Minnesota Snowmobiling - March 2022

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Spring 2022 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).

Contents

u FEATURES 10 Winter Rendezvous Recap 14 2022 Veteran’s Appreciation Ride 18 2023 Model Lineup

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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, Greg Sorenson, Jeff Mausolf, Bob King, Larry Shepherd, Bill Kullberg, LeRoy Strehlo, Tom Decker, Mary Violett, Allen Eglinton, Al Lalim, Harold Tomkins Minnesota Snowmobiling (ISSN 1085-1054) is published seven times a year for $14 – September, October, November, December, January, February and March by MidWest Outdoors Limited, 111 Shore Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527. Periodicals postage paid through Brooklyn Park, MN, and additional entries. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association, 7040 Lakeland Ave N., Suite 212, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

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From the President

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From the Vice President

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Directors

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Legislative News

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MnUSA News

21 Club News 22 Youth News 24 Racing News 24 Calendar of Events 26 Vintage News 28 MnUSA Business Members

UPCOMING EVENTS MnUSA Spring Meetings » Apr 22-24, 2022 MnUSA Summer Event » July 8-10, 2022

PUBLISHER Dan Ferris ART DIRECTOR / COPY EDITOR Dena Gervasi ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Chuck Gekas ADVERTISING SALES Jim Gekas, Mark Hunkeler, Larry Ladowski, Roger Cormier, Greg Jones EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Nancy Hanson, Scott Wakefield, Doug Franzen, Joel Kunz, Mark Kavanaugh , Terry Hutchinson CONTRIBUTIONS: Letters, manuscripts, stories, materials and photographs are welcome but cannot be returned unless sender provides a SASE. Minnesota Snowmobiling is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos and drawings. Submission of articles and letters implies the right to edit and publish in all or part. ADVERTISING MWO Media Phone: 847-707-8511 chuck@mwomedia.com www.mnsnowmobiler.org Send all advertising materials to: MWO Media, 111 Shore Drive, 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.

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From the

MnUSA President

We Came, We Rode, We Accomplished, and We are Ready for More Scott Wakefield

brought positive snowmobile media attention throughout the region, and all for a good cause for veteran’s services. The 23rd Annual Black Woods Blizzard What a great time we all had at Tour for ALS, had positive media attention, and saw a Rendezvous. This year’s theme record number of participants (255) raising a record of was to keep it simple, so much for that! What a great $1,655,000, bringing the total raised in the 23 years to turnout of legislators and staff, new announcements, $15.3 million. This is amazing! There were many other great winners of awards, and some of you left the event great fundraising events put on by you and your clubs, with great cookbooks! And everybody learned how along with other organizations, and something where to eat an elephant, one bite at a time. Thank you to we need to continue to tell our story, service before self. MnUSA Region 8 and the clubs in Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association and Lincoln Lakes Area Youth clubs continue to add members. Youth is vitally Snowmobile Club for stepping forward at the last minute important to the sustainability of our association, and we will continue to help youth thrive and grow to the best of to put on a 2022 Rendezvous. our ability within MnUSA. Rendezvous also had an exceptional turn-out from At MnUSA we continue to provide events that promote our DNR partners including Assistant Commissioner those involved in the military and our annual Vets ride Shannon Lotthammer, Enforcement Director Rodmen is no exception with another great turnout this year. Smith, Bruce Lawrence, Parks & Trails Director Ann Legislatively it’s been interesting to say the least, with Pierce, Laura Preus, Paul Purman and Wade Miller. We the House of Representative being closed while the were happy you were able to join us in person. Senate is wide open. My representative has opened a Peanuts themed lemonade stand with “I’m In, I’m Out” And now we reflect on the season as a whole, and how cutouts and was holding court in the rotunda once a great it was north of the Mora-Ashby Dixon line, as I call it, unbelievable amounts of snow, great riding, good week. He was told to stop so now he’s open for business every day. Feel confident in the fact we have Doug and base, and lots of fun. South of the Mora-Ashby Dixon Christian leading us through this weird bipartisan time line, varying amounts of snow and lots of cold weather and that we will have success in the end of session. for making ice. See my article about the resurgence of ice drag racing in 2022 under racing news. There were The magazine has had its challenges in our so many vintage shows across the state I think every “rookie” year, but we are making great strides. The weekend you could’ve attended a show, and the quality of the machines has improved and continues to improve, Communications Committee will be meeting at the MnUSA Spring Meeting to fine-tune the publication for a great part of our sport and the preservation of the ‘golden years ‘of snowmobiling to be experienced by all. next year’s season. We are a growing organization, adding over 2,000 new members this season with many also joining clubs. Welcome aboard. You will find many exciting opportunities to volunteer and share experiences with like-minded people.

So, it’s a time to celebrate our accomplishments, look to good discussions coming up at our Spring Meeting, and do our work for your association. I’m honored to be your President. What a great group of members we have, and always looking for more, but one’s success can easily be attributed to those you surround yourself with.

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Wrapping up the Season

the power valves if you have them. Fog the engine and use a fuel stabilizer in the fuel tank. Remove the belt and battery. Put the battery on a battery tender. Prop the rear of the sled up so the track isn’t touching the ground. Lay dryer sheets on the running board and under the hood and stick a couple sheets up the exhaust. This will keep the critters away. Cover the snowmobile. Give it a hug, a kiss and say, “I’ll see you soon!”

Tim Heinen It’s hard to believe the 2021-22 season is coming to an end (tears are building up in my eyes)! Hopefully you had a chance to get some riding in, either a local ride within your area, or you took a trip. Truth be told, I did not get any riding in locally, but I did get grooming hours in but not as much as I would have liked. I did go to northern Minnesota on four trips this season. I want to thank all the clubs “Up Nort” (a little Scandinavia humor, you betcha) from the east to the west for keeping up grooming the trails and thank you to the southern sections of Minnesota who had received snow, but it didn’t last long before it was beaten off the trails. Your hard work in trail prep didn’t go unnoticed. I especially want to express my gratitude to all the landowners out there for allowing the trails to go across their property. Remember, without them we would have no trails.

Oh, by the way, if you are thinking of a new sled, now is the time to spring check your new sled for next year. Talking with a few dealers, sales are up again, even though there will be limited inventory. I am hoping that the Covid era will be over, and things can get back to normal. But then, what is normal? One other thing—the Spring Meeting is coming up. It will be held April 22-24 at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes. Consider coming to this event and sharing your stories and concerns with us. Again, thanks to all club members who made this season happen!

55th Annual Hay Days September 10th & 11th, 2022

As I reflect on this season it reminds me of all the events the clubs held throughout the season. These clubs not only gave a memorable event to the public, but they raised money for charities within the community they reside in. With that, I meet a lot of wonderful people throughout the season who have a passion for snowmobiling. How can anybody say that snowmobilers are just a nuisance? Sure there are a few bad apples, but that is in all walks of life, and we have to work through those.

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Now comes the time to take the trails out. This does take volunteer time. If you have the time, invest it in helping take the trails out by removing the trail signs out of the fields, picking up any garbage you see along the trail, and more importantly, try and get out when the fields are dry. We don’t want to leave ruts. Talk to the landowners about any concerns they might have, and most of all, thank them for allowing us to cross their property, so hopefully we can cross again next season. It might be a good time to ask landowners if they plan on selling or selling sections of property that might change how the trail is routed. Reach out to the city/county planners and see what the future holds. Now is the time to start planning your route for the next season. Sounds crazy, but when next season comes you don’t want to be hit with surprises where you are scrambling to have a trail go through. With all that said, now it’s time to put that precious sled away. Be sure to give it a good washing, polish the hood and make it shine. Check your idler wheel bearings and rear wheel bearings. Inspect the front-end steering for worn parts. Clean

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MnUSA Directors Executive Board

Directors

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

Region 1 Jim Folz-XM, 29005 110th St NW Warren, 56762, 218-745-5849 binnyandjamez5354@yahoo.com

Vice President Timothy Heinen 20602 Keystone Ave Lakeville 55044 952-250-6642 timothy@heinenzoo.com Secretary 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 Director-At-Large Greg Sorenson 66033 Big Pine Rd Finlayson 55735 218-393-0413 minnsnoman@aol.com

Greg Anderson, 61125 340th St Warroad, 56763, 218-386-3262 gregea42@gmail.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 Gary Gorden, 10837 Aure Rd NW Puposky, 56667, 218-770-2180 ggordenparks@hotmail.com Region 2 Jack White, 11914 Main St, PO Box 514 Northome, 56661, 218-897-5764 jwhite@paulbunyan.net

Committee Chairs

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

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

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

Booth: Dean Thompson · 763-441-8555

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

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

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Region 4 Sheri Gades-XM, 103 5th St N Danvers, 56231, 320-760-3526 gades@ fedteldirect.net 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 David Murphy, 13226 Taylor St NE, Minneapolis 55434, 651-373-0534 dm.4898@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

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

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Dan Larson, 5020 Munger Shaw Rd Saginaw, 55779, 218-729-5411 dlogger222@aol.com Phillip Lockett, 218-348-9161 lockettphillip@yahoo.com Scott Seely, Two Harbors 218-830-1028, srseely@gmail.com

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Dan Hamilton, Duluth, 651-398-2461 danielhamilton@aol.com Rick Johnson-XM, 4353 Briarwood Ln, Hopkins, 55343, 952-935-7249 rick@teampro.net

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Legislative News

Coming Together for the Common Good

by trespass on private land and that our landowners need protection.

An opinion column by Doug Franzen

We are all unique individuals and yet we all have things in common. I like to think one of those things is snowmobiling. It’s true that folks have different opinions about things, but I believe there is not as much difference as we think. For example, politics is portrayed as a full contact sport with daily partisan fighting making the news. There may be some truth in that. However, when you look at the Minnesota Legislature, most of the good things that get accomplished are passed on a bi-partisan basis. Legislators find common ground with their political opponents for the good of all Minnesotans. The MnUSA trespass legislation is a good example of that. In the House of Representatives, our chief author is Rep. Rick Hanson who is a democrat. In the Senate, our author is Sen. Carrie Ruud who is a Republican. There are a lot of issues that Rep. Hanson and Sen. Ruud disagree on. This didn’t stop them from agreeing that our grant-in-aid system is threatened

At this time (March 23), the bill (HF 2819) has passed two House committees with only one dissenting vote. In fact, the bill has now passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 122-10 (I have no idea what’s up with the 10). In the Senate, we have passed three committees with unanimous votes. In the Senate Finance committee today, both Chair Rosen and Minority Leader Lopez-Franzen (a democrat and first co-author of the bill) spoke highly of their interactions with MnUSA and its clubs. The bill should be on the Senate floor this week. I am cautiously optimistic that it will soon pass and be on its way to the Governor to become law. While the margin of support for our bill is unusual, it is just another example of good policy being embraced by both sides. Another example of good policy is SF 3869 authored by Sen. Lang. This bill streamlines the process of registering used snowmobiles, ATVs, and other motorized recreational vehicles. It deletes the requirement of a bill of sale from the registered owner and, instead, requires a bill of sale from the current owner. The bill was heard today in the Senate Environment Committee and received a good reception from the Senators. It will likely be included in the Environment Omnibus bill.

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MnUSA News International Snowmobile Congress Each June, organized snowmobilers and administrators from around the globe get together at the International Snowmobile Congress. For 2022, the Iowa State Snowmobile Association will host the event in Dubuque, IA June 8-11 at the Grand Harbor Resort and Grand River Center. Most daytime events will include business meetings and break-out sessions and seminars on such topics as: • How to work with law enforcement • How to write a successful grant • Women in snowmobiling • Modern avalanche education • Groomer roundtable • Injuries in snowmobiling All work and no play? Not exactly. The hosts are organizing several Iowa-themed activities to match the entertainment value with the business end of the Congress. The slogan for this year’s Congress is ‘Is this Heaven? No—It’s ISC in Iowa,’ playing off the famous line from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams filmed at nearby Dyersville, which will be the location of the traditional Thursday evening ISC off-site excursion. On Tuesday, June 7, early Congress attendees are invited to participate in an Iowa road trip throughout northeast Iowa. Wednesday will be the welcome reception and fundraising event for the Friends of Snowmobiling Political Action Committee. The conference officially starts Thursday morning, June 9. All snowmobilers are invited to participate in the Congress. For more information, visit www.snowmobilers.org/isc or follow International Snowmobile Congress on Facebook.

Alexandria Couple Named 2021 Snowmobile Safety Instructors of the Year Alexandria residents Earl and Sonya Anderson have been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Snowmobile Instructors of the Year for 2021. While the award typically goes to one person, the Andersons have worked together for years to certify nearly 6,500 students in snowmobile safety. The Andersons, who are longtime members of the local Douglas Area Trails Association and MnUSA, host a snowmobile safety class every year. In years when there’s a lack of snowfall, they put wheels on snowmobiles to ensure students can achieve certification. No matter what the scenario, the Andersons figure out a way to ensure every student has what they need for a lifetime of safe and fun snowmobile riding. 8

“Earl and Sonya are exactly the type of volunteer instructors you want in your community,” said DNR Conservation Officer Mitch Lawler, who is stationed in Alexandria and works closely with the Andersons. “They exemplify what it means to be a volunteer instructor, and they go above and beyond to ensure that every single student who attends their class gets the instruction they need to be safe snowmobile riders.” Earl and Sonya are among the more than 1,000 volunteer instructors who teach DNR snowmobile safety classes across the state and are the backbone of the program. Minnesota residents born after Dec. 31, 1976 are required to have a snowmobile safety certificate in order to ride, but DNR safety officials recommend all people who ride a snowmobile complete a safety training course.

MnUSA Spring Meeting Information When: April 22-24, 2022 Where: Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, MN 56425 218-822-5634 What: MnUSA Committee Meetings – Friday & Saturday MnUSA General Membership Meeting – Saturday morning MnUSA Board of Director Meeting – Sunday morning Cost: $10 donation. For planning purposes, pre-registration is required by April 18th to be included in the Saturday noon meal. To register contact the MnUSA office – 763-577-0185, 866-811-7669 or MnUSAoffice@popp.net Schedule of meetings will be available on the MnUSA website: www.mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/mnusa/ mnusa-events

Save the Date – July 8-10, 2022 MnUSA Summer Event is a campout! Hosted by MnUSA Region 7 at Grand Casino Hinckley RV Park Hotel lodging also available. For more information go to www.mnsnowmobiler.org/ get-involved/mnusa/mnusa-events

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Winner Bill Quirk Mark Lien Kevin Nehlich Brad Mack Paul & Jessica Feldmann Caden Zak Leland Peltier Lori Lemm Dawn Dunn Nancy Sturman Bob Lano Ally-Bradon-Natalie Rood Paul Kratochvil Evan Ose Jan Anderson Dean Seeck Fred F Dawer Jill Lawson Richic Rimer Jarred & Justin Burman Todd Anderson Kaleb Schuck Logan Bjerke Kirt & Judy Dotzler Edward L Westerberg Tom Bachmeier Jen Miller Todd Mattison

City Burnsville Gonvick Watertown, SD Detroit Lakes Miamisburg, OH Lakeville Center City Avon Lino Lakes Tenstrike Norwood Young America Rush City New Prague Thief River Falls Belle Plaine Austin Morgan Lonsdale Stillwater Aitkin Gaylord West Concord Byron Aitkin Barnum Lindstrom Hillman Hillsboro, ND

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Winner Jim Reinsberg Loren Arveson John Tevik Mindy Wallace Michael Leiseth Jeff Stall Adam Parnow Anne Hoeschen Lisa Hall Steve Brown Lonnie Gormsen Tim Flicek Joe Rick Alex Smith Brandon Verch Will Crowley CJ Erickson Linda & Tom Bauer Garret Peterson Derek Thoen Tyler & Karina Fredrickson Don Miller Adam Dingmann Mark Gillen Dennis Case Mark Huglen Fastlane Repair Laura Williams Ronald Driscoll Tom Clark Jill Hanson

City Stillwater Warroad Hudson International Falls Crookston Hibbing Crookston Freeport Watertown, SD Faribault Ham Lake New Prague Mahtowa Barnum Hutchinson Owatonna Fargo, ND Long Prairie Crookston Kasson

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MnUSA Raffle Calendar Winners

McGregor Ado Baxter Faribault Prior Lake Crookston Freeport Nashville, TN East Grand Forks Austin Hawley

Photo Contest Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association

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Winner Tim Van Overmeiren Isaiah Moore Kevin & Kegan Lubahn Tim Hennen Nick Bedeaux Wesley Erickson Rita Mehr Brian Parsons Marc Grommeseh Mark Antonson Lynn & Ruth Anderson Russ Sultvedt Lindsey Simon Jim Selzler Gary Schildgen Michael & Renee Horth Eugene Maus Terence Stenmo Fred Parnow Angie Eull Dixie Bach Nicole Prom Kurt Stevens Dan Urch Brock Hanson Kelly Rix Bob O’Neill Grant Johnson Mike Docken Ron Smith

City Superior, WI St. Michael Kasson Freeport Elko New Market Rochert Melrose Detroit Lakes Burnsville Lakeville Grygla Fosston Le Center Waubun Chisago City Marcell Lino Lakes Hatton, ND Crookston Moose Lake Boyd Minneapolis Royalton Owatonna Crookston Prior Lake Jordan St Paul Hallock South Haven

Submission Deadline: April 20, 2022 Prize Money will be awarded for photos used.

(YOUR TRAIL PHOTO HERE)

Promote Your Favorite Trail!

MnUSA’s Fund Raising Committee is seeking photos of Minnesota Trails and Trail Activities to use on the 2023 MnUSA Raffle Calendar. Promote your club and favorite Minnesota trail by providing a photo and tell us about the location. Photos used on the calendar will identify the trail and club responsible for maintenance and may be used in promotion of the calendar. MnUSA members will vote on the photo selection at MnUSA Spring meeting.

• $25 for photos used in raffle calendar (up to 10 maximum per person) Photo requirements: • Horizontal photos preferred. • For voting purposes, print format is required. • High resolution photos will be requested for photos used on the calendar Mail your prints directly to the MnUSA office. Please call with questions.

Decisions of the Fund Raising Committee of MnUSA will be final. Photos may not be returned.

Submit to: Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association

7040 Lakeland Ave. N., Suite 212 Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55428

Phone: 763-577-0185 Fax: 763-577-0186 Toll free: 866-811-SNOW (7669) Spring 2022

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Let’s Ride…

MnUSA Winter Rendezvous

MnUSA’s Winter Rendezvous is all about riding, and this year the trails were excellent thanks to extra efforts of the clubs in Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association and Lincoln Lakes Area Snowmobile Club. The Rendezvous was held at Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, and hosted by MnUSA Region 8 (Carver, Hennepin & Scott counties) with the trail grooming and guides provided by the local clubs. The VIP ride on Friday was very well attended and MnUSA members were able to enjoy the trails and talk with the legislators, fellow members and DNR representatives about trail issues while they enjoyed the trails. Saturday again was a day to ride with the local guides taking their guests on their trails and to their favorite trail stops. Evening receptions provided time to share experiences along with great food.

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radar runs and received a trophy for the most dedicated youth snowmobiler. Maddie is the future of youth snowmobilers and brings youth and energy to her club members.

MnUSA’s Snowmobiler of the Year: Alan Vesley, Turtle River In 1977, Al and his parents were among the founding members of the North Country Snowmobile Club of Bemidji. He has been a valuable member and supporter of snowmobiling his entire life. In the last 20 years he has been a groomer operator, mechanic, board member, charitable gaming board member, DNR liaison and trail coordinator. He also assists in obtaining trail permits from landowners and helps with snowmobile safety training. Al makes it fun to be involved in club activities, always with a smile on his face even when things don’t go as planned.

MnUSA’s Snowmobile Family of the Year: David “Dave” and Janice “Jan” Steinbauer, Faribault

The MnUSA membership meeting was held on Sunday morning with the DNR Enforcement and Trails & Parks providing updates.

Thanks and Recognition….

One of the highlights of Rendezvous is the Saturday awards banquet where MnUSA recognizes individuals for their dedication and volunteer efforts on behalf of snowmobiling, DNR Enforcement recognizes its Snowmobile Safety Instructor of the Year, and DNR Trails and Parks presents its Director’s Award.

MnUSA’s Unsung Hero: Sandy Doherty, Shakopee Sandy, a member of the River Valley Trail Blazers served as secretary of the club for many years and is the club organizer and fundraiser. Some of her tasks include organizing meetings and events, trail work, law enforcement liaison, media communication; selling map ads, soliciting prizes for club fundraising events, and she has raised thousands of dollars for the MnUSA veterans’ appreciation snowmobile ride. If anything needs to be done to promote snowmobiling or resolve a problem she will be the first one to say, “I can do it.”

Dave and Jan Steinbauer have been members of the Faribo Sno-Go Club, Inc. for 40 years, with Dave serving as Assistant to the Trail Administrator for 33 of those years. Jan has served two terms as club secretary and as trail crew member for 33 years as well. They are responsible for approximately 15 miles of trail, maintaining excellent rapport with the over 30 landowners they deal with. They keep their permits up to date before they start to sign their trails. Each sign is placed so you can see the next sign as you pass the last, even in the most inclement weather. Dave has helped build at least nine bridges which he inspects every fall and recommends necessary repairs.

MnUSA’s Club of the Year: North Country Snowmobile Club, Bemidji MnUSA recognizes this 105+ member club for its promotion of snowmobiling. The 44-year-old club runs ads in the local paper to announce trail opening and closing. Members have been on the radio station promoting the sport of snowmobiling. In addition to promoting snowmobile safety training classes at all the local schools, they have a

MnUSA’s Young Snowmobiler: Madelyn “Maddie” Anderson, Bovey Maddie is the secretary of her club, the Greenway Snowmobile Club. She is the PR spokesperson at many of the club events, is involved in the club rides, picnic, meetings and parades, and promotes membership by club events, and advocates her peers to join a club. She also races in club Spring 2022

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booth at the local Home Sport and Travel Show. The club grooms and maintains nearly 400 miles of trails. Hosting the 2020 MnUSA Winter Rendezvous gave the club a great opportunity to get local businesses involved in the world of snowmobiling and what it has to offer.

MnUSA’s DIRECTOR’S AWARD This year DNR’s choice for its Director’s Award is a large group of people who are vital to Minnesota’s place as a world class snowmobiling destination. Although not represented by an organization, true to the spirit of the grant in aid approach, these people are not paid for their services. They are motivated by the common good of trails and outdoor recreation and all the good things that come from trails and outdoor recreation. The thousands of Minnesota’s private landowners who have chosen to host a grant in aid snowmobile trail on their land, are recipients of the 2022 Director’s Award. A single award was presented to MnUSA

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2022 Winter Rendezvous VIP Ride There is never a bad day to go snowmobiling and this year’s VIP Ride at the Winter Rendezvous was no different. The day started out a little chilly but under the bright sunny sky it quickly warmed to the low teens. This year we were joined on our ride by legislators, staff members and DNR representatives. As always it is our goal to showcase our great sport and to open it up to those that help us create the best trail system in the world.

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President Scott Wakefield, also a landowner, and certificates will be sent to each sponsor and club in the GIA system for prominent display in offices and at events. Without these landowners, the system would never be the same.

For our ride this year we chose a route that most of us must ride, through beautiful wooded areas but also through towns, down alleys, across road bridges and highways, including along some nasty ditches. The Gull Lake Drifters, Baxter Snowmobile Club and the Lincoln Lakes Area Snowmobile Club did an outstanding job grooming their trails, but we all know that getting there sometimes presents a challenge. With our route choice we wanted to show our legislators what a beautiful trail there would be if funding was available to open up a small trail corridor along the west boundary of Camp Ripley as part of the Camp Ripley Veteran’s State Trail. The 16 or so miles would run between Pillager and Randall, which would only add to a beautiful part of our area. Mark Kavanaugh President, Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association Past President, MnUSA

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2022 Snowmobile Registrations Solid Paul Purman, DNR State Trail and Program Consultant, updated the membership with the snowmobile fund income status and registration renewal rates. The registration numbers look good and are in line with expectations with solid renewal rates. If numbers continue as projected the outlook for next season’s grants is positive. $500,000 has been set aside for the Trail Improvement Grant Program with two rounds of applications available for 2022. This fund is for projects not generally covered under normal trail maintenance and grooming expenses. The first round for applications will be open April 1-May 31 and, if there are funds remaining, the second round will open August 1-September 15. Information on the Trail Improvement Grants can be found at www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/recreation/gia_snowmobile.html

The Great MnUSA Tab Off The 2022 Great MnUSA Tab Off is officially in the record books. Because there was no Rendezvous last year, this is two years worth of Tabs. The competition was initiated by the River Valley Trail Blazers (RVTB) at a prior Rendezvous. The challenge was to all MnUSA snowmobile clubs to participate in the “Tab Off ” and collect tabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Saving your “Tabs” helps to support families with a medical crisis staying at Ronald McDonald Houses in the Upper Midwest.

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At Rendezvous, tabs in 1 gallon Zip Lock bags were collected from the following clubs: 36 Bags – Itasca Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club – Joel Biersdorff 34 Bags – River Valley Trailblazer’s Snowmobile Club/ Eagles (FOE 4120) Patrons and Volleyball Players 3.5 Bags – Bay Port Pathfinders Snowmobile Club 1 Bag – Faribo Sno-Go Snowmobile Club .75 Bag – Hinckley Pine City Flames .5 Bag – Finland Snow & ATV Club .5 Bag – Haypoint Jack Pine Snowmobile Club .5 Bag – Otsego River Riders Snowmobile Club 76.75 Bags Total – Total Weight = 198 lbs Thank you to everyone that saved tabs. RVTB will once again host this event for 2023, so START SAVING YOUR TABS! Thank you to club members Steve Blake and Sandy Doherty for organizing this event.

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Minnesota Snowmobile Education and Advancement Fund (MSEAF) and Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MnUSA) held their 14th annual Veterans Appreciation Snowmobile Ride on February 12, 2022 in Cohasset, Minnesota. This was our largest ride ever with 147 veterans and guests participating in the ride with 28 guides and sweeps from the local area snowmobile clubs, providing 12 guided groups of riders enjoying the perfectly groomed trails. The ride was based out of Sugar Lake Lodge and their staff hosted a wonderful event and provided anything we needed at a moment’s notice. They have hosted this event several times and will continue to welcome us back in the future. One of the many highlights of our ride was the “Trail of Honor” that was provided by local club members. As you can see by the photos, 100 eight-foot-tall poles and American flags were placed on both sides of the trail coming into our lunch stop. The lunch stop was at the Itasca Driftskippers’ clubhouse whose members provided a great lunch which was donated and prepared by their members. Everyone in our ride was also given a club logo sweatshirt donated to us as a memory of our event. We can’t thank this club and their members enough for all they do for us including the perfectly groomed trails. The Saturday night banquet was again a huge success with great food and an open microphone being passed around for

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any veteran to share their service and stories with the group. We also had speakers discuss the importance of seeking help when it’s needed and how to get it. We have had a veteran tell us after attending one of our past events that he chose to seek help instead of taking his life. Our event will continue to be about our support of our veterans and thanking them for their service.

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Our need for snowmobiles for veterans who don’t have one was increasingly difficult this year and we need to thank everyone who provided sleds to use including Duluth Lawn & Sports, Polaris Industries, John Olmsheid, Don Wineland, Larry Shepard (the other one), Rick Murray, Beth Maaniga, and Terry Hutchinson. Thank you to all who supported the ride. This event would not have been possible without the more than 120 donors who funded the ride, the assistance of Duluth Lawn & Sports, Polaris Industries, Widdes Trailer Sales, Itasca Driftskippers, Lawron Trail Riders, all the local club members who helped, and especially Al Lauer. Terry Hutchinson President, MSEAF Past President, MnUSA

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Thank the following for their donation to the 2022 and future Veterans Appreciation Rides EVENT SPONSORS Duluth Lawn & Sports Polaris Industries Widdes Trailer Sales, Esko Itasca Driftskippers Lawron Trailriders Sugar Lake Lodge Tikes Trophy Sausage VETERAN PLATINUM SPONSORS (Sponsor of 8 or more Veterans) Foxtailers Snowmobile Club Northern Pine Riders Shakopee Lions Shakopee American Legion Post 2 Blizzard Snowmobile Club, Inc. Flags and Honor of Minnesota North Country Snowmobile Club VETERAN GOLD SPONSORS (Sponsor of 4 or more Veterans) LeCenter VFW Post 1803 Walter Scott Erickson Post 557 Chaska VFW Post 1791 Shakopee Eagles Club Shakopee VFW Post 4046 VETERAN SILVER SPONSORS (Sponsor of 2-3 Veterans) American Legion 0142 Kraft-Ostrom Andrew Graf Appleton Ridge Runners Brainerd Snodeos Inc. Country Snow Cruisers Inc Dalton Snowthrashers Dick & Lynne Schleicher – Derek Schleicher Memorial Douglas Area Trail Assn Eden Prairie Snowdrifters Inc. Elrosa Baseball Club, Inc. Forest Lake VFW Post 4210 Gerald W Weiland Hastings Sno Mos Itasca Driftskippers Snowmobile Club Inc. Larry & Judy Shepherd Lincoln Lakes Area Snowmobile Club Lonsdale Snowizards Low Plains Drifter Snowmobile Club Minnesota United Snowmobilers Assn Region IV

MnUSA Region 6 MnUSA Region 8 New Prague Snowdrifters Pequaywan Area Trail Blazers Prior Lake Snowmobile Association Red Wing Riverview Riders, Inc. Rice Creek Trail Assn Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club River Valley Trail Blazers Savage Sno-Pacers Sno Barons Snowmobile Club Sno-Trackers, Inc. Tamarack Sno-Flyers Inc. ULTRA Snowmobile Club VFW Paul F. Donart Post 2853 VFW Post 4452 Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club West Central Trailblazers VETERANS BRONZE SPONSORS (Sponsor of 1 Veterans) Bayport Pathfinders Babe’s Place Bretbecca Inc dba Pullman Carver County Snowrunners Clay County Trail Blazers Cliff & Coulee Climbers Snowmobile Club Dakota Trails Association, Inc. David Lee Douglas Swanson Earl Klersy Faribo Sno-Go Club Forest Lake Snowmobile Club, Inc. Greenway Snowmobile Club Harry Brown’s Family Automotive Henry Hammers Itasca Snow Rangers Jeff & Janine Lovold Jeffry & Louise Kack K-M Snowdrifters La Canne’s Marine Inc LeSueur County Snowmobile Trails Assn Mark & Sue Steinmueller Michael & Cheryl Clevenger Minnesota United Snowmobilers Assn Region 5 MnUSA - Harold Brace Memorial Moonshiners Snowmobile Club MSPN Inc.

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Northwest Trails Development Association Otsego River Riders Otter Trail Riders Snowmobile Club Patricia Sable Paul & Suzanne Munsterteiger Robert & Judith King Sakatah Trail Sno-Cruisers Scott Ecklund Shakopee Valley Lions Club Sno Hawks Snowmobile Club Trail Breakers Inc Tri County Trail Blazers Twin River Riders Snowmobile Club Warren Sno-Cat Club Westonka Snoblazers Whitewater Trail Blazers Wolf Pack Snowmobile Club CONTRIBUTORS Chris Carr Glenn & Lisa Marie Kaufmann Greg & Nancy Gellert Jerry & Nancy Hanson Jerry Kujala John Bautch Marc Dahlquist Mark LaBaw Randy Laberge Richard Johnson Sette Sports Center, Inc. Terrance & Dianne Peterson Brandon Anderson AREA BUSINESS PARTNERS/CONTRIBUTORS & SPONSORS Visit Grand Rapids Old Dutch Pepsi Grand Rapids Jaycees Super One Chopper City Piston Bully Carl Sauer, WIDO TV Robb Coles, KDJR TV and a Community of Amazing Volunteers

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Looking a Sled Ahead 2023 Model Lineup

by Joel Kunz With the 2022 sledding season in the books, snowmobile manufacturers are looking forward to 2023 with updated lineups and features. With outdoor activities leading the way in family fun, all aspects of the sport of snowmobiling from comfort to extreme use are in play when manufacturers sit down and map out their lineups. With new manufacturing technologies and materials like no other previous era at hand, snowmobiles are being transformed to fit a variety of riding styles and comforts. From horsepower to lightweight chassis improvements, there is plenty new for 2023. All the manufacturers have been dealing with supply chain issues that have led to delays in even the announcing of what is new. Horsepower and agility are on the forefront of what is on the horizon. That may be because research shows an average age of snowmobiler that is getting younger. Just a few years ago the average age of a snowmobiler was between 44 and 46 years of age, with an average family income of around $75,000. That age number has dropped to 39 years with nearly 40% of those earning around $85,000 per year. That makes it pretty easy to see what better horsepower and agility combined with improvements in comfort and function for trail and utility sleds are what’s on the minds of manufacturers. Built for speed and agility, Arctic Cat’s lineup of trail sleds sets the standard. Fan favorites such as the ZR 9000 Thundercat, the ZR 6000, the

ZR 8000 and the BLAST ZR 4000 are back, along with new additions for riders at every level. The ZR 6000 R-XC is the latest version to tame the trails, with its proven race record and agile design. If you need a sled to work as hard as you do, the Norseman 8000 X and the BLAST LT 4000 sport utility models offer dependable power and can handle the toughest jobs. Crossover sleds give riders the best of everything. The RIOT 8000 is agile and powerful enough for any snow condition, and the new RIOT 9000 packs an extra punch. The RIOT X 8000 boasts more mountain-oriented features, with the ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension and 2.6-inch lugs, but can still tame the trail with ease. The BLAST XR 4000 is the perfect mid-sized crossover, and for a ride with friends, the BLAST XR 4000 Touring is equipped with comfortable 2-up seating. Their mountain lineup is designed for the challenges of the back country. The M 8000 Hardcore, the BLAST M 4000 and the M 8000 Mountain Cat are equipped with the groundbreaking ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension, reinforced running boards, lockable rear track shocks and more features, with deep snow specifically in mind. The brand-new Blast M 4000 LTD with narrower front end and lightweight mountain seat makes it easier than ever to conquer the back country. The next generation of snowmobilers starts here. With a lineup that emphasizes safety and can adapt and “grow” with your new rider, these youth-size sleds make it easy for young snowmobilers to gain confidence and skill. The ZR 120 offers

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a safe, fun experience for even the newest rider, and the ZR 200 brings more power, as well as a full trail certification so they can ride along with mom and dad. From the very first sketch, the 850 Patriot was designed to be boosted! Its proven architecture has earned it a reputation for rock-solid durability. Patriot Boost will build on that success. The Patriot Boost engine delivers superior consistency and control, unrivaled in 2-stroke turbo engines. The patentpending SmartBoost system represents a breakthrough in turbocharged 2-stroke technology. The turbocharger features a vertical design with a scalloped, reverse rotating turbine. This results in a lightweight turbo that is seamlessly integrated into the Matryx Slash platform. The direct airflow path and lightweight turbocharger result in immediate response and power.—up to 9 psi of boost. Electronic boost control paired with the patent-pending SmartBoost system allows the Patriot Boost to constantly adjusts and fine-tune itself, producing consistent, hassle free, dominating performance every single ride. The SmartBoost system enables the Patriot Boost to be the most powerful production turbo 2-stroke engine ever, creating 10% more power than the Patriot 850 at sea level, and 50% more power than the 850 Patriot at 10,000 feet of elevation with up to 9 PSI of boost. SmartBoost also reduces turbo lag, delivering the industry-leading power with unrivaled response. Patriot Boost Smartboost system will be available in a number of models in 2023 including Polaris mountain sleds Pro RMK Slash and RMK Khaos Slash. It will also be available in the trail-proven Indy VR1 and unrivaled on and off trail performance of the Switchback Assault. Getting less publicity but new for 2023 is the new Polaris 4-stroke S4 motor. The 1000cc twin cylinder engine is based on the proven architecture that powers Polaris offroad vehicles, with purpose-built snowmobile-focused improvements to deliver reliability and efficiency. It is available in numerous models including the INDY XC, INDY Adventure and INDY Adventure X2. It is also available in the Voyageur 146 and TITAN Adventure 155. The new Gen5 platform and growth in youth-oriented sleds—a reflection on the younger average age of owners and growing number of families enjoying the sport. Ready for anything the trail can throw at you with unrivaled performance, unparalleled agility and handling, enjoy a superior riding experience with the all-new REV Gen5 platform and enhanced connectivity with the new 10.25-inch color touchscreen display.

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the industry’s best power-to-weight ratio for a truly legendary ride. Ski-Doo also has made steps to provide the perfect ride for every rider with lighter more agile chassis throughout the lineup. The 2023 Ski-Doo lineup features the all-new, easy-toride and easy-to-own Neo models at the perfect price. Plus, one of the biggest things is the MXZ 120 and 200 which add more winter excitement for the youngsters. These stock factory sleds have significance in youth racing, a growing sport that puts the mentorship of a coach and a family friendly environment around the sport of snowmobiling. Sleds designed for an enhance youth experience are an important part of the lineup and a part of what Ski-Doo plans are for the future. Yamaha has made improvements in their EPS system. The Yamaha Variable Electric Power System (EPS) was introduced for snowmobiles in 2011, pioneering the innovative technology that both reduces steering effort and increases steering precision. The newest generation has reduced weight by over three pounds and incorporates a ‘brushless’ DC motor. No brushes to

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MXZ NEO wear out means greater reliability and much better thermal features to improve rider experience and ability seems on performance or ability to maintain full output power for longer track. periods of time. Variable assist EPS utilizes a magnetic torque sensor to measure steering input based on torsion or ‘twist’ of Choosing a new snowmobile for 2023 might be a difficult task, the steering post resulting from handlebar input combined with but as always, I suggest talking with your local dealer and ski resistance. The contactless, magnetic torque sensor supplies making a choice based on many factors that include your this data to an integrated control module which in turn, signals goals, expectations and proximity to a dealer that will fit and the brushless servo-motor to assist the steering through its take care of your needs. Supply chain issues will continue to powered, worm-gear drive assembly. The system also provides affect the industry, so again, working closely with your local engine RPM and vehicle speed data to the control module dealer will get you the answers you need. which calibrates for increased assistance at lower speeds, then tapers off as the vehicle accelerates, giving a more balanced, natural feel or ‘connection’ to the terrain. When the skis encounter an abrupt force that works against the steering SIDEWINDER L-TX SE input, the torque sensor alerts the control module to apply additional assistance to counteract or ‘resist’ the negative input. This effectively reduces the steering effort required while enhancing predictability for greater rider confidence and less fatigue. Yamaha has taken improvements in this system and paired in with their Fox iQS suspension system and added it to a number of sleds for 2023 within the lineup from trail to mountain, crossover to 2-up or utility. The new for 2023 EPS system looks to be one of the main additions. With proven technology and performance to build on from chassis to power plants, adding 20

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Club News Chaska SnoHawks Annual Benefit The Chaska SnoHawks in MnUSA Region 8 held their annual benefit on Saturday March 5th at Sticks Tavern on the Dahlgreen Golf Course. It was another perfect Minnesota day, mid 20’s for highs and bright sunny skies, which brought out huge crowds again. Attendance was estimated at over 400 people including the area’s State Senator Julia Coleman. This year’s benefit recipient was Ryent Trebiatowski, son of Valerie and Sean Trebiatowski of Belle Plain, MN. Ryent was born on January 21st, 2020, and was diagnosed with ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2021. Ryent has been through many medical treatments, including 25 chemo treatments, 10 lumbar punctures, bone marrow biopsies, and surgery, including the installation of a G-tube in his stomach, and many days in the hospital.

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The snowmobile community gave very generously through donations, silent auction purchases, raffle participation, and purchasing a $10 bowl of all-you-can-eat chili at the event. To date, they have raised $43,248, with more coming in as this edition went to press. The Trebiatowski family would like to thank the Chaska SnoHawks for putting on the benefit in honor of Ryent; and the Chaska SnoHawks would like to thank Sticks Tavern, all the people and businesses that donated items for the silent auction and the raffles, and all the wonderful snowmobilers that came out, bought all of seven roasters of chili, and gave so generously of their time and donations.

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‘Thumb Fun’—Kids Pro Ice

by Joel Kunz

Ice event in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, near my home. Food, There are a lot of activities that to this writer and former coach lodging, gas and community information is important to that are worth the effort if done properly and in the spirit of those visiting, and am sure some area businesses have not giving to a sport by teaching the younger generation. That for considered. With more families participating, that will change. sure is those involved in youth snowmobile racing, an effort that is also starting to drive innovation on the manufacturer I had the pleasure of talking about this with Beau Mannino level. On a level of true charitableness, a group of enthusiasts from Kid’s Pro Ice. He has two children participating and has get together in a non-profit organization with a few simple been involved for a number of years. Basically, from what I things in mind. Those things are based on a true family could gather there are five clubs with two based in Wisconsin, helping family experience, mentorship and young people two based in Minnesota and one in Canada. Together they learning to work with others in what can be often difficult form a tight-knit community of people who do their best to circumstances....and conditions. What can be better than enjoy a winter sport that can often be challenging on machines that in a digital world where interaction that can—as any and all do—break with your peers and adults together is down. I found stories of families helping limited. Starting at age 4 and open to families by providing a spare motor to kids until 16, age and horsepower in a someone who had blown one so that the well thought out and sanctioned group youngster can race. Then, when that kid of clubs provide an amazing opportunity won first place and beat the one whose for people beyond those just racing. family he got the motor from, both As a former baseball coach and team families got together and shared in the organizer I can see how those involved experience. The Kid’s Pro Ice website have the potential to be a positive says it pretty clearly, “Our mission is to influence in not only their children’s promote sportsmanship and friendship life and growth but in others around A serious Pro Ice competitor. through our passion for snowmobiles them and the communities they visit. and racing.” Sponsorship and industry involvement in the growth are certainly something anyone reading this There is a great deal of mentorship and interaction with the should consider. With the manufacturers’ obvious growth in kids who participate. Some kids are there to enjoy the day, be snowmobiles geared towards the younger riders and statistics with friends, have fun riding fun machines and enjoy the day. showing a younger average snowmobile owner, with a family, Beau mentioned his daughter as one of those kids, with his it is easy to see that there are good things happening at this son being the ultra competitive type who is looking to win if level of the sport. he can. These families also travel, bringing tourism dollars into other communities. I was surprised to learn of numerous families who traveled from Minnesota to be involved in the Fire on 22

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A typical race day schedule looks like this: 8:30 a.m. – Hot Laps 9:30 a.m. – Drivers Meeting 10:00 a.m. – Racing Starts

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about parents and people with knowledge pitching in and getting it done, to be sure that a child can hop on that sled, pinch the throttle and go around the track the best they can. To me, that is easier than trying to teach a kid to hit a baseball and have confidence doing it and much better than anything else they could do with their thumb. All clubs are sanctioned by the ISR (International Snowmobile Racing, Inc) and have rules as to machine power and speed, based on age group and ability. A universal sanctioning body and format for race day points, series points and year-long awards allows for a participation level of the family’s choice. Youngsters can start at age four on 120cc, 3.5 horsepower machines with rev limiters that max out between 10 and 12mph. It grows from there after age 7, with a modified class using a 206cc sealed Briggs & Stratton engine and gearing that allows for speeds from 25 to 50mph. That is going pretty quick for a youngster, but confidence grows quickly. From there it goes to the Champs class which involves even more capabilities for kids up to age 16. A big part of the fun according to Beau is seeing kids learn about simple sled maintenance and how it changes as the sleds get bigger and more powerful. Some kids are fully involved with the learning and some just there to drive and have fun, which again is a testament to a team effort that is the core of the sport.

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Racing News by Scott J. Wakefield Ice Drag Racing is back and had a great year! With limited snow conditions in the lower half of Minnesota, and with the brutally cold winter—at one point the sixth coldest on record—ice racing has seen a resurgence as of late. I was able to hit a few of the races this year, and what I saw was huge crowds of spectators, a good showing of machines, and some really hot action with high speeds, whoa! You gotta love that, Minnesota. In Okoboji, Iowa, flagman Kyle Gray reported they had 178 entries, up from previous years, and many close races, so much that the high-speed camera had to be reviewed many times to determine a winner. Gary Foster, who is 88 years old and still running around the pits, had his racer Jeff Frye winning all the races in the classes they had entered. Open Pro Mod Unlimited is a crowd favorite. Seeing those turbocharged snowmobiles take off from the ice and flying down the track in a “blink of an eye” is really something. Feeling the reverberation against your chest lets you know it’s race time, now folks. Next off to Waseca. The Krueger/Spindler crew’s hard work paid off, with a great racetrack on Clear Lake, under wonderful blue skies, and mid 20s. Another great showing of 199 entries again, up from previous years. The 500-foot track was as perfect as you could get, and that meant high speeds and using most, if not all, the 1,500 feet of shut down after the finish line. Gary Foster, the legend himself,

made the trip to Waseca and actually rode his ‘77 Ski-Doo Blizzard. He finished in 4th place, and it was a very special moment, to be 88 years old and still racing. The Open Pro Mod Unlimited 1000 cc class, again was super popular with the crowds, and sleds were running low 4-second times and 120 to 125 miles per hour—in again, 500 feet. And lastly, I made my way to Titlow Lake in Gaylord, Minnesota to a big vintage show along with great racing, high speeds, huge crowds, and big motor sleds and 2,000 feet of shut down on 1,000-foot racetrack. It was hosted by the Sibley County Drift Dodgers Snowmobile Club and right on the outskirts of town. They used the 1,000-foot track and had a perfectly groomed snow track for radar runs and fun runs. Again, another perfect Minnesota winter day, light winds, sunny and high in the mid-20s. The all 4-stroke class saw a

Calendar of Events Fun Summertime Events you shouldn’t miss! Apr 22-24 – MnUSA Spring Meetings, Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Baxter, MN. MnUSA Committee Meetings, Membership Meeting & Board of Directors Meeting https://mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/mnusa/mnusa-events May 7 – Greater Minnesota Two-Cylinder Club, Morrison County Fairgrounds, Little Falls MN Featured Antique and Vintage Snowmobiles 7am to 5pm. Arctic vs. Polaris & Celebrating John Deere’s 50th http://www.gmntcc.com Jun 2-4 – Milbank Vintage Show – 60 Years of Arctic Cat, Milbank SD. Twin Brooks Threshing Grounds 605-880-1578 Cal. https://milbankshow.com Jun 8-11 – 54th Annual International Snowmobile Congress, Dubuque, IA https://www.snowmobilers.org/isc Jul 8-10 – MnUSA Summer Event, Grand Casino Hinckley RV Park & Hotels https://mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/mnusa/mnusa-events 24

Jul 16-18 – Grantsburg Watercross 45th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Watercross, Grantsburg, WI. https://grantsburgwatercross.com Jul 23 – 12th Annual Kolacky Days Vintage Show, 9am to 3 pm , Downtown Historic Montgomery MN https://www.montgomerymn.org/vintage-snowmobile-show Aug 26-27 – Outlaw Grass Drags Rum River Trail Association, 3708 Baptist Church Road Princeton, MN http://www.outlawgrassdrags.com Aug 26-28 – Pioneer Power Show Featured Antique and Vintage Snowmobiles 7am to 5pm daily, 34605 265th Ave, LeSueur, MN http://pioneerpowershow.com Sep 10-11 – 55th Annual Hay Days, North Branch, MN https://haydays.com

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top speed of 116.8 on a 2018 Arctic Cat King Cat, and the 4-stroke no-restriction class had a top speed of 166.4 on an Arctic Cat 1100.

With more than 140 miles of groomed trails, The North Shore State Trail cuts through the backwoods along Lake Superior for hours of winter enjoyment. Make Lake County, MN your top winter fun destination.

If 2022 was any indication, if the conditions are right, and you have a committed group of volunteers and people willing to put in long hours and hard work, you can create excitement, have fun, and pull off a spectacular snowmobile event with huge crowds and some of the hottest racing in the area.

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Vintage News by Scott J. Wakefield At the Midwest Ride-In this year the featured snowmobile was John Deere to coincide with its 50th Anniversary of producing snowmobiles. At the Saturday night banquet, those in attendance had the special honor to hear legendary I-500 racer Brian Nelson speak. Brian talked about how John Deere really shocked the racing world with its win in this prestigious race. So much so that Polaris and acting race director Bob Eastman protested. I’ve included a copy of the actual letter of protest dated January 22nd, 1976, signed by Robert Eastman, Acting Race Director, Polaris. In addition, I’ve included a copy of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Association 1976 International “500” Snowmobile Race Tear-Down Inspection sheet for sled #269 ridden by Brian Nelson dated January 22nd, 1976, showing everything checking out OK. In fact, the win was legitimate and still stands today as one of the greatest upsets and wins for the little guy when it came to snowmobile racing. I’ve also included a copy of a letter from Deere and Company dated January 28th, 1976, to Brian Nelson congratulating him and his crew on the big win, signed by the Senior Vice President of John Deere at the time, Robert J. Carlson. If anything, this proves yet again, that if you really put your mind, body and (Brian will tell you) soul into a specific goal, you can achieve that goal with hard work, perseverance and the most important thing, good luck!

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• Full time lobbyist to protect your sport • Discounts at participating business members • Extra-Miler members receive an XM pin and other perks at MnUSA events • Support for youth and adult safety training • Official membership card & decals

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Gary Butz Jim Carlson Tom Chamberland Dale & Sonya Clementson Mark & Lori Coleman J. A. Connelly Steve Cowing Randy Demmer Charles & Sandy Doherty Trent Dore Allen Doty Bill Douglas Raymond Driver James & Beth Duckless Wade & Melissa Dykema Mike & Chris Eck Rusty Eichorn Rick & Shelley Evenson Lawrence Faires Daniel A. & Janet Feeney Jim & Belinda Folz Christian Franzen Russell & Sheri Gades Greg & Nancy Gellert Joe Gerrits Bill Gibson Alex Gould Larry Grabanski Ed & Judy Grelson Grudell Family Allen & Michele Gruidl Donald & Thelma Hansen Dan Hartel Dane, Barb & Rebekah Hasbrouck

Brian & Rosanne Hauge Arne & Sharon Heggedal Dennis Heimerman Kason Heinecke Glen & Jane Heino Gordon & Diane Heitke Bob Hellerud Jason & Angie Hendrickx Jack & Julie Hensley Scott Hillig Jack & Julie Hinsley Jennifer Hoglund Robert & Gayle Holt Rex & Arlene Holzemer Bruce Hughes Terry & Debbie Hutchinson William & Sherri Jarvis Michael Jasan Kevin & Julie Jergenson Richard & Judith Johnson Terry Johnson Charlie & Sue Johnson Todd Johnson Paula Jones Jeff & Louise Kack Kathy Karkula Jerry Kastner Mark & Susan Kavanaugh Jim & Ellen Keesling Michael Killian Bob & Judy King Paul Kirscht Earl Klersy Brent Klomps Keith Kluempke

Steven & Linda Knopp Marlys Knutson Monty Krause William Kuehn Jerry Kujala Kenny Kukacka Greg Kunz Mark & Kathy LaBaw Randy Laberge Mark Langevin Orv & Dee Langohr Ken Larson Brian & Paula Larson Levi & Kristen LaVallee LaVallee Inc Kevin & Lisa Leary Tim & Tammy LePage Roger & Donna Letcher Kevin Lewison Bob Libby Jr. Jay Loeffler Michael Lommel Justin Longstrom Dave & Laurie Lorence Gary & Judy Lothenbach Brian & Janeen Lucker Brian & Penny Lund Paul & Barb Maki Mike Manderfeld David & Dianna Martin Joel Matter Shawn Mayer Peter McTie Steve, Brittni, Skylar, Sven & Serenity Meier Jim & Barb Mickow Rick Miller William Moreland

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Donald & Bonnie Mork Dave & Patti Myers Eli Nelson Pete & Bonnie Nelson Alex Nelson Mike & Judy Nodsle Brent & Jenny Oberdieck Paul Onken Jeff Orth Tyler & Kristin Osiecki Daniel Osterkamp Guy Parsons Brian Patnode Brian & Cathy Pazzelli David & Heather Pederson Walter & Connie Petersen Douglas Peterson Ron Peterson Terry & Dianne Peterson Lowell Peterson Craig & Yvonne Peterson Petschl Family Jerome Phelps Bill Plombon Heather Potter Jeffrey Price Ramie Ramsden Dan Reid Eric Reierson Mike & Peggy Reis Steve & Kim Renslow Mark & Sue Ringham Joe & Wendy Risius Lorenz Roberts Mike Roettger Carrie Ruud Rodney Saline Grant Scheibe

Chuck Schreiber Dean Seeck Patrick Shea Dan Shelton Larry & Judy Shepherd Bruce Shirley Bob Skoglund Rod & Jennifer Skorich Nick & Gretchen Slavicek Steven & Jane Spaeth Mark & Sue Steinmueller John & Melanie Tevik Mike & Vicki Thelen Jeff Thomas Mark & Karen Thompson Ron & Pat Travis Ole & Ruth Tweet Keith & Jennifer Twombly David Van Wie Kyle Voelz Paul Vranish Scott & Lisa Wakefield Jeff Walstrom Ron Warhol Merle Weidemann Gerald Weiland Kim Werkmeister Marv & Sally West Rick & Ruth Whitcomb Rob White Steve “Woody” & Janet Widness Archie Wiedewitsch Dave & Tammy Wolf Bill & Fran Ylatupa Rich & Ruth Zeman Paul & Kaylynn Zwak Craig Zweber

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MnUSA Business Supporters Silver Creek Lodge Clearbrook, MN 218-533-1180 REGION

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Young’s Bay Resort Angle Inlet, MN 218-223-8031 Bagley Motor Sports Bagley, MN 218-694-6911 Fireside Grill Bagley, MN 218-694-2132 Galen’s Fresh Food Market & Hardware Hank Bagley, MN 218-694-6212 Gergracht Logging Bagley, MN 218-694-2132 Ballard’s Resort Baudette, MN 218-634-1849 Baudette L/W Area Chamber Baudette, MN 218-634-1985 Boreal Builders LLC Baudette, MN 218-766-9963 Cenex Co-op Services Baudette, MN 218-634-1313 Darin & Shonna Dahl Baudette, MN 218-634-1038 Howard’s Oil Co Baudette, MN 218-634-2550 Northern Sports Baudette, MN 218-634-1089 Sportsman’s Lodge Baudette, MN 800-862-8602 Walleye Capital Sanitation Baudette, MN 218-634-3151 √ Super 8 Hotel Bemidji, MN 218-751-8481 Bemidji Sports Centre Bemidji, MN 218-751-4477 Beckers Resort & Campground Bena, MN 218-665-2268 Hoot-N-Holler Blackduck, MN 218-659-9225 North Country Hardware Clearbrook, MN 218-776-3615

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Christian Brothers Racing Fertile, MN 218-687-2284 Sportsman Lodge Gonvick, MN 218-487-5295 Roseau County Coop Greenbush, MN 218-782-2117 Wahl Bros. Racing Inc. Greenbush, MN 218-782-2295 Shorty’s Place Gully, MN 218-268-4199 Farmers Union Oil of Grygla Grygla, MN 218-294-6117

Pinehurst Resort Naytahwaush, MN 218-935-5745

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

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

√ Cedar Crest Resort Waubun, MN 218-473-2116

Sunset Lodge Resort Oak Island, MN 218-223-8211 TJ’s Tavern Oaklee, MN 218-796-5153

Lavallee Inc Longville, MN Longville Campground Longville, MN 218-363-2610 Longville Lakes Bottle Shop Longville, MN 218-363-3249

Hilltop Supper Club Waubun, MN 218-473-2652

Hoslers Two Inlets Country Store Park Rapids, MN 218-732-5235 Lobo’s Bar & Grill Park Rapids, MN 218-266-3611

Ash River-Kabetogama Snow Drifters Ash River/ Kabetogama, MN 218-875-2841 Ash-Ka-Nam Resort Ash River, MN 800-950-1081 Ash Trail Lodge Ash River, MN 218-374-3131 Frontier Resort Ash River, MN 218-374-3311

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

Emmaville Inn, Inc. Park Rapids, MN 218-732-8544

Docksider Longville, MN 218-363-2565

Elbow Lake Store & Bar Waubun, MN 218-734-2504

√ C’Mon Inn Motel Park Rapids, MN 800-258-6891

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

Arrowhead Builders Supply Longville, MN 218-363-2124

VFW Post 1727 Aitkin, MN 218-927-2323

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4195 Warroad, MN 218-386-3494

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

Anchorage Inn Longville, MN 218-363-2236

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√ Lonesome Pine Rentals Naytahwaush, MN 218-935-5855

Lost River Trails Kelliher, MN 218-647-8142

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

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40 Club Restaurant & Bar Aitkin, MN 218-927-7090 Aitkin Flyers Aitkin, MN 218-927-2527 Barnacle’s Resort & Campground Aitkin, MN 218-678-3122

Babbitt ATV & Snowmobile Club Babbitt, MN 218-393-6853

The Landing Cook, MN 218-666-0221

OZFAB LLC Welding Ely, MN 218-220-8949

Sandberg Construction & Property Service Cook, MN 218-666-3173

Paddle Inn Motel Ely, MN 218-365-6036

Vermilion Hotel & Country Store Cook, MN 218-666-2272 VFW Post No 1757 Cook, MN 218-666-0050 Melrude Whistle Stop Cotton, MN 218-969-5632

Cromwell Sno-Gophers Inc. Cromwell, MN

At Your Convenience Eveleth, MN 218-744-4005

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

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

Kocian’s Family Market Bigfork, MN 218-743-3113

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

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

Loon Point Resort Bigfork, MN 218-245-1470

Effie Country Service Effie, MN 218-743-3616

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

Neighborhood Tavern Effie, MN 218-743-3286

Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber Park Rapids, MN 218-732-4111

Denny’s Lakeview Inn LLC Aitkin, MN 218-549-3580

√ Pine Cone Lodge & Vacation Rentals Park Rapids, MN 320-491-6952

Farm Island Store Aitkin, MN 218-927-3791

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

Grill of Glen Aitkin, MN 320-684-2229

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

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

Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club Ely, MN

Midwest Machinery Co Aitkin, MN 218-927-2140 Northern Automation Aitkin, MN 218-670-0315

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

Britt Lounge Britt, MN 218-741-2035

Lott Excavating LLC Longville, MN 218-682-2679

Zorbaz of Park Rapids Park Rapids, MN 218-237-1969

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

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

Rock Harbor Lodge Roosevelt, MN 218-442-7215

Riverside Pub Aitkin, MN 218-927-3915

Reliable Insurance Agency Cloquet, MN 218-390-1161

Visit Thief River Falls Thief River Falls, MN 218-686-9785

Security State Insurance Aitkin, MN 866-929-3712

Mr. Furnace Cohasset, MN 218-328-6145

√ Country Inn - Walker Walker, MN 218-547-1400 Lakes Area Power Sports Walker, MN 218-547-1558

The Landing Aitkin, MN 218-927-9998 Tire Barn Aitkin, MN 218-927-1444

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

First State Bank Bigfork, MN 218-743-3145

Optic Connections Park Rapids, MN 612-599-0500

Two Inlets Resort Park Rapids, MN 218-699-3632

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

Wilbert Café Cotton, MN 218-482-3318

Castaways Bar, Restaurant & Camp Aitkin, MN 320-684-2380

Up North Sports Park Rapids, MN 218-237-5670

Patrick Knudson Ely, MN 218-235-3471

Lossing’s Power Sports Babbitt, MN 218-827-2635

Wehrs AG Group Park Rapids, MN 218-867-6194

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

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

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

Longville Snowmobile Club Longville, MN

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

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

Trails End Resort Buyck, MN 218-993-2257 Wolf Bay Lodge Buyck, MN 218-666-6106

Christian Cavalier Ely, MN 218-820-7119

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

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

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

BIC Realty Cook, MN 218-666-5352

Motel Ely Ely, MN 218-365-3237

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Margie’s Roosevelt Bar Eveleth, MN 218-744-2121 Super 8 - Eveleth Eveleth, MN 218-744-1661 Timber’s Edge Eveleth, MN 218-744-2627 The Event Center Floodwood, MN 218-591-4333 Mainline Station Floodwood, MN 218-476-2222 Eveleth Trailhawks Snowmobile Club Forbes, MN 218-780-5207 Old Muni / Udovich Bro 4C Gheen, MN BoomTown Woodfire Grill & Brewery Gilbert, MN 218-248-8381 Camp Bluewater Grand Rapids, MN 612-284-8261 Midland Title Grand Rapids, MN 952-250-5355 Mississippi Diamond Jewelers Grand Rapids, MN 218-326-6242 Ray’s Sport & Cycle Grand Rapids, MN 218-326-9355

Visit Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, MN 218-326-9607 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 Int’l Dental Arts International Falls, MN 218-283-4059 International Falls CVB International Falls, MN 218-283-9400 International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club International Falls, MN 218-286-3102 Island View Lodge International Falls, MN 218-286-3511 The Junction International Falls, MN 218-283-3339 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 Liquid Larry’s Kinney, MN 218-258-2211 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

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

School House Cafe The Country House McGregor, MN 218-390-6525

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

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

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

Meld Electric Tamarack, MN 320-267-8918

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

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

North Star Lake Resort Marcell, MN 218-832-3131 RK Construction Services Marcell, MN 218-832-2842 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 Mac Town Cottages Air bnb McGregor, MN 218-428-8505 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

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

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Motors-N-More Brainerd, MN 218-824-2277 Breezy Point Resort Breezy Point, MN 800-432-3777

Tamarack Sno-Flyers Tamarack, MN Village Pump Station Tamarack, MN 218-768-7867 Junction Bar & Grill Togo, MN 218-376-4687 √ Good Ol Days Tower, MN 218-753-6097 √ Pike Bay Lodge Tower, MN 218-753-2430

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

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Frontier Resort Orr, MN 218-374-3311 √ Oveson’s Pelican Lake Resort Orr, MN 218-757-3613

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

Palisade Super Sledders Palisade, MN

Ponto Knight Riders SC Backus, MN 218-587-3929

√ 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 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

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

Action Graphics Baxter, MN 218-829-7958 Brothers Motorsports Baxter, MN 218-829-6656 Crow Wing Cty Snowmobile Trail Assn. Baxter, MN 218-829-8922 Cub Foods Baxter, MN Triangle Oil Co. Baxter, MN 218-829-1766 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

Pine River State Bank Emily, MN 218-763-2666 Redding’s Sports & Spirits Emily, MN 218-763-2191 RE/MAX Results Emily, MN 651-334-5000

Canvasworks Sno Caps Cokato, MN 320-559-0165

√ Wigwam Motel Emily, MN 218-763-2995

Cokato Ridge Runners Cokato, MN 612-220-4793

Hillman Swampstompers Foley, MN 320-355-2370

The Cedar Chest Crosslake, MN 218-692-2657

Vermilion Club Tower, MN 218-753-6277

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

Vintage Snowmobile Magazine Burtrum, MN 320-285-7066

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

Hillcore Plumbing Crosslake, MN 218-829-4855 The Castaway Bar & Grill Cushing, MN 218-575-2089 American Legion Post 557 Deerwood, MN 218-534-3215 Hansen Sports on Bay Lake Deerwood, MN 218-678-2051

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

Ernie’s on Gull East Gull Lake, MN 218-829-3918 Anderson Carpet Service Elk River, MN 763-286-2770

Lincoln Lakes Snowmobile Club Lincoln, MN 218-575-2282

ERX Motor Park Elk River, MN 763-772-4977 Angell’s Hideaway Resort Emily, MN 612-290-3528 Emily Ace Hardware Emily, MN 218-763-2691 Emily/Outing Snowbirds SC Emily, MN 763-350-8987 Lake Country Foods Emily, MN 218-763-7700 Lake Country Properties Emily, MN 218-792-5200 Log Cabin Bar Emily, MN 218-763-2820

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

√ 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

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Rum River Sno-Riders Milaca, MN Moon Motorsports Monticello, MN 763-295-2920 PTWLUBES.COM Monticello, MN 612-501-8992 State Farm Insurance Mora, MN 320-679-6898 Nickerson Bar & Motel Nickerson, MN 218-496-5613 Zorbaz on Gull Nisswa, MN 218-963-4790 Lake Country Properties Outing, MN 218-792-5200 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

BEAM Electric Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-5641

Ruppert Oil Co Currie, MN 507-763-3778

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

Blizzard Snowmobile Club Fairmont, MN 507-238-2190

Country Cat Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-3534

Flying Goose Campground Fairmont, MN 507-235-3458

Phil Polipnick Insurance Sauk Centre, MN 320-352-6171 Winters Recreation Sauk Centre, MN 320-351-7533 Benton County Snowmobile Club Sauk Rapids, MN

Antique Snowmobile Club of America Stacy, MN 651-462-4497 ATVAM Stacy, MN 800-442-8826 Swanville Sno Drifters Swanville, MN 320-547-2184 Upsala Sno-Jammers Upsala, MN 320-360-4574 Pro Skinz & Design Wadena, MN 218-639-1691 Trail Breakers Inc. Wadena, MN 218-6319-4766 Westside Sports Wadena, MN 218-631-1113

Winter Recreation Technologies LLC Richmond, MN 812-229-3941 G&C Powers Construction LLC Rockford, MN 612-964-5406 East Central Towing Rush City, MN 612-270-6088 √ AmericInn Sauk Centre, MN 877-352-1199

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 Stateliners Snowmobile Club Kiester, MN 507-294-3174 Grover Farm Trucking LLC Lake Crystal, MN 507-720-8120 Country Line Ag Madelia, MN 507-381-5017 Madelia Snohawks Madelia, MN 507-642-3563

√ Power Madd Wyoming, MN 651-462-8465

Riverside Trail Association Madelia, MN 507-642-8981

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

Country Snow Cruisers Richmond, MN

Visit Fairmont Fairmont, MN 507-235-8585 CentraSota Vintage Sledheads Glencoe, MN 320-327-2559

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

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

Holiday Inn Fairmont, MN 507-238-4771

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Grover Farm Amboy, MN 507-380-8324 Linda’s Place Amboy, MN 507-674-9790 Snowbirds of Amboy Amboy, MN 507-340-2820 Appleton Ridge Riders Appleton, MN Blue Earth Snow Rovers Blue Earth, MN 507-893-4679

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 The Great Escape, LLC Minnesota Lake, MN 507-462-3500 Dick’s Sports Center Morgan, MN 507-249-3180 Darryl’s Motorsports Ormsby, MN 507-736-4131 29


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M&M Lawn & Leisure Pine Island, MN 507-356-4155

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

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

Reservoir Riders Snowmobile Club Duluth, MN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Franzen Law & Policy Group St. Paul, MN √ Lettertech, Inc. St Paul, MN 651-292-0738

Dana Heger Ins & Financial Services St. Charles, MN 507-932-3751

D Bar Vernon Center, MN 507-549-3153 Best Western Plus & Willmar Conference Ctr Willmar, MN 320-235-6060

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

BJ’s Bar & Grill Theilman, MN 507-534-3590 Brewskies Bar & Grill Utica, MN 507-932-3485

Allenz LLC Winnebago, MN 507-787-2383

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

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

Harry Brown’s GM & Chrysler Faribault, MN 507-332-7441 S&A Petroleum Lanesboro, MN 507-467-2121 Lake Front Bar & Grill Le Center, MN 507-357-4401 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 LeSueur County Snowmobile Trails Montgomery, MN 507-491-6183 St. Patrick’s Tavern & Restaurant New Prague, MN 952-758-2380 Union Hill Bar & Grill New Prague, MN 952-758-4239 Susie’s Roadhouse Ostrander, MN 507-657-0000 Wolf’s Den Ostrander, MN 507-261-5479

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Todd Cardinal Andover, MN 612-685-4810 Anoka Area Chamber Anoka, MN 763-421-7130 PSB MARS Anoka, MN 877-688-2268 √ Print Central Blaine, MN 763-780-3333 Sno Barons Snowmobile Club Blaine, MN Caliber, Inc. Burnsville, MN 952-540-4709 √ Northway Sports East Bethel, MN 763-413-8988 √ Chopper City Sports Fridley, MN 763-572-2100

Friends of Finland Finland, MN 218-353-0300

Lori Zimmermann State Farm Insurance Woodbury, MN 651-731-8252

Trophy Store & More Zumbro Falls, MN 507-259-6190

Crooked Lake Resort Finland, MN 218-220-0211 Finland Snowmobile Club Finland, MN 218-353-7337

SBS International St Paul, MN 612-770-1752

Pearson Backhoe St. Charles, MN 507-932-4118

Sheet Metal Solutions Duluth, MN 218-391-6582

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Hugo’s Bar Brimson, MN 218-848-2220

Maple Grove Bait Store & Lodging Finland, MN 218-353-7303 Trestle Inn Finland, MN 218-830-0523 Wildhurst Lodge & Campgrounds, Inc. Finland, MN 218-353-7337 Cook County Snowmobile Club Grand Marais, MN 218-387-9392

Country Corner Bar Brookston, MN 218-391-5661

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

Billy’s Duluth, MN 218-525-3465

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

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

Lutsen Trailbreakers Lutsen, MN 218-663-7305

Duluth Drift-Toppers Snowmobile Club Duluth, MN

Darin & Sherri Lind Proctor, MN 218-590-2508

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

Caywood Country Store Saginaw, MN 218-591-3101

Fish Lake Storage Duluth, MN 218-721-4243

Hoss Construction Saginaw, MN 218-591-3829

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

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

√ Marshall Hardware Duluth, MN 218-525-3638 The Other Place Duluth, MN 218-733-0214

Prinoth Fridley, MN 612-251-4094

Pequaywan Area Trailblazers Duluth, MN 218-591-3574

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

Pequaywan Inn Duluth, MN 218-848-2201

√ AmericInn Lodge & Suites Silver Bay, MN 218-226-4300 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

Two Harbors Federal Credit Union Two Harbors, MN 218-834-2266

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

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

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

Voyageur Snowmobile Club Two Harbors, MN 218-830-8089

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

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

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

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 Haugen 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 Superior Shores Resort Two Harbors, MN 218-834-5671 TH Auto Inc. Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3089

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Fowler Distributing Bloomington, MN 952-884-5401 Minnesota Snowmobile Education & Advancement Fund Brooklyn Park, MN 763-577-0185

Obrien Development & Holding Company Shakopee, MN 612-741-3945 River Valley Trailblazers Shakopee, MN 952-403-7850 Sno-Trails Inc. Shakopee, MN 952-445-1199 √ St Boni Motor Sports St Boni, MN 952-446-1554

√ Tri-K Sports Maple Plain, MN 763-479-3719 Carver County Snowrunners Mayer, MN 952-466-2673 √ CorTrust Bank Mayer, MN 952-657-2500 APA Medical Equipment Inc Minneapolis, MN 612-722-9000 √ Minneapolis Motor Sports Minneapolis, MN 763-634-0244

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Farmers Agency Elbow Lake, MN 218-685-6880

Winning Edge Graphics Alexandria, MN 320-763-7953

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

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

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

Absolute Insurance Audubon, MN

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

A.L.S. / Boopa’s Bar Audubon, MN 218-439-6611

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

Pit 611 Audubon, MN 218-439-6121

LG Seeds – Dana Bloom Elbow Lake, MN

Barrett Farm Supply Barrett, MN 320-391-1435

Moorhouse Motorsports New Germany, MN 507-491-6217

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

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

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

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

DHS Grain Ltd Barrett, MN 320-815-1043

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

Up North Transportation Detroit Lakes, MN 218-849-5598

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

Westonka Snoblazers Mound, MN 612-309-5882

The Doublewide New Market, MN 952-461-3682

TS Recreational Detroit Lakes, MN 218-844-3033

Venom Products Detroit Lakes, MN 218-844-3283

Kassbohrer ATV Pisten Bully Jordan, MN 952-345-3330

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

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

ULTRA Snowmobile Club Detroit Lakes, MN

MSPN Inc. Eden Prairie, MN 952-473-7870

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

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

Richwood Offsale Callaway, MN 218-847-6380 Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill Detroit Lakes, MN 218-310-4105 Boats Inc Detroit Lakes, MN

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


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

Cameo Properties Lake Park, MN 701-799-0420 √ A-1 Automotive Service Moorhead, MN 218-233-6161

Prairie Snow Drifters Parkers Prairie, MN 218-338-9813

West Central Trailblazers Morris, MN 320-589-3445

√ Grandstay Hotel & Suites Perham MN 218-346-2033

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

New Horizons Realty Perham, MN 218-640-0068 Otter Tail Riders Perham, MN 218-385-3991

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

Perham Area Chamber Perham, MN 218-346-7710

54K LLC Norcross, MN 320-815-9720

Perham & Tri-County Stockyards Perham, MN

Low Plains Drifters Snowmobile Club Norcross, MN 320-284-2269 √ Osage Schoolhouse Vacation Rental Osage, MN 612-618-5846 Ottertail Aggregatge Ottertail, MN 218-367-2581 Volt Edge Electric Ottertail, MN 218-371-6830

United Community Bank Perham, MN 218-346-5700 Canary Beach Resort Villard, MN 320-554-2471 Big Elbow Lake Lodge & Campground Waubun, MN 218-261-0949

Carlson Ag Aviation Wendell, MN 320-284-2415

Mag 7 Transport Ellsworth, WI 507-514-0385

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

Ultimate Snow Groomer drags.com Galesville, WI 608-539-4600

OTHER MEMBERS Air Flare San Francisco, CA 650-796-0669 V&V Insurance Agency, Inc. Cresco, IA 563-547-2161 √ Brandin’ Iron Inn West Yellowstone, MT 800-217-4613 Texas Crossing Bar & Grill Wahpeton, ND 701-642-1991

Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Assoc. Hayward, WI 715-945-2511 Lulich Implement Mason, WI 715-746-2477 Track Inc. Monico, WI 952-888-7372 Lakewindsonline Nekoosa, WI 612-751-4779 Arrowhead Groomers St. Germain, WI 715-479-4200

Sledtrack Port Crane, NY 607-693-1031

Visit Laramie Laramie, WY 800-445-5303

√ Ultimate TransportationRecreation Fargo, ND 701-282-6060

Brandin’ Iron Inn West Yellowstone, WY 800-217-4613

Custom Manufacturing Clinton, WI 608-676-2282

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