We are northern Minnesota’s magazine. A celebration of the communities that make us great. Our Lake Towns. Our people. But it’s more than a magazine. It’s a community. A state of mind. An internal compass. The true north.
E. Nolan has been a Travel and Leisure “Agent" since 2007, writing golf, resort, and family articles for 18 American publications and tourism agencies in that time. A Rochester native with four kids and a Hospitality Management degree, E. has played 428 golf courses in 39 states, and another 38 courses in 12 countries.
Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits
Kristina Gaalaas has been a financial advisor since 2004. She enjoys the face time and think time involved with families and small business owners to create specific financial goals and implementing a plan to achieve them. A Grand Rapids native, she's also glad to call her hometown her hometown again. "There's no place lake home."
Jules Erickson is a Minnesotan. Comfort has always been a priority in her life, from the clothes she chose to wear to the softness of stuffed animals she collected as a child. In college she majored in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services from Mankato State. Jules received her Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She loves being outdoors, cooking good food alongside friends, and quiet nights with the fireplace blazing. Jules and her partner enjoy taking saunas, snowshoeing, going to the cabin, listening to loons, lighting candles, and spending time together. They live with their three goldendoodles in Hastings, MN. For an example of Jules’ favorite genre of Hygge music, check out “Dream in Blue” by The Stray Birds. The Rev. Dr. Jules Erickson serves an ELCA parish in Cottage Grove, MN.
Tom is a renowned sauna enthusiast, business entrepreneur, and author including “Pooner – A Legendary Fish Tale” and “The Wisdom Way – Six Guiding Principles for Success and Longevity from a 140-Year Old Adhesive Manufacturing Company.”
Steve grew up close to the woods and lakes in Athol, Massachusetts and got hooked on the outdoors stream trout fishing with his dad. His dream as a kid was to take off into the winter woods with toboggan and gear and his old L.L. Bean snow shoes. The dream finally materialized when he and his wife, Nancy, arrived in Ely in 1975 to work as limnologists for the EPA and later as instructors at Vermilion Community College. Piragis Northwoods Co. opened in 1979 and along with their daughter Elli, Steve and Nancy continue to manage the business- specializing in canoe trip outfitting and outdoor clothing and gear for all seasons.
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