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New things happening at the HL Municipal Liquor Store

Since 1938, the Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store has been a place where local residents can gather to visit with friends and neighbors, relax, or enjoy entertainment.

For two years, manager Myra Laway has applied her enthusiasm toward improving the muni, she says.

Recently, Laway has been working on to renovating the food service at the Muni. After some research, she found a unit that will cook the menu items faster, and the finished product tastes delicious, Laway said.

The new menu will be available Friday, Nov. 1 and will include sandwich baskets, appetizers, thick-crust pizza, and more.

“Watch for a new menu open house, coming up,” Laway commented.

Laway has integrated a lounge area into the muni, with couches, a big screen television, and a view of the lake.

The event calendar is full, with beer and bingo every Tuesday at 6 p.m., karaoke the first and third Wednesday of every month, 10 percent off wine and champagne Fridays, a meat raffle every Saturday at 3 p.m., and various wine tasting events.

“Be sure to check out our November wine tasting, with new selections for the upcoming holidays, I will have more details coming up,” Laway said, “and if you work in Howard Lake, stop in and ask about our ‘after-worker’.”

The muni also hosts charitable events, such as the October food drive, in which various businesses and organizations collect food for the local food shelves.

“Our goal is 400 pounds of food. I hope we can make it,” Laway commented.

Laway, in conjunction with the Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, organized a Trick-or-treat Street event.

Businesses along Main Street and Highway 12 in Howard Lake will open their doors Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters for Halloween. There are about 40 businesses involved in this event, and some plan to offer coupons to the adults escorting the children.

The muni will host “Scary-oke” Saturday, Nov. 2, a Halloween event for adults, which includes a costume contest, drink specials, the muni’s traditional witch’s brew, and karaoke.

Laway expressed the importance of shopping local, and says she shops local. The muni purchases some of its food from Howard Lake Foods and calls upon local service companies, Laway said.

“I have Diers Electric here right now,” Laway said.

“I always try to have the newest product and discount days so my customers can shop for spirits locally, as well,” Laway added.

The muni is always looking for new entertainment, such as local or cover bands, according to Laway.

Check out the Howard Lake Muni Facebook page for information and events, or call Myra at (320) 543-2038.

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