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2nd Street Stage winning button design chosen From a 4/12/2018 Press release: The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) received dozens of entries for the second 2nd Street Stage button design contest. The winner is Hendri Ernst, president of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store, a 2nd Street Stage sponsor. “I entered the competition because my wife […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 04.11.18

Wow, if you can get through the snow to the fish, you will catch them. The fish are where they should be. Some are in ultra-shallow water 3-5ft where you can sight fish them down the hole, others are hanging on break lines waiting to head to the shallows to feed. Mid-day fishing has been […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 04.05.18

Fishing is the classic awesome right now! Late ice is obviously going to linger a while yet, and frankly the best panfish bite is yet to come. I’ve been wacking the fish on the NorthLand Tackle Bro Bug and the JB Weevil Lure tipped with a wax worm in anywhere from 4-10 feet of water. […]

Outdoor Fun – No Experience Necessary

  Learn how to camp and fish with your family at I Can Camp! and I Can Fish! The Minnesota DNR has announced the dates for this years I Can programs at Itasca State Park.   Itasca State Park will be hosting I Can Camp and I Can Fish this summer.  Both programs help you […]

Spring is Sleeping In

Winter keeps tapping the snooze button on spring’s alarm. As soon as patches of grass appear another storm covers the ground with snow, but the clock is ticking. An increase in Bald Eagles hovering around lakes means they’re finding open water and longer days quickly melt new snow. Meanwhile community organizers have kicked into high […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 03.28.18

Go get those crappies! Snow is melting and that means the masses of Crappies and Bluegills will be getting closer to shallower water. For now I have been finding fish in a variety of depths, but for the most part in the 12-20 ft. range where they have been most of the winter. There is […]

Minnesota DNR – Elk Survey Shows Slight Population Increase

From a March 26, 2018 News Release. “Minnesota’s elk range in northwestern Minnesota has three herds with a total of 97 elk, according to the annual aerial elk population survey completed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Kittson, Marshall and Roseau counties. Past surveys recorded 79 elk in 2017 and 83 elk in […]

Family-Friendly Friday

A list of family-friendly activities for everyone. Friday, March 23, 2018 Fish Fry for the All Veterans Memorial It’s not Friday without a fish fry!  This one is a fundraiser for the All Veterans Memorial.  Starts at the Legion at 5 pm. Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 Spring Garage Sale for Headwaters Animal Shelter […]

Winter Trail Conditions; Snowmobile, Snowshoe & Ski, 3.22.18

Itasca State Park Forest Riders 3/19/18 – Groomers will not be out this week. It’s getting pretty limited out there. However, this coming weekend sounds like there may be a little snow in the forecast; so I’m not sure if it’s time to put the sleds away or wait to see if we can still […]

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