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Arrowhead Ultra 135 is the next big event!

The Arrowhead Ultra 135 is a grueling event. You can ski, fat tire bike or hike the 135 miles from International Falls to Lake Vermilion near Tower. It takes a special athlete to complete this event carrying all they will need to survive in whatever the weather brings. The ultra marathon begins on Monday, January […]
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Only the Bold Run the Cold!

That’s the tag-line for the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run here in International Falls, where it can be cold and you’d have to be bold to sign up for a race. People have been doing it for 37 years now and it’s a big event with runners coming from all over the upper Midwest and […]
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You need snowshoes to stay above it!

Yes, we have snow, and folks are taking advantage of the winter recreation available and that includes snowshoeing. You say you need snowshoes? Well, there’s a special program at Voyageurs National Park where you will end up with your own very personal pair of snowshoes. Jim DeVries, Senior Naturalist for the Laurentian Environmental Center will […]
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Winter Wonderland truly describes Rainy Lake

Temperatures are starting to settle below freezing consistently and that sets the stage for great recreation in our winter wonderland. Ice is forming on Rainy Lake and that means ice fishing will soon be available. Rainy Lake is an excellent winter fishery with a regular village of ice houses popping up along the private ice […]
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Take in ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas

The big event next week will be the ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas parade in downtown International Falls. There will be floats with twinkling lights in the evening, but in the afternoon there will be horse drawn wagon rides. so head for the downtown a little early. After the parade, Santa and Mrs. Clause will […]
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Unbelievably Mild

The Minnesota firearms deer season is underway and the weather is unbelievably mild. Hunters have been sitting in stands or blinds in shirt sleeves during the height of the day. Preliminary report show it’s been a good season for many hunters. The mild weather may be a hindrance as much as a help, there are […]
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Transition Time in Voyageur Country

Reports from anglers have about disappeared, everyone with an outdoor recreation plan in Voyageur Country is concentrating on hunting. The firearms deer season open on Saturday and the forecasts at this point look good. The weather should be pretty mild for early November. There are vast tracts of public land in Koochiching County open to […]
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Brave the weather, catch fish

Yes, there have been reports from people getting out to fish Rainy Lake at the end of October, and yes, they are catching fish. They also report that when they catch fish they are stuffed full of various bait fish. In the late fall, there are lots of minnows and other smaller fish hanging in […]
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