Minnesota Snowmobiling-November 2022

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Minnesota Snowmobiling is the official publication of the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA). The publication is a benefit of membership in MnUSA ($25 annual membership).

MnUSA Executive Board

President Scott Wakefield Vice President Timothy Heinen Secretary Janet Widness Treasurer Gordon Heitke Director at Large Greg Sorenson

Past Presidents

Greg Sorenson, Rod Seibel, Mark Kavanaugh, Gayle Quistgard, Mark Steinmueller, Keith Twombly, Terry Hutchinson, Curt Berg, Harold Brace, Bob Linn, Diane Wallenta, Jeff Mausolf, Bob King, Larry Shepherd, Bill Kullberg, LeRoy Strehlo, Tom Decker, Mary Violett, Allen Eglinton, Al Lalim, Harold Tomkins

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Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Copyright © 2022 by Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without consent of the publisher. Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association u FEATURES 10 The International Sno wmobile Hall of Fame 12 Advice on Pre-Season Groomer Prep 14 Quick Guide to Marking Trails 18 Destination Region One u DEPARTMENTS 4 From the President 5 From the Vice President 6 Directors 7 Legislative News 8 MnUSA News 21 Youth News 22 Club News 24 Racing News 25 Calendar of Events 26 Vintage News 28 MnUSA Business Supporters UPCOMING EVENTS » Nov. 17 – MnUSA Region 1 Fall Meeting » Jan. 14 – Veterans Appreciation Ride » Feb. 9-11 – MnUSA Winter Rendezvous For a complete list of calendar events see page 25.

“Triple Dip La Niña” isn’t the latest concoction from Dairy Queen, although it isn’t far off—cold and everything white, as in snow. And for a third time, La Niña will dictate our winter weather, which means good news for all of us.

La Niña means cooler than normal temperatures for the upper Midwest including most of all of Minnesota, and a better chance than average to be snowier. And for the third time in a row, the chances are even more increased. The Farmers’Almanac states Minnesota will be a “Hibernation Zone Glacial Snow-Filled.”

So optimism abounds, including at our Fall Workshop recently held in Austin, Minnesota. Congratulations to the new leadership for the coming year, and continued success for those re-elected.

And optimism for snow for our 2023 Rendezvous, which was announced at the Fall Workshop and will be held at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. More info to follow on that fine event, but the main thing you need to know is it will be filled with fun.

Optimism for those seeking election to our fine Minnesota Legislature and the governor’s seat. Refer to our candidate survey if you need to know who is pro snow, and who is a no go. And make sure to vote Pro Snow!

I’m sure you’ve heard the song “I’ve Been Everywhere” written by Geoff Mack back in 1959, although Johnny Cash’s version from 2004 is probably more common in your mind. Now that clubs are meeting again, I’m working on my version for your association, as I’ve been to “St. Cloud, Byron, Kasson, Orrock, Little Falls, and Austin, man” since the last issue.

You can be rest assured I’ll keep adding to my little ditty. Just drop me a line and, if you have an event you’d like me to attend, let me know.

Now let’s get those trail signs prepped and ready to go. The Dec. 1st trail opening will be here sooner than we think.

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From the MnUSA Vice President

What is November?

November is the penultimate month of the year, meaning “next to the last.” It used to be the ninth month until the ancient Romans shoehorned in January and February. November enjoys the distinction of being situated between the two biggest holidays on the American calendar… at least revenue-wise. October has Halloween, the #1 candy revenue holiday in America, a sucrose collecting bonanza for children nationwide which the dentists appreciate. And December features Christmas which started in late September. (Ah, the Xmas music will be here soon enough).

So now that Halloween is over, will the “pumpkin spice” be gone too? (Random thought here, how about pumpkin spice scented 2-stroke oil. Wouldn’t that make trail riding smell nice, huh? What do think? Game changer). The month of November is also the end of all those annoying negative “Election Ads” on TV and roadside signs. (Why not tell me what you can do?) Many famous people were born this month like JFK, Mark Twain, “No Respect” Rodney Dangerfield and, of course, me.

More importantly, it is the month to press for membership, as the season of snowmobiling is upon us. We need more volunteers to step up their game and get out there to help clubs get the trails ready. Every year there seems to be a storm that wreaks havoc on a trail, and every year the club is scrambling looking for help to clear and get the trails ready. I see a lot of people out riding the trails when it snows, but where are you in helping? As the saying goes, “Trails just don’t happen,” clubs and volunteers make them happen. By the way, thanks to all the volunteers that do get out there to help.

With that, I have been out preparing the trails for the upcoming season and, I’ll have to say, that for being a drought

down in my area, I have never seen brush grow so high, so our mower is getting a workout this season. Speaking of trail prepping, I am going to remind you that trail signage is important. Please mark those trails well, as this will help cut down on trespassing. It’s just that when I stop at a trail marker, I should be able to see the next marker without binoculars. I have been on trails that I didn’t know if I was on the marked trail or not; I was just going by the tracks that were made before me. Not good, especially with safety training around the corner and we teach our young riders to look for the assurance markers as it lets them know that they are on the trail.

Thank you to all the safety instructors out there. It’s not easy to teach, and my feeling is the kids get more out of the safety course being in class, than learning online. I think Covid showed us that kids don’t learn well with online school, and the data shows that students have fallen behind on learning.

On a side note: It was told in last month’s issue that I was stepping away from my position as VP. I may be stepping down, but I am not stepping away. I will still be involved with Region 6, and I will follow through with what I have started.

So, with that…this is Tim Heinen signing off.

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Executive Board


Scott Wakefield -XM 12620 Co Rd 30 Waconia 55387 612-483-5638 oliver1650@icloud.com

Vice President

Timothy Heinen 20602 Keystone Ave Lakeville 55044 952-250-6642 timothy@heinenzoo.com


Janet Widness - XM 43390 220th St Clitherall 56524 218-731-6126 jwstulk@prtel.com

Treasurer Gordon Heitke - XM 2270 300th Ave Mora 55051 763-234-6712 gheitke@gmail.com


Greg Sorenson 66033 Big Pine Rd Finlayson 55735 218-393-0413 minnsnoman@aol.com

Committee Chairs

Booth: Dean Thompson · 763-441-8555

By-Laws: Rick Johnson-XM · 612-935-7249

Communications: Scott Wakefield-XM · 612-483-5638

Charity/Awards: Janet Widness-XM· 218-769-4243

Elections/Nominations: Greg Sorenson · 218-393-0413

Finance/Audit: Gordon Heitke-XM · 763-234-6712

Fund Raising: Mark Steinmueller-XM · 320-679-3653

Land Access: OPEN

Legislative/DNR/Trails: Terry Hutchinson-XM · 612-581-6627

Membership: Jerry Hanson-XM · 763-536-0472

Merchandise: Ted Breeggemann· 612-919-7811

Safety: OPEN

Site Selection: Mark LaBaw-XM· 952-221-2564

Website/Social Media: Mark Kavanaugh-XM· 218-330-7380



Region 1

Gary Gorden, 10837 Aure Rd NW Puposky, 56667, 218-770-2180 ggordenparks@hotmail.com

Mike Boucher, 27528 230th St SW, Crookston 56716 218-280-3385 mjb86@yahoo.com

Dale Dahlen, 2321 Pebble Beach Rd NW East Grand Forks, 56721, 218-791-6679 dodahlen@hotmail.com

Gail Friborg, 37857 Fairground Rd Bagley, 56621, 218-694-2840 pfgf@gvtel.com

Jeff Lovold, 603 2nd Ave SE, Roseau 56751 218-280-1941

Region 2

Jack White, 11914 Main St, PO Box 514 Northome, 56661, 218-897-5764 jwhite@paulbunyan.net

Cindy Hansmann, 16871 Highway 2 Warba, 55793, 218-301-9496 cindy.hansmann@frontier.com

Troy Johnson, 5140 County Rd 4 Cromwell, 55726, 218-390-0046 tntjohnson547@hotmail.com

Jerry Kujala-XM, 4951 Spirit Lake Rd Mt. Iron, 55768, 218-735-8446 jdkujala@gmail.com

De Lyle Pankratz, 7756 Ely Lake Dr Eveleth, 55734, 218-744-1375 dwpankratz@yahoo.com

Steve Thomopolous, 3152 County Rd 2 S International Falls, 56649, 218-283-4025 greekman1122@yahoo.com

Randy Vannet, 28938 Arbo Rd Grand Rapids 55744, 218-244-6797 randy.vannet@gmail.com

Region 3

Tom Jann, 21668 Peterson Creek Dr Deerwood, 56444, 218-839-1230 lakejann@gmail.com

Allen Beumer, 10234 410th Ave Hillman, 56338, 320-355-2257 abeumer1845@gmail.com

Scott Haley, 14394 105th Ave Milaca, 56353, 612-670-6027 cody30@frontiernet.net

Jason Hendrickx-XM, 18539 93rd St SE Becker, 55308, 320-292-5926 jasonhendrickx@gmail.com

John Olmscheid, PO Box 160 Elrosa, 56325, 320-250-3271 johnolmscheid@frontier.com

Region 4

Sheri Gades-XM, 103 5th St N Danvers, 56231, 320-760-3526 gades@fedteldirect.net

Rodney Boesch, PO Box 337, Amboy 56010 507-340-2820 rod.boesch@boeschcrt.com

Jeff Kack-XM, PO Box 55 Appleton, 56208, 320-289-1069 jkack@mchsi.com

Dick Kuttner, 522 Shady Ridge Rd NW Hutchinson, 55350, 320-587-6536 richardk@hutchtel.net

Region 5

Mike Clevenger-XM, 7302 NW 97th Ave Morristown, 55052, 507-838-5713 cmclevenger3@gmail.com

Coy Borgstrom, 20 E Veterans Memorial Hwy, Kasson, 55944, 507-251-1199 coy3911@gmail.com

Bill Gehn, Red Wing, 651-388-7541 william_gehn@hotmail.com

Paul Maruska, 26276 Drexel Ave, New Prague, 56071, 952-212-2293 ptmaruska81@gmail.com

Nicole Pankratz, 1212 18th St S Virginia, 55792, 218-780-3853 pankratz.nicole@yahoo.com

Region 6

Bill Prinsen, 5011 121 St N, White Bear Lake 55110, 651-260-8508 skidoo06-@hotmail.com

Jeremy Goebel 11210 7th St S, Cottage Grove 55016 651-308-0398 goebeljeremy1985@gmail.com

Ken Zak, 20629 Kenrick Ave, Lakeville, 55044, 952-469-2246 kjnbaa@frontier.net

Region 7

Randy Laberge-XM, 5424 Lax Lake Rd Silver Bay, 55614, 218-353-7697 dandrlaberge@hotmail.com

Ryan Boe, 5146 Jean Duluth Rd Duluth 55803, 218-349-5578 ryanboe@hotmail.com

Dan Hamilton, Duluth, 651-398-2461 danielhamilton@aol.com

Rick Johnson-XM, 4353 Briarwood Ln, Hopkins, 55343, 952-935-7249 rick@teampro.net

Phillip Lockett, 218-348-9161 lockettphillip@yahoo.com

Scott Seely, Two Harbors 218-830-1028, srseely@gmail.com

Gary Vezina, Duluth 218-722-2852

Bill Ylatupa-XM, 43 Garden Dr Silver Bay, 55614, 218-220-8189 ylatupa2@gmail.com

Region 8

Ted Breeggemann, 6201 250th St W Belle Plaine, 56011, 612-919-7811 breeggemann79@gmail.com

Randy Baudler, 9259 FoxlineDr N Corcoran, 55340, 763-420-5526 rbslawn@gmail.com

Mark LaBaw-XM, 1471 Independence Ave Chaska, 55318, 952-221-2564 mlabawstillafishn@yahoo.com

Dick Theis, 20575 Co Rd 10 Hamel, 55340, 763-494-3838 dickt.barbc@gmail.com

Region 9

Charles Chadbourne, 30974 170th St Detroit Lakes, 56501, 218-847-6517 peewee@arvig.net

Donald Hansen, PO Box 94 Cyrus, 56323, 320-795-2741

Steve “Woody”Widness-XM, 43390 220th St Clitherall, 56524, 218-769-4243 jwstulk@prtel.com

MnUSA Office:

Lakeland Ave N, Ste


ph.763-577-0185 fax 763-577-0186

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Election campaigns are hard and after a while they become tedious. By now, the television, radio and social media attack ads appear to have lost their impact and seem simply annoying. They all share the same theme regardless of party or persuation; that the other guy is awful and unless my candidate wins, Minnesota will be either become a vassal state of the Russian Federation or a bastion of socialism. Of course, neither is true. This media is designed to get people worked up and is funded largely by non-reported “dark money.”

While campaigns are hard and exhausting, elections are great! Elections are the wellspring of democracy, and voting is a fundamental right of every American. Remember, the world is run by those who show up. The 2022 election will be held on November 8th.

Here are the races that will be on your general election ballot: U.S. Representative Governor & Lt. Governor Secretary of State State Auditor Attorney General State Senator State Representative Judges

Which raises the issue of who to vote for? I’m glad you asked. Vote for the candidates in each of these offices who are prosnowmobiling, who will protect our trails, and will fight for us. It’s that easy. I don’t care if a candidate is a liberal or a conservative. I care about snowmobiling and I want to elect people who also care about snowmobiling.

Many Democrats and many Republicans meet this criteria. Snowmobiling has always had and always will have heroes on both sides of the aisle. There are two good ways to determine if a candidate is our friend.

First, review the “Ask the Candidates” article in the October issue of Minnesota Snowmobiling or, with all comments, on the MnUSA website at https://www.mnsnowmobiler.org/getinvolved/mnusa/legislation/ask-candidates, to see where the candidates stand on snowmobiling or if they even bothered to respond to our survey.

Second, talk to your local candidates. Candidates love to talk to voters before an election. If you don’t know who your candidates are, call the office of the Secretary of State or check out its website. The good folks there will be glad to help.

The decision makers in government are critical to our future. Choose wisely.

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The 2023 snowmobile photo calendars are available to individuals or clubs. MnUSA member clubs can earn money for their favorite charity with every calendar sold, up to $5 per calendar. There are 365 prizes with a new winner each day. Prizes include jewelry, gift cards, $300 fuel cards, $2500 on New Year’s Day, $500 on Christmas and many $250 cash prizes. Minimum prize value is $25. Only 5,000 calendars are available for sale. The drawing for prizes is January 4, 2023. To learn more and order, visit mnsnowmobiler.org and click on calendars under Programs.

What’s Happening at MnUSA?

Welcome to New State Trails & Snowmobile Program Consultant

As of September 22, 2022, Wade Miller became the new State Trails and Snowmobile Program Consultant for the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. Wade brings a great set of experiences to this role, including 23 years in the natural resource field working for various divisions within DNR as well as working in the private sector as a land management supervisor. Wade has most recently served as the Parks and Trails Area 2F Supervisor in the Brainerd area, and he has also been a member of the National Guard.

Wade is taking on this new role following Paul Purman, who retired September 9th. The position provides a leadership role for statewide programs related to state trails, snowmobile trails, cross-country ski trails, horseback riding trails, GIA programs and more. Wade has worked extensively with trailrelated stakeholder groups and he emphasizes collaboration and partnerships in his work. He has been a snowmobiler for 40 years and is excited to take on this new role and develop relationships with others passionate about snowmobiling and other trail users.

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MnUSA Seeking Nominations for Winter Rendezvous Awards

When snowmobilers from across the state get together to rendezvous at Grand Casino Hinckley the weekend of February 9-12, 2023, MnUSA will recognize a club, dealer, family, individuals and youth for their contributions to the sport of snowmobiling. Minnesota’s vast snowmobile trail system exists today because of a network of volunteers. If you know of a deserving snowmobiler, club or dealer in your area, you can find the 2022 award nomination forms on the MnUSA website under Programs. All nominations must be received at the MnUSA office by November 30, 2022.

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The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) was founded in 1984 by Elmer Cone of Bovey, Minnesota, and was relocated to the World Snowmobile Headquarters in Eagle River, Wisconsin, in 2009.

Since its founding, over 129 individuals have been inducted into this prestigious group. They represent trail developers, volunteers, club organizers, journalists, promoters, industry representatives, adventurers and others who have given tremendous dedication to the sport of snowmobiling. They are the true foundation of the sport. Without them, snowmobiling would not have become the premier winter sport that it is today.

The first annual ISHOF induction and awards ceremony was held in 1990 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and continued in Grand Rapids until its move to Eagle River. The ISHOF continues to induct a selected few pioneering members of the snowmobile community in annual recognition ceremonies in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

Also now honored at this annual event are additional volunteers, including the International Snowmobile Groomer of the Year, International Snowmobile Club of the Year, International Snowmobile Dealer of the Year and the Edgar Hetteen Memorial Award of Merit winner.

The induction program costs several thousand dollars annually. The “Friends of ISHOF” program has been developed to help offset these expenses. Donations are welcomed from individuals, clubs and associations and donors are recognized on the ISHOF website. Donations can be made securely on line at www.ishof.com/donate or by check mailed to ISHOF, 1521 N Railroad St, Eagle River, WI.

See more information at www.ishof.com including how to nominate someone for induction into ISHOF.

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Advice on Pre-Season Groomer Prep

Winter is around the corner. Is your club’s groomer ready to hit the trails?

from Your PRINOTH Team

If you’re like most clubs that rely on volunteers for this work, I’m guessing the answer to that question is no, not quite yet. Fall is the time when we’re tying up loose ends and all the heavy work is complete, but the question always arises… How is it that we wait and wait for the snow to fall, and when it finally does, it’s a surprise? This year, let’s get ahead of it!

Maintaining your groomer is a neverending yet rewarding chore. Just because we call it “Summer Maintenance” doesn’t mean the job is done when winter arrives.

The team from PRINOTH provided some service tips that every snowmobile club can use to help get their grooming machines ready for the winter season. The first thing they said was, “when we say to do a pre-season check, that doesn’t mean the night before it snows! We’re all busy, but servicing a grooming machine isn’t just a nice to have, it’s a must do.”

Machine Walk-Around

The first step before even thinking about heading out on the trails, is the machine walk-around. Before you fire up the machine be sure to check fluid, leaks, lighting, tracks and undercarriage, all-over condition of the equipment and where you spend all your time—the cabin.

1.Fluid levels—fill ‘er up before each shift!

•Make sure you know what each fluid compartment has in it and if it’s topped off. Have fluids and filters on hand. When was the last time a specific fluid was changed? Hydraulic, drive system, gear box, diesel fuel, DEF/AdBlue, antifreeze, engine oil

•Most importantly, know and stick to the manufacturer’s recommended intervals.

2.Leaks (this one is a must)!

An inspection of your hoses has to be a par t of your walkaround as the hydraulic fluid is the life blood of your machine. It’s also #1 for landowners and our friend the environment. Let’s face it, leaks make a huge mess and are almost impossible to clean up, so stop them before they start. Catch leaks before they catch you (in the middle of nowhere).


It’s dark out there and you don’t want to have to use your phone’s flashlight to get back to home base. Overall lighting is not just for your protection, but also (and maybe more importantly) the other person on the trail.

•Clubs will sometimes mount after-marketing lighting systems. Be sure these are installed by a qualified technician.

4.Tracks and undercarriage/chassis

• Perform a thorough inspection of the tracks checking for bent/broken grousers, torn or weathered belting, and make sure you are running the proper tension. This adds to the life of the tracks and minimizes wear.

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• Inspect and g rease your bogey wheels, paying close attention to suspension parts. These are a wear item and require service from time to time.

• Inspect the blade push frame where it meets the chassis and all other joints and surfaces for cracking or bent parts, this goes for the rear lift frame as well.

5. Overall condition of the groomer and drag or tiller

• If you are pulling a drag make sure to inspect your connection point whether it is a pintle connection or fifth wheel/gooseneck for cracking or bent parts. If your drag is fitted with lighting inspect the plug and wiring as the cold weather can have an adverse effect on electrical components.

• Take a peek for critter nests. Those little buggers can wreak havoc on wiring and other vital components.

6. Cabin

Before embarking on your journey do a quick look around the cabin to be sure it is clean and everything is in working order: seat adjustment, seat belt, switches.

• Do you have your radio? Enjoyment and safety! It’s nice to have contact with the outside world and to be able to call if the bear stirs from its winter slumber.

• Heat. It’s not an option; you don’t want to become an icicle.

• Blade and drag/tiller controls – make sure they’re functioning as intended.

• Clear the windows and mirrors, double check the heated wipers. You’ll be glad you can you see outside.

Walk through the machine back to front, top to bottom, outside to inside.

It may seem tedious, but spending a few minutes before getting in the machine can save you hours in the long run! Before the start of the season, do this same thing, but with a notepad and your club officers for an official pre-season review.Document what’s damaged, needs to be replaced or updated, and who is responsible for completing the task. For example, change your oil and filters before starting the season so when the snow falls your groomer will be as ready as you to get out there!

During the season, keep track of the machine condition

With your grooming operators and club officers, make a plan for how to communicate what’s happening with the machine. Write it down and stick a note to the windshield,then add to it anytime you notice something. This is especially important in clubs where multiple people are grooming so you can share information with eachother. Just because you know doesn’t mean Dave does. (Hey man, Dave’s not here!) More often than not, your manufacturer will offer summer parts and service specials and have time to work on your machine during the off-season.

Words of wisdom: Don’t wait, time has a tricky way of sneaking up on you.

And remember a little grease goes a long way when it comes to the dependability and life of your cat.

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Quick Guide to Marking Trails

DISCLAIMER: This article represents the experience and knowledge of the author and has not been adopted as policy by Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA), its committees or the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Generally, signs should be placed to the right of the trail to conform with the rider’s familiarity with highway signs. If possible, when going across an open field, place Reassurance Markers to make a corridor, (signage on both sides so riders stay in-between), to cut down on the trail becoming 100 feet wide.

The sightline from the driver to the sign must be clear for the entire distance though which the sign is intended to be viewed, and don’t have the signs too high, as the headlights won’t reflect on them.

On private property, signs should be placed as late in the fall as possible and removed promptly at the end of the season. This reduces vandalism, reduces potential trespass, and conserves sign life by reducing exposure to the sun and elements.

Mounting signs on living trees is not recommended. If it is the only alternative, use aluminum nails. Ensure that all nails are removed when the signs are removed.

On posts, use bolts or screws instead of nails to reduce vandalism and theft. A cordless drill with spare battery packs is an ideal tool to drive screws providing the sign holes are predrilled.

Use an existing mounting object, such as a fence post, only if it is within the recommended sign location window and the permission of the landowner has been obtained.

Use durable materials for permanent installations, i.e. flexible plastic, fiberglass, steel, or wooden post.

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A Reassurance Blazer informs the rider that they are on a designated snowmobile trail.

If more than one sign is used at the same location, they should be placed vertically with the most important sign on top.

If possible, use the larger Reassurance Blazer 9”x12”, easier to see and place them at a distance, so when you are stopped at one marker, you can easily see the next one.

It must be remembered that the trail will be used in both directions. Separate and often different signing is required for each direction of travel.

Warning signs like Stop Ahead, Bridge Ahead, etc. should be placed at least 200 to 500 feet before. I’ve seen too many without enough space in-between, especially coming around a corner and there is a STOP.

Signing should be done by people who are familiar with the trail and who know where they are and where they are going. When putting up signs, (now this is important), imagine that you have never been in this area or on this trail before. Try to picture what signs would be necessary to get you safely to your destination.

Have your signage reviewed by someone less familiar with the area to identify locations that need improvement.

Overuse of signs should be avoided. Only authorized trail signs should be allowed to avoid clutter and confusion. Signage posted by business should be carefully controlled by the trail operator.

Extra regulatory and caution signs should be carried on grooming equipment to replace those which have been vandalized.

Maintaining visibility of signs in areas of heavy snowfall accumulations poses additional challenges in terms of sign mounting techniques and materials. These signing situations will require periodic inspections and adjustment of sign poles or stakes throughout the winter to keep signs from being obliterated by snowfall.

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There has been a question asked to many snowmobilers in Region One of Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association. The question is, “Where is your favorite place to ride snowmobile?” Their answer is not one of the many snowmobile hotspots around the United States. Most of those people that are asked just smile and say nothing. There are many reasons for that smile. Region One has some of the best kept snowmobile secrets in Minnesota. There are hundreds of miles of trails in Region One.

The Red River Valley area of Region One has flat ditch running trails in open country. Move east and you enter the plains meet the pines area with open areas with some forest to provide wind protection on those cold days. Farther east you will run into to the true Northwoods of Minnesota. Many areas are hilly with interspersed swamps and lakes. When you get on the trails you will find great trails with usually abundant snow, low snowmobile traffic, friendly people, great trail pit stops, local dealers to help if you have a sled problem, and if you watch close you might even see Paul Bunyan and Babe. Now you understand why those people had that smile. They wanted to keep it secret that Region One was their favorite place to ride and they aren’t letting the “secret” out. Be friendly to a few of those local snowmobilers and you will find they are truly “Minnesota Nice” and you might find them taking you along on some of those rides to their favorite secret trails.

One of the central hubs for trail riding in Region One is Bemidji. There are trails going in all four directions from downtown Bemidji. Along with Corridor Trails leading out of town, the Paul Bunyan / Babe the Blue Ox trails lead south to Walker and points beyond and north all the way to International Falls and the Canadian Border. Take one of the Corridor Trails to the south and west and you have a great round trip day to the Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. If you are up for a 2 or 3 day ride, you can head north and west to

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Thief River Falls or Roseau. I forgot to mention that Region One is where snowmobiling had its beginnings with Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls and Polaris in Roseau. You may even be able to schedule a tour of the factories during the week.

Many of the motels in Bemidji are on the trails; eating establishments are all close by and dealers for all four brands are here for parts and service. There are many bar and grill establishments scattered along the many trails in Region One. They all have great food and cater to snowmobilers.

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continued on next page Jim Folz, Sen. Mark Johnson, Don McGregor, and former Rep. Dan Fabian.

Other parts of Region One have other snowmobiling adventures to offer. Head north to Warroad and Baudette areas and you can ride trails on Lake of the Woods to the Northwest Angle which is the farthest north point of the contiguous United States. Spend a few days and enjoy some of the great ice fishing on the big lake. Many of the area resorts have packages from basic fishing to total guided fishing with everything furnished.

Checking out the Walker and Park Rapids areas will find many motels, eating establishments, and dealers all wanting to make your riding a great experience in Region One. Trails in the area are mostly through the woods and tend to have more hills which leads to fun trail rides or a bit different experience compared to other other parts of Region One.

Each of the different communities of Region One has something special that makes snowmobiling great in those communities. All these communities also have one common that item that makes Region One great. They all have those same people that smile and won’t let out their secret about

snowmobiling in Region One. Those very same people probably all belong to the many snowmobile clubs of Region One. If you come to ride and enjoy Region One, look up some of the local club members. Those are the people that make Region One the “Best Kept Snowmobile Secret of Minnesota.”

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Tri-County Snow Czechers

The Tri-County Snow Czechers Youth Club started out their 4th year strong with a float in New Prague’s Dozinky (Czech Harvest) Parade. Several members participated, handing out candy and working in the booth alongside the New Prague Snow Drifters to promote their club and the sport of snowmobiling. They have had two meetings this year and are working on plans for their 8 miles of trails that they install and maintain. They are planning a sign repair day and are organizing a sled prep workshop in November. In December, they are going to have a float in their town’s Holiday Parade of Lights. They meet the first Monday of every month at New Prague Fire Hall and welcome any new members! https://www.facebook.com/snowczechers

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Club News

St. Michael Foxtailers Trail Opener Party December 3

The St. Michael Foxtailers Snowmobile Club will kick-off the 2022-23 snowmobile season with its Trail Opener party at Liberty Restaurant & Bar in St. Michael on December 3.

The annual event is a social gathering put on by the club whose goal is to promote snowmobiling and raise awareness about snowmobile trails in the Wright County cities of St. Michael, Albertville and Hanover.

There will be door prizes, appetizers, drink specials and a silent auction. The auction raised more than $5,000 last year, which was donated to the 2022 Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association Veterans Ride.

People who aren’t members of the club are encouraged to attend the event to meet local snowmobilers and learn more about the club. The Trail Opener is scheduled from 7 pm to midnight.

United Lakes & Trail Riders Association (ULTRA)

United Lakes & Trail Riders Association Snowmobile Club serves Becker County, Minnesota. They have three grooming implements and three tow vehicles to maintain their sections of the Winter Wonderland trails.

What does ULTRA do?

• Maintains a large portion of Becker County snowmobile trails

• Organizes and runs youth snowmobile training

• Organizes family, youth, vintage and rides

• Hosts Annual Vintage Snowmobile Rally and Swap Meet

• Promotes snowmobiling with a float in the Nor thwest Water Carnival Parade

• Promotes snowmobiling with a booth at the Becker County Fair

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month (except in Nov & Dec); check Facebook for times and places.

General membership meetings are open to the public, so everyone is invited to come see what the club has to offer! Please check out the information on ultradl.org or on Facebook.

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A Foxtailers club member makes repairs to a trail sign in Wright County. ULTRA held its September meeting in their new groomer shed/club house.

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Red River Snowmobile Club

The Red River Snowmobile Club had a busy September with our entrance in the Kem Shriners Annual Potato Bowl Parade and our first Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser.

We built our float featuring the EGF Fire and Rescue Bearcat with the cutter that was donated by our club. With several members walking alongside, we shared 82 pounds of candy with the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks communities. We are already looking forward to the HollyDazzle Festival of Lights Parade November 20th, when our warm winter gear will be highlighted under twinkling Christmas lights.

The VFW graciously hosted our fundraiser where 250 individuals (mostly women) enjoyed a night of Bingo and so much more. The night was a sold-out event that included food, drinks, and a lot of fun. We kept the night hopping with drawings featuring gift card giveaways from local vendors.

We also had many donations from businesses who contributed to our silent auction. Our deepest gratitude goes to the businesses and banks that generously served as underwriters for the event. It was so much fun that we are going to repeat the Bingo event on Thursday, November 17th.

We’re also looking forward to participating in the MnUSA Calendar fundraiser.

We are weeks away from grubbing and grooming 54 miles of trails with a solid plan to prep an additional 38 miles this season. In December, we are looking forward to a Landowner’s Appreciation Party.

Founded in 1968, our club has grown its membership to include 28 new families in 2022. We continue to recruit younger members who will carry the mantle in future years. Several of our members will be training with the DNR so they can teach and certify younger snowmobilers in the state of MN.

Our club meets at 7pm, the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, September through March at the VFW, 312 Demers Ave, East Grand Forks, MN. Our meetings are open to the public.

For more information, check out our website at: https:// redriversnowmobileclub.com.

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Kem Shriners Annual Potato Bowl Parade. Designer Purse Bingo fundraiser.

Racing Season Preparation

As a snocross family it always amazes me how long the offseason can feel, but then again how fast the season approaches once the kids are back in school. Our two kids race in the ISOC Regional and National series, and with both series releasing their schedules at Hay Days, we are in the middle of preparing for another great season of racing!

We are entering our fourth season of snocross, and each year we get (at least a little) smarter than we were the season

prior. Last year taught us that the next season starts the same day the current season ends. So with that in mind, before the snow had melted away last spring, we kicked off our 2022/23 campaign by buying this season’s sleds, purchasing race fuel, and making a checklist of everything we needed to do in the off-season.

At that point in late March, we were feeling good about our preparation for the upcoming season; we just needed to make progress in the off-season on that checklist. But then the weather got nice, we blinked, and suddenly found that the kids were back in school and Hay Days was behind us, but we still had our checklist that somehow survived the summer seemingly unscathed.

As I write this, we are only a handful of weeks away from practice tracks opening, so we are fortunate that the remaining items on our checklist for sled preparation are simple like installing skis, hand guards, and data systems on the sleds.

Before we know it, we’ll be watching the snow fall and listening to crispy two strokes flying through the early winter air. I can almost feel it …are you ready?

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Calendar of Events

Nov. 17 – MnUSA Region 1 Fall Meeting, The Spot Restaurant, Red Lake Falls https://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

Dec. 3 – Clearwater Classic Vintage & Swap Meet, Bagley, MN Lee Peterson – 218-556-1122

Dec. 3 – Delano Snowstormers Snowmobile Club Silent Auction Fundraiser, Delano American Legion Post 377 http://www.delanosnowstormers.com/

Dec 3. – St Michael Foxtailers Trail Opener Party, Liberty Restaurant & Bar, St. Michael https://foxtailers.com/

Jan. 7 – Dust ‘em Off Vintage Snowmobile Show & Swap, East Cottage Grove Jeremy Goebel – 651-308-0398 smeyer77@live.com

Jan. 7-8 – Cor PowerSports XC Pro National Series Ottertail 100, Ottertail, MN https://corpowersports.com

Jan. 14-15 – Cor PowerSports XC Pro National Series Nisswa 100, Nisswa, MN https://corpowersports.com

Jan. 14 – Veterans Appreciation Ride, Bemidji mnvetsnowmobileride.org

Jan. 21 – New Market Snomads Vintage Show, New Market, MN https://www.facebook.com/snomadsnm

Jan. 25-29 – Northland 300 Ride for Special Olympics https://www.facebook.com/NL300-213923582689298/

Jan. 27-29 – Midwest Ride-In Vintage Show, ERX Motor Park, Elk River, MN https://www.mwvss.com/

Jan. 28-29 – Cor PowerSports XC Pro National Series Heartland 200, Park Rapids, MN https://corpowersports.com

Feb. 8-11 – Blackwoods Blizzard Tour for ALS https://www.neversurrenderinc.org/

Feb. 9-12 – MnUSA Winter Rendezvous https://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

Feb. 11-12 – Cor PowerSports XC Pro National Series Goodridge/Grygla 500, Goodridge, MN https://corpowersports.com

Mar. 4-5 – Cor PowerSports XC Pro National Series Snodeo 100, Naytahwaush, MN https://corpowersports.com

Mar. 18-19 – Cor PowerSports XC Pro National Series Battle at Whitecap Mtn, Upson, WI https://corpowersports.com

Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association and Minnesota Snowmobile Education and Advancement Fund (MSEAF) will be hosting the event on January 14, 2023 at a destination in MN. Your tax deductible donation of any amount is welcome or a $225 donation will Sponsor a Vet or active duty military personnel for the event.

All funds designated “Veterans Ride” will be segregated for that purpose only.

MSEAF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donors will receive a receipt recognizing their donation and tax deductibility of donations. Send your donation to MSEAF at:

Minnesota Snowmobile Education & Advancement Fund 7040 Lakeland Ave. N #212, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 - 763-577-0185 Veterans registration information at www.mnvetsnowmobileride.org

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Vintage News

Great Southern Vintage Show

The Great Southern Minnesota Swap Meet and Vintage Show was held Oct. 2nd in beautiful downtown Kasson, Minnesota at the Kasson Fairgrounds. It was a quintessential, early fall day with lots of sunshine and nice warm temperatures, and with an excellent display of vintage snowmobiles for all to enjoy. This event, put on by the dedicated volunteers of the Kasson Mantorville Snowdrifters and the Byron Snow Bears, is a recreation to some extent of what these clubs have done in the past, without any of the racing aspect of it.

Besides the welder who was welding the new Kasson water tower next door, it was relatively quiet, and the setting was wonderful and laid out very well. There was a clearly marked vintage sled

Minnesota Snowmobiling Massey Ferguson represented well. See, football and snowmobiling go together well. A nice pair of Yamaha SRX’s—a 440 and 340.

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area and swap, vendors selling everything from cell phone services to new snowmobile gear, and plenty of food vendors to boot.

Notwithstanding the expansive display of swap sleds and snowmobile related items, the vintage display did really stand out. Some sleds to note, were a Polaris Starfire with former Polaris race director Bob Eastman’s signature on it; a surprisingly good group of triple cylinder sleds; the rare Arctic Cat VIP; multiple Scorpions; a nice Brut; a nice selection of Yamaha sleds including a pair of 1976 Yamaha SRXs, a 440 and a 340, which was a nice change to see; and a 1975 Snow Jet Thunder Jet. And what would a good southern Minnesota farm country vintage show be without a trifecta of Massey Ferguson sleds, including an excellent 1972 500SST.

In its first incarnation of what it was previously, the Snowdrifters and the Snow Bears have the start of something really good going here.

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A nice ‘Kawi.’ Sno Jet Thunder Jet. An immaculate Arctic Cat Panther.

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Lengby-Fosston Knightriders Fosston, MN 218-280-9614

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Roseau County Coop Greenbush, MN 218-782-2117

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Shorty’s Place Gully, MN 218-268-4199

Lost River Trails Kelliher, MN 218-647-8142

Knob & Kettle Restaurant & Lounge Laporte, MN 218-699-3403

Side Track Tap Bar & Grill Leonard, MN 218-968-2304

Anchorage Inn Longville, MN 218-363-2236

Arrowhead Builders Supply Longville, MN 218-363-2124

Docksider Longville, MN 218-363-2565

Lavallee Inc Longville, MN

Longville Campground Longville, MN 218-363-2610

Longville Lakes Bottle Shop Longville, MN 218-363-3249

Longville Snowmobile Club Longville, MN

Musky House Marine & Arctic Cat Longville, MN 218-363-2044

One Stop Convenience Store Longville, MN 218-363-2252

Olson’s Outdoor Sports Mahnonmen, MN 218-935-2355

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Sportsman’s Oak Island Lodge Oak Island, MN 218-223-8411

Sunset Lodge Resort Oak Island, MN 218-223-8211

TJ’s Tavern Oaklee, MN 218-796-5153

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Clancy’s on Island Lake Park Rapids, MN 218-732-5270

Dorset Corner Liquor Park Rapids, MN 218-732-1770

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Carrot’s Auto Body Waubun, MN 218-473-2417

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Hilltop Supper Club Waubun, MN 218-473-2652

40 Club Restaurant & Bar Aitkin, MN 218-927-7090

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One Stop Mini Mart Aitkin, MN 320-684-2664

Paulbeck’s Country Market Aitkin, MN 218-927-6919

Riverside Pub Aitkin, MN 218-927-3915

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Ash Trail Lodge Ash River, MN 218-374-3131

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Big Falls Liquor Store Big Falls, MN 218-276-3333

Bigfork Wilderness Bar Inc. Bigfork, MN 218-929-9307

Golf on the Edge Bigfork, MN 218-360-9191

Loon Point Resort Bigfork, MN 218-245-1470

Powell Auto Sales & Service Bigfork, MN 218-743-3795

The Shop - Gordy Kinn Bigfork, MN 218-742-3666

The Lodge at Giants Ridge Biwabik, MN 218-865-7170

Trails End Resort Buyck, MN 218-993-2257

Wolf Bay Lodge Buyck, MN 218-666-6106

Dawghouse Bar & Grill Canyon, MN 218-345-8830

Reliable Insurance Agency Cloquet, MN 218-390-1161

Mr. Furnace Cohasset, MN 218-328-6145

√ Rox Speed FX, Inc Cohasset, MN 218-326-1794

BIC Realty Cook, MN 218-666-5352

√ Lake Vermilion Resort Assn Cook, MN 800-648-5897

The Landing Cook, MN 218-666-0221

Vermilion Hotel & Country Store Cook, MN 218-666-2272

VFW Post No 1757 Cook, MN 218-666-0050

El Toro Cotton, MN 218-742-2329

Melrude Whistle Stop Cotton, MN 218-969-5632

Wilbert Café Cotton, MN 218-482-3318

Cromwell Sno-Gophers Inc. Cromwell, MN 218-390-0041

Eagle Lake Plumbing Cromwell, MN 218-821-0267

Bowstring Shores Resort Deer River, MN 218-832-3101

Bowstring Store Deer River, MN 218-832-3123

Riley’s Cannibal Jct Deer River, MN 218-832-3656

Neighborhood Tavern Effie, MN 218-743-3286

Christian Cavalier Ely, MN 218-820-7119

Ely Chamber Of Commerce Ely, MN 218-365-6123

Ely Igloo

Snowmobile Club Ely, MN

Fenske Tree Service Ely, MN 218-235-2435

√ Grand Ely Lodge Ely, MN 218-365-6565

Jerry Skubic Ely, MN 605-237-2565

Joe’s Marine & Repair Ely, MN 218-365-6264

Kuehl’s Logging LLC Ely, MN 218-365-5504

Lindsey Keen State Farm Insurance Ely, MN 763-923-4066

Ojala Heat & Refrigeration Ely, MN 218-235-7562

OZFAB LLC Welding Ely, MN 218-220-8949

Paddle Inn Motel Ely, MN 218-365-6036

Patrick Knudson Ely, MN 218-235-3471

R&R Transfer Ely, MN 218-365-2701

Tim & Monica Cunningham Ely, MN 218-365-5831

5 Seasons Sports Center Inc Eveleth, MN 218-744-5871

√ Iron Range Tourism Bureau Eveleth, MN 800-777-8497

Margie’s Roosevelt Bar Eveleth, MN 218-744-2121

Super 8 - Eveleth Eveleth, MN 218-744-1661

The Event Center Floodwood, MN 218-591-4333

Mainline Station Floodwood, MN 218-476-2222

Eveleth Trailhawks Snowmobile Club Forbes, MN 218-780-5207

The Old Muni Gheen, MN

BoomTown Woodfire Grill & Brewery Gilbert, MN 218-248-8381

Lakeview Behavoral Health Grand Rapids, MN 218-327-2801

Ray’s Sport & Cycle Grand Rapids, MN 218-326-9355

Visit Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, MN 218-326-9607

Wildwood Resort Grand Rapids, MN 218-328-5858

Arrowhead Ultra 135 International Falls, MN Boise / PCA International Falls, MN 218-285-5312

Boyum Performance International Falls, MN 218-324-0566

CH Consulting Group International Falls, MN

Howards Cenex East International Falls, MN Int’l Dental Arts International Falls, MN 218-283-4059

International Falls CVB International Falls, MN 218-283-9400

Island View Lodge International Falls, MN 218-286-3511

The Junction International Falls, MN 218-283-3339

Koerter’s Fuel International Falls, MN

Rainy Lake Oil International Falls, MN

Rainy Lake One Stop International Falls, MN 218-286-5700

Thunderbird Lodge International Falls, MN 218-286-3151

VFW Post 2948 International Falls, MN 218-283-8777

√ Arrowhead Lodge Resort & Outfitters Kabetogama, MN 218-875-2141

Border Guide Service Kabetogama, MN 218-324-2430

Kec’s Kove Resort Kabetogama, MN 800-777-8405

The Rocky Ledge Kabetogama, MN 218-875-3481

Fat Tire’s Main Dry Keewatin, MN 218-778-6344

Littlefork Municipal Liquor / City of Littlefork Littlefork, MN 218-278-6672

Mel’s Corner Service Little Fork, MN 218-278-6670

Cedar Point Resort Marcell, MN 218-832-3808

Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Assn Marcell, MN 888-754-0011

Edge of the Wilderness Realty Marcell, MN 218-832-4000

Frontier Sports Marcell, MN 218-832-3901

Lakeside Lumber & Hardware Marcell, MN 218-832-3300

North Star Lake Resort Marcell, MN 218-832-3131

Timberwolf Inn Marcell, MN 218-832-2390

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202 Tavern McGregor, MN 218-770-3161

√ Bann’s Bar & Restaurant McGregor, MN 218-426-3450

Big Sandy Lodge & Resort McGregor, MN 218-426-5040

Dependable Demolition McGregor, MN 218-820-0174

Fisherman’s Bay McGregor, MN 218-426-4662

Floe International Inc McGregor, MN 218-426-3563

Grand Timber Bank McGregor, MN 218-768-2410

Hillcrest Resort McGregor, MN 715-505-8854

Holiday Station McGregor, MN 218-768-4444

Jack’s Shack McGregor, MN 218-768-3848

Mark’s Bar McGregor, MN 218-426-8040

McGregor Ace Hardware McGregor, MN 218-419-2020

Meyer’s Service McGregor, MN 218-426-0026

Minnesota National Golf Club & Resort McGregor, MN 218-426-4444

Northland Parts McGregor, MN 218-768-3132

School House Cafe

The Country House McGregor, MN 218-390-6525

The Craft House on Lake Minnewawa McGregor, MN 651-338-1751

Ukura’s Big Dollar McGregor, MN 218-768-2666

Willeys Marine & Sports McGregor, MN 218-426-4350

Moose Lake Implement & Sport Moose Lake, MN 218-485-4486

Anderson Auto Service Mountain Iron, MN 218-290-2192

Fisher’s Petroleum, Inc. Northome, MN 218-897-5249

Northland Progressive Northome, MN

Northome Municipal Liquor Northome, MN 218-897-9501

Ridge Runner’s Snowmobile Club Northome, MN 218-897-5764

√ Oveson’s Pelican Lake Resort Orr, MN 218-757-3613

Palisade Super Sledders Palisade, MN

MJ’s Lodge & Resort Pengilly, MN 218-838-0651

√ Cantilever

Distillery & Hotel Ranier, MN 218-540-1932

Loony’s Brew Ranier, MN

√ Rainy Lake Grill Ranier, MN 218-540-1002

Ranier Municipal Liquor Ranier, MN 218-286-3343

Swan River Redeye Swan River, MN 763-442-8012

Boondocks Bar & Grill Ray, MN 218-875-2699

Joe Kapsch Side Lake, MN 218-235-0266

Hayslips Corner Talmoon, MN 218-832-3516

Little Turtle Lake Store Talmoon, MN 218-832-3804

City of Tamarack Tamarack, MN 218-768-0975

Jackson’s Hole of Lawler Tamarack, MN 218-768-2162

Meld Electric Tamarack, MN 320-267-8918

Tamarack Sno-Flyers Tamarack, MN

Village Pump Station Tamarack, MN 218-768-7867

√ Good Ol Days Tower, MN 218-753-6097

√ Pike Bay Lodge Tower, MN 218-753-2430

Vermilion Club Tower, MN 218-753-6277

Edwards Oil Virginia, MN 218-741-9634

Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club Willow River, MN 218-372-4077

Hansen Sports on Bay Lake Deerwood, MN 218-678-2051

Anderson Carpet Service

Elk River, MN 763-286-2770

Angell’s Hideaway Resort Emily, MN 612-290-3528

Diners Chicken Shack Emily, MN 218-763-3555

Emily Ace Hardware Emily, MN 218-763-2691

Emily/Outing Snowbirds SC Emily, MN 763-350-8987

Stearns County Snowmobile Assn. Albany, MN 320-250-4800

Brothers Motorsports Baxter, MN 218-829-6656

Crow Wing Cty Snowmobile Trail Assn. Baxter, MN 218-829-8922

Cub Foods Baxter, MN

Bowlus Two Rivers Club Bowlus, MN 320-584-7480

Katy & Matt Hamilton Braham, MN 218-343-5159

√ Kavanaugh’s Resort Brainerd, MN 800-562-7061

Motors-N-More Brainerd, MN 218-824-2277

St Augusta Blizzard Busters Snowmobile Club Clearwater, MN 320-558-6158

Canvasworks Sno Caps Cokato, MN 320-559-0165

Cokato Ridge Runners Cokato, MN 612-220-4793

The Cedar Chest Crosslake, MN 218-692-2657

Hillcore Plumbing Crosslake, MN 218-829-4855

The Castaway Bar & Grill Cushing, MN 218-575-2089

Lake Country Foods Emily, MN 218-763-7700

Lake Country Properties Emily, MN 218-792-5200

Log Cabin Bar Emily, MN 218-763-2820

The Pickled Loon Saloon Emily, MN 218-763-4402

Redding’s Sports & Spirits Emily, MN 218-763-2191

√ Wigwam Motel Emily, MN 218-763-2995

Hillman Swampstompers Foley, MN 320-355-2370

Harding/Lastrup Snowdusters Hillman, MN 320-277-3515

Fishers Resort Isle, MN 320-684-2221

Nitti’s Hunters Point Isle, MN 320-676-3227 218-575-3295

2 Tall Tavern Lincoln, MN 218-575-3013

Friendly Inn of LIncoln Lincoln, MN 218-575-3295

Lincoln Area Business Assn Lincoln, MN 218-575-3066

Lincoln Lakes Snowmobile Club Lincoln, MN


√ Hilmerson Sports Center Little Falls, MN 320-632-4408

Little Falls Sno-Dogs Little Falls, MN 320-360-3542

Rich Prairie Trailbusters Club Little Falls, MN 320-630-4108

Ripley Snow Riders Little Falls, MN 320-232-8934

Sobieski Knight Riders Little Falls, MN 320-360-5933

West Side Recreation Little Falls, MN 320-632-6547

Merrifield Marathons Merrifield, MN 218-821-6208

Rum River Sno-Riders Milaca, MN

PTWLUBES.COM Monticello, MN 612-501-8992

Nickerson Bar & Motel Nickerson, MN 218-496-5613

RE/MAX Lake Area Realty Outing, MN 612-269-3490

Village Inn Outing, MN 218-792-5186

√ Nathe’s Marine & Sport Center Paynesville, MN 320-243-4517

Pequot Brush Pilots Pequot Lakes, MN 218-568-4343

Buckman Trail Blazers Pierz, MN 320-630-1810

√ KC’s Saloon Pillager, MN 218-746-3328

Hinckley/Pine City Flames Snowmobile Club Pine City, MN 320-515-0156

Waste Partners Pine River, MN 218-824-8727

Randall Twin Trails Club Randall, MN 320-749-2235

RE/MAX Results Remer, MN 651-334-5000

Country Snow Cruisers Richmond, MN

Winter Recreation Technologies LLC Richmond, MN 812-229-3941

East Central Towing Rush City, MN 612-270-6088

√ AmericInn Sauk Centre, MN 877-352-1199

BEAM Electric Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-5641

√ Centre Powersports & Recreation Sauk Centre, MN 320-351-7669

Country Cat Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-3534

Phil Polipnick Insurance Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-6171

Winters Recreation Sauk Centre, MN 320-351-7533

Benton County Snowmobile Club Sauk Rapids, MN

Bromy’s Storage St. Cloud, MN 320-743-2211

Antique Snowmobile Club of America Stacy, MN 651-462-4497

ATV Minnesota Stacy, MN 800-442-8826

Swanville Sno Drifters Swanville, MN 320-547-2184

Upsala Sno-Jammers Upsala, MN 320-360-4574

Trail Breakers Inc. Wadena, MN 218-6319-4766

Westside Sports Wadena, MN 218-631-1113

√ Power Madd Wyoming, MN 651-462-8465

Snowbirds of Amboy Amboy, MN 507-340-2820

Appleton Ridge Riders Appleton, MN

Blue Earth Snow Rovers Blue Earth, MN 507-893-4679

Ruppert Oil Co Currie, MN 507-763-3778

Blizzard Snowmobile Club Fairmont, MN 507-238-2190

Flying Goose Campground Fairmont, MN 507-235-3458

Holiday Inn Fairmont, MN 507-238-4771

Visit Fairmont Fairmont, MN 507-235-8585

CentraSota Vintage Sledheads Glencoe, MN 320-327-2559

Thunder Bar & Restaurant Good Thunder, MN 507-278-4488

C & A Pro Skis Hutchinson, MN 888-321-6789

Hutchinson Area Chamber & Tourism Hutchinson, MN 320-587-5252

Grover Farm Trucking LLC Lake Crystal, MN 507-720-8120

Madelia Snohawks Madelia, MN 507-642-3563

Riverside Trail Association Madelia, MN 507-642-8981

Deals & Steals Mankato, MN 507-380-0523

Kaduce Tire Mapleton, MN 507-524-4999

Pfeffer Tree Service Mapleton MN 507-317-0595

Action Sports Inc Marshall, MN 507-532-9649

Freedom’s Bar & Grill Redwood Falls, MN 507-637-5522

Weltsch Equipment, Inc Redwood Falls, MN 507-644-3566

Dranttel Sales & Service, Inc. St. Peter, MN 507-931-1363

D Bar Vernon Center, MN 507-549-3153

Best Western Plus & Willmar Conference Ctr Willmar, MN 320-235-6060

Grover Farm Amboy, MN 507-380-8324

Linda’s Place Amboy, MN 507-674-9790

Dick’s Sports Center Morgan, MN 507-249-3180

Darryl’s Motorsports Ormsby, MN 507-736-4131

J&M Parts Supply Chatfield, MN 507-867-4200

Elba Valley Express Elba, MN 507-932-9957

Mauers Bros Tavern Elba, MN 507-932-9957

Tony’s Saloon Elba, MN 507-932-4969

Harry Brown’s Family Automotive Faribault, MN 507-332-7441

S&A Petroleum Lanesboro, MN 507-467-2121

Little Dandy Sports Bar Le Center, MN 507-357-6062

Brewsters Bar & Grill Lonsdale, MN 507-744-2370

√ Motoproz Inc. Mazeppa, MN 507-843-2855

St. Patrick’s Tavern & Restaurant New Prague, MN 952-758-2380

Coborn’s Superstore New Prague, MN 952-758-2556

Union Hill Bar & Grill New Prague, MN 952-758-4239

Susie’s Roadhouse Ostrander, MN 507-657-0000

√ Sette Sports Center Owatonna, MN 507-451-6922

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M&M Lawn & Leisure Rushford, MN 507-864-7781

Grand Stay Hotel & Conference Center Spicer, MN 320-347-1450

Millers Market St. Charles, MN 507-932-3760

Pearson & Stemper Electric St. Charles, MN 507-208-1968

BJ’s Bar & Grill Theilman, MN 507-534-3590

Brewskies Bar & Grill Utica, MN 507-932-3485

Cedar Valley Resort & Outfitters Whalen, MN 507-467-9000

Hugo’s Bar Brimson, MN 218-848-2220

Country Corner Bar Brookston, MN 218-391-5661

Billy’s Duluth, MN 218-525-3465

Bruce & Melissa Illsley Duluth, MN 218-251-6443

Duluth Drift-Toppers Snowmobile Club Duluth, MN

Duluth Lawn & Sport Duluth, MN 218-628-3718

Fish Lake Storage Duluth, MN 218-721-4243

Johnson Supply Co. Duluth, MN 218-722-1717

√ RJ Sport & Cycle Hermantown, MN 218-729-5150

Lutsen Trailbreakers Lutsen, MN 218-663-7305

Duke’s Towing Proctor, MN 218-950-2508

Hoss Construction Saginaw, MN 218-591-3829

Saginaw Grand Lake Station Saginaw, MN 218-345-6266

Bri-Esa’s Convenience Store Silver Bay, MN 218-226-4694

J&H Auto Repair & Towing Silver Bay, MN 218-226-4447

LaBerge Logging & Contracting Silver Bay, MN 218-226-3586

Silver Sledders Trail Authority Silver Bay, MN 218-220-8189

Haugan Construction

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2876

Judy’s Cafe

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-4802

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Two Harbors, MN 800-777-7384

Sonju Two Harbors Sports Center

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2181

Superior Hiking Trail Assn

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2700

TH Auto Inc.

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3089

Two Harbors Federal Credit Union

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2266


Snowmobile Club

Two Harbors, MN 218-830-8089

APA Medical Equipment Inc Minneapolis, MN 612-722-9000

√ Minneapolis Motor Sports Minneapolis, MN 763-634-0244

Westonka Snoblazers Mound, MN 612-309-5882

Moorhouse Motorsports New Germany, MN 507-491-6217

The Doublewide New Market, MN 952-461-3682

Alta Technologies Inc. Plymouth, MN 763-475-5375

Snow Goer/EPG Brand Acceleration Plymouth, MN 763-383-4400

Charlie’s on Prior Prior Lake, MN 952-226-5253

Doherty’s Tavern Prior Lake, MN 952-292-5886

Absolute Insurance Audubon, MN

Pit 611 Audubon, MN 218-439-6121

Barrett Farm Supply Barrett, MN 320-391-1435

DHS Grain Ltd Barrett, MN 320-815-1043

Spud’s Small Engine Service & Repair Barrett, MN 320-528-2299

Richwood Offsale Callaway, MN 218-847-6380

Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill

Detroit Lakes, MN 218-310-4105

Boats Inc Detroit Lakes, MN

Dairy Queen of Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes, MN 218-847-8154

Midwest Machinery Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-4438

Frontier Marine & Powersports Fergus Falls, MN 218-998-4386

Otter Country Trail Assn. Fergus Falls, MN 218-739-3708

AJ’s Gas & Grocery Herman, MN 320-677-2300

Runestone Telecom Assn Hoffman, MN 320-986-2013

Brian Woodle Trucking Kensington, MN 320-815-3992

√ A-1 Automotive Service Moorhead, MN 218-233-6161

West Central Trailblazers Morris, MN 320-589-3445

United Community Bank Perham, MN 218-346-5700

Big Elbow Lake Lodge & Campground Waubun, MN 218-261-0949

Carlson Ag Aviation Wendell, MN 320-284-2415

Snow Thrashers of Dalton Wendell, MN 218-458-2265


V&V Insurance Agency, Inc. Cresco, IA 563-547-2161

MWO Media Burr Ridge, IL 630-887-1941

Texas Crossing Bar & Grill Wahpeton, ND 701-642-1991

Todd Cardinal Andover, MN 612-685-4810

Anoka Area Chamber Anoka, MN 763-421-7130

√ Print Central Blaine, MN 763-780-3333

Sno Barons

Snowmobile Club Blaine, MN Caliber, Inc. Burnsville, MN 952-540-4709

Danner Sales Inver Grove Hts, MN 651-451-0121

√ Leo’s South Lakeville, MN 952-435-5371

√ Lighthouse Motorsport & Marine Rosemount, MN 651-322-4420

Stillwater Snowmobile Club Stillwater, MN

Washington County Star Trail Stillwater, MN 651-430-3175

Lindeman Insurance Agency Inc. Woodbury, MN 651-739-9684

√ Marshall Hardware Duluth, MN 218-525-3638

Pequaywan Area Trailblazers Duluth, MN 218-591-3574

Pequaywan Inn Duluth, MN 218-848-2201

Scott & Lisa Pichette Duluth, MN 218-590-2967

Sheet Metal Solutions Duluth, MN 218-391-6582

Crooked Lake Resort Finland, MN 218-220-0211

Finland Snowmobile Club Finland, MN 218-353-7337

Friends of Finland Finland, MN 218-353-0300

Trestle Inn Finland, MN 218-830-0523

Cook County Snowmobile Club Grand Marais, MN 218-387-9392

√ Hungry Jack LodgeGunflint Trail Grand Marais, MN 218-388-2265

Silver Trail Riders Silver Bay, MN 218-226-4608

√ AmericInn by Wyndham Tofte Tofte, MN 218-663-7899

American Legion Post 109

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-4141

√ AmericInn by Wyndam

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3000

Auto Value

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2191

Blackwoods, Inc

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3846

Castle Haven Two Harbors, MN 218-834-4303

Cooperative Light & Power

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2666

√ Country Inn of Two Harbors

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-5557

Danny’s Auto Two Harbors, MN 218-834-4524

Harbor Insurance

Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2114

Minnesota Snowmobile Education & Advancement Fund Brooklyn Park, MN 763-577-0185


Eden Prairie, MN 952-473-7870

Franzen Law & Policy Group Edina, MN

Kassbohrer ATVPisten Bully Jordan, MN 952-345-3330

Erickson-Larsen Inc. Maple Grove, MN 763-535-0055

Ox Yoke Inn Maple Plain, MN 763-479-2522

√ Tri-K Sports Maple Plain, MN 763-479-3719

Carver County Snowrunners Mayer, MN 952-466-2673

√ CorTrust Bank Mayer, MN 952-657-2500

Prior Lake Snowmobile Assoc. Prior Lake, MN 952-484-3534

Savage Sno-Pacers Savage, MN 612-567-6691

Hennen’s Auto Service Shakopee, MN 952-445-2478

Obrien Development & Holding Company Shakopee, MN 612-741-3945

River Valley Trailblazers Shakopee, MN 952-403-7850

√ St Boni Motor Sports St Boni, MN 952-446-1554

Detroit Lakes Express Inc Detroit Lakes, MN 218-847-8049

Detroit Lakes Tourism Bureau Detroit Lakes, MN 218-847-9202

Okeson Offtrail Sales Detroit Lakes, MN 218-847-9304

ULTRA Snowmobile Club Detroit Lakes, MN

Venom Products Detroit Lakes, MN 218-844-3283

Donnelly Co-Op. Donnelly, MN 320-246-3555

AgCountry Farm Credit Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-5311

Farmers Agency Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-6880

Farmers Cooperative Oil Association Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-4491

Tender Hearts Home Care New York Mills, MN 218-385-3466

Warner Garage Door New York Mills, MN 218-385-2853

54K LLC Norcross, MN 320-815-9720

Lakes Inn at Dunvilla Pelican Rapids, MN 218-863-8000

√ Osage Schoolhouse

Vacation Rental Osage, MN 612-618-5846

Ottertail Aggregatge Ottertail, MN 218-367-2581

Volt Edge Electric Ottertail, MN 218-371-6830

√ Grandstay Hotel & Suites Parkers Prairie, MN 218-338-3380

√ Grandstay Hotel & Suites

Sledtrack Port Crane, NY 607-693-1031

Custom Manufacturing Clinton, WI 608-676-2282

Mag 7 Transport Ellsworth, WI 507-514-0385

Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Assoc. Hayward, WI 715-945-2511

Lulich Implement Mason, WI 715-746-2477

Track Inc. Monico, WI 952-888-7372

Cor PowerSports LLC Somerset, WI 651-387-5880

Arrowhead Groomers St. Germain, WI 715-479-4200

WestView Rental Lodge & Bunkhouse Dubois, WY 715-529-0898

Ollie’s Service Alexandria, MN 320-763-4455

Winning Edge Graphics Alexandria, MN 320-763-7953

Ashby Legion Post 357 Alexandria, MN 218-747-2858

Grant County Herald Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-5326

Grant County Lumber Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-5321

Haley Oil Company Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-4466

LG Seeds – Dana Bloom Elbow Lake, MN

Perham MN 218-346-2033

New Horizons Realty Perham, MN 218-640-0068

Otter Tail Riders Perham, MN 218-385-3991

Perham & Tri-County Stockyards Perham, MN

Visit Laramie Laramie, WY 800-445-5303

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