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Calling all artists! Design a button for a $250 prize.

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association is looking for a new design for this years’s 2nd Street Stage button. The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association (PRDBA) is sponsoring a 2nd Street Stage button design contest with a $250 cash prize to the winner. Those who purchase and wear the $20 buttons for this season’s 10 […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.14.19

A weekly round-up of snowmobile and ski trail conditions. It’s rained today but we still have snow.  It’s kind of hard to forecast this weekend’s trail conditions, this blog post will be updated as more reports come in. Forest Riders – 3/12/2019 It rained a lot today and temps were in the 40’s. More rain in […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 3.7.19

A weekly round up of snowmobile and ski trail conditions. Forest Riders – 3/7/19 Co. 89 ditches, trail #24 and Co. 4 ditches to Park Rapids got done today. – 3/6/19 – Mitch finished trail #9 & #14 (Two Inlets to the Prairie). Snow – 6-8 inches & nice temperatures in the forecast for this weekend! Grooming […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions Report – 2.21.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club – 2/21/2019 ANOTHER 4+” inches fell yesterday; they were already getting stuck last weekend (pack a rope).  The guys will have finished grooming the system by tomorrow. Nevis Trailblazers –  2/21/2019 Keep it coming!! Last night the Nevis Area received 4-5 inches of snow. We have everything groomed and ready for the nice weather […]

Snowmobile and Ski Trail Conditions – 2.7.2019

We got 6 inches of fluffy snow overnight and it’s still snowing.  It’s a winter wonderland out there!  We’ve said it before and it’s true again, this weekend should be fantastic for anything snow related. Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 2/7/2019 – This week we have received another 12+ inches of snow and it is still […]

Embrace the Bold North

After the Polar Vortex, February promises less talk about the weather and more doing outdoors. Who needs an excuse to head north with Valentine’s Day, a three-day weekend and some great special events coming up? The upside of subzero temps is thick ice and insurance on all the snow that’s fallen so far. And the […]

Now is the time to plan your vacation in the Heartland Lakes.

Looking outside at the snow loaded pines, it’s hard to believe that in a few months spring will arrive and then summer all this wind chill will be a distant memory (at least until next winter hits and we do it all again). Before you know it, school will be out and family reunions and […]

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend

From the Minnesota DNR January 14 press release: Good news anglers!  This weekend is Take A Kid Ice Fishing Weekend.  This means residents can fish or spear fish for free when accompanied by a child age 15 or under. Catch some quality family time and plan a special ice fishing weekend. Learn about fishing basics, […]

Winter Trail Conditions – 1.10.19

Forest Riders Snowmobile Club 1/5/2019 – All of the Forest Riders trails are groomed and ready to go including Trail 23 in Itasca State Park! This year, the club is also grooming about 24 miles of the trail going south of the rest area on Highway 34 (located 3.5 miles west of Osage) down to Wolf […]

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