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Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 06.08.18

Look for the biggest spawning Bluegills and Crappies in the 4-7 ft range—just out of site, use your sonar to  “mark” the fish. Catch them using jig/minnow/ bobber combo.  The Walleyes are chomping hard on any new weed line/sand bottom combo.   A jig and Minnow will catch the fish all day long.  Pike are […]

June Means it’s Time for Community Festivals!

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is turning 100 this year and will celebrate all summer long. You will find details of photo contests that are part of the centennial on the Chamber website. With third and fourth generations returning to stay at resorts, the family cabin and Itasca State Park, […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 05.31.18

Smallmouth Bass are in shallow getting ready to spawn as well as the Largemouth—so the shallow bite is on! They will hit about anything! Please release the Bass!! Other fish are better table fair—like Crappies which about done spawning—however on some lakes the can still be found in the shallows—you have to check on each […]

Upcoming Grand Openings & Chamber Member Garage Sales – Updated 6.15.18

New businesses are opening, markets are starting up, concert series are kicking off…  Here’s a list of what’s new. Bookmark this page because it will be updated as more Chamber Members announce Grand Openings, Anniversary celebrations and fundraising garage sales. Click the link for locations and times.  Some events run multiple dates.  See the complete […]

Wanted: Your Summer Pictures

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism turns 100 this year and we’re celebrating all summer long.  Since 1918, the Chamber has worked with members to bring business and tourism to our area so we’re having a picture contest to look back at 100 Years of Summer.  Together we’ll make a digital […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Spring Fishing Tips

Capt. Josh with a Walleye Clean up your act and catch more fish! Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Little did you know as a kid, your mom was giving you a huge fishing tip! Deer and fish. Both dumb as a stump, but both have a nose and a thing called natural instincts. I […]

And the winner is…

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 […]

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 […]

Music on Main Street: 2nd Street Stage Bands & Dates Announced

Nothing caps off a beautiful summer day like 2nd Street Stage. Park Rapids Downtown is the place for live music, family activities and a beer garden on Thursday nights. If you’re an artist, now is your time to shine!  The contest for this years button design is open until April 6th. Click here for all […]

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