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hat’s more fun than summer in Minnesota? Having lived here most of my life, I can honestly say I can’t think of anything. It’s a time to head outside as the sun warms your face, the lakes call your name and the fireflies dance for your pleasure. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, and here at the Vacationer, we want to share all this with you. July and August are the pinnacle months of the summer season, and this issue will get you in touch with what’s in store. The lakes area is filled with celebrations as nearly every small community has special days set aside to celebrate its history. The lakes here are spectacular! Boating, fishing and water-skiing opportunities are everywhere, but my favorite is a quiet kayak ride and a long evening on the dock watching the sun go down. It relaxes my Lori Mork mind and settles my soul. EDITOR If you love to golf – this is the place! We have nine golf courses waiting for you to tee off. But if you’d rather watch, we will be celebrating the 97th annual Resorters Golf Tournament at the Alexandria Golf Club in August. You may even be able to catch a glimpse of professional golfer Tom Lehman, a native of Alexandria, who is often on the sidelines of the tournament. You’ll find talented artists from around the state displaying their works at Art in the Park this July. I never fail to find something wonderful to bring home when browsing through the booths. I know as you look through the Vacationer, you’ll find something that sparks your interest here in the Alexandria area. Every day is filled with possibilities.

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Arts & Entertainment

Festival of the Lakes ............................................................................4 Theatre L’Homme Dieu ...................................................................... 7 Ongoing events .................................................................................... 13 Events calendar .................................................................................... 19 Shop downtown .................................................................................. 25 Osakis events ........................................................................................27 Area churches ...................................................................................... 29

Minnesota Motorcyce Rally page 8

Activities

Get Biking: Rail Trails 100 Bike Tour .......................................... 10 Burning up the track: Viking Speedway .................................. 12 Tour of Gardens.................................................................................... 14 It’s festival time ..................................................................................... 15 Resorters Golf Tournament ............................................................ 16 Party in the Street................................................................................ 18 Rose City Threshing .......................................................................... 20 Summer Showcase............................................................................. 21 Golf pages ...............................................................................................22 Roddin’ Round the Lake .................................................................. 24 Minnesota State Trap Shoot ......................................................... 26

Lakes, Parks, Museums

Big Ole and the Runestone............................................................ 30 Central Lakes Trail/Public beaches ........................................... 31 Beautiful parks ..................................................................................... 32 Minnesota lake history comes alive .......................................... 34 Area lakes ............................................................................................... 36

Dining Echo Press • (320) 763-3133 • www.echopress.com A publication of the Echo Press Publisher: Jody Hanson

Alexandria dining guide................................................................... 38

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ringing classical chamber music to the Alexandria area since 1993, the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes will take place August 4-19. The festival offers audiences a chance to hear professional musicians from Minnesota and throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Europe. Many featured performers will be back again this year, including Stephanie Arado, violin: Lydia Artymiw, piano; Susan Billmeyer, piano; Richard Bock,

cello; Christopher Brown, bass; Wiliam Eddins, piano; Jennifer Gerth, clarinet; Sarah Lewis, cello; Colin McGuire, violin; Jill Olson Moser, violin; Tamás Strasser, viola; and Sonja Thompson, piano. Tickets for the Festival of the Lakes go on sale in July and are available at Cherry Street Books at Fifth and Broadway in downtown Alexandria, or by calling (320) 763-9400. You can also email tickets@ rea-alp.com. Please know that the main office is not staffed full time, but that phone messages and emails are checked every day. The Festival of the Lakes is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota legislative appropriation. For more information, visit the Festival of the Lakes website at www. alexfest.org.

Classics in the lakes area

WHERE Alexandria United Methodist Church 2210 Sixth Avenue East, Alexandria

FESTIVAL CONCERT No. 1 Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: Franz Schubert: Violin Sonata (Sonatina) in D Major, D. 384; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor; Bohuslav Martinu: Three Madrigals for violin and viola; Wolfgang Amadè Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581. PERFORMERS: Jennifer Gerth, clarinet; Colin McGuire, violin; Jill Olson Moser, violin; Tamás Strasser, viola; Sarah Lewis, cello; Sonja Thompson, piano. FESTIVAL CONCERT No. 2 Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: Ernst von Dohnányi: Serenade in C Major for string trio; Gabriel Fauré: Violin Sonata #1 in A Major, op. 13; Zoltán Kodály: Adagio for viola and piano; Astor Piazzolla: Las cuatro estaciones porteñas, (“The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”). PERFORMERS: Stephanie Arado, violin; Colin McGuire, violin; Tamás Strasser, viola; Sarah Lewis, cello; Susan Billmeyer, piano; Sonja Thompson, piano. FESTIVAL CONCERT No. 3 Sunday, August 12, 7 p.m. PIANO RECITAL: Wolfgang Mozart: Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 330; Maurice Ravel: Miroirs; Enrique Granados: Goyescas; Enrique Granados: El pelele. PERFORMERS: William Eddins, piano. FESTIVAL CONCERT No. 4 Wednesday, August 15, 7 p.m. PIANO RECITAL: Camille Saint-Saëns: Clarinet Sonata, op. 167; Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57; Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 47 “Kreutzer.” PERFORMERS: Jennifer Gerth, clarinet; Colin McGuire, violin; Jill Olson Moser, violin; Tamás Strasser, viola; Richard Bock, cello; William Eddins, piano; Lydia Artymiw, piano. FESTIVAL CONCERT No. 5, FINALE Sunday, August 19, 7 p.m. PIANO RECITAL: Antonín Dvorák: Piano Quartet in D Major, op. 23; Frank Proto: Sonata 1963 for contrabass and piano; Franz Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”). PERFORMERS: Jill Olson Moser, violin; Tamás Strasser, viola; Richard Bock, cello; Christopher Brown, bass; Lydia Artymiw, piano; William Eddins, piano.

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ou’ll be amazed when you visit the 43rd annual Art in the Park as exhibitors from around the Midwest display their talents at the Alexandria City Park July 28-29. Art in the Park has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1976. The fine arts and crafts show, promoted as “Central Minnesota’s finest outdoor craft festival,” has grown from about 15 vendors to about 150, and 20,000-30,000 visitors attend each year. The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) event draws crowds and exhibitors from throughout the state of Minnesota as well as from several other states.

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Art in the Park also includes a variety of foods and entertainment. The event was originally held at Legion Park in Alexandria, and its purpose was to offer the community a chance to see and purchase the fine art of local artists. The show still lives up to its original high standard of fine art and high-quality crafts. All art exhibited is handmade by the artists. The event is now held at Alexandria City Park, nestled along the tree-shaded shores of Lake Agnes and Lake Henry, just off Highway 29 North. Proceeds from Art in the Park are used to maintain and improve the Andria Theatre.

Arts and crafts on display at the park ART IN THE PARK is held at City Park on Lake Agnes and Lake Henry off Highway 29 North. THE EVENT IS SPONSORED by the Alexandria Area Arts Association (Andria Theatre) WHEN Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit andriatheatre.org/art-in-the-park/


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Returning for another great season play. Set in mid-century Atlanta, the story centers around elderly Jewish matron Daisy Werthan and her chauffer Hoke Coleburn. To make reservations, buy tickets or for more information, call (320) 8463150 or purchase tickets online at www.tlhd.org. The theater is located at 1875 County Road 120 NE in Alexandria. To find the theater from I-94, take the Alexandria exit for Hwy 29, then go north to County Road 42. Go left, continue four miles to County Road 120 and turn right. The theater is 0.1 miles on the left. The box office opens one hour before show time.

FROM AVA TO ETERNITY July 17-22 THE LOONEY LUTHERANS July 24 & 25 THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED July 31-August 5 BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL August 7-12 CONCERTS CLOUD CULT July 5-6 MEMORIES – CELEBRATING THE MUSiC OF BARBRA STREISAND July 26 WILD ANGELS August 15-16 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW To make reservations, buy tickets or for more information, call (320) 846-3150. DIRECTIONS

1875 County Road 120 NE, Alexandria I-94 to Alexandria, MN. Take the Alexandria exit (HWY 29) north to Co Rd 42 (Holiday gas station intersection). Go left, continue 4 miles to Co Rd 120, and turn right. The theater is 0.1 mi. on the left.

JOIN US FOR OUR 58TH SEASON!

Theatre L’Homme Dieu brings Professional Theatre and Musicians to the Lakes Area! Musicals • Comedies • Dramas • Concerts Performances nearly every day from June 21 - August 16 Check out the full schedule online at www.tlhd.org

Tickets & Packages Available at www.tlhd.org or Call: 320.846.3150

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heatre L’Homme Dieu (TLHD), which celebrates its 58th season this year, again presents exceptional and entertaining live theater in the Alexandria lakes area. TLHD partners with national and regional theaters to present five productions throughout the summer. Up next on the TLHD schedule is Driving Miss Daisy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning OffBroadway

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otorcycle riders, head on out to Apol’s Harley-Davidson July 20-21 for the the 2018 Minnesota Motorcycle Rally, featuring guided rides, field events, a bike show and a Friday night street dance! Registration, which is $20 per person on the day of the event, includes a bandana, pork sandwich, corn and chips at Raapers during the street dance as well as access to the bike show participation,

guided rides, bike games participation and a dealer led ride. Registration begins Thursday, July 19 from 3-7 p.m. at Apols, and both Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plenty of vendors will be on hand during the rally and a bike show will be held at Raapers in downtown Alexandria. On Saturday, a fashion show will be held at Apols. For more information, visit www.apols. com or email mnmotorcyclerally@apols. com.

Rally schedule THURSDAY, JULY 19 Registration at Apol’s Harley-Davidson 3-7 p.m. FRIDAY, JULY 20 Registration at Apol’s Harley-Davidson 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Guided rides (departing Apols) 10 a.m.-noon Field events (TBA) 1-4 p.m. Raapers street dance 4-11 p.m. Bike show, Raapers, downtown Alexandria 5-7 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 21 Registration at Apol’s Harley-Davidson 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dealer-led rides (departing Apols) 9:30 a.m.-noon Guided ridges (departing Apols) 10 a.m.-noon Field events (TBA) 1-4 p.m. Fashion show, Apols, 4-5 p.m. REGISTRATION $20 per person day of event, inlcudes bandana, pork sandwich, corn and chips at Raapers street dance, access to bike show participation, guided rides, bike games participation and dealer-led ride. REGISTRATION For more information, visit www.apols.com or email mnmotorcyclerally@apols.com

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Ride the trails

WHAT 105-mile bike ride from Fergus Falls to St. Joseph along the Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails. Bikers should have their bikes ready to ride and have supplies along to fix a flat or other minor mechanical issues. SAG drivers will be available for major issues.

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ove to bike? Then challenge yourself with the Rail Trails 100 Bike Tour August 4 on the Central Lakes and Lake Wobegon Trails. Offering some of the best trail riding in the state, the two trails will be featured during the one-day riding event that begins in Fergus Falls and ends in St. Joseph. You’ll traverse the Central Lakes Trail that include beautiful glacial lakes, then pass through the green fields and dairy farms

of the Lake Wobegon Trail, stopping to rest in the communities along the way. Registration for the ride is limited to 50 riders and registration closes July 15. Cost of the trip is $60 and includes a shuttle ride from St. Joseph to the start of the ride in Fergus Falls, rest stops, SAG and a wicking T-shirt. The total mileage of the trip is 105 miles. For more information, visit www. signmeup.com/railtrails100.

WHEN Saturday, August 4, leaving St. Joseph at 5:30 a.m. The ride will begin at 7 a.m. WHERE Riders will meet in St. Joseph and ride a luxury coach bus to the start in Fergus Falls. Bikes will be shuttled to the start of the race. REGISTRATION Registration is limited to 50 riders and closes on July 15. Cost is $60 per rider and includes the shuttle to the start, rest stops, SAG and wicking T-shirt. Helmets are required. This event will be held rain or shine. FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit www.signmeup/railtrails100

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elebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the Viking Speedway track has been home to stock car racing at its finest, featuring six classes of racing – five WISSOTA sanctioned classes with the Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks, and the ever growing unsanctioned Viking Pure Stocks class.

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Highlighting the racing season will be the Hall of Fame night and the Kluver Super Stock Memorial on August 4. There will also be the third annual Fallen Lineman Memorial Modified Special on August 11. The Viking Speedway is located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, approximately 3/4 mile west of State Highway 29 on County Road 82. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing action gets under way at 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit the website www.vikingspeedway.net.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria, MN Track Phone: 320.762.1559 Viking Speedway is a 1/2 mile semi-banked clay oval that races five Wissota sanctioned classes: Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks, PLUS a sixth class of unsanctioned Pure Stocks every Saturday night from the beginning of May through Labor Day, with an extra added event the Viking Fall Classic in October. Viking Speedway is located in Alexandria, MN, approximately 3/4 miles west of State Hwy 29 on County Road 82 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. NIGHTLY INFO: Pit Gate opens at 4:00pm- Grandstands open at 5:00pm and Racing Action begins at 6:30pm. Pit Gate Admission: $30.00 Kids 10 & Under- $10.00 (All children under the age of 15 MUST HAVE A PARENT complete & sign WAIVER before entrance) Grandstand Admission for regular race events: Adults & Seniors- $12.00/ Kids 10-15- $5.00 / Kids 9 and under- Free Admission prices in both the grandstand and pits may vary for special events. (NLRA, USMTS)


ACTIVITIES

ONGOING EVENT S ALEXANDRIA HOCKEY FEST Weekends April through early August Runestone Community Center, Alexandria www.alexhockeyfest.com

GO KART RACING Fridays, May-August, 7 p.m. Additional specials on other dates. Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria (320) 491-9249, www.runestonegokart.com

WISSOTA CAR RACING Saturdays, May-August, 6:45 p.m. Additional specials on other dates. Viking Speedway, Alexandria (320) 762-1559, www.vikingspeedway.net OPEN MIC NIGHTS Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 9 p.m. March-December Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com VIKINGLAND CORVETTE CLUB Cruise and dinner Sundays, May-September, 4:30 p.m. All classic and muscle cars included on first Sunday of each month Alexandria Clinic parking lot www.vikinglandcorvetteclub.com

RED WILLOW ARTS COALITION Thursdays, May 24-August. 30, 7 p.m. Douglas County Courthouse lawn, Alexandria www.redwillowartscoalition.org

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS First Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS First Friday of each month March-December, 7 to 9 p.m. Evansville Arts Center www.evansvilleartcenter.com

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, June 2-October 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Thursdays, June 28-October 25, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 26-October 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Big Ole Central Park, Alexandria

LIVE MUSIC Year round Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria (320) 846-5443, www.carloscreekwinery.com

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The area’s most beautiful gardens on display

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undreds of visitors will tour their way through the breathtaking gardens featured on the Master Gardeners’ Tour of Gardens here in Douglas County on July 8– make sure you are among them! The tour will display of some of the area’s finest gardens. The 2018 event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and the University of Minnesota Extension Division, the event features different area gardens.

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The gardens may be viewed in any order in an open house format, and brochures with addresses, garden features and maps will be available at the Douglas County Extension Office, Runestone Museum and many retail locations in Douglas County. Tickets are available at any tour location the day of the event. Hosts will be available at each site to guide you and answer questions. More information on the tour will also be available closer to the event by visiting the Douglas County Extension website at http://www3.extension. umn. edu/county/douglas/ or check out the Douglas County Master Gardeners’ website at http://www.dcmg.info.

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GARDEN TOUR Sunday, July 8 Douglas County Tour of Gardens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., THE EVENT IS SPONSORED by the Douglas County Master Gardeners and the University of Minnesota Extension Division GARDENS FEATURED Gardens throughout Douglas County will be featured on the tour


Community celebrations abound

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f you’re looking for some small town fun, check out the festivals in the Douglas County area this summer. There’s Brandon SummerFest, Miltona Tornado Days as well as celebrations in Forada, Carlos, Garfield,

Farwell, Evansville and Parkers Prairie. These little communities do things up right, from parades featuring clowns and dignitaries, water fights, baseball and softball tournaments, street dances, craft sales, garage sales and kids’ games. And if you’re hungry, there’s nowhere better to find that perfect something to satisfy you. You can feast on barbecues, pork chops, brats, pancakes and every kind of food on a stick, in a basket or on a plate, ready and waiting for you. To keep up with all the festivities, check out the Echo Press newspaper’s website at www.echopress.com for up-to-date information on the celebrations in your favorite town.

Area festivals TO FIND OUT MORE

Area festivals go on throughout the summer and are complete with activities for all ages. Check out the Echo Press website for updated information on all the festivities in the surrounding communities at www.echopress.com Carlos Daze, www.city of carlos.com (July) Miltona Tornado Days, www.miltona.org (July 20-22) Brandon Summerfest, www.brandonmn.com (August 1-5) Forada Days, www.foradadays.com (August 3-5) Garfield Festival, www.garfieldmn.com (August 10-11) Parkers Prairie Fall Festival, www.parkersprairie. net (August 3-5)

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n the tradition it has followed for more than 90 years, the 97th Resorters Golf Tournament will provide some of the most exciting and memorable golf action available July 29-August 4 at the Alexandria Golf Club. But more than that, it is a family affair, providing traditions that connect the past to the present, bringing new generations of families to the lakes area. Many of the best golfers in the state will be competing in the week-long event. The galleries will be filled with family and golf enthusiasts, all on hand to share the beautiful

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drives, the errant shots and the game-winning putts on a course filled with history and signature holes. The tournament will include not only some very serious competition that kicks off with the annual Pro-Am on opening Sunday, but some lively fun as well with a putting contest and the ever-quirky derby, sure to coax a laugh from even the most serious player. Many high profile athletes have competed in this tourney, most notably professional golfer and Alexandria graduate Tom Lehman, who won the Resorters title in 1980. The Alexandria Golf Club is the place that the PGA Tour professional and USA Ryder Cup captain learned the game of golf.

Resorters lineup ADMISSION is free for spectators

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION Action for the 97th annual Resorters Golf Tournament will begin on Sunday, July 29 with the qualifying round for the Men’s Regular Division, then continue through August 4. 2018 DIVISIONS This year’s division will include Junior 10-12 Division, Junior 13-15 Division, Women’s Regular Division, Women’s Executive Division, Men’s Regular Division, Men’s Executive Division, Men’s Senior Division and Men’s Masters Division. 2017 CHAMPIONS The 2017 champions were Bennett Olsen, Alexandria, Junior 10-12; Davis Johnson, Chaska, Junior 13-15; Sophia Yoemens, Red Wing, Women’s Regular; Betsy Aldrich, Minnetonka, Women’s Executive; Tom Strandemo, Delano, Men’s Regular; Daryl Schomer, St. Cloud, Men’s Executive; Chris Haugen, Alexandria, Men’s Senior and Dan Elton, Moorhead, Men’s Masters.

For more information as the dates draw closer, visit http:// alexandria.totalegolf.com/resorters.aspx or follow updates of the tournament at www.echopress.com.


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lexandria’s fifth annual “Party in the Street” is coming to downtown on July 20 as the Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association (MDA) gets set for a repeat cele-

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project on Broadway, “Party in the Street” was so successful that participants and organizers agreed to make this an annual event. Activites begin at 4 p.m. and will continue until 11 p.m. Raapers Eatery and Ale, along with the Downtown Merchants Association, are hosting the party. It will include a beer garden, bean bag tournament, music, vintage cars and tractors, and a family zone featuring a variety of children’s activities such as a bouncy house and turtle races. A new addition to the festivities: Apol’s Harley-Davidson is participating and is planning to hold a bike rally. About 3,000 people are expected to attend the Party in the Street.

Get ready to party WHEN July 20, 4-11 p.m.

WHERE Downtown Alexandria along Broadway Street at the 600 block. EVENTS Beer garden, bean bag tournament, music, vintage cars and tractors, and a family zone featuring a variety of children’s activities such as a bouncy house and turtle races.


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1 – String, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 20 – 7:30 p.m. Hoff Family Concert, Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria 4 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Special Patriotic Concert 4 – Dusk Star Storm fireworks display - Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria 5 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Jolly Huntsmen 5 – 7:30 p.m. Cloud Cult concert, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 6 – 7:30 p.m. Cloud Cult concert, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 6 – 10 a.m. Make Your Own Dream Catcher, Canary Beach Resort, Villard 7 – 8 a.m. Shalom Run, 1K, 5K, 10K, Shalom Lutheran Church, 681 Voyager Dr, Alexandria 8 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Douglas County Master Gardeners Tour of Gardens, Alexandria 9 – 7:30 p.m. Jillian Jones Concert, Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria 10 – 7:30 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 11 – 7:30 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 12 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Front Fenders 12 – 7:30 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 13 – 5 p.m. Relay for Life, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Alexandria 13 – 7:30 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 13 – Roddin’ Round the Lakes classic car club event, Osakis, Central Lakes Cruzers 13 – 7-8 p.m. “Ray & Iver,” Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 13 – 7 p.m. Music in the Gardens, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 13 – Big Ole SUPathon, recreational paddling festival, Alexandria, paddleguru.com 14 – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Museum Summer Showcase, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 14 – Roddin’ Round the Lakes classic car show, Central Lakes Cruzers, downtown Osakis 14 – Big Ole SUPathon, recreational paddling festival, paddleguru.com 14 – 7:30 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 15 – 2 p.m. Driving Miss Daisy, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 15 – 2 p.m. Spruce Hill Church Summer Song Fest, northeast Douglas County 19 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Diamond Back 19 – Master Gardeners spring plant sale, Viking Plaza Mall 20 – Party in the Street, downtown Alexandria 20 – 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Performance, Discovery Middle School, Alexandria 26 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - White Sidewalls 26 – 7:30 p.m. Memories - Celebrating the Music of Barbra Streisand, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 27 – 7 p.m. Music in the Gardens, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 28 – Art in the Park, Alexandria 28 – Rose City Threshing Festival, rosecitythreshing.org 29 – Art in the Park, Alexandria 29 – Rose City Threshing Festival, rosecitythreshing.org

29 – Resorters Golf Tournament 30 – Resorters Golf Tournament 31 – 7:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 31 – Resorters Golf Tournament

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1 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 1 – 7:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 1 – 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sami Bracelet Making Class, Runestone Museum, Alexandria 2 – 7:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 2 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 2 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Broken Fiddle 2 – Crazy Days, downtown Alexandria 3 – Beauty and the Beast, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Company, Barrett 3 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 3 – 7:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 3 – Crazy Days, downtown Alexandria 4 – Beauty and the Beast, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Company, Barrett 4 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 4 – 7 p.m. Barbary Coast Dixieland Band in Concert, Mount Carmel Ministries, Alexandria 4 – Resorters Golf Tournament, Alexandria 4 – 7:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 4 – Crazy Days, downtown Alexandria 5 – 1 p.m. Beauty and the Beast, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Company, Barrett 5 – 2 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged], Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 9 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Honky Tonk Cowboys 10 – 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Rising Stars Performance, Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center 10 – 7-8 p.m. Arch Obler and Wendell & Charlie, Lakes Area Radio Theatre, Alexandria 10 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 10 – 7 p.m. Music in the Gardens/Garden Party, Legacy of the Lakes Museum, Alexandria 12 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 15 – 7 p.m. Festival of the Lakes chamber music concert, Alexandria United Methodist Church 15 – 7:30 p.m. Wild Angels and the Handsome Devils - Women of Rock, Pop & Country, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria 16 – 7 p.m. Concert on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn - Salty Dogs 16 – 7:30 p.m. Wild Angels and the Handsome Devils - Women of Rock, Pop & Country, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria July / August 2018 • Vacationer 19

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hreshing, a blacksmith shop and sawmills – step back in time and experience how farming used to be. July 28-29 marks the 34th annual Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Spruce Hill Foundation. The Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival has about 100 members, all dedicated to keeping farm history alive and each year about 3,000 people attend the Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival.

dedicated to that little place on the lake

Threshing machines and steam engines play the largest role at the festival. People can watch how farming was done before combines and modern farming technology. Each year, the festival has three steam engines, which are run from gas or steam depending on the model, and three threshing machines. Steam engines burn either wood or coal and travel at a speed of 2 miles per hour. Old fashioned farming equipment isn’t the only attraction at the festival – kids of all ages will also find plenty to do. Live music, a flea market and craft show, blacksmith shop, log cabin, BB gun safety shoot, potato digging, children’s games, quilters, a general store and museum as well as a children’s barn are all part of the weekend fun. The Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival is located 14 miles west of Browerville and 22 miles northeast of Alexandria. The cost is $8. To learn more, see www.rosecitythreshing.org.

205 3rd Ave W Alexandria www.LegacyoftheLakes.org

Threshing comes alive ROSE CITY THRESHING AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL Spruce Hill Foundation Farm Rose City Show Grounds, Miltona Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29 Gates open at 8 a.m. ADMISSION $8 for a weekend entry. Free to ages 12 and younger. DIRECTIONS The Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival is located at the Rose City show grounds, two miles west of Rose City on County Roads 14, or eight miles east of Miltona and 22 miles northeast of Alexandria.

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Annual boat show moves to Legacy of the Lakes Museum for big celebration

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long with bringing the annual classic boat show to its campus this summer, the Legacy of the Lakes Museum will be expanding the event to give the two-day event a wider appeal and showcase the museum for the community. The new event, held July 13-14, will be expanded to include music, kid’s games, educational programming and much more. The weekend will kick off with a Music in the Gardens concert Friday night from 6-9 Alexandria’s

p.m. in the Legacy Gardens, featuring Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, a 12-piece horn band playing hits from the classics. On Saturday, activities for the entire family will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the classic boats and cars that will be displayed on land at the museum, making sure to vote for your favorite, then take in the museum tours, listen to the live music or check out the local vendor displays. At 2:30 p.m., the People’s Choice of best boat and car display will be awarded, so make sure to stick around and see how your favorites fared. For more information, visit www.legacyofthelakes.org/summer-showcase/

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FRIDAY, JULY 13 7–9 p.m., Music in the Gardens – Live concert in the Legacy Gardens by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, a 12 piece horn band playing classic hits. Open to the public. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair. $8 admission. Must be 21 and older to attend. SATURDAY, JULY 14 10 a.m.–3 p.m., All day activities on the Legacy of the Lakes Museum campus including museum tours, kid’s games and inflatables, educational programs, food and drinks, live music in the Legacy Gardens (bring your lawn chair) and boat and car displays. $5 admission at the gate on day of the event. 2:30 p.m., Awards program – People’s Choice for best boat and best car display. FOR MORE INFORMATION Legacy of the Lakes Museum 205 3rd Ave. W, Alexandria, MN 56308 Phone: 320-759-1114, www.legacyofthelakes.org

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LEGACY OF THE LAKES SUMMER SHOWCASE The Legacy of the Lakes Summer Showcase is a two-day event, taking place on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in downtown Alexandria.


Your Guide to Area

GOLF For more information & pricing visit www.lakemiltonagolfclub.com or like us on Facebook Facebook.com/lakemiltonagolf

Call Ahead for Tee Times 320-852-7078 3868 County Road 5 NE, Alexandria MN 56308 Located 9 miles North of Alexandria on Hwy 29. Left on County Rd 5 – ¼ mile.

18 HOLE GOLF COURSE – PAR 72 • Pro-Shop with Rentals • Driving Range & Practice • PGA Member on Staff • Open to the Public • Full Menu & Bar Green

• GPS, Bluetooth access speakers, music streaming and sports ticker on all golf carts • ATM and WIFI Available • Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun After 3 pm Specials

320-762-TEES (8337) www.arrowwoodresort.com

2100 Arrowwood Lane NW • Alexandria

• Pro-Shop • Driving Range • Snack Bar • Rentals • Open to the Public

218-685-4271 www.tipsinahgolf.com 15185 Golf Course Road Elbow Lake, MN 56531

West from Alexandria 25 miles on I-94 to Evansville - Elbow Lake Exit 82, West 6 miles on Hwy 79, then North 1 mile on Golf Course (Co. 24) Rd.

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Arrowwood is2100 proudArrowwood to announce Minnesota Golf at its finest! This newly Lane NW • Alexandria renovated golf course was designed with wetland preservation in mind 320-762-TEES (8337) and focuses onwww.arrowwoodresort.com scenic lake views and unique challenges. Experience the natural and undisturbed beauty of Alexandria’s most scenic golf course.

18 HOLES OVERLOOKING POMME DE TERRE LAKE • Lush, Open Fairways • Group Rates Available

• Challenging Greens • Relaxed & Friendly Atmosphere

Weekly Rates: 18 holes with cart $32 (Not Available on Holidays or Thursdays)


COURSES Joel Goldstrand Design www.genevagolfclub.com Pro Shop 320-762-7089 Geneva Grill 320-762-7092

Located 3 miles N on Hwy 29 to Co Rd 73, then 1 mile E and then S on Liberty Rd

Call for Tee Times or Book Online 320-886-1400 www.hardwoodhillsgolf.com 5 miles west of Alexandria on Hwy 27 to CR 27, follow signs

“A challenging beauty amid hills, trees and ponds!”

Please call ahead for a tee time 320-859-2140 www.osakiscountryclub.com

1 block North of Intersection Hwys. 127 & 27 E., Osakis

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

• 27 Hole Championship Golf Course • Indoor Year Round Practice Facility • Best Golf Value in the Area

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY PUNCH CARDS

• Scenic • Jr. & Sr. Rates • Challenging • Cart Rental Available • Par 35 • Driving Range • Food & Beverages Available

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sakis will be getting ready to celebrate the 27th annual Roddin’ Round the Lake car show on Saturday, July 14. Sponsored by the Central Lakes Cruzers, Roddin’ Round the Lake draws many spectators, car enthusiasts and car owners every year. The proud classic car owners that gather will happily be showing off their prized possessions and are more than willing to give you the lowdown on their vehicles.

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The fun starts to fire up at 8 a.m. on July 14 when registration begins and cars start rolling into Osakis. The show-n-shine event is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and offers a chance for car lovers to see glistening chrome, hear revving engines and talk to car owners about their classic cars. Starting at 2:30 p.m., awards and prizes will be distributed to registered car owners. After the awards are given, all of the cars will roll through the streets of Osakis, ending at the Community Memorial Home parking lot for the residents to enjoy. So, if you want to experience a blast from the past and see an array of cars, visit the Roddin’ Round the Lake event on July 14.

Car enthusiasts welcome

WHEN Saturday, July 14 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Show-n-Shine WHERE Osakis, MN

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 8 a.m.-noon, registration 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Show-n-Shine 10 a.m., Celebrity auction at Pollard Community Center. Doors open at 9 a.m., auction begins at 10 a.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Drawings for $200 worth of Chamber Bonus Bucks 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bobbin’ Round Town 10 a.m.-noon, Kids’ games 2:30 p.m., Awards followed by a parade to the Osakis Memorial Home 50s music by Bullet Bob DJ Entertainment.


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M-F 9-6 *Sat 9-5:30 * Sun 12-4

“Come in for our prices, Come back for our quality.”

High quality name brand items at thrift store prices clothing, purses ,shoes, jewelry, household, misc. items, furniture and so much more. Mon- Fri 9 AM - 5 PM • Sat 9 AM - 2 PM

Klothes Kloset Thrift Store

609 Broadway, Alexandria 320-763-8300 • www.ravnikandco.com

Creative Touch 516 Broadway, Alex 320-762- 8786

660 Nothside Dr. NE, Alexandria • 320-763-9888 Owned & operated by Runestone Area Education District (NON-PROFIT)

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Alexandria will host the state’s best

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any of the best sharpshooters in Minnesota will be sighting in on Alexandria as the Alexandria Shooting Park hosts the 108th annual Minnesota State Trapshooting Tournament July 2-8. A total of 1,400 registered targets, 18 program and one practice trap are part of the state tournament,

and, along with Minnesota residents, outof-state and novice shooters are welcome. Action begins Monday, July 2 with Youth Day, and Tuesday, July 3 sees the preliminary warm-up events. High overall events are set to begin on Wednesday. Admission for spectators is free. The Alexandria Shooting Park is located at 6533 County Road 87 SE. For more information, visit www.minnesotatrap.com or call the Alexandria Shooting Park at (320) 763-5315.

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•Extra Comfort •Extra Room •Reserved Seating •Online Ticketing •Fast and Convenient Kiosk tickets and redemption in our lobby •Daily Matinee and Evening showtimes all Summer long •Party Room Rental

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State’s best shooters

108TH MINNESOTA STATE TRAPSHOOTING TOURNAMENT will include 1,400 registered targets and 20 traps EVENTS SCHEDULE Monday, July 2 – Youth Shooting Day Tuesday, July 3 – Preliminary Day Wednesday, July 4 – High Overall begins Thursday, July 5 – Minnesota Class Events Friday, July 6 – Diamond Badge, Minnesota Doubles Championship, Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Saturday, July 7 – Minnesota Singles Championship, Sunday, July 8 – Minnesota Handicap Championship


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320-859-8153 59 W. Main Street, Osakis

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LEFSE BAKERI & GIFTS

Fresh Hand Rolled Lefse 320-859-3382

Osakis Liquor Store Happy Hour

Douglas County Fair, Alexandria Osakis Silverstreak Golf Classic

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Sportsmen’s Club Corn Feed Moonshine Madness

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www.gotlefse.com 221 Central Ave, Osakis Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

4th of July Fireworks Roddin’ Round the Lake Car Show Osakis City-Wide Garage Sales Parish Festival

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uilt by receding glaciers, Lake Carlos State Park offers a myriad of natural wonders, including a clear and deep lake just perfect for swimming, fishing and boating. Among its 1,231 acres, nearly one-third of Minnesota’s 80 mammals and more than 150 species of birds find a home either seasonally or all year long. It’s the perfect place to view loons, grebes, ducks and heron, making this a bird watcher’s paradise! You may even catch a glimpse of the beaver and deer that make their homes within the park. The park also features a yearround naturalist that leads several programs throughout the year. Winter or summer, Lake Carlos State

Park is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, skiing and interpretive programs are just waiting for you. Paddleboat, canoes, and kayaks are available to rent during the regular season office hours May - October. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent at the park office. A thermal flip-over style portable fish house is available to rent on Lake Carlos only. Contact the park office for current rates and availability. The park entrance, 2601 County Road 38 Northeast in Carlos, is located 10 miles north of Alexandria on State Highway 29, then two miles west on Highway 38. The best time to contact the park is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at (320) 852-7200. You can also email the park at lakecarlos.statepark@state.mn.us You can discover much more about Lake Carlos State Park by visiting www. dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_carlos/

ARCHERY IN THE PARK July 28, August 11, 1-3 p.m. This program covers the basics of archery (safety, proper care of the equipment and how to use a bow). Participants will be able to practice their new skills on the range. All equipment is provided. Must be 8 years of age or older. Event is free and a vehicle permit is not required for June 9, but a vehicle permit is required for July 28 and August 11. I CAN FISH Saturdays, July 14, August 4, 10 a.m.-noon For first-time anglers, this class will be led by experienced fishermen who will instruct students in the basics of fishing, from fish identification to casting. All equipment is provided and each class will be small in size for personalized instruction. Each participant will receive a small tackle box to take home. Participants must be 5 years old or older. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered participant, parent or legal guardian. Fishing licenses are not required and advanced registration is required. Cost is $7 for adults and children younger than 12 are free when accompanied by a registered adult. KIDS FISHING FRENZY Fridays, June 8-August 10, 9-11 a.m. Join a naturalist every Friday for a morning of fishing and hands-on learning to discover the world of fish and how to catch them. Bring your own bait, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. Limited rods and reels will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. PRESCHOOLER NATURE STORIES/ACTIVITIES Saturdays, June 16-August 11, 10-11 a.m. Come out to the park and learn about a different nature topic through story, activities and games each Saturday at 10 a.m. This program is designed for kids ages 2-6 and meets at the visitor center. A Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required. I CAN CAMP Saturday, September 1-Sunday, September 2 I Can Camp is an overnight program – no experience necessary. The I Can Camp! crew will be on hand day and night to answer all of your “how do I do it?” questions about camping. Hands-on instruction on setting up camp, starting a campfire, camp cooking and more from our experienced I Can Camp! crew. Use of tent, air mattresses, cook stove and other gear included. Cost is $60 for one night program and $85 for two-night programs. Each tent comfortably fits two adults and three small children with a maximum of six people per tent. A Minnesota State Parks one-day permit is included. Geocaching, nature photography, fishing – each program offers unique activities that will entertain the whole family. Advance registration is required. GET IN TOUCH Call (320) 852-7200 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for more info.

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Come Worship With Us!

LAKES AREA CHURCHES WELCOME YOU Alexandria Alexandria Covenant

4005 Dakota St., 320-763-5659 alexandriacovenant.org Pastor: John LeVahn, Sr. Pastor Traditional: 8 am Contemporary: 9:15 am & 10:45 am

Alexandria United Methodist

2210 Sixth Ave. E, www.alexumc.org Pastor: Craig Haberman Sunday Worship: 8 am & 9:30 am Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend Coffee & Fellowship 9 am

Berea Lutheran Brethren

1405 6th Ave E., 320-762-1092 www.welcometoberea.org Pastor: Steve Walswick Sunday Worship: 9:30 am (Memorial Day - Labor Day) with coffee hour to follow Holy Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Bethesda Lutheran

1204 N. Nokomis NE, 320-763-5164 www.bethesdaalexandria.org bethesdachurch1204@embarqmail.com Pastor: Jerry Lanes Director of Youth & Family Ministries: Krista Monson Saturday Worship: 5 pm Sunday Worship: 9:30 am

Calvary Lutheran (ELCA)

605 Douglas St., 320-763-5178 • www.calvaryalex.org Pastors: Hans Dahl, Nathan Thompson Summer Worship: (Memorial Day - Labor Day): Saturday Worship: 6 pm; Sun. 8:30 am @ Calvary Sunday Worship: 10:45 am Calvary at the Lake Worship at Luther Crest Bible Camp with 10 am brunch. The 8:30am service is broadcast at 10:30am each Sunday on KXRZ 99.3FM

Church for the Harvest

Emmanuel Episcopal

12th Ave. E & Lake St., 320-763-3201 • www.alexmnepiscopal.org episcopal@centurylink.net Pastor: Tom Sinning, Priest Sunday Worship: 10 am

First Congregational United Church of Christ 221 Seventh Avenue W., 320-763-3341 www.firstcongregationaluccalex.com Pastor: Scott Keehn Sunday Worship: 10 am Communion: 2nd Sunday of the month

KXRA radio broadcast 1st Sunday of the month watch each weekday morning 9am Cable 181

First Lutheran (ELCA)

822 Douglas St. • 320-762-2196 • www.firstlutheranalexandria.com Pastors: Greg Billberg, Kari van Wakeren & Ben Jacobson Saturday Worship: 5 pm Sunday Worship: 8:30 am, 9:45 am The 9:45 service is broadcast live on KXRA 1490AM Worship Memorial to Labor Day at Carlos State Park at 10:30 am; Alexandria City Park at 11 am

Good Shepherd Lutheran (LCMS) 2702 Hwy. 29 N, 320-762-5152 www.goodshepherd-lcms.org Pastor: Tim Schiller Sunday Worship: 8 am & 9:45 am Holy Communion: 1st & 2nd Sundays

Lake Community

490 Voyager Dr., 320-762-5424 • www.lakecommunity.org Sunday Worship: 9 am & 10:30 am Communion: 1st Sunday of the month

Living Word Lutheran (LCMC)

1722 16th Ave. E., 320-762-1997 • www.livingwordalexmn.org Pastor: AJ Kluver Sunday Worship: 9 am Praise Band Worship: 2nd Sunday of the month Communion: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month Vacation Bible School: Fri., August 3, 6-8 pm and Saturday Aug. 4, 9 am - 2 pm

1910 Aga Dr., 320-759-1400 www.harvestalexandria.com Sunday Worship: 10:30 am Communion: 1st Sunday of month Youth: Wednesday 6:30 pm

New Testament

Cornerstone Church

Shalom Lutheran (ELCA)

202 Seventh Ave. E, 320-762-1565 www.cornerstoneofalexandria.com Pastor: Darryl Knappen Sunday Worship: 10 am Holy Communion: 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays

2505 Hwy 29 North, 320-762-2444 Pastors: Peter Reishus & Mike Loween Sunday Worship: 9:30 am-10:15 am Worship & Teaching: 10:30 am-11:30 am 681 Voyager Dr., 320-762-8641 • www.shalomlutheran.org Interim Pastor: Dennis Preston Sunday Worship: 9 am Communion: at every service

St. Mary’s Catholic

420 Irving Street, 320-763-5781 www.stmaryalexandria.org Father Steven M. Binsfeld Saturday Mass: 5 pm Sunday Mass: 8 am & 10 am Weekday Mass: Contact church for times Sacrament of Penance: 4 pm Saturday

St. Paul’s Lutheran (WELS)

718 Victoria Dr., 320-762-1644 • www.stpaulalex.com Pastor: Mike Neuman Sunday Worship: 9 am; Bible Class: 10:30 am Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

Other Areas Rose City Evangelical Free Church Located in Rose City, MN, 218-943-4241 16241 County Rd 14 NE, Eagle Bend, MN Pastor: Ralph Erickson, Pastor Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 10:45 am Wednesday Worship: Bible Study 7:00 pm

St. John’s

101 Park St.. Garfield, 320-834-2248 Pastor: Jeffery Ross Sunday Worship: 9 am with coffee and fellowship to follow Sunday School & Bible Study: 10:15 am Communion: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month

St. Luke’s, Garfield (LCMC)

201 Ida St. Garfield, 320-834-2285 www.stlukeschurchgarfield.org Pastors: David L. Gran & Susan J. Davidson   Visitation Pastor:  David Wallin Worship:  8:30 am Coffee Fellowship & Bible Studies: 9:45 am Holy Communion: 2nd & last Sunday Praise Worship: 2nd Sunday THESE TIMES APPLY JUNE 1 TO AUG. 31 WWW.CATHOLICCHURCHES-BMUP.ORG

Sacred Heart Catholic, Urbank Saturday Worship: 7:30 pm

Seven Dolors Catholic, Millerville

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

St. Ann’s Catholic, Brandon

Saturday Worship: 4 pm

St. Williams, Parkers Prairie Sunday Worship: 8:30 am

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n a e l O g i B e n o t s e n u R Birthplace of America P erhaps one of the most eye-catching “landmarks” in Alexandria is Big Ole – a 28-foot tall Viking statue that stands at the north end of Broadway. Born in 1965, the Viking has become a much-respected resident in the lakes area. The idea for the statue began in January 1964 when North Star World’s Fair Corporation in Osseo began working on an addition to the Minnesota display for the New York World’s Fair. The display was to feature the historical Kensington Runestone in an animated scene titled “Minnesota, Birthplace of America.” The new item to coincide with this display was the 28-foot, four-ton Viking statue. Big Ole was completed by Gorden Displays of Minneapolis in April 1965 and was transported to New York just in time for the World’s Fair. Big Ole arrived at his home in Alexandria in front of the Runestone Museum in December 1965. Now, more than 50 years later, he still stands strong.

KENSINGTON RUNESTONE It’s a controversy more than 100 years in the making: Did an immigrant Swedish farmer find a buried rock in 1898 that contained an ancient runic message carved by Viking explorers 100 years before Columbus landed in America? Or is the whole thing a hoax, perpetrated by the farmer or some other prankster? A large replica of the Kensington Runestone is located at a small wayside rest. Visitors can read the inscription and take a photo by the replica. The replica is located in a small park at the east end of Sixth Avenue in Alexandria. Explore the controversy for yourself at the Runestone Museum, located at 206 Broadway in Alexandria. RUNESTONE MUSEUM The Runestone Museum has been inspiring curiosity about local history and heritage for more than 50 years. The world famous and controversial Kensington Runestone was the Runestone Museum’s only artifact when it opened its doors in 1958. Since then, the museum has expanded to include exhibits celebrating native Minnesotans, emigrants and immigrants, Minnesota wildlife and events that shaped the area. Fort Alexandria, commissioned in 1862, has been recreated with rescued

historical structures built between 1860 and 1910 and is located in the outdoor portion of the campus that is open April-October. Housing rare and exciting artifacts like a Middle Age Nordic fire steel and a 1920s jingle dress, the Runestone Museum is sure to impress whether you’re interested in history, heritage or the natural sciences. For more information call (320) 763-3160, or visit the museum’s website at www.runestonemuseum.org. Check out the museum’s Facebook page at Runestone Museum Foundation.

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BIG OLE The 28-foot tall Viking statue is located at the north end of Broadway in Big Ole Park, across the street from the Runestone Museum at 206 Broadway. RUNESTONE MUSEUM After you take your picture with Big Ole, cross the street for a visit to the Runestone Museum. There you will learn about Big Ole, Vikings and Nordic explorers, and test your skill at matching animal prints in the wildlife exhibit. Along with the Runestone, the museum holds exhibits on Native Americans, early immigrant history, the history of Alexandria, a memorial/gun exhibit, a Minnesota wildlife exhibit, and a hands-on children’s area. 206 Broadway, Alexandria. Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FORT ALEXANDRIA Houses the Runestone Museum and is a nearly exact replica of the stockade built in 1862 and contains several original buildings, including an 1889 church, a log cabin built in the late 1860s and an 1885 schoolhouse.

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he Central Lakes Trail is a paved biking and walking trail that spans Douglas County from Osakis through Evansville and on to Fergus Falls in Otter Tail County. The 55-mile-long trail, located on the old Burlington Northern rail line grade, connects the cities of Osakis, Nelson, Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon, Evansville and Melby in Douglas County. The trail head and

parking area in Alexandria are located at the north end of Broadway in Big Ole Central Park. Other trail heads are available in the cities of Osakis, Garfield, Brandon and Evansville. These trail heads include a parking area, portable restrooms and a trailside shelter. A bike shelter is also available along the trail about one and one-half miles east of Nelson. The Central Lakes Trail also connects to the Lake Wobegon trail, which runs from Osakis through Sauk Centre to St. Joseph. Together, they make the longest paved bike trail in the state. The Central Lakes Trail (www.centrallakestrail.com) is used as a snowmobile trail in the winter.

Public Beaches LIFEGUARD-STAFFED LAKE L’HOMME DIEU BEACH Alexandria. Take Highway 29 north of Alexandria to the beach.

LAKE LATOKA BEACH Alexandria. Take County Road 82 west from Alexandria, turn south on County Road 90, then west on Latoka Beach Road. LAKE OSAKIS BEACH Osakis. Located on East Lake Street. NON-LIFEGUARD-STAFFED CITY PARK BEACH Alexandria. Lake Henry in the Alexandria City Park, one block west of County Road 42 (North Nokomis). ROTARY BEACH Alexandria. Located off County Road 42 between lakes L’Homme Dieu and Carlos. CHIPPEWA COUNTY PARK BEACH Brandon. Between lakes Little Chippewa and Devil’s off County Road 108. LAKE CARLOS STATE PARK Carlos. Located about seven miles north of Alexandria off State Highway 29 and County Road 38. July / August 2018 • Vacationer 31


Visit one today! CITY PARKS

Alexandria City Park is at the north end of Alexandria, one block west of County Rd. 42. It offers a playground, picnic area, tennis courts, swimming beach, bathhouse and fishing pier. Big Ole Central Park is on the north end of Broadway in Alexandria, next to Lake Agnes. It features a gazebo and kiosk shelter and serves as a trail head for the Central Lakes Trail.

Goose Park is three blocks west of Broadway on Fifth Avenue West in Alexandria.

Martin’s Hope Park is on Second Avenue across the street from Big Ole Central Park.

Lake Agnes Park is on the south shore of Lake Agnes along County Rd. 37 in Alexandria.

Noonan Park is at Nokomis Street and 10th Avenue in Alexandria.

Lake Connie Park is on Seventh Avenue. East between Roosevelt and Spruce streets in Alexandria.

Oak Knoll Park is on the northeast side of Alexandria near McKay Avenue. Take Hwy. 29 North, turn right on McKay Avenue and left on Oak Knoll Drive.

Dean Melton Fillmore Park is at Fillmore Street and 15th Ave. W in Alexandria.

Lakeview Park is near County Rd. 82 East and Birch Avenue in Alexandria (take County Rd. 82 East to Birch Avenue , turn west on Runestone Place and west on Lake Park Avenue.)

Fred Foslien Park is in Victoria Heights, two blocks south of County Rd. 82 off Knut Street in Alexandria.

Legion Park is at Broadway and Eighth Avenue West in Alexandria.

Geneva Crest Park is on the west side of Lake Geneva in Alexandria (take County Rd. 82 East, turn north on Birch Avenue, go 3/4 mile, go east on Basswood two blocks and north on Geneva Dr.).

Osagi Park is on Lake St. in Osakis. It features picnic tables and shelter, restrooms, playground and lakeshore (no swimming area).

Manor Hills Park is in Alexandria. Take Hwy. 29 North to Manor Dr. and go two blocks to the right on Springdale.

Pooch Playland is a dog park with a fenced-in area located at the south end of Victor Street in Alexandria. Runestone Park is about one mile east of Broadway in Alexandria on Sixth Avenue East.

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Chippewa Park is three miles north of Brandon on County Rd. 108. It features picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, restrooms, showers, drinking water, a swimming beach (no lifeguard), playground, horseshoe pit and camping sites. Curt Felt Memorial Park is north of Alexandria off County Rd. 42. It has a volleyball court, playground, a picnic shelter, restrooms, horseshoe courts and a softball field. Lake Brophy Park, located on the north side of Lake Brophy, is the newest addition to the county’s park system. Take County Road 82 west of Alexandria to the Brophy Landing road. Currently, the park is mostly undeveloped but includes a parking area, portable restroom, dock and fire ring. It also includes natural surface trails for walking, biking, and running, as well as access to the Central Lakes Trail. Lake Brophy Wayside Park is west of Alexandria at the intersection of County Rds. 82 and 8. It has picnic tables, charcoal grills, restroom, drinking water, playground and views of Lake Brophy. Kensington Rune Stone Park is 15 miles west of Alexandria on State Hwy. 27. It’s where the famed Kensington Runestone was found. There are picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, electricity, restrooms, drinking water, heated building with kitchen facilities, softball field, horseshoe pit, volleyball court, playground, hiking and cross country ski trails and historic displays. Spruce Hill Park is near Miltona (from Alexandria, take Hwy. 29 to County Rd. 5 and go east five miles). It has picnic tables, shelters, charcoal grills, electricity, restrooms, drinking water, softball field, and interpretive, hiking and cross country ski trails.

STATE PARK

Lake Carlos State Park is near Carlos. Take State Hwy. 29 north from Alexandria, turn west on County Rd. 38, turn left into park. Permit is required; purchase at park office ($5/day, $25/year). The park features hiking, snowshoe, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails, picnic tables, shelters, swimming beach, canoe/paddleboat rentals, play area, camp sites, camper cabins, group camp, restrooms, showers, boat landing, amphitheater, visitor/ interpretive center, naturalist programs, geocaching, equestrian area, skating area and fishouse rental.

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Hwy 29 & I-94 Alexandria, MN 320.763.6577 www.rudysalex.com Features 148 very comfortable rooms on 2 floors, including 41 rooms with direct access to our indoor recreation center. All rooms have free Internet. In the heart of the lakes area, with easy access off I-94. Use the Central Lakes Trail and area golf courses, or enjoy wine tasting and seasonal activities at the famous Carlos Creek Winery or see the controversial Kensington Runestone. Enjoy the volleyball courts, basketball hoops, hockey net, ping pong tables, arcade fitness center and more. Enjoy a great meal at Rudy’s Redeye Grill, surf the high-speed Internet access and use our complimentary guest laundry service.

GRANDSTAY HOTEL & SUITES

211 W Main St Parkers Prairie, MN 218.338.3380 grandstayparkers.com Rated as the top hotel in Parkers Prairie, MN and in the area by TripAdvisor.com, GrandStay® Hotel & Suites makes the perfect choice for any visit to the area. Our comfortable modern hotel is affordable yet well-equipped, and offers a great welcome to business and vacation guests alike. Convenient for Alexandria as well as Parkers Prairie itself, and with a range of king, queen, and 1-bedroom/full kitchen suites, GrandStay® is your home-away-from-home in Otter Tail County. Adjacent to the Parkers Prairie Event Center and steps away from Lake Adley, GrandStay® Hotel & Suites is perfectly situated for all your group and recreation needs.

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4620 Hwy 9 S Alexandria, MN 320.763.6552 Located right off Interstate 94, exit 103. Free WI-FI, Free cable TV and HBO, Free Super Start breakfast. In-room micro/ fridge, coffee makers, hair dryers. Dog friendly with small fee. Oversized parking available. Very friendly staff and clean rooms. Shopping and eating within walking distance. Destination Super!

DAYS INN

4810 Hwy 29 S Alexandria, MN 320.762.1171 alexdaysinn@gmail.com Close To lakes, wineries and shopping. Conveniently located off Interstate 94, Days Inn Alexandria MN hotel, near Viking Speedway, is the perfect spot to rest during your travels through the Great Lakes area of Minnesota. Our Alexandria, MN, hotel is just minutes from beautiful lakes, beaches, wineries, golf courses, shopping and ski resorts. Enjoy thoughtful amenities to ensure a stress-free stay, including free in-room Wi-Fi Internet access and microwaves and refrigerators upon request. Our Alexandria, MN, hotel features free Daybreak breakfast each morning as well as an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. Dogs are permitted in designated rooms for a nominal fee.

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uch of Minnesota’s history is inspired by the many beautiful lakes throughout our state, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Gardens is dedicated to bringing that history to the public. Open from May 22 through October, the museum features handcrafted wooden boats, grand hotels and fishing clubs, bringing to life traditions that reach back nearly a century and a half. These diverse exhibits, as well as the Gardens, are all part of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of antique and classic watercraft, resort memorabilia and

sporting equipment used on the Minnesota lakes. A new exhibit for 2018 is the kinetic sculptures of John Buck, an American artist working primarily with wood, opening mid June. Six of his sculptures will be on display at the museum this summer. The pieces depict moments of shared history, past and present. The museum is located in downtown Alexandria at 205 Third Avenue West, near the Alexandria Fire Department. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for students ages 5-17 and $18 for families (parent and children younger than 17). Children 5 and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Contact the museum at (320) 759-1114 or through its website www.legacyofthelakes.org.

To see a complete listing of all events and classes at the museum, visit www.legacyofthelakes.org. BASICS IN GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY July 19, 5:30-7 p.m. Van Gooch and Claudine Grove from the Evansville Photo Club will share tips and techniques on how to take photos in natural settings. This session will include time in the classroom and time in the Legacy Gardens. Participants should bring their own cameras. Class size is limited to 15. COMMUNITY READ: TEA PARTY AND GARDEN TOUR July 25, 2-4 p.m. Find your pretty hats and join fellow Community Read participants for a lovely tea party! Enjoy the beauty of the Legacy Gardens, proper and dainty dishes and have some fun with the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers. You will be introduced to the garden tour of flowers and information about the language of some of the varieties. The self guided tour with garden guide will remain open the rest of the summer. COMMUNITY READ: LANGUAGE OF THE FLOWERS GARDEN TOUR July 26 - August 31 Take a self-guided tour of the Legacy Gardens looking for the traditional meanings of the gardens’ flowers. This self-guided tour will be available beginning with the Community Read: Tea Party & Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 25 and will run through the end of August. Pick up the garden guide at the Museum’s front desk. Regular museum admission applies if you would like to tour the museum, but touring the gardens is free. BOAT ON CANVAS – PAINT WITH ART BAR 39 July 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Join instructors from Art Bar 39 as they walk you through painting this lake life-inspired 12 x 12 canvas. Have fun, socialize and learn techniques in this step by step class. No experience needed. “LIGHT UP THE STATES” BOOK READING August 4, 10-11 a.m. Join local author Debbie Hoven for a fun book reading of her new children’s book that takes the holiday lights on a trip around the USA. See how the lights add color to the Las Vegas strip, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more! Debbie will also be available to sign books. TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES Register online with Alexandria Community Education by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

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AREA LAKES AARON Size: 614 acres Depth: 16 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, largemouth bass, walleye Features: Shallow with sandy beaches Public access: South end off Lakes Rd.

CHRISTINA Size: 3,978 acres Depth: 14 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, walleye Features: Large, shallow Public access: Southwest end off Co. Rd. 82

AGNES Size: 137 acres Depth: 31 feet Game fish: Pan fish, northern, bass, some walleye Features: Fishing pier in City Park Public access: City-owned access on southwest end off Agnes Blvd.

COWDRY Size: 242 acres Depth: 52 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Small, clear Public access: Northeast corner off Co. Rd. 82 and E. Lake Cowdry Rd.

ANDREW Size: 918 acres Depth: 83 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan fish, largemouth bass Features: Sandy beaches, spring-fed, popular recreational lake Public access: Southeast side off Co. Rd. 28 BLACKWELL Size: 307 acres Depth: 42 feet Game fish: Bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, northern, walleye Public access: East side off Country Ln. BROPHY Size: 293 acres Depth: 44 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Island, sandy beaches Public access: Northwest shore off Co. Rd. 82 and Brophy Park Rd. BURGEN Size: 174 acres Depth: 43 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, some bass and walleye Features: Small, steeply sloped shoreline Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 23 CARLOS Size: 2,598 acres Depth: 163 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan fish, largemouth bass Features: Access to chain of lakes, clear, deep Public accesses: North shore in state park off Co. Rd. 38; northeast shore near state park; west shore off Co. Rd. 11; east shore off Co Rd. 42 and E. Lake Carlos Dr. CHIPPEWA Size: 1,175 acres Depth: 95 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan fish, largemouth bass Features: Deep, headwaters of Chippewa River Public access: Northeast corner off Co. Rd. 12

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GRANTS Size: 177 acres Depth: 60 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, pan fish, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass Public access: Northwest corner off Co. Rd. 94 HENRY Size: 152 acres Depth: 32 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, some bass Features: Next to City Park Public access: Accessible by water from Lake Agnes

CROOKED Size: 281 acres Depth: 35 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Quiet Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 27

IDA Size: 4,427 acres Depth: 106 feet Game fish: Walleye, bass, northern, pan fish Features: Large, clear; sandy beaches Public accesses: North side off Co. Rd. 34 and Big Horn Bay Rd.; east side off Co. Rd. 34 and Pilgrim Point Rd.; southeast side off Co. Rd. 34 and Sunset Strip

DARLING Size: 1,050 acres Depth: 62 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, largemouth bass, walleye Features: Water access to chain of lakes Public access: Access by water from Lake Carlos

INDIAN Size: 76 acres Depth: 38 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, pan fish, walleye Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 6 and Indian Lake Rd.

DEVILS Size: 234 acres Depth: 35 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Spring-fed, sandy beaches, connects to county park Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 7 and Devil’s Lake Rd.

IRENE Size: 639 acres Depth: 44 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Public access: Northwest side off Hwy. 29 and Irene Rd.; southeast side off Co. Rd. 64

FREEBORN Size: 248 acres Depth: 18 feet Game fish: Northern, largemouth bass, pan fish, bullhead, walleye Public access: Northwest side off Co. Rd. 96 GENEVA Size: 640 acres Depth: 63 feet Game fish: Largemouth bass, northern, pan fish, walleye Features: Pier on north end, access to chain of lakes Public access: Northwest side off Hwy. 29 and Southeast side off Co. Rd. 82 GILBERT Size: 202 acres Depth: 17 feet Game fish: Bullhead, pan fish, northern, walleye Features: Quiet Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 7 and Moe Hall Rd.

LATOKA Size: 753 acres Depth: 108 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Clear, deep, good water quality, public swimming beach Public accesses: North side off Co. Rd. 82, West side of South Basin off Hwy. 27 and Vonderheid Dr. L’HOMME DIEU Size: 1,801 acres Depth: 85 feet Game fish: Walleye, largemouth bass, northern, pan fish Features: Access to chain of lakes, public swimming beach Public accesses: Northwest side off Co. Rd. 42; northeast side off Co. Rd. 120 LITTLE CHIPPEWA Size: 269 acres Depth: 24 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, walleye, pan fish, largemouth bass Features: Shallow, sandy, connects to county park Public access: South shore off Co. Rd. 108


LOBSTER Size: 1,329 acres Depth: 65 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, walleye, bass, muskellunge Features: Many bays and points, island Public access: West end off Co. Rd. 27 LONG Size: 218 acres Depth: 18 feet Public access: East end off Long Lake Rd. LOUISE Size: 214 acres Depth: 33 feet Game fish: Bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, northern, walleye Public access: West side off Co. Rd. 22 MAPLE Size: 831 acres Depth: 78 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Mostly shallow, spring-fed, excellent water quality Public access: North end off Co. Rd. 4; east side off Co. Rd. 87 MARY Size: 2,450 acres Depth: 40 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Large, gradual slopes, popular recreational lake Public access: Northwest corner off Hwy. 27; southwest corner off Co. Rd. 4 MILL Size: 450 acres Depth: 40 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan fish, largemouth bass Features: Spring-fed, deep, clear Public access: Southeast corner off Hwy. 27 MILTONA Size: 5,724 acres Depth: 105 feet Game fish: Walleye, bass, northern, pan fish, muskellunge Features: Largest lake in county; deep, clear; sandy beaches Public accesses: North shore off Co. Rd. 14 and Sandy Beach Dr.; northeast side off Hwy. 29 and North Lake Miltona Dr.; west side off Spring Lake Rd. MINA Size: 411 acres Depth: 123 feet Game fish: Northern, largemouth bass, pan fish, bullhead, muskellunge, walleye Public access: North point off Co. Rd. 8

MOON Size: 144 acres Depth: 38 feet Game fish: Northern, largemouth bass, pan fish, walleye, bullhead, perch Public access: North side off Co. Rd. 82 MOSES Size: 824 acres Depth: 32 feet Game fish: Walleye, largemouth bass, pan fish, northern Features: Clear, sandy Public access: West side off Co. Rd. 16 OSAKIS Size: 6,389 acres Depth: 86 feet Game fish: Walleye, northern, pan fish, bass Features: Large lake with many bars and fishing structures Public access: South end in Osakis; west side off Co. Rd. 10; north end off Co. Rd. 10 (other access in Todd County) OSCAR Size: 1,119 acres Depth: 25 feet Game fish: Walleye, pan fish, northern, muskellunge Features: Island Public access: North side off State Hwy. 27 POCKET Size: 263 acres Depth: 40 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, largemouth bass, bullhead, walleye Public access: South side off Hwy. 114 and Pocket Lake Rd. RACHEL Size: 442 acres Depth: 65 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, walleye Public access: East shore off Co. Rd. 93 RED ROCK Size: 903 acres Depth: 22 feet Game fish: Northern, walleye, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Shallow Public access: East side off Shorewood Dr. ROUND Size: 81 acres Depth: 30 feet Game fish: Northern, largemouth bass, pan fish, bullhead Features: Quiet Public access: South end off Co. Rd. 27

SMITH Size: 666 acres Depth: 30 feet Game fish: Northern, walleye, pan fish, largemouth bass Features: Spring-fed, quiet Public access: Northeast corner off Hwy. 27 and Smith Lake Rd. STOWE Size: 389 acres Depth: 14 feet Game fish: Northern, bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, walleye Public access: West end off Co. Rd. 82 and Stowe Lake Rd. TURTLE Size: 218 acres Depth: 21 feet Game fish: Northern, pan fish, largemouth bass, bullhead, walleye Public access: Southwest corner off Co. Rd. 88 UNION Size: 107 acres Depth: 45 feet Game fish: Northern, largemouth bass, pan fish, bullhead, walleye Public access: SE side off Co. Rd. 23 VERMONT Size: 338 acres Depth: 59 feet Game fish: Bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, northern, walleye Public access: Southeast side off Hwy. 29 and E. Lake Vermont Rd. VICTORIA Size: 417 acres Depth: 60 feet Game fish: Northern, walleye, largemouth bass, pan fish Features: Long, narrow lake with access to Lake Geneva Public access: South end off Hazel Hill Rd. WHISKEY Size: 160 acres Depth: 46 feet Game fish: Bullhead, pan fish, largemouth bass, northern, walleye Public access: North shore off Co. Rd. 58 WINONA Size: 213 acres Depth: 9 feet Game fish: Bullhead, perch, crappie Public access: City-owned, carry-in access on northwest end

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Hwy 29 N • Alexandria• 320-762-1324

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Pull Tabs Pool Table Dart Boards Game Room 6 Big Screen TV’s Peanuts & Popcorn

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2800 N Nokomis NE • 320-846-1122

Outdoor Patio • Live Music • Night Club • Sand Volleyball

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Vacationer - July/August 2018  

What’s more fun than summer in Minnesota? Having lived here most of my life, I can honestly say I can’t think of anything. It’s a time to he...

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