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Exploring a Winter Wonderland on Two Wheels: Fat Biking

[caption id="attachment_5463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Ron Plinske of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew[/caption] Many tend to put their bikes in the garage for winter hibernation, but fat biking is becoming a popular winter two-wheel activity. And, just a short jaunt from the Whitefish Chain is one of the most popular fat biking areas…
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Snowmobile and Ski Trails are Looking Good

[caption id="attachment_5416" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Ideal Sno Pros marked several lake trails on Jan. 7. The area received at least 6 inches of fresh snow between Jan. 9 and Jan. 11. Photo via the Ideal Sno Pros Facebook page.[/caption] Music to the ears of Whitefish Chain residents and visitors is the hum and buzz of…
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Dark House Spearing: A Whitefish Tradition

[caption id="attachment_5406" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A dark house on the Whitefish Chain from Heath's Resort. Photo courtesy of Heath's[/caption] While typical ice fishing gets most of the attention in the winter on the Whitefish Chain, dark house spearing is a whole other facet of ice fishing, and a tradition in its own right. If you're unfamiliar,…
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Where to celebrate New Year’s on the Whitefish Chain

If you're spending your New Year's Eve on the Whitefish Chain, you've come to the right place. Local establishments all over the area are ready to ring in the New Year with fun and flare. Pine River Area The Pine River American Legion will have prime rib sandwiches on NYE from 4-8 p.m. (or until…
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Remember ice safety this winter

Here on the Whitefish Chain, many of our favorite winter activities take place on the ice, whether it's ice fishing, hockey, skating, spearing, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. But remember, before you head out on the ice, you'll want to be sure it's safe. The DNR always asks the public to remember that ice is never…
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Made on the Whitefish Chain: local artisans have great gifts

[caption id="attachment_5385" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gordon Siemers, "The Birdman" makes almost all the bird houses and bird feeders stocked in his Crosslake store, Birds, Bats and Beyond. He and other Whitefish Chain artisans create fabulous holiday gifts. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The Whitefish Chain isn't just home to some of the most beautiful woods and lakes-…
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Christmas events continue with parades, celebrations

[caption id="attachment_5381" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pine River will celebrate its annual Parade of Lights with special deals a local businesses all week long.[/caption] The Christmas spirit is high around the Whitefish Chain, and this weekend two more events will warm the heart and soul with holiday joy. This Saturday, Dec. 10 in Pequot Lakes, Santa's Bobbin'…
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Crosslake Has Host of Holiday Events

[caption id="attachment_5376" align="aligncenter" width="399"] Horse-drawn sleigh rides at the dam in Crosslake will be free from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 for Holiday at the Dam![/caption] This weekend, Crosslake has several holiday events you won't want to miss. Start your holiday fun Saturday, Dec. 3, at businesses around town, which will be offering special deals…
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Shop local around the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5372" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Judy's House of Gifts is a Crosslake staple and perfect place to find something for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Whether you're on the Whitefish Chain for Thanksgiving or just for some fun in our recent 12-inch snowfall, the Chain is a great place for…
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Babe the ox on parade: the Oxtrot

You've probably seen them around the Whitefish Chain- the larger-than-life, colorful and totally unique Babe the Blue Ox statues. But where did they come from? What's the story? [caption id="attachment_5363" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Babe the Bluegill. Photo courtesy of Avalon Sculpture[/caption] The project was called the "Oxtrot" and was modeled after the Peanuts on Parade project…
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