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Memorial Day Means Summer is Here!

[caption id="attachment_7338" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A flag waves on a boat lift on the shore of the Whitefish Chain on a sunny day.[/caption] Summer's first hurrah seems to start with Memorial Day, when we not only enjoy summer but also remember those who have served our nation and given us the freedom to enjoy it. Here's…
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Fishing Opener is May 11- and Fun for Everyone!

  Whether you're an avid angler or not, you'll find there's plenty of fun to be had on and around the Whitefish Chain during this year's fishing opener. Roughly half a million anglers take to the water on fishing opener, according to the MN DNR, and in our (admittedly biased) opinion, the Whitefish Chain is…
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May 4 is Aviation Day in Breezy Point

On Saturday, May 4, Aviation Day will be celebrated at the Breezy Point Airport just south of the Whitefish Chain. The day will include a pig roast, static airplane display, car show and more. According to the airport's website, the celebration starts at 10 a.m. with the car show (all collector cars are invited) and…
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The Sweetest Candy Shops

Life is sweet on the Whitefish Chain, especially with the delicious candy stores to visit! We've rounded up all the area's candy stores so you can pick up a sweet treat. The Candy Den Located alongside Whistling Wolf and Dark Moon Mini Golf, the Candy Den has saltwater taffy, Jelly Belly jelly beans and more.…
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Ice-out Approaches

  [caption id="attachment_4521" align="alignnone" width="600"] A foggy  spring morning near the Crosslake dam shows a mixture of ice and open water. Though the water never freezes close to the dam, ice out is around the corner. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The ice is just starting to pull away from the shore on area lakes, and…
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Summer is just around the corner!

As the days get longer and warmer, we here on the Whitefish Chain get more and more optimistic for summer- no matter how much we love winter! And while there's lots to do in every season on the chain, summer up here is simply legendary. Here's why: Long Days on the Beach  At the height…
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Meat Raffle Mania- meat raffles for every night of the week

It's the quiet that falls over the restaurant as the numbers are called, the anticipation of everyone there, with their tickets lined up on the table in front of them, and the cheering and jubilation of the winner: it's a meat raffle, and it's a Whitefish staple. If you don't make it to the Whitefish…
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How the Whitefish Chain got its Name

It seems like a no-brainer: The Whitefish Chain was called the Whitefish Chain because it has a lot of whitefish swimming within it. And it's true, the lake was named for the fish that live so abundantly in the water, but the story is more interesting than you'd expect. The name goes back more than…
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Great Bakeries of the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_7268" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some of the French macarons made by Sweet Life Bakery, available at Latte Da in Pequot Lakes. Photo courtesy of Sweet Life Bakery[/caption] In the mood for a donut, fresh out of the fryer? Or perhaps a French macaron, those ever-popular, hard-to-find delicate cookies. Or, maybe what you could really go…
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The Big St. Pat’s Parade is this Weekend!

It's almost here! The Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities are this Saturday. The parade, one of the largest in Minnesota (and almost definitely the largest outside the Twin Cities) will bring more than 10,000 people to the town of Crosslake and endless fun to parade goers. The parade begins at 2 p.m. on…
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