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Golf on the Ice?!

You heard right! In the coming two weekends there are two, count 'em, two winter golfing events! Both are not only great fun but support great causes. The Frozen Fore- Feb. 21-23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=168&v=mH2pUJXeOQI The Gull Lake Frozen Fore consists of several events and raises money for worthy local charities. The event bills itself as the world's…
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Enjoy Small-Town Charm at the 2020 Nisswa Jubilee

[caption id="attachment_7249" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A snow sculpture from a past year at the Nisswa Jubilee, which kicks off this Friday, Feb. 14. Photo via the Jubilee Facebook page[/caption] Every year the city of Nisswa celebrates winter at the Nisswa Jubilee with a fishing derby, parade, snow sculptures, live music and a lot more. It's just…
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2020 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is this Weekend

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Anglers fish in the 2013 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.[/caption] One of the biggest events in the area is this Saturday, Jan. 26: the Brainerd Jaycee's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The word "extravaganza" has perhaps never before been used so accurately. The ice fishing contest held just south of the Whitefish Chain boasts…
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Snowshoeing: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

[caption id="attachment_4447" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo by Tina Shaw[/caption] One of the best ways to explore the beauty and serenity of the woods is to take to them by snowshoe. We’ve gathered up some of the best areas with beautiful woods, wildlife and scenery to explore. The Crosslake Community Center rents snowshoes for $5 for two…
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FREE Ice Skating all around the Whitefish Chain!

Among the many family activities available around the Whitefish Chain is ice skating, and there are several rinks to choose from. Each of them is free to use, and two even offer free skate rental! All these rinks are open and ready for skating! [caption id="attachment_6440" align="alignnone" width="420"] Pine River's ice rink. Photo courtesy of…
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Celebrate Winter at Ice Fest 2020

[caption id="attachment_7221" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pond hockey and ice golf are among the events on tap at Ice Fest in Breezy Point this weekend.[/caption] This weekend, Jan. 3-5, is the annual Ice Fest, where you can get out on Pelican Lake and enjoy a variety of cold-weather activities and then warm up under the big tent…
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Winter Birding is a HOT Cold-Weather Activity!

Just because some animals settle down for a long winter's nap doesn't mean they all do. You'll find that Minnesota's Whitefish Chain Area is teeming with life even in the coldest months. Many types of birds stay active in the area all winter long, and in some cases it's your chance to see some truly…
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The Best Christmas Lights Around

A favorite holiday activity for many families is to take a drive or a walk and see the beautiful lights adorning homes, stores and more. It's a great way to get in the spirit and it's one upside to the short days we have this time of year. Pequot Lakes is currently celebrating Light the…
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This Weekend is Packed with Holiday Fun!

[caption id="attachment_7110" align="aligncenter" width="275"] Pine River's Parade of Lights Day ends with fireworks at 6:15 p.m.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5342" align="aligncenter" width="435"] Santa's Bobbin' Into Town has numerous fun events, including live reindeer in Trailside Park.[/caption] Saturday, Dec. 14 is a fun-filled day around Minnesota's Whitefish Chain, packed with holiday cheer and events that you and your…
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Local Shopping for the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_7539" align="aligncenter" width="527"] Trees are going up and things are getting festive at stores all around the shores of the Whitefish Chain, including at Serendipity Art Gallery and Gifts in Pequot Lakes (pictured here). Photo courtesy of Serendipity[/caption] It's time to cross some names off your Christmas list! Nothing beats Christmas shopping when you…
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