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Lavonne Solarz (left) and Diane Karst looked through the “Taste of the Wild” coo

Wild game dishes abound


BAXTER — Just as Minnesota neighbors swap favorite recipes, the Brainerd Dispatch and Northland Arboretum joined forces to produce “Taste of the Wild,” a cookbook featuring northwoods cooking traditions.

Tuesday’s cookbook launch, which was conducted in conjunction with the celebration of the Brainerd Dispatch’s 130th anniversary, featured game delicacies, wine and beer sampling and conversation about cooking. Nearly 300 people were expected to attend the event at the arboretum.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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