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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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The Best Wildlife Viewing Spots

[caption id="attachment_7260" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Okay, maybe the Whitefish Chain Area isn't quite this green yet... but we'll get there.[/caption] We're coming around on the time of year when everything emerges from its winter slumber, and even those animals that haven't retreated for the winter begin to show signs of excitement for spring. We love seeing…
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Fore! Tee off at the Ice Tee Open

This weekend you can enjoy more winter golfing on the ice!  After last weekend's Frozen Fore, this weekend you can keep on swinging with the Ice Tee Open on Moonlite Bay. Who says that golf isn't a year-round sport?! The Ice Tee Open in Crosslake consists of a day of golf set up on the…
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Frozen Fore tees off this weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=168&v=mH2pUJXeOQI This weekend a celebration for a good cause takes place just a stone's throw from the Whitefish Chain. The Gull Lake Frozen Fore consists of several events and raises money for worthy local charities. The event bills itself as the world's largest golf and snowmobile charity event. Every year the event is held at…
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Enjoy Small-Town Charm at the 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. 15. 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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