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Get Festive at Nisswa City of Lights 2019

After you've gathered to give thanks and devoured the turkey, trimmings and pie, ring in the holiday season in Nisswa during their City of Lights festival on Friday, Nov. 2. Just a couple minutes south of the Whitefish Chain, this event is festive fun for all ages. Among the many festivities, you'll enjoy horse drawn…
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Get Crafty for the Holidays!

[caption id="attachment_7529" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Make an adorable gnome at Serendipity Art Gallery's class on Nov. 30 (details below). Photo courtesy of Jenni Sommerness[/caption] Create a one-of-a-kind handmade gift or decorate your home for the holidays with the help of local arts and crafts classes. Around the Whitefish Chain in snowy Minnesota, we're getting creative and…
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Winner Winner, Thanksgiving Dinner!

[caption id="attachment_7526" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the coming weeks, you'll have a chance to BINGO your way to a holiday turkey! Artwork by Hackensack artist Shannon Kuhlman[/caption] Meat raffles are a staple of the Whitefish area. In fact, we have the meat raffle voted best in the state of Minnesota not too far from the shore…
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Firearms Deer Opener is Nov. 9, 2019.

[caption id="attachment_6300" align="aligncenter" width="338"] Area hunter Bryce Johnson holds his hunting prize. Firearms deer opener is Nov. 3.[/caption] The fall tradition of deer season is right around the corner as firearms deer opener begins a half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 9. This yearly "holiday" is honored on the Whitefish Chain for both hunters,…
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Community Keeps Whitefish Chain Healthy

[caption id="attachment_7520" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A late-fall sunset over Cross Lake on the Whitefish Chain. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The lakes of the Whitefish Chain are the pride and joy of the area community, providing us with scenery, fishing, boating, wildlife habitat and so much more. That's why the community also works hard to keep the…
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2019 Halloween Happenings on the Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_5250" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Happy Halloween![/caption] It's another season that the Whitefish Chain does well: the spooky season of Halloween. The colorful leaves blowing across the roads in the wind, the chill in the air and the skeletal trees all give Minnesota's Whitefish Chain of Lakes a picturesque Halloween vibe. This year the spooky holiday…
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Migratory Birds Offer Thrill to Birders

[caption id="attachment_7513" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watch for swans on the remaining open water as they migrate south. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] As many birdwatchers will already know, the migration period in the fall and the spring offers a great opportunity to see birds that pass through our beautiful state. Now's the time when many species of…
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See Autumn’s Beauty on the Whitefish Chain

It's happening! Fall color is about halfway to its peak around the Whitefish Chain, which means the beautiful scenery will only continue to become more stunning. There are so many wonderful ways to see the riot of color that's taking over the Whitefish Chain. Whether on foot, by bike, by car or by boat, a…
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A Weekend of Fun Awaits at Crosslake Days

It's finally here! This weekend is one of Crosslake's biggest celebrations: Crosslake Days. The annual festival draws thousands to town and fills the town with the smells of simmering chili and sounds of laughter. Crosslake Days is a wonderful amalgamation of several family-friendly, ultra-fun events. There's the annual chili cookoff competition that includes free chili…
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Brainerd Daytrip: BIR Wet & Wild Weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Hypw3XwgmBU This weekend is the fall Wet & Wild weekend at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR). Check out the trailer above (from a past year) to get an idea of what it's all about! Sept. 21 and 22 will both include racing, and tickets are just $10 per day. All the locals in the Whitefish Chain…
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