60 episodes

LAKE LIFE WKND is a lifestyle podcast about lakes country in West Central Minnesota. A weekly program about events, news and an interview with a lake life guest from the local area.

LAKE LIFE WKND Dirk Ockhardt

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

LAKE LIFE WKND is a lifestyle podcast about lakes country in West Central Minnesota. A weekly program about events, news and an interview with a lake life guest from the local area.

    WKND#033 WITH SARA WATSON ABOUT BLACKBOARD RESTAURANT

    WKND#033 WITH SARA WATSON ABOUT BLACKBOARD RESTAURANT

    LAKE LIFE WKND 033 What's cooking? Meet Sara Watson and hear her story about opening a Restaurant in Otter Tail County during a time of uncertanty. Her passion for food and creative cooking has lead her path from Fargo to Colorado and back to the Red River Valley to arrive in Lakes Country opening Blackboard Restaurant together with her life long friend Terri Trickle. The decision was made this spring to purchase the former Pickle Factory and convert it into a new dining destination. As the building was originally used as a school house the name Blackboard was chosen quickly. The use of the lawn with mature trees makes this place one of the best local outdoor dining establishments you have yet to see. The Restaurant will be open year around and is inviting to a casual always changing food experience. Hear the full story about Sara's art of cooking  in our latest podcast recording and find more lake life on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

    • 52 min
    WKND#031 WITH MAGGIE FRESONKE ABOUT THE COVE COWORKING PERHAM

    WKND#031 WITH MAGGIE FRESONKE ABOUT THE COVE COWORKING PERHAM

    LAKE LIFE WKND 031 about one of the newest additions to Lakes Country. We met with Maggie Fresonke to speak about remote work environments, rural living, and to hear her story about why she opened a coworking space in Perham. COVE is located in downtown just off of Main Street and offers different kind of membership plans or one day pass options to get work down in a friendly and modern office place. The new normal we live in today also opened the door for many to work from home or remotely while they are travelling. It makes sense that we need a coworking space in Lakes Country and Maggie ran with the idea. Hear the full story in our latest podcast episode and email us for more details. Thank you for following our program and being part of our local Lake Life community. Enjoy our latest podcast and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife  

    • 33 min
    WKND#030 WITH GLEN NYHUS ABOUT SCREAM' EAGLES RC AIRPLANE CLUB

    WKND#030 WITH GLEN NYHUS ABOUT SCREAM' EAGLES RC AIRPLANE CLUB

    LAKE LIFE WKND 030 The other week we were passing a field next to the higway and saw a number of colorful model plains flying in the air. After taking another look we discuvered a model air field and a group of people working on their plans, getting ready to fly, and others using their remote control to navigate plans in the air through the sky.We connected to Glen and Jim to speak about their Screamin' Eagles RC model plane club here in our podcast. Please enjoy another episode with a local story from Lakes Country and hear about the history of model airplane culture in the area. If you like to learn more about becoming part of the club find them on Facebook. Thank you for following our program and being part of our local Lake Life community. Enjoy our latest recording and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife  

    • 44 min
    WKND#029 WITH KELLIE AND LEE ABOUT LOVE LETTERS

    WKND#029 WITH KELLIE AND LEE ABOUT LOVE LETTERS

    LAKE LIFE WKND 029 about Love Letters a play by A.R. Gurney. Kellie Pifer and Lee Klocke will perform this 2 person play on stage at the Richwood Winery on July 25th starting at 7:30PM. When the Fargo-Moorhead theater at Island Park lost their building to a collapsed roof earlier this year, both actors decided to organize a fund raiser to help rebuild the structure. Now after the theater world was forced to shut down this spring at every other venue, Kellie and Lee were not sure how to do their fundraiser but soon came up with the idea to produce a play which could be performed in a social distance friendly format. They found a few venues which allowed to host their event outside with enough space for the audience to spread out. We are happy to share this story with you and hear about the play and hope to have you come to Richwood Winery next weekend. Thank you for following our program and being part of our local Lake Life community. Enjoy our latest podcast and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

    • 41 min
    WKND#028 JOEL KATH ABOUT PROOF ARTISIAN DISTILLERS

    WKND#028 JOEL KATH ABOUT PROOF ARTISIAN DISTILLERS

    LAKE LIFE WKND 028 We have proof of a true Lakes Country story. It all began about 10 years ago on Sybil Lake by Vergas when Joel Kath have been thinking about building an Artisian Distillery. Many bonfires later and brainstorming with friends and neighbors he came up with a concept and brand names for his products. Hear the full story about 2 Docks Vodka and Proof Artisian Distillery told by Joel in our latest podcast. Thank you for following our program and being part of our local Lake Life community. Enjoy our latest podcast and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

    • 44 min
    WKND#026 ABOUT OUTSTATE BREWING CO FERGUS FALLS

    WKND#026 ABOUT OUTSTATE BREWING CO FERGUS FALLS

    LAKE LIFE WKND 026 Do you like craft beer? And a nice beer garden to sit with friends? We found a very nice spot right on the Otter Tail river for you to check out. At Outstate Brewing Company in Fergus Falls you will find great brews, cool food, live music, and one of the best beer garden set ups we have seen so far in Lakes Country. Hear the full story about this new spot from founders Dan Mohagen and Patrick Lundberg. About themselves: ”Experience Greater!” A production brewing/tap house celebrating Lakes Country, Minnesota combining craft, creativity, and community. Thank you for following our program and being part of our local Lake Life community. Enjoy our latest podcast and find more lake life stories on our daily updated website www.lakelifewknd.com #getoutandexplore #welovelakelife

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Zaneh24 ,

Great listen

This podcast is really fun to listen to, Dirk talks to interesting guests from around the area.
Hearing a wide variety of guests really gives you a new appreciation of the lakes area as well as lake life.

HarryLake ,

Lake Life

Interesting local updates. Check weekly.

Jim2991 ,

Interesting Interviews

Timely area information and guest interviews relevant to the lakes area. Well done.

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