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Evergreens of the Whitefish Chain

They're the trees that give us color all through the year- evergreens. And though they may all look the same at first glance, these trees are unique, interesting, and fun to identify. We've listed a few here to get you started for your next nature hike or walk in the woods. White Pine White pines…
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The Best of Breakfast on the Whitefish Chain

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast. Lucky for you, there are lots of choices for a delicious breakfast all around the Whitefish Chain! [caption id="attachment_6310" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Big scones are lined up in a pastry case at Stonehouse Coffee, a great spot for a lighter breakfast. Get there before noon to ensure…
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Firearms Deer Opener is Nov. 4

  [caption id="attachment_6300" align="aligncenter" width="338"] Area hunter Bryce Johnson holds his hunting prize. Firearms deer opener is Nov. 4.[/caption] Dawn on Saturday, Nov. 4 marks the start of firearms deer opener. It's a day when, according to the DNR, half a million hunters will take to the Minnesota woods early in the morning on Nov.…
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Ghost Stories of the Whitefish Chain

This fall, as you sit before a crackling fire on the shores of the Whitefish Chain, listen closely to the sounds of the night. The wind through the pines, the hoot of a midnight owl, and perhaps the wail of a pack of wolves. Listen, too, for something more... could it be a ghost of…
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Five of the Whitefish Area’s Best Burgers

Burgers may be ubiquitous across the United States, but in the Whitefish Chain Area we really love our burgers- so much so that our restaurants have come up with some fantastic offerings. This week we're celebrating five of the area's best- and most unique- burgers. [caption id="attachment_6268" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The three big pigs burger at…
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14 Lakes Brewery Open in Crosslake

A new brewery has opened in Crosslake, bringing even more fresh, local beer to the Whitefish Chain Area. 14 Lakes Brewery, located on County Road 66 in Crosslake just south of City Hall, is named for the 14 lakes that make up the Whitefish Chain. Owners Steve and Cindy Guttormson opened the brewery in the…
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Oremageddon is coming

This Saturday, Oct. 7, Oremageddon is coming to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area mountain biking trails. It's a weekend of red dirt racing with three different racing classes: The Oremageddon 12, Ormageddon 25 and Oremageddon 50. The event is a "Fundracer" for the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, which helps maintain trails and groom…
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A Favorite Fall Festival: Crosslake Days!

It's that time of year again: when the leaves start to change, the days cool off, and we finally get to celebrate Crosslake Days! Crosslake Days is an annual September event in Crosslake that includes several events: a medallion hunt, craft fair, car show, chili cook-off, flea market and bazaar, outdoor movie, live music and much…
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Grouse hunting season now open

[caption id="attachment_6204" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A hunter stops for a break on the trail. There are hundreds of acres of hunting land surrounding the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Grouse season opened Saturday, Sept. 16, a sure sign of fall. As the fall colors start to progress around the Whitefish Chain, the cooler days and…
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Fall colors are heating up!

[caption id="attachment_6174" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area, on County Road 16, is a beautiful place to enjoy the fall colors. Pictured at last year's peak display. Colors are currently at 5-10 percent peak. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season on the Whitefish Chain, and this year is shaping up…
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