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Butterflies Brighten Minnesota’s Whitefish Chain

[caption id="attachment_7463" align="aligncenter" width="4898"] A painted lady butterfly rests on a sunflower near the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Photo by Kate Perkins[/caption] The Whitefish Chain of Lakes here in Minnesota is home to a diverse variety of life- from plants to birds to mammals to bugs. But one creature we really appreciate is the delicate,…
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Summer Shopping is at its Best!

  Call it a summer pass time, call it a back to school necessity, call it whatever you have to so that you can get out and explore the myriad of fun shops surrounding the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in beautiful north-central Minnesota. Summertime deals are heating up! Nisswa is celebrating Crazy Days this Friday…
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Family Fun at the Fair!

[caption id="attachment_7423" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Proud 4-H participants show off their sheep in the livestock show at the 2018 Cass County Fair in Pine River. Photo courtesy of the Cass County Fair Facebook page[/caption] If you want family summertime fun, there's no place quite like the fair. Cass County's fair happens to be this Thursday through…
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Make the Most of the Longest Day of the Year

The solstice is coming up! Friday, June 21 will be the longest day of the year with somewhere around 16 hours of sunlight. If you have the privilege of being on Minnesota's Whitefish Chain of Lakes on the solstice, you'll get to enjoy a longer day than much of the country, thanks to our northerly…
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Farmers’ Markets are back!

[caption id="attachment_4907" align="alignnone" width="600"] Frost-free Friday means that the gardening season is about to go full swing, and so are area farmers' markets[/caption] Frost-free Friday is the last Friday in May, and it marks both the start of the growing season and the start to local farmers' markets. This time of year fresh lettuces, local…
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Fishing Opener is May 11- and Fun for Everyone!

  Whether you're an avid angler or not, you'll find there's plenty of fun to be had on and around the Whitefish Chain during this year's fishing opener. Roughly half a million anglers take to the water on fishing opener, according to the MN DNR, and in our (admittedly biased) opinion, the Whitefish Chain is…
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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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