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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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Firearms Deer Opener holds tradition, festivities on the Whitefish Chain

It's essentially a Minnesota holiday: Firearms deer opener. At least, it is for us up here on the Whitefish Chain. Half a million people are expected to participated in the tradition of firearms deer opener this year. This year will be even more special because the Whitefish Chain's close neighbors, Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point,…
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Halloween Activities Abound!

The week leading up to Halloween holds lots of fun activities all around the Whitefish Chain! From parties, to trick or treating, to spooky haunted villages, the Lakes Area has it all. [caption id="attachment_5250" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Happy Halloween![/caption] Children's Halloween Parties/Events: Kids will love the annual¬†Children's Halloween Party at the Crosslake Community Center on Oct.…
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Motor through the woods on ATV trails

The leaves are in full color and the trails await- get out on your ATV or OHV on any of many four-wheeling trails that surround the Whitefish Chain. From state forests to grant in aid trails, there are lots of places to enjoy the woods on an ATV and see the country that the Whitefish…
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Spooky Fun at the Haunted Village

Starting Friday, Oct. 14, the Historic Log Village in Crosslake will be transformed into a the Haunted Village, an interactive walk-through Halloween show that raises money for the Crosslake Historical Society. This is the second year in a row that the village has been transformed into a home for witches, werewolves, Bigfoot and more.¬†Visitors to…
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Fall Leaves Reaching Peak around Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5213" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The walking trails at Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area are alight in fall color. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption]   The Whitefish Chain is officially lit up with color as the leaves on the maples, birches and oaks have begun their vivid change. The shorelines of the lake and area roadsides are showing…
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