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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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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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Celebrate New Year’s on the Whitefish Chain

Start your new year off right on the Whitefish Chain at any of the fabulous New Year’s Eve celebrations going on around the lakes. Some places, like The Wharf, are even doing special dinners ahead of New Year’s Eve. Norway Ridge Overlooking Norway Lake and hidden away in Ideal Corners, Norway Ridge Supper Club is…
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Hearty, Warm, Delicious Chili

[caption id="attachment_7189" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A sampling of the Thursday soup buffet at Timberjack in Pequot Lakes, including a cup of their homemade chili.[/caption] After a day of snowmobiling, ice fishing or skating on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, nothing tastes better than a hearty bowl of chili. Since we know you'll work up an appetite…
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Enjoy the Whitefish Chain Lakes Safely This Winter

As the ice grows thicker on the lakes and the weather grows steadily cooler, we on the Whitefish Chain of Minnesota want to remind outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the lake ice safely this winter. There is a certain magic in walking out onto a frozen lake. The perfectly smooth surface and cold, crisp air create…
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Get Festive at Nisswa City of Lights

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. 23. 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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