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See the Mail Boat at the Whitefish Boat Show

[caption id="attachment_5936" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pictured is Ben Knebel, captain of the Whitefish Mail Boat, with a load of passengers. Knebel delivered mail by a wood boat (at the time one of the only motorboats on the chain) for 39 years. See the restored mail boat at the Whitefish Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at…
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About those Buoys

[caption id="attachment_5884" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Boats enter a channel on the Whitefish Chain. Channels on the chain are marked by buoys, which are managed by the Whitefish Chain Yacht Club. The club promotes boating safety on the chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] If you've been to the Whitefish Chain, you've probably seen the system of safety…
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New outdoor destination: Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens

[caption id="attachment_5853" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Among the features of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens is this crawl-through caterpillar, created by local artist Josh Porter. Photo courtesy of the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens Facebook page.[/caption] In honor of a late community member who gave her all in her volunteerism, a beautiful flower garden for the community is…
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Ideal Green Market Cooperative helps put local food on your table

[caption id="attachment_5798" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A recent selection of organic and/or local produce at the Ideal Green Market Cooperative. Photo courtesy of the co-op's Facebook page[/caption] Did you know that the Whitefish Area has its very own co-op? And that it's stocked with delicious local, healthy, organic foods? Ideal Green Market Cooperative opened in 2015 and…
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Everything you need to know about the Rollie Johnson Islands

[caption id="attachment_5570" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The northeast side of Big Island, one of the Rollie Johnson Islands, has a nice sandy beach for boats to land. Hiking trails allow visitors to explore the island. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Out on the chain, between Upper and Lower Whitefish lakes, are three islands that make up the Rollie…
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Walleye Dinner Winners

[caption id="attachment_5535" align="aligncenter" width="450"] A walleye sandwich at Bite's in Pine River. Photo courtesy of the Bite's Facebook page[/caption] It's legendary in Minnesota and especially on the Whitefish Chain- walleye dinners! But every once in a while you'll find that on your visit to the chain, you can't fish walleye because the season has ended.…
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Warm Up and Relax in our Great Local Coffee Shops

[caption id="attachment_5515" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Stonehouse Coffee in Nisswa is known for their fresh coffee and fresh-baked scones.[/caption] Whether you want to kick start your day with a hot cup of coffee or warm up and relax after a day of skiing or snowmobiling, the Whitefish Chain area has some fantastic coffee shops that are cozy,…
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Up North Comfort Food

No one knows comfort food like a Midwesterner in the dead of winter. That's why on the Whitefish Chain, we've got food that warms your heart and soul after a long day of playing in the snow. Every Tuesday, the Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion (located in Crosslake) makes hot roast beef sandwiches that are delicious.…
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The Perfect Pie is here on the Whitefish Chain

  [caption id="attachment_5487" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left is Debra Flategraff, Elsie Van Horn and Mary Etta Durham, the women behind the famous Grandma Bettie Jane's Pies sold in the area. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Over the years, a family of pie makers has become well known across the Whitefish Chain and beyond for their delicious…
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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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