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Crane Lake Stories: Home Now at Crane Lake – Michael Schwanke Part 2

Episode 10 - Living and Working in Crane Lake In this continuation of our interview with Crane Lake's own Michael Schwanke. In this episode, Michael discusses meeting his wife in Crane Lake and making a life in the area, including building a home and going into business.  Crane Lake is a place that offer incredible…
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Crane Lake Stories: Patricia Berling

The Crane Lake area is a special place to many people. That includes people that grew up there, those who currently reside there, as well as those that think of the area as a second home. The scenery and natural views are like none other and the opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast are endless. We…
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Places to Stay at Crane Lake

At the entrance to Voyageurs National Park lies a small town at the end of the road – Crane Lake, MN. If you’re looking for a place to decompress, spend time with family, and enjoy the outdoors, this is certainly a place worth visiting. The area offers endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts – fishing, hiking,…
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Crane Lake: The Gateway to Voyageurs National Park

There are few places in the Midwest that offer such a scenic landscape and diverse environment as the Crane Lake, Minnesota region. Lakes, rivers, streams, forests, wetlands, and large rock expanses, all call this area home.  Hundreds of thousands of acres of water and land dot the horizon. Crane Lake serves as the gateway to…
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Crane Lake: Simple Tips for Summer Smallmouth Success

The Crane Lake area is known for its lakes. Endless possibilities of water for one to explore and recreate on – one of the fan favorites of course is fishing. We interviewed Butch Eggen of Butch Eggen Wilderness Guide Service. Butch calls Crane Lake home and has been guiding for more than five decades. We…
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Crane Lake Stories: Growing Up At Crane Lake – Michael Schwanke Part 1

Episode 9 - Memories of Boating on Crane Lake and More Stories and Sentiments from Crane Lake Visitors Matt Addington is back with another great interview, this time with Crane Lake resident and owner of Voyageurs Guide Service, Michael Schwanke. Michael discusses some of his fondest memories of Crane Lake, including learning how to operate…
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First Time Houseboaters – Crane Lake Stories Episode 8

A Weekend Living on the Lakes with the Family In this episode of Crane Lake Stories, Matt is joined by Joe and Alyssa Anderson to discuss the adventure and beauty of houseboating on the lakes and waterways of the beautiful Crane Lake area. Hear Joe and Alyssa talk about making the best of a rainy…
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