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TABLE OF CONTENTS DISCOVER DEVILS LAKE PAGES 6-23 Explore North Dakota’s largest freshwater lake and the city that bears the same name.


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From Ft. Totten to Harvey. Includes Ft. Totten State Historic Site, White Horse Hill, Lonetree WMA, DPRCA Theatre and communities in between.


NORTHWEST ROAD TRIP PAGES 53-62 From Minnewaukan to Rugby, featuring Lake Access, Dale & Martha Hawk Museum and the Geographical Center of North America.

NORTHEAST ROAD TRIP PAGES 63-76 Explore the Rendezvous Region. The communities of Langdon, Walhalla and Grafton are all on the scenic backway. Take a drive and see what they have to offer.


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SOUTHEAST ROAD TRIP PAGES 77-84 From Lakota to Aneta. Points of Interest along this route include Stump Lake Park and Stump Lake Village, the City of McVille and Kelly Slough Wildlife Refuge.

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WELCOME TO THE LAKE REGION  While the Lake Region has traditionally been considered the top waterfowl hunting area in North Dakota, it has developed in recent years into one of the most outstanding year-around recreation centers in the North Central region of the United States.

Boating, regattas, camping and other outdoor activities all contribute to making the Lake Region the top recreation area that it is.

Several other lakes in the area, such as Wood Lake, Cavanaugh Lake and Stump Lake, as well as the very east end of Devils  This increased recreation interest has Lake, also offer good fishing and boating been brought up by the higher water level activity with several campgrounds and bait of Devils Lake, which rose steadily from shops to accommodate visitors. the 1970s to the 2000s. Throughout the  If you prefer to spend your time in past five years, the lake level has lowered Lake Region indoors, spend a weekend at because the state’s outlets located on the Spirit Lake Casino, for gaming, lodging and west end and the east end of Devils Lake great food at The View. Or wander around have worked off and on to make it so. The downtown and take in the history tour, grab level in the main lake is currently at 50 feet, lunch at one of the restaurants and do some and the shoreline has expanded to create shopping. excellent spawning conditions.  Take some time to explore the Lake Region  Fishing, both summer and winter, is this summer, and you’ll bring home a cooler among the best in North Dakota, with such of fish and an abundance of memories! species as northern pike, walleyes, muskies, bluegills, perch and white bass abounding in the waters of Devils Lake, thanks to the stocking efforts of the North Dakota Game & Fish Department in recent years.

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PEMBINA HILLS, COTEAUS AND PRAIRIES  There are many ways to enjoy the Pembina Hills, which is really a gorge carved by the Pembina River. More and more people have been planning a trip through the area on their way to the Peace Garden or elsewhere. The area is a very scenic contrast to the fertile plains east, north and south bordering the hills.  The meandering Pembina River attracts canoeing enthusiasts to its secluded landscape. Hikers enjoy many of the pathways leading to the river and a favorite fishing spot. Horseback riders also enjoy the scenic terrain.  If country life and small town hospitality are to your liking, you’ll find it right here. Many summer and fall activities take place in the New Rockford, Carrington and Harvey areas, as well as east of Devils Lake in the Lakota, Tolna, McVille, Park River, Cavalier, Grafton, Walhalla and Langdon areas. Hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing provide plenty of fun in the summer and fall. The festivities provide a pleasant change of pace to the every day rat race, as well as the

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recreational opportunities.  An increasing number of recreational interests are found throughout the year. Sightseers enjoy the views, especially in the fall when trees are painted many different colors. Hunting is among the best in North Dakota. Wild turkeys, grouse, waterfowl, moose, deer and elk have found the Pembina Valley a haven. Some of the best moose and elk hunting in North Dakota exists right here in this virtually unexplored wilderness.  Another favorite time of the year is winter. Carved into the heavily wooded Pembina Hills is an excellent area for downhill skiing. And if downhill skiing isn’t your cup of tea, try the area’s cross-country ski trails, which are ideally suited to explore snow covered hills.  Snowmobilers find this an exciting vacation spot. State snowmobile trails give riders a scenic view few others have seen, not to mention a challenging ride.  No wonder they call it the “Valley of the Gods.” There’s something for everyone, in any season!

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Flower arrangements for all occasions, house plants and balloons.

Fireworks available June 27 - July 5

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DEVILS LAKE BASIN BOATING ACCESS 1. PELICAN LAKE BAY 15 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19. Paved access road, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 2. MINNEWAUKAN DUMPGROUND 1.5 miles south of Minnewaukan on old U.S. Highway 281. Gravel access road. Minnewaukan Community Club - 701-3515394. 3. ROUND LAKE BAY 3 miles south of Minnewaukan on U.S. Highway 281. (Paved access road, trash receptacles. Minnewaukan Community Club - 701-351-5394. 4. GRAHAMS ISLAND STATE PARK 10 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19, then 6 miles south. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles , concession, lodging, access fee, RV dump station. ND Parks & Recreation 701-766-4015. 5. SCHWAB LANDING 7 miles west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, RV dump station. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 6. CREEL BAY 3 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20, then 2 miles west and .25 miles north. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles. Ramsey County Park Board - 701-662-8418. Page 8

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7. HENEGAR LANDING 1 mile west of Devils Lake on ND Highway 19, then .75 miles south. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights, trash receptacles. Ramsey County Park Board 701-662-7600. 8. SPIRIT LAKE CASINO 6 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20/57. (Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, boat rental, RV dump station. Spirit Lake Casino - Spirit Lake Nation F&W Dept.: 701-766-1243. 9. EAST BAY 3 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20. Paved access road, security lights, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701328-6346. 10. ESTENSON LANDING 15 miles south of Devils Lake on ND Highway 20. Paved access road, trash receptacles. ND Game & Fish Dept. - 701-328-6346. 11. TOLNA LANDING (STUMP LAKE) 3 miles north of Tolna. (Gravel access road, fish cleaning facility, security lights , picnic shelter, trash receptacles. Tolna Community Club - 701-262-4910. 12. STUMP LAKE PARK 11 miles south, 1 mile west of Lakota. Paved access road, fish cleaning facility, developed and primitive camping, security lights, picnic shelter, trash receptacles, concession, lodging, RV dump station, fishing pier. Nelson County Park Board - 701-247-2463. Spring/Summer 2020

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DEVILS LAKE SHORELINE PUBLIC FISHING PIERS  The residents and officials in Devils Lake continue to impress anglers with all they do and make fishing vacations special. From modern, indoor, free fish cleaning stations and numerous convenient launch sites to first-class lodging and dining facilities, Suzie Kenner, Tourism Director said, “Our goal is that we aim to please.”  The lake adjacent to the city is famous for walleyes, perch, northern pike and white bass. Fishermen travel from nearly every state and Canada for the world-class fishing. Many trailer their boats; thousands fish with the award-winning guides; others fish from shore. “Devils Lake is known for the miles and miles of shoreline fishing opportunities,” Kenner said.

CHANNEL A:  Drive 8 miles west on Highway 2. Turn right (north) on 75th Ave NE for one mile. At 54th St. NE, turn right (east) for about two miles to the 8 x 36 foot pier. Channel A pier has been in use since the ice departed. Water flows into the main lake from the upper lakes via this channel. PIKE PLAYGROUND AND FISHING PIER:  Just east of Walmart, turn south on Elks Dr. for one-quarter mile. Take the first left towards the pump station and dike, and drive to the 8 x 40 foot pier. HENEGAR LANDING:

Drive one mile west on Highway 19. Turn left on Walleye Dr. for one mile to the 8 x  Shoreline fishing spots have expanded 40 foot pier. A few construction details are even more with the construction of four being finalized with completion in July. new public fishing piers. They have been designed to give the elderly and mobility- LAKEWOOD BEACH (CREEL BAY): impaired anglers top priority. Wheelchair  3 miles south of Devils Lake on Highway 20 ramps create a gentle slope and easy access to 45th St, then 2 miles west on Burke Blvd, to the piers. and .5 miles north to Lakewood Park. Paved  These piers are located at very good fishing access road. locations, including Channel A, which has been a traditional magnet for shore anglers for decades. The incoming snow-melt runoff feeds Devils Lake at this location, drawing pike and walleyes by the tens-of-thousands.

Anglers fishing from the piers are encouraged to share their photos with Devils Lake Tourism. They will be posted to the website: This is also the site for more information about water levels,  Directions to the four public fishing piers ramps, fishing reports, community activities, guides, lodging, dining, casino, and resorts. from the city follow: Page 10

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DEVILS LAKE ANNUAL WALLEYE FISHING TOURNAMENT  Anglers are already making plans for the 45th Annual Devils Lake Walleye Tournament. This North Dakota community knows how to throw a fishing party. This year’s dates are June 25-27. Many teams return to what they call a “homecoming.” Some have fished almost since the beginning.

Even though this is a walleye tournament, the directors have always made it for everyone. Free Kids & Family Clinic sponsored by the National Professional Anglers Association and Deutz Fishing right after the weigh in on Saturday. First 50 kids will receive rod/reel combinations. Tournament eigh-ins  The walleye tournament offers a $6,500 will be steamed live by RadioWorks at www. guaranteed first place prize. Top prize  payouts are based on 125 teams. If the field  For application, tournament rules and all is filled by June 17, the Chamber and Tourism the complete details, call the Devils Lake Bureau will add an extra $1,500 to the well- Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-233-8048. or go online to run tournament purse.

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SPIRIT LAKE CASINO  Spirit Lake Casino & Resort is known within the state as one of the best entertainment venues to take in a show. Known for its Las Vegas style showroom atmosphere, the venue has seen the likes of many top name entertainers, such as Loretta Lynn, Oak Ridge Boys, Lily Tomlin, The Smothers Brothers, and Dolly Parton. The beautiful showroom has been renovated and seats 1,000, providing an up close and personal experience with the entertainer.

scenic Devils Lake from your balcony. Each suite features a full range of wonderful amenities.

In addition to the showroom, Spirit Lake Casino & Resort is truly a resort destination with a full service marina next door, offering the best boat access on the lake with hot deli items, live bait, indoor fish cleaning facility, free lake maps, guide service and grocery store open 7 am to 11 pm daily. Fully furnished log cabins are available year round. The RV Park has RV campsites with electricity, water, sewer, and garbage pickup. RV guests enjoy use of hotel amenities, including a four-story atrium pool area and separate children’s pool, whirlpool, steam room and game room. Also an RV bathhouse and laundry house for RV guests is available 8am-10pm. If you want to get away but still have all the great amenities of a resort, Spirit Lake Casino is just the place.

We’ve even got a high stakes room if you’re feeling really lucky. Or try your hand at one of our table games, blackjack, poker or craps.

But if you prefer to relax in the comfort of our hotel we offer our spacious standard or poolside rooms, many offering scenic views of Devils Lake! Our hotel offers FREE high speed wireless internet for your convenience. While you relax in comfort you can pamper yourself with the luxury of your own private whirlpool or enjoy the view of

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The casino offers the widest variety in the state with the latest games and technologies, making the gaming experience a notch above the rest. With over 730 slot machines all 100% ticket in/ticket out, this allows guests to move freely and conveniently between machines without waiting in long lines to cash in coin.

Players Club members can now enjoy personal banker, the latest in technology that lets you play credits and reap cash rewards all without leaving your machine!  Check out the VIEW Restaurant. It has the perfect combination of atmosphere, breathtaking view and delicious food. The View is ideal for both an intimate dinner and an impressive special event. We have private meeting rooms available to rent for your lunch or dinner meetings. We can also help you host a successful company retreat. The Cedar Room and the Red Willow Room can accommodate groups of up to 200. You may combine the two for a larger room if need be. Call today for reservations and arrangements.  Whatever your recreation, you can find it all on the shores of Devils Lake right here at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort! Online at

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DOWNTOWN DEVILS LAKE  The downtown area is a historic monument to its origins from the 1880s. The charm of turn- of-the-century brick and design is seen on the buildings lining Main Street. Take a walking tour and view 59 buildings on the National Historic Register or visit the WWII Maritime Museum with its rare collection of war memorabilia.  Stop in to investigate the Lake Region Heritage Center, museum and art gallery that houses the unique history of the Lake Region. Displays include the Old Post Office, Life of the Lake: Devils Lake, The Federal Courtroom, and other unique displays.

DOWNTOWN EVENTS June 19 ArtFest Sept 9

12th Annual Wine Walk

Nov 26

Small Business Saturday

For more events and updates, find the Downtown Devils Lake Alliance on Facebook!

Step back in time at the Sheriff’s House Museum. It features parlors, kitchen and dining rooms and bedrooms that have changed little from the time the residence was occupied in 1911. It also features exhibits narrating and interpreting the history of Devils Lake.  Make it a Devils Lake day! The Devils Lake Downtown Alliance and merchants featured here welcome you to see what they have to offer. Stop, shop, dine and enjoy!

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Dr. Blaine Burdick, O.D. 211 4th St NE, Suite 1 Devils Lake, ND 701-662-2040 • 701-662-1861 Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

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Delicious Chinese Food for Carry-Out and Dine-In

320 4th Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-5888 | Open 6 Days A Week BUFFET OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm Sunday : 11:30pm- 8:30pm All You Can Eat • Over 50 Items

Stitchin’ Sisters 316 4th St NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-2020 Fabric • Prom & Wedding Dresses Alterations • Patterns • Gifts • And More

301 4th St NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-4976 or 800-726-8014 Mon.-Sat. 8AM - 5:30PM Flooring, Benjamin Moore Paints, Wallcoverings, Window Treatments, Gifts, & Collectibles

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415 3rd Street NE, Devils Lake, ND Phone: 701-662-4955 or 1-800-273-6495 Pittsburgh Paint, Glass, Cabinets, Flooring, Andersen Windows, Blinds, Countertops, and Ditzler Automotive Finishes For All Your Glass, Paint, Cabinets & Flooring Needs!


North Dakota’s Oldest Jewelry Store

313 4th St. NE • Devils Lake Phone: 701-662-3412 Mon. - Fri. 9:30AM - 5:30PM • Sat. 9:30AM - 4:00PM Diamonds • Colored Stones • Watches • Crystal Clocks Earrings • Necklaces • Rings • Chains • Bracelets Pewter Baby Gifts • Jewelry Repairs on Site

Need cash? No problem!

Use our convenient ATM located at Leevers Foods 323 5th Street NE • Devils Lake, ND

Ramsey Photo Lab & Custom Framing Shop Custom Framing Photo Finishing Mon. - Fri. 9:30AM-5:30PM 412 4th St NE Devils Lake, ND 701-662-8069

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM 323 5th St • Downtown Devils Lake Pharmacy • ATM • Postage • Bakery • Deli

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Phone: 701-662-4934 Fax: 701-662-4935

29TH ANNUAL DEVILS RUN CAR SHOW Rev up your engines and get ready to run! The 29th Annual Devils Run Car Show & Rod Run will be held June 4-6, 2021 in Devils Lake. Each year Devils Run is a spectacle for car enthusiasts, and this year should be no exception.  Registration opens on Thursday, June 3 at the Devils Lake Chamber office. The kick-off “Rolling Thunder Dinner Cruise” will take place that evening.

Holly tribute band “Come Back Buddy.” Close out the evening with a drive-in movie, “The Buddy Holly Story,” at City Plaza.  The annual pancake breakfast starts at 8am Saturday, and that’s when all the sweet cars line up for the parade. Get your spot for the 9:45 am parade, and then settle in for fun all day long! Other featured events on Saturday include the car show in Roosevelt Park, It’s a Woman’s World and Man Cave shopping extravaganza at the Bill Jerome Arena, museum tours, a collector car auction at noon, swap meet and steak fry. End the day with live music from Jay Ricochet and the BFD Band in Roosevelt Park on Saturday evening.

Muscle cars get their debut on Friday with the “Big Show” muscle car event at the Spirit Lake Casino from 10 am to 6 pm. The Spirit Lake/Coca-Cola Poker Run brings out classics of all kinds for a chance to win $10,000. Also on Friday check out the allday Rummage Sales and Flea Markets and  Sunday there will be a Show and Shine a Swap Meet at Roosevelt Park.  On Friday evening don’t miss the Big that starts off with a 8am-10am breakfast Show competition at the Spirit Lake Casino at Roosevelt Park. Don’t miss the Under featuring Balance Beam, Rapping, Flame 21 contest featuring builds by young Throwing, and Burnout, with trophies. people. More live music at the bandshell Participants interested in scoping out new will keep you entertained Sunday midwheels won’t want to miss the pre-auction day. Closing ceremonies begin at 2:30 viewing party on Friday evening starting at p.m., with announcement of the Under 21 4 p.m. at Burdick Arena, featuring Buddy winners and drawings for jackets and the Lake Region Rotary Club’s annual raffle! This year the winners get cold, hard cash, with the grand prize winner taking home $5,000!  Devils Run features three days of jampacked entertainment for the entire family! A tentative schedule, motel info and entry forms are at www.greaterdakotaclassics. com.  For more information on motels, campgrounds, and entry forms, contact Greater Dakota Classics, P. O. Box 314, Devils Lake, ND 58301, visit www., or call Stan at 701-740-7340.

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The ice rink at Holiday Mall is made of PolyGuide synthetic panels that fit together like a puzzle, as shown above

YEAR-ROUND “ICE” INSIDE HOLIDAY MALL  Imagine a sheet of ice to train on that never melts. It provides a perfect surface for figure skaters and hockey players alike to practice all year long. That’s PolyGlide Ice, and it’s taking Devils Lake by storm!

tools that skaters get at Olympic training sessions,” Johnson-Krueger said. Even better, “we’re able to be role models, and we are able to instill life skills and confidence into our students.”

Making it all possible is veteran skating coach Laurie Johnson-Krueger. Her Elements That Shine International Skate School now has a new space inside Holiday Hall, near the junction of Hwy. 2 and 20 right here in Devils Lake.

The ice at Elements That Shine is available for individual sessions by appointment or as part of a group training package or program. Start with their “Learn to Skate” group sessions, offering the most basic training for new skaters. Then move onto private lessons at higher levels of skill, or register for one of their camps or clinics designed to build specific skills. Individual training packages are also available to skaters who want to train for the highest levels of competition.

It’s the first of its kind in the world. While other rinks made of PolyGlide ice are typically used for individual home training, shows or public skating sessions, this will be the first year-round professional training studio in the world made of synthetic ice.  With 2,000 sq. ft of surface for training, there’s ample room to train hockey players on skills and drills, while working on jumps and spins with figure skaters. They can even practice small bits of choreography before taking to the natural ice at the Burdick Arena to practice their full routine!

There’s no time like the present to learn to skate, hone your skills or train for competition! Call Elements That Shine International Skate School at (701) 270-1630 to schedule your ice time today!

Johnson-Krueger says anyone can learn to skate. She and her husband coach stepby-step in a way that gets great results, fast! Classes can be as short as a few days and easily scheduled by visitors during an upcoming trip to the Devils Lake area.  This four-time national pairs champion who finished fourth in pairs at the Professional World Championships in Jaca, Spain, employs best practices to help skaters improve their skills in a positive environment. “We have the coaching Page 20

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INTERNATIONAL SKATE SCHOOL Laurie Johnson-Krueger - 701-270-1630

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GRAHAMS ISLAND STATE PARK  Grahams Island State Park is located on the ever-changing shores of Devils Lake. This hidden treasure is heavily wooded and surrounded by miles of lakeshore. Campers will enjoy the large shaded campsites, in one of the only nonseasonal campgrounds in the area.

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FISHING The unique landscape of the lake makes it a hot spot for world-class fishing. The park hosts numerous national and regional fishing tournaments during the year. Grahams Island caters to anglers with an array of resources including a bait shop, a four-lane boat ramp, and a fish cleaning station. LODGING Grahams Island State Park is home to four seasonal camping cabins. The Bass, Perch, Pike, and Walleye cabins are all situated next to one another on top of a hill, giving visitors beautiful views of the lake.

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The campground has over 100 campsites, with a range of amenities. Primitive, modern and full service sites are available for individual units and groups. TRAILS  Trails meander through ash/oak woodlands which provide an opportunity to bird watch, photograph waterfowl and wildlife and view 130 different plant species that are native to Grahams Island. The trails also provide a beautiful view of Devils Lake along the south shore of Grahams Island.  There are approximately 3 miles of Cross-Country Ski Trails. These trails are maintained for winter activity. The snow conditions determine availability of trails. Trails are groomed weekly in the winter and are ready to ski. RESERVATIONS Call 800.807.4723 or reserve online at https://

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Heaven is a little closer by the water

Beautiful views of the lake, lodging, SnoBear and portable guided ice fishing packages, fish and game cleaning station, and a marina with dock side gas & live bait. Your destination for fishing and hunting in North Dakota.

Ackerman Acres Resort 318 Shelver Place Devils Lake, ND 58301 701.662.2542

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CITY OF FORT TOTTEN  Known as one of the best preserved military forts in the Trans-Mississippi west, visitors to Fort Totten State Historic Site experience 17 original buildings of this frontier era post that have survived the rigors of time and temperature. As objects of an outdoor museum, these buildings boldly preserve a glimpse into the reality of an 1868 outpost in Dakota Territory.  The Fort served as a military post from 1867-1890, an Indian industrial school from 1891-1935, a tuberculosis preventorium from 1935-1939, and a community school from 1940-1959. Each of these time periods adds a unique aspect to the site.

of the 7th Cavalry from Fort Totten were among those called to serve in the 1876 Sioux Campaign that led to the demise of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his units at the Little Big Horn River. Such campaigns, however, were the exception, not the rule.  Established by men of the 31st U.S. Infantry, Fort Totten was home to various other military units including the 22nd, 20th, 17th and 5th infantries. Units of the 7th Cavalry served at the fort from 1873 to 1887.  Fort Totten was decommissioned in 1890. The remaining military units were transferred to Fort Abraham Lincoln, and on Jan. 5, 1891, the post became the property of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

MILITARY FORT  Military units under the command of INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL General Alfred A. Terry began construction  Educational efforts among the Wahpeton, of Fort Totten on July 19,1867. Sisseton and Cuthead bands of Sioux on the  Soldiers stationed at the isolated post had Fort Totten Reservation began in 1874 when a less-than-glamorous existence. Routine the first school was established by Gray Nuns patrols, daily drill and housekeeping and few of Montreal, Canada. diversions contributed to boredom, a high rate of alcoholism and frequent desertions. When the opportunity for military action came, it had tragic consequences. Units Page 24

In 1891, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened a boarding school at the Fort Totten post, and for the following 45 years students from reservations throughout the Northern Lake Region Guide 2021

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Plains were provided a literary and practical rooms. Totten Trail Historic Inn is open yeareducation. round. Reservations can be made by calling 701-766-4874 or by logging onto the Inn’s FORT TOTTEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL  The fourth era in Fort Totten’s history saw web page at the site used as a grade and high school for  For more information about the site, the surrounding community. please call 701-766-4441.  With staff provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the school emphasized manual and academic training. Its athletic teams were highly respected in the Devils Lake region, and many of the students became civic leaders.

FT. TOTTEN DAYS  The annual Pow-Wow of the Spirit Lake Nation tribe, one of the biggest activities of the Northern Plains region, is scheduled to take place at the Fort Totten Community Pow-wow Grounds July 25-26.

The school closed in 1959 after a new facility was constructed immediately east of the fort. That school was replaced in 1983 by the Four Winds School located about one mile west of the historic site.

FT. TOTTEN LITTLE THEATRE  The Fort Totten Little Theatre has regular performances July 7 through July 31. This year’s performance is “Grease.” Fort Totten Little Theatre auditorium is located in one of the original military barracks, which was converted to the main classroom building when the Native American boarding school was established. This year’s performances will be taking place in Roosevelt Park in Devils Lake to follow social distancing guidelines.

SITE HOURS  Fort Totten State Historic Site will be open this season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The site is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day (subject to road conditions). The visitor center located at the site, as well as the Pioneer Daughters Museum, will be open  Information about the show and ticket reservations may be obtained by contacting from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A fee is charged.  Also on site is the Totten Trail Historic Inn, the Little Theatre at 701-662-8888 starting offering bed and breakfast accommodations June 1. Tickets are only available at the furnished in period style (1870-1910). Rooms theater box office in the Liquid Bean Coffee are available with king, queen, full, and Shop, downtown Devils Lake, or by calling twin size beds in heated or air conditioned 701-662-8888.

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WHITE HORSE HILL  Located in the heart of the Spirit Lake Nation Indian Reservation, White Horse Hill National Game Preserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including migratory birds, bison, elk and prairie dogs. The preserve consists of 1,674 acres ranging from prairie to forested hills. The Preserve supports a unique community of habitats such as an oak, ash, basswood, and aspen woodland; and mixed-grass prairie, interspersed with some natural and created wetlands.  Gates open daily from 8am to sunset. BIRDWATCHING  Open all year. It is estimated that up to 270 bird species may use this refuge for breeding or a stop over site during migration. The species most frequently detected in the woodland habitats include the red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, eastern wood peewee, ovenbird, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker and least flycatcher. NATURE TRAIL  Open all year. White Horse Hill has several hiking trails with a range of uphill/ downhill challenges. Benches along the trails offer points to relax and enjoy the elements of Nature. WILDLIFE DRIVE  A 4-mile wildlife drive winds through forest, open prairie and savanna habitats. On the drive, visitors will explore the unique geology and diverse wildlife within the preserve and observe bison, elk and prairie dogs in their natural habitat. For visitor safety, the White Horse Hill Overlook and the Devils Lake Vista Loops are closed during the winter. PHOTOGRAPHY  Open all year. Excellent opportunities are available to photograph buffalo, elk, deer, waterfowl and other species of wildlife without interference from fences or cage bars. Scenic overlooks offer panoramic views of Devils Lake and the city of Fort Totten.  The White Horse Hill Visitor Center is open to the public during summer months and select weekends during winter months. The Visitor Center is closed Mondays and on Federal holidays. For a current schedule of activities and events visit White Horse Hill National Game Preserve on Facebook or the web. You may also call the Visitor Center at 701-766-4272 for a current recording of hours and scheduled events. Enjoy your National Wildlife Refuge System; visit a refuge near you today. Page 26

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CITY OF NEW ROCKFORD ROCKFORD THEATRE  Downtown New Rockford’s historic Rockford Theatre is the place to be for first-run movies and great concessions! Headphones and monitor devices are now available for hearing-impaired patrons, just ask at concessions! Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 8 pm. Go to to see what’s showing.

New Rockford Public Library, which also offers high-speed wireless internet, two public access computers, and a training facility for up to 12 people. Open MondayFriday 12 pm - 6 pm. CITY PARKS  The spacious All Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at the north edge of New Rockford along the beautiful James River. The park has a heated swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf course and picnic areas. Across the river, Archie & Jessie Campbell park offers overnight camping, softball diamonds and a children’s play area. Centennial Park in downtown New Rockford is the location for several events throughout the year, including Summer Street Markets and Lifesavers in the Park.

EDDY COUNTY MUSEUM  The Eddy County Museum is a beautiful three-building complex and grounds, including the Schoolhouse, Church, and Train Depot. Each is filled with historic furnishings and exhibits highlighting our region’s past. Open Sundays 1-4pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Museum is located at 1115 1st Ave. N, across from the 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.  New Rockford’s annual 4th of July Celebration is always a fun-filled event. SWIMMING POOL  The outdoor swimming pool features a Events include a parade at 10 am, and a zero-entry splash pool and waterslide. Open street dance at 9 pm on Saturday, July 3rd. swimming daily 2-5pm and 7-9 pm June- On Sunday enjoy Songs on Central outside of the Latte Lobby at 6 pm and fireworks August. at dusk. For a complete list of events, go to EDDY-NEW ROCKFORD LIBRARY  Get lost in over 12,000 titles at the Eddy

NEW ROCKFORD • Camping, Hunting, Fishing • Motel & Lodging • Restaurants & Bars • Shopping & Services • Golf Course & Events Center • 4th of July Celebration • Live Theatre & Music • Museum & History Events • Youth Arts Classes • Youth Baseball • Basketball & Tennis Courts • Swimming Pool w/Waterslide • Fitness Center

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DAKOTA REGIONAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS LIFE COULD BE A DREAM JULY 7 - AUGUST 8 This crowd favorite is back! Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Duke to send the whole situation spinning. The ‘60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best

Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering— let’s hear it for the boys! WINTER WONDERETTES NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 19 This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

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63RD ANNUAL STEAM THRESHERS REUNION  This September 17 - 19, 2021 the 63rd Annual Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion will be held at the Eddy County Fairgrounds west of New Rockford. The steam show, dubbed the “Steam Engine Capital of North Dakota,” continues to attract new visitors each year and provides a pleasant, unique reunion-type atmosphere for show regulars who come back year after year to participate and reminisce with other steam enthusiasts. The annual “Tractor Ride” will be held on Thursday, September 16.  Featured at this year’s show will be John Deere. A full schedule of events is planned. As always, there will be exhibits of sawing wood, threshing and plowing with steam power from several of the large steam church service in the Potter Pavilion at 9 a.m. engines present at the show, a slow tractor Souvenirs available in Tiffany Hall. race and Northern Pullers Tractor Pull.  Camping is available on a first come, first  Other popular activities include music serve basis on the grounds with water and on Friday night, indoor craft and vendor electrical hookups and shower house. The sales, flea market, kids pedal pull, afternoon campground is available anytime during the parade, stationary engine displays and more. summer by contacting a CNDSTR director. Musical entertainment consists of Randy For more information go to the city website, Fauth on Saturday, Greg Hager on Sunday, contact Ardyce and of course the annual talent show on Snyder at 701-947-2084, Kailey Lemer at 701Saturday evening. Attend Sunday morning 230-8750 or email

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September 17-19, 2021 Pioneer Village • Worship Service on Sunday Antique Tractor Pull • Camping • Showers • And More!

This year’s feature:


TRACTOR RIDE SEPT. 16 Antique Tractors • Gas Engines • Daily Parade Plowing • Threshing• Sawmill • Flea Market • Arts & Crafts Music & Talent Show • Slow Tractor Race Thresherman’s Breakfast • Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull Live Music Saturday & Sunday Afternoon

For more information write: CNDSTR, PO Box 375 New Rockford, ND 58356 or call: 701-947-2084 or 701-230-8750 • During the show, call 701-947-2272

CITY OF CARRINGTON  Known as the ‘Central City’ because of its location in the central region of North Dakota, Carrington is a great place to meet for business or pleasure. PUTNAM HOUSE While in downtown Carrington, take time for a tour of the Putnam House, a 1907 American Foursquare home built by the Putnam family. The home’s rooms reflect the spirit and style of the Putnams along with museum collections and other items providing a lively depiction of Foster County’s history, its people and their varied lives. Open during scheduled events and by appointment. FOSTER COUNTY MUSEUM The historical society also operates the Foster County Museum, located at 2nd Street South and 16th Avenue. Visit the museum this summer and see all the new exhibits! Open by appointment - call 701-652-2524. CROSSROADS GOLF COURSE Just north of the city on Hwy. 281, Crossroads offers 18 holes of challenging grass greens, driving range, and clubhouse with meeting room, kitchen and bar. Winner of the Golf Digest Four Star Award for nine consecutive years and voted as one of the top 450 courses in the country by the same publication.

CARRINGTON CITY PARK Located along Hwy. 281 and has a swimming pool, picnic shelters, disc golf, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoes, and playground equipment. RV and tent camping available. JUNK FEST Junk Fest is a festive gathering of Trash Talkers and Treasure Seekers…you’ll find tons of refurbished and repurposed treasures for your home and garden! Junk Fest also hosts the best and fastest growing Flea Market in these parts! “Bring your friends & bring a trailer…’cause this ain’t your Grandma’s garage sale!” Next sale day is Saturday September 11, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm. PIPESTEM CREEK BED AND BIRDING Offers tours, birding, lodging and weddings. Take part in rare bird sitings, tour private gardens and historic buildings, and experience life on a rural small grains farm near Carrington.

DAKOTA SUN GARDENS AND WINERY Located northeast of the city, this rural attraction is home to beautiful gardens, a vineyard and winery. The tasting room and gift shop offer Dakota Sun Gardens own wines and other gift items. Group tours and tastings, weddings and other special events  A 5-mile recreational trail for walking, are hosted each year. jogging, bike riding and cross country skiing connects the golf course to the Carrington City Park within the city.

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CITY OF FESSENDEN  Fessenden is located at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and Hwy. 52. It is the county seat of Wells County, one of the most productive agricultural counties in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest, and leads the state in the production of pinto beans. It has one of the largest locally-owned elevators in North Dakota, the Fessenden Co-operative Association.  Fessenden has a beautiful park and camp grounds with a swimming pool, baseball diamond, volleyball and horseshoe pits. There are great places to eat, great shopping and good people to visit. It has one of the better maintained golf courses in the state.

and more.  The Wells County Fair should be exciting with plenty of things to do for the whole family and four days of non-stop action. Plan to make a visit to Fessenden and the Wells County Fair this summer!  For updates on events and entertainment scheduled at the Wells County Fair, go to or find them on Facebook!

WELLS COUNTY FAIR  The main attraction in Fessenden this summer is the Wells County Fair June 17-20. There is free gate admission onto the grounds, though parking is extra.  Each day fairgoers can take in the carnival, free stage en­tertainment featuring local and regional talent, vendors, 4-H, FFA & Open Class livestock and static exhibits on display, Wells County mu­ seum, Fair memorabilia dis­ play, children’s activity center, kid events, pony rides


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CITY OF HARVEY  The Harvey area offers a wide range of recreational activity for visitors. Situated in the Lone Tree WMA and at the western end of the national North Country Trail, Harvey is a perfect location for camping, hiking, trail biking, fishing, birding, outdoor photography, nighttime atmospheric gazing, and outdoor contemplative activity. For travelers and

visitors searching for year-round fun, Harvey is conveniently located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 52 and N.D. Hwy. 3. For more information about the Harvey area, call 701324-2604, or email us at harveychamber@ We welcome a visit from you on the web at



Visitors searching for water recreation seek out the 301-acre Harvey Dam. It is approximately 23 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch.

From Schroeder Memorial Park, one can bike or hike 1.6 miles of hard-surfaced trail into Centennial Nature Park and revel in the gazebos, play areas and picnic facilities, a waterfowl viewing gazebo, and an authentic Norwegian Stabbur.



Schroeder Memorial Park hosts new boat docks, a handicapped accessible fishing pier, picnicking facilities, restrooms, outdoor fireplaces, volleyball courts, and beach-based swimming and boating facilities. The park is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

Soo Line Memorial Park is home to the famed Soo Line Locomotive # 440, picnic facilities, electrical hookups, and summer musical venues. Located at the end of Lincoln Ave, Harvey’s main street. CAMPER PARK AND SWIMMING POOL

West Side Tourist Camper Park features  Sports fans will enjoy a visit to Harvey’s pads with access to electricity, water, softball, football and playground complexes bathrooms/shower facilities, and a sheltered within Veterans Memorial Park. picnic area. Cross Highway 91 to access Pioneer Park with its outdoor swimming pool DOWNTOWN SHOPPING which is open all summer, or its picnic shelters  Lincoln Avenue is lined with stores featuring and playground equipment. every hometown staple imaginable as well as unique shopping venues typically found only in larger retail markets.

LONETREE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA  The Lonetree WMA represents a unique wildlife management and recreation opportunity for the people of North Dakota and its visitors. Lonetree WMA is located five miles southwest of Harvey in both Sheridan and Wells counties.  Management on Lonetree today has two main goals. The first is to develop the site as a wildlife habitat, and the second is to make it accessible for the widest range of public use.  Lonetree WMA has nearly 33,000 acres of land in which to lose oneself. More than 375 different species of birds make their home in the LWMA, and visitors are encouraged to make the fullest possible use of this area and the sites they have to offer. LWMA offers primitive campsites, parking lots, hiking trails, and observation blinds for public use.  Take the 31-mile Self-Guided Auto Tour, which takes about two hours to visit 10 sites. On this tour one may view the natural beauty of wildlife and vegetation, the Winter House, the Native Prairie and much, much more. Lonetree has been restored to native grasses, wildflowers and dense nesting cover for upland nesting birds such as ducks and geese. With native grasses resistant to

drought and erosion, the dense nesting cover here, mostly clover, grass and alfalfa, hide nests and newly hatched broods from foxes and flying predators like hawks.  All birdwatchers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see several hundreds of species of birds which make a home here in North Dakota. There are over 3,000 acres of land that have been developed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to help preserve several endangered species. For more information please call 701-324-2211.  Lonetree WMA is part of the North Country Trail (Hiking or Nature Trail), which is one of the longest continuous hiking trails throughout the United States consisting of 4,195 miles that links seven U.S. states. This trail threads its way across our landscape linking one to the scenic, natural, recreational, historic and cultural areas of our state. Come experience the true meaning of North Dakota. It is a true hiking experience for everyone, from the beginners to the advanced.  For more information on LWMA please contact the ND Game & Fish Department at 701-324-2211, Monday through Friday.

Harvey... Not just a place… it’s an experience! • Come and enjoy our parks… Veteran’s Memorial Park, Centennial Park, Pioneer Park Soo Line/Memorial Park and Schroeder Memorial Park. • Golf at the Harvey Golf course • Experience the outdoor swimming pool, RV parks, fishing and boating. • Lonetree Wildlife Management Area… Enjoy walking, bird watching, fishing and hunting with over 30,000 acres, a few miles south of Harvey

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JUNE 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhubarb Fest at Prairie Village Museum, Rugby

MAY 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prairie Village Museum JUNE 23-26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foster County Fair Opening Day Event, Rugby JUNE 23-27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grafton’s Summerfest MAY 1. . . . . . Holiday Mall Craft Show, Devils Lake JUNE 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierce County Fair, Rugby MAY 2. . . . . . . . . . White Horse Hill Nature Festival JUNE 25-27 . . . . . . . . . Chamber Walleye Tourney, MAY 8. . . . . . . . . Flowers for Mom at participating Devils Lake local businesses, Rugby • Mid June - August Farmers Market every Thursday MAY 8. . . . . . . . . . . . Grafton’s Anything Goes Sale at the Little Park 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Park River MAY 22. . . . . . . . . City Wide Yard Sales, Carrington MAY 28-29. . . . . EDC Softball Tourney, Devils Lake

JUNE JUNE 1 . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Stander Galley Opening, Prairie Village Museum, Rugby JUNE 3 . . . . . . . . “Summer Concert Series” Part 1, Langdon JUNE 4-5. . . . . . . . Citywide Garage Sales, Langdon JUNE 4-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devils Run, Devils Lake JUNE 5 . . . . . City Wide Rummage Sales, Park River

• Rugby Lions Music in the Park – Celebrating 25 years this year – every Wednesday evening starting June 9th through August 18th – 7pm at Ellery Park • Grafton Farmer’s Market - Tuesdays, end of June – mid September held at Heritage Village.

JULY JULY 1. . . . . . . Horse Hair Pottery Gallery Opening Prairie Village Museum, Rugby JULY 1-4 . . . 4th of July Celebration, New Rockford

JULY 4. . . . . . . . . . . . 4th of July Parade, Carrington JUNE 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LegenDAIRY Open House JULY 4. . . . . . . . 4th of July Celebration, Park River at VanBedaf Dairy, Carrington JULY 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th of July Parade, Rugby JUNE 10 . . . . . . . “Summer Concert Series” Part 2, Langdon JULY 7-31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DPRCA presents “Life Could be a Dream,” JUNE 12. . . . Casino Walleye Tourney, Devils Lake New Rockford (Wed- Sun) JUNE 12. . . . . . . . . CCMHF Golf Tourney, Langdon JULY 7-31 . . . Fort Totten Little Theatre’s “Grease” JUNE 17. . . . . . . . “Summer Concert Series” Part 3, live in Roosevelt Park, Devils Lake Langdon JULY 10. . . . . . . . . . . 11th Annual Rugby Chamber JUNE 17-19 . . . . . . All School Reunion, Carrington Softball Tourney, Rugby JUNE 17-20 . . . . . . . . Wells County Fair, Fessenden JULY 15. . . . . . Crazy Days All Around Town, Rugby JUNE 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60th Annual Turkey BBQ JULY 15. . . . . . . . . City-Wide Garage Sales, Grafton and Summer Festival, Aneta JULY 16-17 . . . . . . . . Rendezvous Region Rod Run, JUNE 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ArtFest, Devils Lake Langdon JUNE 19. . . . . . . . . . LASDF Golf Tourney, Langdon JULY 17. . . . . . . . . . 25th/26th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest Weekend, Langdon Page 36

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JULY 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OK Tire World of Wheels SEPT 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall City Wide Yard Sales, Car Show, Carrington Carrington JULY 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tractor Pull, Langdon SEPT 25. . Prairie Village Museum Harvest Festival, Rugby JULY 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23rd Annual Kid’s Camp at Prairie Village Museum, Rugby • Grafton Corn Maze – Saturdays & Sundays

JULY 19-24. . . . . . . . . Missoula Children’s Theater “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Langdon JULY 24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RibFest, Devils Lake

JULY 30-31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIM Walleye Tourney, Devils Lake • Mid July - Farmers Market every Thursday at St. A’s park @ 4:00pm, Langdon


(5-6 weekends following Labor Day weekend – weather permitting)

OCTOBER OCT 7. . . . . . . . . . . Langdon’s Wine Walk, Langdon OCT 9. . . . . . . . . . . Fall Arts & Craft Show, Grafton MID OCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walsh County Fair at Midgarden Arena, Park River OCT 23 . . . . . Holiday Mall Craft Show, Devils Lake

AUG 1-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DPRCA presents OCT 30. . . . . . . . . . . Spooktacular @ LAC, Langdon “Life Could be a Dream,” New Rockford (Wed- Sun)


AUG 5. . . . . . . . . . . Free Movie in the Park @ Dusk, Langdon NOV 15. . . . . . . . . . Holiday Showcase, Devils Lake AUG 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . LRSC Student Angling Event, NOV 18-30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DPRCA presents Devils Lake “Winter Wonderettes,” New Rockford (Thu- Sun) AUG 7. . . . . . . . . . . . AO1 Foundation Fish Tourney, Devils Lake NOV 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Small Business Saturday, Devils Lake AUG 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chamber Golf Tourney, Devils Lake

NOV 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Parade of Lights & Fireworks, Langdon AUG 13-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RockFest, Devils Lake AUG 22. . . . Village Fair at Prairie Village Museum, Rugby END OF AUG. . . . . . . . Threshing Show, Park River

SEPTEMBER SEPT 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wine Walk, Devils Lake SEPT 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JunkFest, Carrington SEPT 11. . . . . . . . . Daryl Kuhnhenn Memorial Ride SEPT 16-19. . . . . . . . . . Devils Lake Walleye School, Devils Lake SEPT 17-19. . . . 63rd Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion, New Rockford

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DECEMBER DEC 1-19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DPRCA presents “Winter Wonderettes,” New Rockford (Thu- Sun) DEC 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deals after Dark, Langdon DEC 4 . . . . . . Holiday Mall Craft Show, Devils Lake • Grafton WinterFest – Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving thru end of year with various activities and events. Parade of Lights, Winter Wine Walk, entertainment & shopping

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Home of the North Dakota Army National Guard, Camp Grafton consists of about 2,000 acres of wooded land located on the south shores of Devils Lake adjacent to Hwys. 20 and 57. It is believed the first encampment was held in 1891. The original stone warehouse is still being used as an office and through the years many fine permanent structures have been built. Guardsmen from North Dakota and other states come for summer and winter training.


The former Devils Lake Post Office building located at 502 4th St. NE, Devils Lake, was built in 1908 and features Greek Revivalstyle architecture. The outer structure is made of large blocks of limestone. All three level hallways have Terrazo floors (marble chip in concrete). The walls are white marble with green veining and woodwork is square-sawed oak and yellow pine. Visitors have free access to both sides of the postal windows and old, ornate lock boxes. The Pioneer Daughters have a display including a woodcarving replica of the Minnie H steamboat and a complete old-time dental office. Hours: M-F: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Located at 416 6th St. NE, Devils Lake. This building is the former official residence of the Ramsey Co. Sheriff. The 3-story red brick structure was constructed from 19091911 with hardwood floors and maple woodwork. Fireplaces enhance the two large parlors on either side of the spacious foyer. Connecting the dining room and kitchen is a walk-through buffet-pantry. Furnishings are from pioneer days to recent decades in addition to a typical country store, rare complete dental office, typical one-room school, an agricultural display and laundry equipment. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. Open May 27-Labor Day. Page 38


Established in 1874 by the Grey Nuns of Montreal, Canada, and joined in 1878 by the Benedictine Monks of St. Meinrad, Indiana.


A high hill overlooking Devils Lake that provides one of the finest scenic views of the entire lake area that can be found anywhere. It is located just off Hwy. 57 about 4 mi. southwest of St. Michael.


One of the best preserved military forts in the TransMississippi West, with 17 original buildings. Open May 27-Sept. 4, 9am to 5 pm. Call 701-766-4441 for more information.


Tour the Pioneer Daughters Museum and stay at the Totten Trail Historic Inn.


A pioneer museum showcasing the history of the Sheyenne area. The building was built in 1867 near Fort Totten, North Dakota. Contains many historic items from the area such as a barber chair, Sheyenne Star newspapers, and articles of clothing owned by John Aasen—one of the tallest actors in history. It also shows off many Native American artifacts that were found in the region. A Japanese rifle from World War II is on display at the museum as well.


A man-made dam on the eastern side of Sheyenne featuring 8 primitive sites for camping, 5 sheltered areas with picnic tables. Perfect for fishing and kayaking.

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Dedicated to Col. James Buchli with a plaque inscribed with “North Dakota’s First Astronaut, First Flight Jan. 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery.” The bridge connects the north and south parks straddling the James River. Also check out the Archie and Jessie Campbell Memorial, honoring the works of two area pioneers.


Many items of local interest have been preserved here, including three old buildings of historical significance. Located on the west end of town across from the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. Open Sundays from 1 - 4 pm Memorial Day until Labor Day.


appointment. Military uniforms, household items and historic photos of Carrington and surrounding communities. ARROWWOOD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Off U.S. Hwy. 281 south of Carrington, 701285-3341. Excellent upland bird hunting, major spring and fall waterfowl migration. Self guided auto tour.


Located on the south edge of town along the beautiful Sheyenne River. Its amenities include a safe beach area for public swimming (no lifeguard is on duty), waterskiing and boat launching facilities, boating, fishing and picnic shelters.


Just north of downtown Harvey, an old time locomotive is the centerpiece of this park, PUTNAM HOUSE which offers picnic tables, park benches, 533 Main Street, Carrington. Open all year and expanses of soft grass for summertime by appointment, 701-652-2090. Three-story frolicking. historic home available for tours or private rental. Rural community cultural center NATIONAL NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL fostering arts, humanities, history and A 32-mile segment of this national crosscountry trail passes through Lonetree people. Wildlife Management Area. Open to hikers, FOSTER COUNTY MUSEUM mountain bikers and horseback riders. Located at 480 McKenzie Avenue, Carrington. Primitive campgrounds are available, Open all year by appointment. Call 701- including one with corrals. 652-1313 or 701-652-2587 to schedule an

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GEOGRAPHICAL CENTER OF NORTH CITY PARK AMERICA Twenty-five acres with swimming pool, The geographical center is marked with a stone and concrete cairn located at the junction of Hwys. 2 and 3. Across the road to the north is the tourist information booth.

playground equipment, volleyball and tennis courts. It also has picnic and rest shelters, trailer parking, rest rooms, showers and electrical outlets.



This museum gives you the opportunity to view antique autos and collectibles in a village-style setting. Located a block east of Jct. Hwys. 2 and 3.

Complete with camping facilities, this recreational area provides outdoor enthusiasts with facilities for swimming, boating, fishing and water sports.


CITY OF WALHALLA Reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. Located at 312 2nd Ave. SW. Open 9 am-5 STATE HISTORICAL PARK In 1843 Norman Kittson, an American pm, Mon-Sat, June-Sept. Fur Company agent, built a trading post. NORTHERN LIGHTS TOWER Kittson Trading Post is the oldest building in An 88 1/2 foot tall illuminated steel structure North Dakota and is preserved by the State built to simulate the Northern Plains’ most Historical Society. A picnic area with shelter stunning natural phenomenon, the Aurora and hiking trails are located in the park. Borealis. Located on Hwy. 2 East. NIEWOEHNER BELL TOWER


Antoine Gingras erected a trading post and The 30-foot tower holds 15 bells ranging in general store northeast of Walhalla. These size from 40 inches to 16 inches in diameter. buildings have been restored by the State Located at 215 2nd Ave. SW. Historical Society. The site is open May GREAT NORTHERN DEPOT through September. On the National Register of Historic Places, this PATTON’S “ISLE OF MEMORIES” impeccably preserved building was built in 1907. Wilbur Patton, who died in 1976, spent his last PIERCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE: years compiling his “Isle of Memories.” Mr. Located in Rugby, the courthouse is listed on Patton restored the farm house, built in 1882, a the National Register of Historic Places. township school and an original country church. These buildings contain the original furnishings from his childhood. For more information, call CITY OF CANDO 701-886-7556 or 701-886-7665.



9 miles east, 1 1/2 miles north of Rolla. Pike, Located 1 mile south of town on Hwy. 32. The forest features 420 acres for walleye, perch. hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, BISBEE DAM Big Coulee - 1 miles east of Bisbee. Pike, snowmobiling and canoeing during peak water levels. Open for public hunting and walleye, perch. Fishing Pier. limited fishing during the season.


Located 13.5 miles south of Cando. No ramp. PEMBINA RIVER Lake Irvine is producing pike, especially Located in the northeast corner of North Dakota is North Dakota’s only real white water river. through the ice. Page 40

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The river originates near Boissevain, Manitoba, to take you to the observation deck 80 feet enters the U.S. northeast of Langdon, then flows in the air to look around the country side. southeast to Walhalla and east to the Red River. See where the Pembina River and the Red River meet. View the area where the first homestead was filed in North Dakota. The CITY OF CAVALIER museum also features a wonderful gift shop.



The Heritage Center tells about the life and achievements of the first settlers with HOMME DAM CAMPGROUND AND reference photographs and graphics specific RECREATION AREA Homme Dam and Lake are located on the to northeastern North Dakota. south branch of Park River two miles west CAVALIER WOODS A 33.8 acre tract donated to the Cavalier Park of the city on N.D. Highway 17. The Walsh Board. It is on the ND Natural Areas Registry. County Park Board operates the park near A walking trail has been created in the thick the dam and provides facilities for boat woods. It is one of the few oak woodland launching, picnicking and camping. For those who prefer more solitude, 200 acres of stands in the state. surrounding land is open to hunting, hiking and picnicking.




Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday year ‘round. Features many old items from the early days of LIBRARY MUSEUM Located just off Main Street in Lakota is an old Pembina and how it was founded. library converted to a museum. Next to the INTERPRETIVE CENTER AND museum is the first log cabin in the county.


This 12,000 square foot facility is set up to take you step-by-step through the Cretaceous Period, Ice Age, The First Peoples, Fur Trade Settlement, U.S.-Canada Border, Transportation, Military History and Pembina today. The museum also features an elevator


Located 12 mi. south of Lakota, this recreation area provides plenty of activities including campgrounds, hiking, bike trails, playground, tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes and plenty of weekend entertainment.

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LAKOTA ROCK CREEK GOLF COURSE Located on a scenic Lakota site, this 9-hole grass green course is open to the public. 701247-2580. CROSSROADS GOLF COURSE Located on the northern edge of Carrington. This course features an easy walking, attractive 18-hole grass green course with a challenging variety of holes open for public golfing. 701-652-2601.

CREEL BAY GOLF COURSE Located on the east shore of Creel Bay, Creel Bay Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course set against the backdrop of sparkling Devils Lake. Wide open course with water and sand hazards and treelined fairways. The challenging course will thrill even the most avid golfer. After your rounds, relax in the new club house with a wall of windows and outdoor patio for an even better view of the town’s namesake. 701-662-2408. FESSENDEN GOLF COURSE A beautiful, well-groomed 9-hole grass greens course with reasonable rates located 1/2 mile north of the city on Highway 1. Men’s Steak Night is held each Thursday beginning in May to the middle of October. Ladies’ Night runs from June through August. Open to the public. 701-547-3598.

HARVEY GOLF COURSE A beautiful 9-hole grass green course located 1 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Harvey. Ladies’ Day is Tuesday and Men’s Night is Thursday evening. Open to the public. 701-324-2069. LANGDON COUNTRY CLUB Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy a 9-hole grass greens golf course just on the outskirts of the city. This course is recognized as one of the many fine courses in the area. 701-256-5938. MCVILLE COUNTRY CLUB A 9-hole grass green course located north of McVille. A beautiful course lined with a variety of trees and grasses. Open to public. 701-3225625. HILLCREST GOLF CLUB Located on the north edge of Park River. A hilly course with watered fairways and greens. 9-hole course with club house. 701-284-6733. FAIR OAKS GOLF COURSE Located 1/2 mi. east of Grafton. This is a good size course with 9 holes of watered greens and fairways lined with trees on a prairie landscape. 701-352-3956.

CAVALIER COUNTRY CLUB Located 5 mi. west of Cavalier or 1/2 mi. west of Icelandic State Park. Features 9 holes of NEW ROCKFORD GOLF COURSE watered greens and fairways with plenty of Located 1 mi. north of New Rockford. rolling hills and trees. 701-265-4506. Pleasant 9-hole course with nicely watered grass greens. Open to the public. Modern LAMOURE MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE, clubhouse with bar, restaurant and pro shop. Located 2 blocks south of Fort Daer along the 701-947-2385. Pembina River. 9-hole grass green course. 701-825-6619. WALHALLA COUNTRY CLUB Five mi. west of Walhalla, a scenic 9-hole LEEDS GOLF CLUB course rests amongst the beautiful Pembina Located on the SW edge of town. A well kept, Hills. The course is complete with modern 9-hole sand greens course that features club house, snack bar, lounge and dining a challenging layout that is fun to play. room. Open to the public. 701-549-2357. Guaranteed to use every club in your bag!

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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS BENSON COUNTY Knox Slough WMA 818 acres; one mile west of Knox. Waterfowl, Huns.

Rusten Slough WMA 160 acres; 3 1/2 miles southwest of Grace City. Waterfowl, deer.

NELSON COUNTY Lake Legreid WMA 200 acres; 1 mile south, 5 miles west and 1/2 Black Swan WMA mile south of Maddock. Waterfowl, Huns. 855 acres; 4 1/2 miles west and 5 1/2 miles south of junction N.D. 1 and U.S. 2. Waterfowl, Huns. Minnewaukan WMA 160 acres; 6 miles west and 4 miles south of McVille WMA Minnewaukan. Waterfowl. 244 acres; 5 miles north and 1 mile west of McVille. Waterfowl. Nesvig WMA 162 acres; 1-1/2 miles southeast of Leeds, PEMBINA COUNTY Waterfowl, Huns. Clifford WMA EDDY COUNTY 80 acres; 2 1/2 miles south. 6 miles east, 2 miles south and 1/2 mile east of Walhalla. Alfred and Jean Meeg WMA 79 acres; 1-1/2 miles south, 2 miles east and Deer, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare, elk. 1-1/2 miles south of Warwick. Deer, sharptails, Eyolfson WMA pheasants, waterfowl, Huns. 23 acres; 1 mile west and 1 1/2 miles north of Hensel. Ruffed grouse, nature study area. Howard Stone Memorial WMA 400 acres; 4 miles north and 1 mile west of Jay V. Wessels WMA MeHenry. Waterfowl, deer. 3,383 acres; 7 miles south and 3 miles east of Walhalla. Deer, ruffed grouse, snowshoe Lake Washington WMA 910 acres; 6 miles south of Warwick. Waterfowl, hare, moose, tree squirrels, elk. Huns, deer, sharptails. PIERCE COUNTY

Sheyenne WMA 40 acres; 2 miles east and 2 miles south of Balta WMA 105 acres; 1/2 mile south of Balta. Fishing, Sheyenne. Deer, sharptails. waterfowl, upland game, deer. Warsing Dam WMA 86 acres; 1 mile northeast of Sheyenne. Buffalo Lake WMA 855 acres; 5 miles west of Esmond. Waterfowl, Fishing, waterfowl. fishing (part closed hunting). Warwick Springs WMA 17 acres; 3 miles south of Warwick. Nature RAMSEY COUNTY stutdy area, closed to hunting. Crary WMA 315 acres; 7 miles east, 3 miles south and 1 FOSTER COUNTY mile east of Devils Lake. Waterfowl, Huns, deer. George Karpen Memorial WMA 480 acres; 6 miles west and 8 miles south of Carrington. Deer, waterfowl, Huns. Page 46

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Kenner Marsh WMA Karl T. Frederick WMA 640 acres; 2 miles east of Penn. Waterfowl, 400 acres; 2 miles west, 7 miles south and Huns, deer. 1/2 mile west of Hurdsfield. Waterfowl, deer, sharptails, Huns, pheasants. Pelican Township WMA

60 acres; 10 miles west, 2 miles north, 2 Lonetree WMA miles west and 1 mile south of Devils Lake. 7,240 acres; (see Sheridan County). Waterfowl, deer. Manfred WMA 30 acres; 2-1/2 miles north and 2 miles west of WELLS COUNTY Manfred. Waterfowl, deer, Huns. Egg Lake WMA 11 acres; 2 miles south and 3 miles east of Stykeston Dam Junction N.D. 3 and U.S. 52. Waterfowl, deer, 54 acres; 1 mile north of Sykeston. Fishing, waterfowl. Huns. Tree Belt WMA Forward WMA 30 acres; 3 miles south and 2 1/2 miles east of 124 acres; about 4 miles southeast of Harvey Junction N.D. 3 and U.S. 52. Waterfowl, deer, Huns. along U.S. 52. Waterfowl, deer, Huns. Wells County WMA Harvey Dam WMA 425 acres; 1/2 mile southwest of Harvey, 637 acres; 7 miles north of Hurdsfield. Deer, Huns, sharptail, pheasants. Fishing, waterfowl. Heimdal WMA 40 acres; 2-1/2 miles north and 1 mile east of Manfred. Waterfowl, deer, Huns.

ICE FISHING ON DEVILS LAKE  The lake and town with the same name, Devils Lake, North Dakota, seem to have been made with one purpose in mind – fishing. With seasons open 12 months of the year, the open water transition to ice seems to be just a shrug of the shoulders. Anglers park their boats, hook-up ice houses and continue fishing.  Tactics don’t change on Devils Lake compared to “home” waters. Perch, walleyes, white bass and northern pike are the four game fish swimming in the lake, along with a few crappies in recent years. Devils Lake has space for all and everybody smiles and says, “Hi,” or more likely, “Howdy,” when they meet visitors.  Devils Lake allows four ice lines per person. Those fishing pike with tip-ups will be rewarded. Pike populations are peaking with many in the 28 to 34 inch class, and the chances of a true 15-pound porker (or bigger) are realistic. The pike limit is five per day with 10 in possession. They provide some of the best tasting fillets in the fishy world. Devils Lake’s walleye populations are rated one of the best in the Midwest.  The website features up-to-date reports with emphasis on the current fishing activity and ice conditions. Also, the site contains a new pike de-boning video, plus contact info for fishing guides, resorts, lodging and restaurants. In addition,

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learn about ramps, fish-cleaning stations, ice tournaments and community events. A helpful map serves as a great reference tool. For personal assistance, call 701-662-4903, and talk to a friendly and knowledgeable North Dakotan who was probably on Devils Lake yesterday.

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2021 SMALL GAME, WATERFOWL AND FURBEARER REGULATIONS North Dakota’s 2021 small game, waterfowl and furbearer regulations and most season structures are similar to last year. Hunters and trappers can find the North Dakota 2021 Hunting and Trapping Guide – which includes upland game, migratory game bird and furbearer/trapping regulations and other information – by visiting the state Game and Fish Department’s website. All dates published here are subject to change as the 2021 proclamation hadn’t been signed as of press time. RING-NECKED PHEASANTS OPENS: OCT. 9, 2021 CLOSES: JAN. 2, 2022 DAILY LIMIT: 3 POSSESSION LIMIT: 12 SHOOTING HOURS: HALF-HOUR BEFORE SUNRISE TO SUNSET

but nearly four times more grouse were heard drumming in the Pembina Hills this year.

Ruffed grouse populations occur in the Turtle Mountains in the north central part of the state and in the Pembina Hills in the northeast. They are typically found in aspen forests with multi-aged stands of trees.

the far eastern part of the state.

Once again, for anyone looking to key in on ruffed grouse, it’s recommended that hunters look for areas with quaking aspen stands that provide areas of young, densely Pheasants in North Dakota were treated with packed shoots mixed with areas of large above average snowfall and below average mature trees. temperatures for most of last winter. However, results of the spring crowing count survey showed higher numbers of breeding SHARP-TAILED GROUSE roosters throughout most of the traditional OPENS: SEPT. 11, 2021 pheasant range. The number of roosters CLOSES: JAN. 2, 2022 heard calling was up anywhere from 14-16 DAILY LIMIT: 3 percent throughout North Dakota’s good POSSESSION LIMIT: 12 pheasant range. This was not a surprise, as SHOOTING HOURS: HALF-HOUR last summer’s reproduction led to a slight BEFORE SUNRISE TO SUNSET increase in the late summer roadside counts. Sharp-tailed grouse harvest in 2018 remained Cover for nesting hens was average in spring near 20-year lows. Unfortunately, the 2018 due to timely spring rains and residual cover. hunter reports and 2019 spring surveys have Those timely rains continued into summer only shown slight increases since the drastic and all of North Dakota was green through population decline in 2017. late July. Most of the state should have good production, so hunters need to be mobile and Nesting conditions were good for 2019. This willing to move to different locations to find spring was the first since the drought of 2017 some good pheasant hunting opportunities. where the state had tall residual vegetation and promising nesting conditions. So far, during the first half of Department brood surveys, biologists have observed slight increases in the number of sharptail broods, RUFFED GROUSE but no increase in average brood size (4.6 OPENS: SEPT. 11, 2021 chicks per brood). CLOSES: JAN. 2, 2022 DAILY LIMIT: 3 Currently, the highest sharptail densities POSSESSION LIMIT: 12 occur in the management district that follows SHOOTING HOURS: HALF-HOUR the Missouri River from Montana to South BEFORE SUNRISE TO SUNSET Dakota. The lowest densities have been in Once again, hunters are encouraged to send in grouse and Hungarian partridge wings from harvested birds to help biologists further assess production for 2019. Since it’s In 2019, spring drumming counts showed predicted harvest will be low, it’s hoped that mixed results. Spring surveys showed a 41 hunters who have not submitted wings in percent decrease in the Turtle Mountains, the past will help in the wing collection effort.

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pretty good shape despite some drying.”

The breeding population survey results indicate numbers for all primary species, Population and harvest data indicate the except redheads (down 12%), were stable to up from 2019 estimates. Ruddy ducks were state’s deer population is up 87%, green-winged teal were at a record stable to increasing, but still high and up 66% and blue-winged teal were below management goals in up 58%. Mallards were unchanged. All other most eastern hunting units. ducks ranged from down 2% (pintails) to up High quality deer habitat 40% (scaup) from last year’s numbers. All is not as abundant as in species, except pintails, which were down the past, which limits the slightly, were well-above the 72-year average. potential for population recovery. For example, deer numbers in hunting units 2E “Conditions that we have seen since 1994 and 2C in northeastern North Dakota have seem to be the new normal with more not responded to more favorable winter precipitation and higher duck numbers,” weather conditions and reduced harvest. Szymanski said. “This year’s ranking of our These hunting units have lost approximately breeding population is a pretty good sign as 60 percent of CRP grass cover and nearly 400 our 13 highest duck counts are all within the last 26 years. When you start getting around acres of trees. the 4 million range, you are talking about Winter aerial surveys were generally good very, very good duck numbers. So it is good to excellent throughout most of the state, to see us getting back to the allowing 31 of the 32 hunting units with middle of the road for the monitoring blocks to be flown. In terms new normal.” of severity, the winter of 2018-19 was a mixed bag. Conditions in most of the state The July brood survey were moderate, however, the southeastern provides a better idea of portion of the state received some late winter duck production and insight into expectations for fall, snow causing prolonged winter conditions. Szymanski said, though Deer numbers were decreasing in the Devils hunting success is also influenced by bird Lake management unit, but increasing in the movements before and during hunting nearby Sheyenne/James and Pembina Hills seasons, and weather patterns during the management units. fall migration. DUCKS AND GEESE The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its 73rd annual spring breeding duck survey in May despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and results showed an index of nearly 4 million birds, up 18% from last year. This spring’s wetland index was the sixth highest on record and the breeding duck index was the 13th highest, both are highs since 2014. For the second year in a row the number of temporary and seasonal wetlands was substantially higher than the previous year, as figures show the spring water index is up 65% from last year. The water index is based on basins with water, and does not necessarily represent the amount of water contained in wetlands or the type of wetlands represented. “Not surprisingly, we found really good wetland conditions during this year’s survey,” Szymanski said. “We had an unusually large amount of rain last fall, but have really been drying up since, especially in the western half of the state. The eastern half of North Dakota is still incredibly wet, and wetland numbers in the western half of the state are still in

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LAKE REGION SNOWMOBILE TRAILS  North Dakota has 14 snowmobile trails which cover over 3,400 miles of groomed and ungroomed trails. Trails are open to snowmobiling enthusiasts from December 1 through April 1, providing that the trail has a minimum of four inches of packed snow. Many of the trails are on trail easements through private land. Snowmobilers are reminded to respect private property and remain on marked trail segments.  The system has a wide variety of riding such as nice flat ditches, shelter belts, National Grasslands and the Sheyenne River bottom. These trails cross many private lands with access being gained by a lease through the landowner and Snowmobile North Dakota.

These leases are essential to maintain the existing system. Please stay on the marked trails.  The trails depicted on these maps may be rerouted or closed for safety, maintenance, or any other reason without prior notice. When encountering wildlife, please stay on your snowmobile and keep moving. Please be aware that these trails are TWO-WAY. There will be hazards along the way, so be aware of what is going on and drive at a speed at which you can stop within your line of sight.  Maps and information courtesy of Snowmobile North Dakota, http://

NORTH CENTRAL TRAIL Total Trail Miles: 214.4 Miles Connecting Trails:

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LAKE REGION TRAIL Total Trail Miles: 228 Miles Connecting Trails:

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The trail system is centered on the city of Devils Lake of Ramsey County in the northeast part of the state. A day of riding may include tight twisting trails, wide open lake runs and long straight sections of country road ditches. Heated and lighted warming houses are located in strategic points on the trail system.

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Northeast Trail and Red River South Trail

The western half of the association is mainly ditch and shelter belt riding, and the eastern half follows the Red River and the woods from Park River to Hoople. This trail association provides many places to stay for travelers on a snowmobile trip. The Red River North Trail system has a lot to offer snowmobilers who are looking for fun and relaxing snowmobile trips with the variety of riding and many miles of trail.



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The Northeast Trail System, known as the Pembina Gorge Trail, is located in the northeast corner of the state. The Gorge itself is a must see natural phenomenon. This system ties into the Canadian trail at three major points and it also ties into two major Minnesota trails. This trail offers miles of riding and usually has very good snow. Page 52

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CITY OF MINNEWAUKAN  Minnewaukan is the western headquarters for the entrance to Devils Lake and the Lake Region area. Access to fishing on the lake has been improving with additional boat launching facilities. With fish cleaning, camping, bait, groceries, gas and any supplies you need, this is the place to stop.  Minnewaukan is located on Highway 281 just 15 miles south of Highway 2. The Flats, and Pelican Lake area of water close to Minnewaukan, is known for exceptionally large walleyes. North of Minnewaukan, along Hwy. 19, is great for shore fishing, especially northern pike and walleye.  The area has outstanding goose and duck hunting with easy access to hunting areas. Fall fishing is also tremendous.  Be sure to check out Minnewaukan for your year-round travels and try Drifter’s Resort and Bait Shop for guiding and fishing information. For more information call 70l473-5735.


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CITY OF RUGBY  Welcome from the Geographical Center of North America! Located at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 2 and N.D. Hwy. 3, Rugby is also the most direct route to the International Peace Garden and the beautiful Turtle Mountains.  When you visit Rugby, you’ll find a number of interesting things to see and do. The two must see structures are the Geographical Center monument and the Northern Lights Tower. Commemorate your stop in “the center” by having your picture taken near the monument that officially proclaims Rugby the continent’s geographic center. The Northern Lights tower is on the south side of U.S. Hwy. 2, in front of the Prairie Village Museum. Made of 10 tinted steel beams almost 90 feet tall, coated with multicolored shades of metallic paint and featuring a lighting system at night, the tower is dedicated to one of the Northern Plains’ most stunning natural phenomena, the spectacular Aurora Borealis. The Interpretive Center is a gazebo housing an interactive kiosk that allows you to view video footage of the northern lights and an informative clip that explains what causes the aurora borealis. You will also find pictures of the northern lights on display by native North Dakotan Jay Brausch. Many brochures for Rugby and the surrounding area are available to pick up at the Northern Lights Tower Interpretive Center. The center is open May 1 through Sept. 30.  Your trip through Rugby won’t be complete without playing the beautiful golf course. If golf isn’t your game, you can shop, dine, worship, relax in one of the motels or campgrounds or visit one of the parks. Go to a movie, swim, picnic or take a leisurely stroll around the designated walking path.

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Other stops to delight even the seasoned traveler include our museums and gift shops, including the Prairie Village Museum, the historic Pierce County Courthouse and the authentically restored Amtrak Train Depot.  Make sure to take time to explore the unique downtown. The merchants pride themselves on offering an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, home furniture and décor, and much more!  Rugby has a lot to offer the fall and winter sports enthusiast. Located near the Turtle Mountain State Forest, Rugby is just a short distance from two National Wildlife Refuges, a National Game Preserve and a Wildlife Management Area.  The area surrounding Rugby abounds with both non-game and game wildlife. There are few experiences to compare with the outdoor opportunities available in north central North Dakota, including the Rugby area, so come on over! Bring your camera, binoculars or spotting scope, as well as your friends, and explore the wildlife.  Sportsmen and women find a perfect base of operations as they plan their excursions in the Rugby area. Rugby is located at the center for two major flyways, surrounding the area with large concentrations of snow geese, Canada honkers and many varieties of ducks. Most of Rugby’s restaurants offer bagged lunches as a service to hunters.  Fishing is a popular sport year-round as Rugby area lakes offer excellent fishing.  So relax and stay a while. If you have any questions, call the Rugby Convention and Visitors Bureau at 701-776-5846.

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Pretty park with a frisbee golf course, picnic Stretch your legs on our 3-mile paved walkarea, restrooms, playground & bandstand. ing path in a 26-acre nature park.

Built in 1908. It was designed by St. Paul, Minnesota architects Buechner & Orth in Beaux Arts or Modified Renaissance style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


Situated 14 miles northeast of Rugby, offers fishing and water recreation. If you’re headed south, stop at Balta Dam, located 14 miles south and 3 miles west of the city.

201 W. Dewey St. Built in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hope on the Empire Builder route that travels from Spokane, WA to Chicago Ill. for adventure.


Located behind the Northern Lights Inn, south of Hwy. 2. Indoor public skating on Sunday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. with $2 admission and $3 skate rental. Al Wentz Arena is home of the Rugby Ice OUTDOOR SKATING ARENA Hawks, and is operated by the Rugby AmaDuring the winter months, the Rugby Park teur Hockey Association. Learn more online Board sponsors an outdoor skating arena at or on Facebook: Rugby on the north side of town. Open for public Amateur Hockey Association skating. Page 56

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Features reproductions of women’s garments representing the years 1860 through 1907. The garments are representative of North Dakota working women, school teachers on the prairie, and affluent women of fashion. There are winter clothes, summer dresses, evening gowns, a bathing suit and sports clothing. A good cross-section of all types of tastes and classes of women is shown. The garments are historically correct, based on research in old family albums, books from libraries and other sources that depict fashions of bygone eras. Call (701) 776-2189 to arrange a tour.


Dale G. Niewoehner of Niewoehner Funeral Home in Rugby has changed the skyline of Rugby with the construction of a 30 foot bell tower containing 15 bells at his funeral home. The largest bells, of which there are two, are 40 inches in diameter and weigh about 1,300 pounds each. There are also a 36 inch bell, two 34 inch bells, a 30 inch bell, a 26 inch bell and a 24 inch bell. The balance of the bells are in the 15-22 inch range. There are about 4 tons of bells in the steel tower. The bells have been purchased from auction sales, private parties, antique shops and churches. At this time, the bells are rung with a simple cable on each bell. Located at 213 2nd Ave SW in downtown Rugby.


Located in the northern part of Rugby on First Street Northeast, is home to the Pierce County Fair, slated for June 24-27, 2021. SWIMMING POOL This is the place to bring your whole family In the summer, open daily from 1 – 5 p.m. for fun and entertainment. The fair features and 7 – 9 p.m. Weekends from 1 – 5 p.m. The Mighty Thomas Carnival midway, food vendors, musical talent, Full Pull Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, 4-H events and much more. Live entertainment by Snake Oil on Friday and Diamonds & Whiskey Saturday. Entrance to the Pierce County Fairgrounds is free. Check our website at for other activities and events taking place or changes to any scheduled events. Dates and times subject to change.

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TOUR PRAIRIE VILLAGE MUSEUM  Prairie Village Museum at the Geographical Center of North America features 20 historic buildings and 7 exhibition halls arranged around a quaint village square. The grounds are filled with history of days gone by. There are over 35,000 square feet of heritage housed there. The admission fee is minimal, but you will need a whole afternoon to see it all.

Prairie Village Museum Upcoming Events May 1 Opening Day Event Admission is a nonperishable item donation for the food pantry

• Car show, Vendor Show, & Food Trucks

Step back in time by entering the complex through the main building that has many different displays, a replica of Silva native Clifford Thompson, one of the world’s tallest men, antique gun collection and many old items that helped the pioneers make their home on the frontier.

Then enter the village, consisting of over 20 buildings and 7 exhibit halls, including a land office, 1907 Great Northern Depot, caboose, cook car, blacksmith shop, general store, livery barn, an 1885 log cabin, a saloon and the new Germans from Russia exhibit hall.

June 20 Rhubarb Fest

The museum’s expansive collection includes everything from Native American Pow Wow dresses and antique cars to farm machinery, and even a real iron lung!

• Gallery: Shane Balkowitsch’s Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective Book • Gallery: Denise Lajimodiere Birch Biting

June 1 Ryan Stander Gallery Opening July

Kid’s Camps

July 1

Horse Hair Pottery Gallery Opening

Aug 22 Village Fair Sept 25 Harvest Festival

With over 50,000 artifacts, visitors are consistently impressed by the depth and breadth of the collections. Plus the museum is within walking distance of the historical marker at the Geographical Center of North America. School groups and bus tours are welcome throughout the season.  The museum and village are open May 1-October 30, weather permitting. Group rates are available. Please allow two hours for tours. For more information, call 701-776-6414. Page 58

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VILLAGE FAIR OFFERS OLD TIME FLAIR  Enjoy the 36th Annual Village Fair Sunday, August 22nd at Prairie Village Museum in Rugby. Look forward to the new Germans from Russia exhibit hall opening this summer. There will be special musical entertainment provided, plus the annual Pioneer Demonstrations at the Prairie Village and Museum. Listen to old-time music in different areas of the village.  Fair-goers will find cooks baking in the cook car, butter churners in the creamery, a blacksmith hammering in the blacksmith shop, fancy gals performing in the saloon, clerks merchandising in the General Store, artists exhibiting in Silva School, and the sheriff locking folks up in York Jail. Kids’ activities include old-fashioned games, impromptu classes in one-room Juniata School, and face painting. Music, food and family fun make this fair one of the best of the summer.

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102 Hwy 2 SE • Rugby, ND 58368

701-776-6414 Village is open May 1 - Oct. 30 weather permitting Gallery and gift shop are open year round - call for hours RV parking available - overnight allowed with paid admission

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DALE & MARTHA HAWK MUSEUM  One can almost hear the past come alive when you enter the museum grounds. The Museum is located on 40 acres, and consists of one of a kind vehicles, tractors, machinery.  Tours start in the Main Museum Building which houses machinery, carriages, home items, etc. Then head to the Potratz Building, it houses tractors & cars. Next visit the tractor shed, full of steamers, threshers, and more. Other buildings on the site include the original Hawk home, as it was, the Blacksmith Shop, Nanson one- room school, and the Home of Yore.  Make sure to stop at Henry Johnson General Store from Nanson. The Store shows its importance in the lives of the early pioneers.

Marker Lutheran Church from rural Barton, Mylo’s Community Hall, a Doll House with hundreds of dolls, law office and a cook car round out the collection.  On the second weekend of June, the Museum hosts “The International Harvester.” The show includes a daily parade of hundreds of tractors, steam engines and antique equipment. There are blacksmith, steam threshing, planing, shingle making, and demonstrations. There are activities for the kids too!  Museum Hours: May 1 - September 30 are 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday. Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm. Camping and tours available.

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CITY OF CANDO  Cando and the surrounding Towner County area have a variety of sports and recreation opportunities that are attractive for visitors and tourists alike.  Cando, self-proclaimed “Duck Capital of North Dakota,” is centrally located in the Prairie Pothole Region of the state. For more than a century, the Towner County area has been a mecca of waterfowl hunting with its natural sloughs and lakes, such as Snyder Lake, Lake Alice, Hurricane Lake and Lake Irwin, with the addition in later years of the man-made reservoirs at Bisbee and Armourdale.  Cando’s location makes it an excellent center for outdoor activities, such as first class fishing, big game and waterfowl hunting, as well as bird watching and nature photography.  The Lake Region Birding Trail connects public lands within the Devils Lake Basin, including Nikolaisen Waterfowl Production Area and Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge in Towner County.  Originally established in 1935 as a sanctuary for migratory birds, the 11,500-acre Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge serves

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as a major waterfowl concentration point during spring and fall migrations, as well as a significant breeding area for wetland wildlife. Tens of thousands of snow geese, Canada geese, sandhill cranes and ducks use the lake and surrounding lands each year. Lake Alice supports a large colony of Franklin gulls that can be viewed throughout the spring and summer feeding on abundant insects produced in the shallow wetlands. Other colonial nesting birds include rookeries of black-crowned herons, snowy and cattle egrets, and western and eared grebes. Marsh wrens, Virginia and sora rails, coots, bitterns, and great blue herons are found in the dense stands of bulrush, cattails and phragmites. Thousands of mallards, pintails, blue-winged teal, gadwall, and shoverloers nest on the refuge and resident game birds including Hungarian partridge, ring-necked pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse are benefitted by the grasslands. A mosaic of trees and shrubs provide another habitat for a variety of warblers, woodpeckers and other songbirds. The diversity of habitat provide for numerous white-tailed deer, an occasional moose, and numerous small mammals like red fox, coyotes, raccoons and muskrats.

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The area is home to all the waterfowl species found in the Pothole Region. Mallards, gadwall and blue-winged teal are the most abundant ducks, with several other species of diving and dabbling ducks common in the area. Giant Canada geese have been reintroduced and are abundant. Spectacular concentrations of waterfowl can be found each spring and fall. Most notable are the large flocks of snow geese.

The campground is located on the northeast edge of Cando.  An indoor All-Seasons Arena provides ice skating activities with the community providing a wide range of hockey activities for young and old alike. The facility is also used for summer indoor activities.

Whether your idea of fun is playing nine holes on our beautiful golf course or attending a musical production at the Audi  Nikolaisen WPA (7 miles north of Cando on Theatre, Cando definitely has something to US Hwy 281) has a parking area, vault toilet satisfy everyone’s taste. and small overlook. Migrating and breeding waterfowl, shorebirds, wetland birds and  Cando’s history is on display at the Pioneer upland nesting birds can all be observed, Museum, located on Main Street and at with spring migration, early breeding season the one-room schoolhouse, located on the and fall waterfowl migration the best time to Towner County Courthouse grounds. The famous Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is view. located just 30 miles west of Cando.  Cando also offers a 3,000-yard, grassgreen, watered fairway golf course with  Agriculture is the primary industry in a driving range and a modern clubhouse, Towner County. Cando also has several cart rentals and storage with an adjoining manufacturing facilities, which have added campground. The Cando City Park offers a to the economic growth of the area. The modern swimming pool, two tennis courts, Towner County Medical Center is one of the outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, two area’s largest employers. playground areas, a horseshoe court and  For more information, visit the city website three picnic shelters with new barbeque pits. at

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WELCOME TO THE RENDEZVOUS REGION  The Rendezvous Region of northeast North Dakota is rich in culture, history, and outdoor recreation opportunities and the counties of Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh are working together to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience. The Rendezvous Region has a variety of niche businesses that provide interesting experiential shopping, activities such as painting, arts and crafts, design, as well as a variety of coffee shops, bakeries, artisans, restaurants and recreation amenities.

is one of the largest woodlands in the state of North Dakota, boasting over 21 different types of animals and 30 plant species, eight of which are indigenous to the Pembina Gorge. The Gorge offers hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, OHV trails and cross-country skiing. It is also home to North Dakota’s first and only downhill mountain bike terrain park located at Frost Fire Park.

The summer months are a great time to attend one of the many festivals and events,  The Rendezvous Region offers an amazing play a round of 9-hole golf, swim in the array of historical sites which date back numerous lakes and rivers, camp and kayak. 200 years to the days when fur trappers,  Be sure to visit Native Americans and traders met in to plan your trip to the Rendezvous Region the region to buy goods and barter. The and like us on Facebook for links to all of the annual meetings were called “rendezvous”. events going on during your stay. Each city in the region has a legion of local historic characters, buildings and fables to capture the imagination of people of all ages. There are more than 55 geocaches placed throughout the Rendezvous Region and many of them can be found at these historical sites.  One of the best kept secrets in the Rendezvous Region is the Pembina Gorge. This 12,500-acre area just west of Walhalla,

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CITY OF LANGDON  Also known as “The Western Gateway to the Rendezvous Region,” the community of Langdon has an appreciation for great living with an emphasis on family and friends. The community of Langdon has a strong desire to keep Langdon and Cavalier County alive and thriving.

Beginning in mid-July, every Thursday at 4pm the Farmers Market is held at St. A’s Park across the street from the Cavalier County Courthouse. The Farmers Market will continue until October.

The summer and fall of 2021 in Langdon has more events and attractions than ever before! The main event will be our 25th/26th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest scheduled for July 16-18. The festivities start Friday, July 17, with the Firemen’s Dinner at the Activity Center. Beautiful downtown Langdon and Boyd Block Plaza will be the hub for all the following activities. The Rendezvous Region Rod Run will also be revving up that weekend starting the evening of July 16. There will be a street fair, sidewalk sales and food vendors on Saturday, July 17. The festivities continue when “Hard Times” comes to town to perform for our 25th/26th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest celebration. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks display.

junction of Hwy 1 & 66.

You are going to want to mark your calendars for October 7 because that is the  We invite you to come, see what we have date for the 13th Annual Wine Walk. The ever to offer! Whatever you enjoy doing most, popular “Spooktacular” event for kids will be Langdon has something for you and your back on October 30. entire family. Whether it’s history, nature,  On your way into town, make sure you visit shopping, or sports that you enjoy; we have the informational site detailing the Langdon it here. Indoors or out, summer or winter, Wind LLC project completed in 2008. This is Langdon offers many great activities for any one of the largest wind farms in North Dakota season and age. and is located 9 miles south of Langdon at the  For more information on any of these events or other activities please contact the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce at 701256-3079 or visit our website, cityoflangdon. com. Please follow us on the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Also make sure to check out the Rendezvous Region Facebook page at rendezvousregion

Other events for the summer include the Community Color Run; two June Golf Tournaments (June 12 & 19) and the LREC/ NCGA Field Days (July 22).  Missoula Children’s Theater returns to town the week of July 19-24, featuring “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Performances are at St. Alphonsus Elementary School. Page 64

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We invite you to come and see what we have to offer! Whatever you enjoy doing most, Langdon has something for you and your entire family.


“Summer Concert Series” Part 1 Citywide Garage Sales “Summer Concert Series” Part 2 CCMHF Golf Tourney “Summer Concert Series” Part 3 LASDF Golf Tourney NDSU/NCGA Field Days @ LREC Color Me Healthy Run Lady Eagles Lunch – 11-2 @ Eagles Rendezvous Region Rod Run Firemen’s Dinner – 5pm @ LAC 25th/26th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest Weekend 9-3pm Street Fair, Street Vendors, Food Vendors – Christmas in July Sales Roughrider Kid’s Pedal Pull, & More

JULY 17 JULY 18 JULY 19-24 MID JULY AUG. 5 OCT. 7 OCT 30 NOV 26 NOV 27 NOV 27 DEC 2

25th/26th Annual Rendezvous Region Music Fest - “Hard Times” Tractor Pull (afternoon) Missoula Children’s Theater “The Emperor’s New Clothes” Farmers Market every Thursday @ St. A’s park @ 4pm Free Movie in the Park @ Dusk Langdon’s Wine Walk Spooktacular @ LAC Christmas Parade of Lights & Fireworks Small Business Saturday Langdon Christmas Cash Giveaway begins Deals after Dark

We will follow CDC Guidelines to ensure safe activities & events. Please follow us on the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for all the details. Schedule is subject to change.

Please check the City of Langdon website, and follow us on Facebook @ Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce or call 701-256-3079 for more details. Also make sure to check out the Rendezvous Region Facebook page.

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RENDEZVOUS REGION SCENIC BACKWAY  Dotted with dense forests, magnificent overlooks and expansive recreation areas, the Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway in northeast North Dakota offers nature lovers plenty of opportunities to enjoy and explore the outdoors. Starting on Highway 55 near Vang and sloping southeast to Highway 5 and ending in Cavalier, this backway offers opportunities to experience all four seasons.  During winter months, be sure to spend a day at Frost Fire Park, where you can ski or snowboard down powdery runs and take in dramatic views of the Pembina River Gorge. During the summertime, the Frost Fire Summer Theatre offers classic musical productions for the whole family.

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The nearby Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area is a playground in all seasons. Explore the lattice work of multi use trails on horseback, foot, mountain bikes or all-terrain vehicles. Or in the winter, take to snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The Pembina River Trail is an ideal spot to paddle along in a canoe or kayak. Birdwatchers can discover more than 75 species of breeding birds in the Pembina Gorge. Wildlife enthusiasts might see mountain lions, bears, elk, or bobcats. This area also offers hunting and fishing.

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In the picturesque town of Walhalla, take in dramatic views of the Pembina River and Pembina Gorge from the Masonic Scenic Overlook, which offers an ideal vantage point during spring and fall months. Or, venture into Tetrault Woods State Forest, a 432-acre undeveloped expanse of woods, where you can hike along peaceful trails, ride horses, backcountry camp and views from the Tetrault Woods Scenic Overlook is masterpiece.  For campsites with modern amenities such as showers and electricity, continue along the backway to Icelandic State Park, located along the northern shore of Lake Renwick. Enjoy a leisurely picnic for the afternoon or spend a couple days boating on the lake or exploring the 200-acre nature preserve. Glimpse into North Dakota’s pioneering days with a visit to the Pioneer Heritage Center, with its restored historic buildings and Gunlogson Homestead.

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At the end of the backway, spend a night in “The Friendly City” of Cavalier, where you can take your pick from rustic lodges or quaint bed and breakfasts. The city park also offers a familyfriendly place to enjoy sand volleyball, tennis, disc golf and more.

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PEMBINA GORGE STATE RECREATION AREA  The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area has become a top destination for adventure seekers throughout North Dakota and the surrounding states. The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area encompasses over 2,800 acres of public land in the Pembina River Gorge. With steep valley cliffs towering over small, isolated prairies and pocketed wetlands surrounded by the largest continuous, undisturbed forest in North Dakota, its stunning beauty is simply unmatched. With over 30 miles of trails, the Pembina Gorge provides visitors with an exceptional outdoor experience. The trails at the Pembina Gorge are open to horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and off-highway vehicles (OHV).  The Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area offers kayak rentals for $8 per hour or $50 per day. Life jackets and paddles are provided with your rental. The recreation area also offers to transport kayakers.Kayak the Pembina River and enjoy the amazing views of the Pembina Gorge. The transportation fee is $25 to be transported from the Brick Mine Bridge or $30 to be transported from Walhalla. Page 68

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CITY OF WALHALLA  Walhalla has been known as “Elk and Moose Capital of North Dakota” because of the large concentration of elk in the area, moose are in the area but have started to migrate north and west. Wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, blackneck pheasant, moose, deer and elk have found the Pembina Hills a haven. Some of the best elk hunting in  There are many ways to enjoy the Pembina North Dakota exists right here in this virtually Hills, which is really a gorge carved by the unexplored wilderness, which makes this Pembina River.The Pembina River, located area a “sportsman’s paradise.” in the northeast corner of North Dakota, is  Tee off at the Walhalla Country Club, North Dakota’s only real white-water river. a scenic 9-hole grass green golf course The meandering Pembina River is considered located in the beautiful Pembina Hills. It is “tame,” but does offer excellent canoeing and common to see a doe and her fawn grazing kayaking and attracts outdoor enthusiasts to on the fairway, or an elk in the fields below. its secluded landscape during the months of So, if you lose your “ball” you will have no May and June. The Pembina River originates problem finding the natural beauty. The near Boissevain, Manitoba, flows southeast course is complete with a modern club and enters the U.S. northeast of Langdon, house, two decks and a screened-in-porch, ND. From the U.S.-Canadian border, it flows complete restaurant, lounge and banquet southeast to Walhalla and east to the Red facilities. Open seven days a week for your River. The area between the border and convenience. The Walhalla Country Club Walhalla is part of the scenic Pembina Hills also provides accommodations for social and one of the few wilderness areas left in the events and business conferences. For more state. Near Walhalla, the river is considered information contact 701-549-2357. the best for canoeing/kayaking, as the river  On summer weekends, many visitors flows fairly fast over many small rapids. spend the day shopping in the area, golfing  Scenic Walhalla, North Dakota, is a picturesque community nestled along the bend of the Pembina River just east of the colorful panorama of the Pembina Gorge, surrounded by hills and valleys. As the second-oldest community in the state, the town has also been blessed with a rich historical heritage.

Hikers enjoy many of the pathways leading to tempt the nature lover with hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in Tetrault Woods State Forest.

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or trekking through the hills. Then they settle in for the evening performance at the Frost Fire Summer Theatre which has captured the heart of summer weekend visitors as they come to enjoy musical theater classic

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FROST FIRE PARK  Frost Fire Park, located 7 miles west of Walhalla offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. The ski resort is open Friday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit frostfirepark. org for more information.  The Frost Fire Summer Theatre production will be “The Marvelous Wonderettes” and runs June 26 through August 1. Tickets can be purchased by calling 701-549-3602 or through  For summer adventure, take on the Mountain Bike Terrain Park with downhill trails for cyclists of all levels. Visit frostfirepark. org for a trail map!

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TETRAULT WOODS  One area to tempt the nature lover is Tetrault Woods State Park. This 432-acre tract of undeveloped nature is an adventure for the entire family. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy many of the pathways leading to the Pembina River and the Pembina Hills from the Tetrault Woods. In the winter months trails are used by crosscountry skiers and snowmobilers. Tetrault Woods Scenic Overlook is a perfect stop for a picnic.  This undisturbed forested area is perfect for nature lovers with picnicking, bird and wildlife viewing. Primitive camping is welcome, but there are no developed campgrounds nor fees. There are some elk and moose in the area, as well as a variety of birds and plants. There are two scenic overlooks that stand high above the river valley and offer amazing views. Both are part of a 33.5-mile ND State Scenic Backway. For more information contact the ND Forest Service, 701-549-2441.

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GINGRAS TRADING POST  The Gingras Trading Post, a state historic site, is within this ND “backway”. The two buildings on the site are the oldest standing structures built by Euro-Americans in North Dakota. The site is open daily for self-guided visits, May 15 to September 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 701-549-2775 or 701-825-684 Page 70

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ICELANDIC STATE PARK  Icelandic State Park is located 5 miles west of Cavalier on N.D. Hwy. 5. CAMPING  There are 141 modern campsites with water and electrical hookups and 10 primitive campsites. There are also three camping cabins, each of which sleep up to 5 people. All campsites and cabins can be reserved through an online reservation system or by calling the reservation hotline. Located within the modern campground are three comfort stations with shower facilities.

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SWIMMING  The swimming and beach area is one of the most popular areas of the park. It is a gently sloped area that is adjacent to a picnicking area and concession stand. GUNLOGSON HOMESTEAD  This is the site of one of the first Icelandic homesteads. TRAILS  The park trails, located in Gunlogson Arboretum, wind through the lowland forest of the Tongue River bottom. One portion of the two-mile trail is self-guided. This unique area has been dedicated as a nature preserve and the trails are designed as part of the National Recreation Trail System.

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BOATING  The 200-acre Lake Renwick provides excellent opportunities for both boating and paddling enthusiasts. It is widely used by power boats, canoes and an occasional sail boater. A launching ramp is available for easy success. Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards are available for rent at the concession stand.

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FISHING  Leisurely fishing from a boat or the fishing pier is a popular activity. Stocking of walleye and northern pike has enhanced fishing and created added interest.  To make a reservation visit www.parkrec. or call 1-800-807-4723. For more information about Icelandic State Park, call 701-265-4561 or e-mail Address is 13571 Hwy. 5, Cavalier, ND 5822 Photo Credit: ND Tourism

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CITY OF CAVALIER  Cavalier is located in the heart of the Rendezvous Region, an area bordering Canada and Minnesota in the northeast corner of North Dakota, steeped in history and natural beauty. Established in 1878 along the winding banks of the Tongue River, Cavalier is a growing community of 1300.

program that began in 2020 gives tourists and locals alike a fun new way to explore the community. Rental bikes are parked along Main Street and can be rented by the day or hour.  Ride your bike, run, or walk out on the Cavlandic Trail! This newly redeveloped 6.5mile paved path runs between the City of Cavalier and Icelandic State Park, ending at the Cavalier Country Club. While you are out there, don’t forget to stop at the Pembina County Historical Museum, just across the road. The grounds are home to the Pembina County Veterans Memorial and Pembina County Community Orchard as well.

The four seasons allow opportunities to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, bicycling, water sports, hunting, snowmobiling, and ice skating. Whether you appreciate the snow-covered cross-country ski trails, wonder at the look of a grain-ripened field, or enjoy a peaceful night on a kayak at Lake Renwick, Cavalier is truly a city of year-round enjoyment.  Cavalier is a progressive community and  A large park within the city features a an exciting area to visit any time of the swimming pool, tennis & pickle ball court, year. Visit for more disc golf course, nature trails, and picnic information on activities in Cavalier or to shelters that are available to rent. view the 24-hour live Cavalier Chamber Cam  First time visitors will be sure to notice the to see what’s happening on Main Street. bustling downtown district. A new bike share

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CITY OF PEMBINA  Pembina is the entry to the Rendezvous Region! It was the first settlement in the Dakota Territories and the first trade link between the Mississippi River at Minneapolis/ St. Paul and Hudson Bay at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Home of Oxcart Trails and the Metis Culture, Pembina is a community steeped in history and growing toward the future.  The Pembina State Museum features a modern meeting room with an adjacent kitchen that is available to rent. After hours use of the lobby area and back lawn are also available for groups. Contact the museum at least two weeks in advance of the gathering for reservations

CITY OF DRAYTON  Drayton is the Baseball Capital of North Dakota. Drayton won the state High School baseball championship every year from 1958 to 1963. In 1958 and 1962, Drayton also won the American Legion Class A championship. After winning the state title in 1958, they went on to win the multi-state regional championship. These wins made Drayton the smallest town to win both the state and regional class A titles.  Located on the Red River, Drayton dubs itself the Catfish Capital of the North and reels in fishermen from around the country. Drayton is conveniently located just 30 miles south of the Canadian Border along Interstate 29. Home to two boat landings and known for huge channel catfish, it is a destination you should consider. Drayton also has a motel and campground for your lodging needs.   Drayton is home to North Dakota’s oldest curling organization, founded in 1901 as Dacotah Curling Club. Curling quickly became a popular pastime here during winter months when travel became more difficult, farm activity slowed, and people sought opportunities to socialize and exercise. The sport of curling is very much woven into the history of the Drayton area.

CITY OF GRAFTON  Located in the heart of the Red River Valley in northeastern North Dakota, Grafton is a community rich not only in soils, but also in heritage. The history and diverse culture of the area can be felt and appreciated in many sights and attractions, both in and around Grafton. HISTORIC ELMWOOD  Historic Elmwood is a 20-acre parcel of land located in an oxbow of the Park River in northeast Grafton. On three acres is a beautiful turn-of-the-century Victorian home that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Elmwood can be rented for meetings, weddings, small parties and other special events. Seven acres are protected in the Natural Area Registry as an example of river bottom forest. The remaining land contains wild flowers, plants and animal life. LEISTIKOW PARK  Leistikow Park is one of the many parks in Grafton. It is filled with beautiful trees, has a full service campground and cabin rentals. Leistikow Park also has an outdoor pool, shelters, basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball, canoe/kayak/paddle boat rentals, trails, and a disc golf course. Other recreational facilities include a beautiful 9-hole golf course, softball and baseball complexes, 4 sheet curling club, a bowling alley, movie theater, archery club, bike paths, and 3 fitness centers (one including an indoor pool). CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH  Grafton Parks & Recreation hosts a Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch six weekends in September and October. There is something for the entire family including pedal car track, wagon train rides through the trail system, corn cannons, food vendors and more. There is also a straw bale maze, petting zoo, corn pit and more for toddlers. Located at 715 West 5th Street, Grafton HERITAGE VILLAGE Located along Hwy. 17 in Grafton, Heritage Village is a collection of historic buildings and artifacts gathered to re-create life in the past. Special attractions include a furnished farmhouse, farm buildings, a country church, log cabin, depot with caboose, taxidermy shop and a working carousel. A large meeting facility is also available to accommodate events and gatherings. Home of the Farmer’s Markets each summer starting at the end of June.

RETAIL  Grafton’s rural setting does not eliminate some of the urban advantages found in larger communities for its residents and guests. Grafton merchants offer many brand name products found in larger cities with the benefit of personal service and a convenient shopping environment. Home to more than 100 retail businesses, including many locally owned, Grafton also boasts nationally known retailers, manufacturers and hotels. HOCKEY ARENA  The Grafton Centennial Center proves to be one of the finest athletic facilities around providing artificial ice, a regulation-size hockey rink, heated concession area and seating for approximately 2,000 fans. HUNTING  The Grafton area will also entice the outdoor sportsman. Deer hunting is quite popular in the area as well as duck, goose, wild turkey and fox hunting. Canoeing, fishing, bird watching and magnificent photo opportunities abound on the scenic Park River and Red River (located just 15 miles east of Grafton).

SNOWMOBILING  During the winter months, groomed snowmobile trails provide fresh air and excitement for sledding enthusiasts. Proud of its annual community events, the residents of Grafton invite visitors to the community with open arms.

Park & Recreation • Points of Interest Historical Sites • Over 250 Businesses Dining & Entertainment • Multiple Places to Stay Medical & Emergency Services Educational Facilities GRAFTON’S ANYTHING GOES SALE – May 8th @ Grafton Centennial Center


– Tuesdays, end of June – mid September held at Heritage Village



– Saturdays & Sundays (5-6 weekends following Labor Day weekend – weather permitting)

GRAFTON’S FALL ARTS & CRAFT SHOW – October 9 @ Grafton Armory


– Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving thru end of year with various activities and events. Parade of Lights, Winter Wine Walk, entertainment, shopping, etc.

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2021 June 23 - 27 Car Show • Ribfest • Fireworks Grand Parade • Inflatable Games Live Bands & Much More!

For a full list of events, go to “Like” our Facebook page: Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce/DMV for event information and updates.

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CITY OF PARK RIVER  Park River, located in the center of Walsh County, is a very progressive city with a lot to offer. Their motto is “Park River: The Town with a Heart,” and the friendly residents of this northeastern North Dakota city strive to put that philosophy into action every day.

Also, green fees at Hillcrest are very light on the pocketbook, so make sure to play a round or two while visiting the area!  Need to take a dip after a hot day? The swimming pool complex in Park River consists of two pools for your summer fun. Take advantage of almost three miles of paved bike and walking paths, starting on the east side of the Kensington addition and going west all the way to Homme Dam.

Park River’s economy is mostly agriculturalbased, as the rich fertile soil of the Red River Valley is very conducive to lush, healthy crops. The town also boasts a strong number of businesses, many within the technology and  Homme Dam Campground and Recreation health care sectors. Area is located on the south branch of the  Fans of the arts may visit the historic Lyric Park River two miles west of the city on N.D. Theatre, which opened its doors in 1915 Highway 17. The lake covers 200 acres and and reopened in 2002 after several years offers many recreational opportunities. Walsh of vacancy. Shows can be seen Friday and County has done an excellent job of making Saturday evenings with matinees on Sunday. Homme Dam a beautiful place for camping,  For the golfer, Hillcrest Country Club has fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding one of the finest 9-hole grass green courses and boating. around. It is lined with mature evergreens and  For updates and oaks and is always immaculately groomed.




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CITY OF LAKOTA  The City of Lakota is a thriving town with big opportunities. Being a part of the waterfowl central flyway, an abundance of wildlife is seen throughout the area. Along with dozens of public hunting areas, bird watching and wildlife watching areas, Lakota is surrounded by some great fishing opportunities in Lake Laretta, Stump Lake, McVille Dam, Tolna Dam, Whitman Dam and Devils Lake.  Lakota is the county seat of Nelson County and is located at the intersection of US Highway 2 and ND Highway 1. You will find many wonderful things within Lakota. One is the A.M. Tofthagen Museum, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses a new City Library. A common place to relax and find locals is the Lakota City Park. Check out the heated swimming pool, two playground areas, picnic shelters and tennis court while you are there.  The Rock Creek Golf Couse is located off ND Highway 1 just south of the city. This is a nine hole, par 36, 3,376 yard long grass green course. It includes long fairways, water hazards, sand traps and large greens averaging over 6,000 sq. ft. The course is

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adjacent to the airport, permitting easy access to fly-ins. The Lakota Airport has a new hangar allowing for overnight shelter to the incoming planes.  The City of Lakota will be celebrating its 59th annual Turkey Barbeque on Friday, June 18, in the City Park. A street dance will take place on Main Street after the BBQ. The Community Club also sponsors other events such as a Wine Walk, Easter Carnival and Halloween Carnival. Check out the Lakota Community Club Facebook page for more information. See you in Lakota!

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STUMP LAKE  A winding circling road through a mass of green leaved trees will lead you to a restaurant, campground, old-style pavilion and a lake. Historically, Stump Lake has been a shallow basin of water, suitable for birds but not fish. Thanks to Mother Nature, the quality of the lake has changed through an additional 50 plus feet of fresh water, making it a great home for walleye, northern, pike and perch. The North Dakota Game and Fish has released millions of perch into this lake, so it should be a great fishery for years to come.  Once only to look at, Stump Lake is now one of the area’s fastest growing recreational attractions. In 1998, a boat launch and two docks were put in for water sports and swimmers.  In addition to the lake, Stump Lake Park offers a variety of family attractions. The park prides itself on being clean and green with something for everyone. Stump Lake Park boasts a variety of hiking and biking trails and a fun-filled playground that will entertain people of all ages.

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There is a full-service campground for both campers and tenters with water and electricity hook-ups and a bathroom facility nearby. Many weekends offer other types of entertainment from dances to softball tournaments, to displays at the nearby Stump Lake Village. The park also has a restaurant and picnic shelter facilities for families and friends to gather and enjoy the summer day.  Come visit Nelson County’s secret oasis! Disappear for a day, for a weekend or a summer to remember and enjoy the simpler times of life.

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STUMP LAKE VILLAGE  The journey back in time begins as one enters the stone gates of Stump Lake Park. It is hard to miss the newest additions to the county park when taking a Sunday drive with all the new buildings. The Nelson County Historical Society has transformed a barren field into a step back in history. The Village is complete with all the traditional elements of a pioneering community; a farmhouse, barn, post office, one-room school, church, cook-car, two log cabins, depot, blacksmith shop and sawmill. The newer additions to the Village are the “Old Main Street USA” exhibit building, which contains many

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exhibit rooms, gift shop, modern restrooms, flour mill and gazebo. The gazebo was built with funds donated by local residents and will be used for entertainment, weddings, family reunions and other events. An engine building containing many stationary engines in running order was completed in 2018.  Summertime is a wonderful time for NCHS members because it is a time to make history come alive and begin outdoor activities. The summer schedule begins the first Sunday of June and ends with the Threshing Bee on Labor Day weekend (Sunday and Monday).

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STUMP LAKE VILLAGE CONT. The 14 weeks in between are filled with a variety of activities which include the Nelson County Fair and 4-H exhibition, weddings and church services, traveling exhibits, family reunions, other entertainment and tours of the buildings every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Often it is easy to forget where one came from, so spend a day or more at Stump Lake Village and take the time to remember. A journey back in time will offer both lessons to be learned and a greater appreciation of how our pioneering ancestors struggled to settle this untamed land. Take time out, relax  The annual Threshing Bee is the largest and enjoy this place where time stands still and most anticipated event of the summer. and you can dream a little. This two-day event draws hundreds of  The Village is available for tours every people to see how harvest was done in days Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the gone by. Each morning begins with a hearty first Sunday of June through Labor Day threshermen’s breakfast, and the days are weekend. Check out our website at www. filled with displays of ethnic foods and crafts. To schedule reunions, All of the buildings are open for tours. Each weddings or other events, call Diane Swenson afternoon there is a parade of old engines, at 701-247-2546. Stump Lake Park and Village tractors, cars and much more. Each year is located 12 miles south of Lakota on North there are new activities held during the Dakota Hwy. 1. Threshing Bee, but some of the past events include doll and toy shows, fashion shows, music concerts and theatrical displays by historical characters. There are rides and activities for children to enjoy.


Burgers 'N' Brats supper, followed by canoe races at McVille Dam & Street Dance on Main


Parade, Car Show, Ice Cream Social, Kids Games & Hole in One Competition


Outdoor Worship Service in City Park at 9:30 AM, Golf Tournament

For more information on our community visit our website or e-mail: Page 80

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CITY OF MCVILLE  McVille – Small enough to know you, large enough to serve you. This is the motto of the City of McVille, and here’s a few reasons why:  McVille is located in Nelson County on Highway 15, just minutes North of the picturesque Sheyenne River Valley, 50 miles southeast of Devils Lake, and approximately 60 miles southwest of Grand Forks, and is located just 20 minutes from Stump Lake which offers great year ‘round walleye fishing as well as other recreational and water sports opportunities. McVille has all the feel and size of a small town, but offers many businesses and services to serve its citizens and visitors.  McVille Country Club, a 9-hole municipal grass-green course, is located on the North edge of town. Well established grass greens boast a beautiful course lined with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. Green fees are reasonable, and there are golf carts available for rent. Visit our Club House, join us for men’s or women’s nights, or just enjoy the quiet course.  McVille Dam & Recreation Area, located on the east edge of town is a good spot for family recreation activities such as fishing, swimming, small watercraft boating, and picnics. Cast a line and try your luck for perch, walleye, northern pike or trout. RV/camper spaces are available for rent at a rate of $35 per night ($10 per night for tent camping) on a first arrival basis and include electrical and water hookups. A camper dump station was recently added. The campground has picnic shelters, barbeque pits, playground equipment, sand volleyball, a 9-hole frisbee golf course and a paved biking/walking path that leads from the McVille Dam Recreation area to the east edge of town. Stop in at D & M Service on the corner of Main Street and Highway 15 to register for a camping space.  RV camping with all utilities, including

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sewer hookup, is also avail-able at the Lee Street Campground in the City of McVille.  McVille Lodge features 8 units with a total of 29 beds. Each unit is air-conditioned, has a kitchenette, cable TV and wireless internet. At least one of the units is handicap accessible. There is also a laundromat and access to vending machines within the Lodge complex.  McVille’s Main Street also includes a grocery store with well-stocked shelves and features fresh meats and produce, daily baked goods as well as frozen foods and treats; D & M Service - a gas station that features 24-hour card control fueling, tire repair service, propane tank exchange, firewood bundles, snacks, off-sale beer and wine, and is an outlet for minnows and other fishing supplies; McVille Community Library, located in the lower level of the City Auditorium at the corner of Main Street and Felton Avenue, is open 10 AM – 3 PM Tuesday through Friday, and 10 AM – 1 PM on Saturday. Double Down Bar offers pizzas and other snacks as well as pool, darts, electronic gaming and is a great place to watch the game!  McVille and the surrounding area proudly support the complete health-care system, Nelson County Health Care Services, that includes a clinic, an acute care hospital to serve you in case of emergency, a 39-bed long term care center, and a beautiful 12unit Assisted Living Center.  McVille Municipal Airport, located just west of the city has a well-groomed and maintained airstrip, with 3 tie-down spaces available, and there are no landing and/or take-off fees.  Come join us for McVille Days, July 15-18th 2020, and enjoy fun, food and entertainment for the entire family. For more information on our community, visit our website at www. or contact our City Auditor, Chanda Arneson, at

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CITY OF ANETA  Aneta, located on Highway 32 in southern Nelson County, is the Queen City of the Upper Sheyenne and has the longest running turkey barbecue in the state. The 60th annual Turkey Barbecue and Summer Festival, sponsored by the Aneta Booster Club, will be held on June 18-20.  The annual meal is prepared and served in the park shelter with live entertainment performing in the gazebo. RECREATION  Aneta’s City Park features a picnic shelter, gazebo, and heated restrooms. Lighted tennis courts and basketball court are located near the center of town beside the Aneta Pavilion. A softball diamond is located on the north side of the old Aneta School building. Area lakes and the local reservoir are good fishing sites.

ANETA COMMUNITY ORCHARD  What was once a hayfield is now a lush verdant community orchard and garden area thanks to the energy of a small ambitious community working together. The 3-acre site now contains a sampling orchard with numerous varieties of raspberries, gooseberries, haskaps, elderberries, juneberries, asparagus, cherries and many more. All are available for picking, free of charge. Larger quantities are available in the orchard proper which also features apple trees, chokecherries, hazelnuts and plums.  Follow the signs on Highway 32, park your car in the picnic area, walk over the covered footbridge and help yourself to a brochure for a self guided tour of this lovely little bit of heaven.

Aneta’s 125th Anniversary & 60th Annual Turkey Barbecue and Summer Festival

Aneta Parkview Health Center

--------------- FRIDAY, JUNE 18 --------------2:00PM – 4:00PM 5:30PM – 8:00PM 7:00PM 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Rhubarb Tasting at Aneta Orchard Rib Buffet at Whitetail Bar Talent Show at City Auditorium Dance at Whitetail Bar

“A Community of Personal Commitment and Caring”

--------------- SATURDAY, JUNE 19 --------------7:30AM – 10:00AM 10:00AM 11:00AM – 2:00PM 11:00AM – 1:00PM 12:00PM – 8:00PM 2:00PM

Pancake Breakfast, Sundahl Church Games for Kids at Aneta Orchard Old Time Tractor Pull, Aneta Elevator Lunch Stand Annual Arts & Craft Show, Pavilion Kiddie & Old Car Parade, Main Street

Parade Marshal - Charles Gehrke Honorary Parade Marshal - Iris Westlyn, 115 yrs old

4:00PM 4:30PM – 7:30PM 9:00PM – 1:00AM

Now serving with 6 lines! Average wait time is 15 minutes!

Inflatable Games at Park Turkey Barbecue, Aneta City Park Street Dance at Whitetail Bar 312 Turkeys 900 lbs. of Potato Salad 800 lbs. of Beans 100 lbs. of Potato Chips and more!

--------------- SUNDAY, JUNE 20 --------------10:00AM

“All Faith Service” Aneta City Park

Come be a part of something big! Festival Sponsored by the Aneta Booster Club

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Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to develop and manage a system of wetlands and grasslands that is unique to the Red River Valley. The refuge supports a diversity of wetland and grassland wildlife, while providing for wildlifedependent recreation, interpretation, and education. Kellys Slough NWR is located in the heart of the Red River Valley. The refuge contains an intermittent stream that flows into the Turtle River, a tributary of the Red River.

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Kellys Slough NWR covers portions of Blooming, Lakeville and Rye townships of Grand Forks County. The main parking area

Kellys Slough NWR is considered an excellent area to view migratory and breeding waterbirds. Twelve species of ducks have been found nesting on the refuge. Giant Canada geese and a variety of shorebirds are also common on the refuge and surrounding lands. The refuge staff manage eight wetland management pools, comprising 936 acres on the refuge and adjacent WPAs. The remaining uplands are predominately grasslands.

is 8 miles west and 3 miles north of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Signs on U.S. Highway 2 direct visitors to the refuge, where there is a parking area, an elevated viewing platform, several informational signs and two walking trails.  For more information, call 701-662-8611, e-mail or visit their website at slough. Refuge headquarters are located at 221 2nd St. West, Devils Lake, ND. Photo Credit: Dan Gooden

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