scams and fraud contact details can be obtained from the library. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • Land O’ Lakes Community Playground (LOLCP) will host a fundraiser to benefit the new playground on Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m.

    The Gala at the Gateway fundraiser will be held at the historic Gateway Lodge, at 4103 Highway B, Land O’ Lakes.

    The gala will feature
  • The 15th annual Taste of Conover will take place Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conover Town Park. 

    The event provides visitors and residents the opportunity to taste portions of a wide variety of food items from many area restaurants and taverns.

    Many different selections of food will be served, including
  • The Conover Lions Club and Headwaters Muskie Inc. will cohost the Take A Kid Fishing outing Saturday, June 18, from noon to 3 p.m.

    It will be held at Conover Town Park located at 4697 Park Circle, Highway K East. Sign-up begins at 11 a.m.

    The event is for
  • Fourth graders take a stand against aquatic invasives
    Linda Bogdala, in conjunction with Land O’ Lakes Elementary School Principal Carie Brock and fourth grade teacher Ivy Lapp, had students visit her Forest Lake home to educate them on aquatic invasive species, the Clean Boats Clean Water (CBCW) program, and local wildlife.

    After welcoming students, Bogdala taught them
  • Two Land O’ Lakes Elementary School employees will end their long term careers at the close of the 2021-22 school year. 

    Cynthia Spiess, a stalwart of the Land O’ Lakes Elementary School, will retire from teaching after her 31 years of service as summer break begins.

    Northland Pines School District and Land O’ Lakes Elementary have
  • New planter
    Members of the Conover Fire Department recently replaced the wooden planter box in Conover Town Park. The electronic information sign sits within the planter and displays community event information. —Photo By Jacki Hildebrandt
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