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Farmer’s Fiberglass Repair

Fall and winter bring more visitors to Portage Des Sioux than warm weather ever will. Some drive in but the large majority, fly in. Those that fly in, range from the majestic and mighty to the small and humble. Our most numerous guests are our feathered friends. Eagles come to fish on the ice and sun themselves in trees along the Mississippi River and its sloughs. They attract bird watchers from a wide bi-state area. Few of the world's people can watch them from their homes as some do in Portage Des Sioux.

With our 8000 sq ft, heated repair facility, lighted and secured lot you can rest easy knowing your boat or vehicle is safe with us! Structural Repairs  Metal Flake Finishes Trailer Repair & Maintenance 

An eagle looking for something to eat on the ice

Have some nicks and scratches in your boat from the season? Let us take care of it over the winter so you are ready for spring!

Accompanying the eagles are black tip pelicans that swim and fish in large flocks, often forming vees in the evenings on their way to shelter for the night. Loons and golden eye ducks often dive for fish off Palisades Yacht Club, the shrine of Our Lady of the Rivers, and Hideaway HarGolden eye ducks bor.

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In the farm fields near town, hundreds of Canadian geese mix with an equal number of snow geese and mallards, swimming in the river and sloughs. Seagulls are now cleaning up the shad that die off this time of year in the boat harbors. They Canadian Geese often carry the rotting fish onto boats to eat them and leave a carcass and a mess in the process. The largest bird to visit is the trumpeter swan, sometimes reported by local birdwatchers.

We have ASE certified technicians on staff to ensure quality repairs at fair prices!! We can handle all of your tire needs.   

Trailer Tires & Rims Trailer Hitches Trailer Parts

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Automotive Service Trailer Service Pro-Cert Service Advisors


All in all, Portage Des Sioux is just as interesting in winter as it is in summer. It's the visitors that change.

Trumpeter Swans


Story submitted by Keith Wells owner of The Mississippi River Trading Post in Portage Des Sioux. Stop by and say ‘hey’ to Keith, ad on Page 7.

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PORTAGE DES SIOUX WELCOMES ANNUAL VISITORS In the farm fields near town, hundreds of Canadian geese mix with an equal number of snow geese a...

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