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Fishing Opener is ON! It’s May 9, 2020

We may be living in a season of cancellations amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, but fishing is not cancelled. Fishing opener is May 9. This year the DNR is asking the public to take a few extra precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here's a few of the recommended precautions to take: Boat…
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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 Lead-Up to St. Patrick’s Day Fun

St. Patrick's Day is such a big celebration here on the Whitefish Chain that we start the celebration ahead of time. Crosslake's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which will be March 14, is the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the state. It's a day when the town with a population of just 2,000 grows…
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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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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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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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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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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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