Kaddatz Galleries Hosts La Valleur Salon Talks
Kaddatz Galleries Hosts La Valleur Salon Talks Photojournalist Barbara La Valleur will lead two salons in connection with her photo exhibit Hola, Cuba! at The Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls. On Sat., April 22 the Battle Lake and Ashby native will present, “How I went from being a 15-year-old owner of a 1937 Chevy in Battle Lake to being an award winning international photojournalist in Germany.” This salon will appeal to students of all ages interested in photography and art or a communications career, as well as mid-career people looking to expand income options, and anyone who appreciates great photography. On Sat., May 6 La Valleur will present, “My 55-year journey as an International Photojournalist” and “Why I took the photos, how I choose the subject matter and the responsibilities of a photojournalist.” La Valleur will offer easy-to-follow tips for improving family and vacation photographs whether using an iPhone or a Nikon. Participants are encouraged to bring up to three favorite photos for critique. Both salons are 2-4 p.m. at the Kaddatz Galleries, 111 W Lincoln, Fergus Falls, MN and are free and open to the public. They are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants […]
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A Family Vacation on Private Lake Five You may have thought you’d have to go to the Boundary waters area or deep into northern Minnesota to find an experience close to a wilderness vacation – a place where peace and quiet prevails and wildlife still roams free. Not so! Five Lakes Resort offers families a unique vacation in a wooded setting on a private lake. No gasoline motors are allowed on Lake Five, keeping the lake crystal clear and clean. Only guests have access to Lake Five, making for a tranquil getaway. It’s an unspoiled environment where you can get back to nature. Five Lakes Resort is simply the most relaxing place you could want to be. You’ll still have all the conveniences of home. Eleven housekeeping cabins are well spaced for privacy and completely furnished. Fair Hills Resort is just 20 minutes away, where Five Lakes Resort guests have free use of such facilities as golf and tennis. You can even eat meals in the Fair Hills dining room. Please call ahead for reservations. Your perfect event awaits you at the Barn Envision your event in northern Minnesota by a pristine lake surrounded by thick woods and rolling fields […]
Nyberg park is an outdoor gallery of mammoth metal sculptures along the streets of Vining, and the grounds of the Big Foot Gas and Convenience store.
July 9th & July 10th, 2016 Phelps Mill County Park Underwood, MN Hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm Saturday and 9:30am – 4pm Sunday 170 art and quality craft exhibits, entertainment for the entire family, including children activities, throughout both days. Pastoral setting by Otter Tail River with a century old flour mill open to the public.
A nonprofit art gallery located in historic downtown Fergus Falls, the Kaddatz Gallery fosters visual arts education and appreciation and exhibits the work of Charles Beck and other recognized local artists
Bring your appetite, because Willy T’s Tavern & Grill is serving up plenty of delectable dishes and home-inspired favorites. Specializing in house-roasted, hand-carved meats for sandwiches, burgers, pizzas with homemade sauces and cooking from scratch, our Minnesota restaurant hits the spot every time. Willy T’s offers a fun, casual atmosphere perfect for family meals or group dining in Minnesota. And when you get thirsty, be sure to take a look at our extensive drink list, including a wide variety of imported and domestic beers. Our inviting tavern is the perfect place to refuel during your Minnesota lake vacation.
Shooting Star has all the best Las Vegas-style gaming on its 72,055 sq.ft. casino floor. Gaming options include nearly 1000 slot machines, 16 Blackjack tables, a 365 seat bingo hall, and poker selections including Seven-Card Stud, Let It Ride, and Texas Hold “Em. The Hotel features 386 well-appointed deluxe rooms and 24 suites for you to choose from – – including Queen and Queen Deluxe rooms, an Executive Suite and the Stardust King Suites. The Hottest Place to Work…And Probably the Coolest! We’re always looking for talented folks who want to give our guests the Star treatment. CHECK OUR CURRENT OPENINGS & APPLY NOW! Or call Human Resources at 218-936-2549 to have an application mailed to you. You can also check out our current job openings on the Shooting Star Casino Job Hotline: 888-683-9675 or email [email protected] more information. We offer our team members the best benefits with STARTING WAGES FROM $7.75/HR PLUS TIPS TO $10.44/HR, including shift and weekend differentials $1.25 to $2.50/hr OR MORE!* Best wages in the area with new living wage and salary plan Employer-funded medical, dental, vision and life insurance Employer-funded defined benefit retirement plan Flexible Spending Account Employee Assistance Program Paid Time Off Reduced Meals […]
We are dedicated to building a community where everyone can find their place in history. This is accomplished by creating exhibits, public programs, and educational and research opportunities that connect people to their heritage.
The Cultural Center Located in the rural farm and manufacturing town of New York Mills, Minnesota, is a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. We offer visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in our 80-seat concert listening room, two art galleries in a historic building, a gift store featuring local artists, an artist residency program, a sculpture park, and a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Since our incorporation in 1990, we have been passionate about connecting people to artists and rich cultural experiences in rural Minnesota, celebrating the local and being a window to the world. The Cultural Center’s two-story 1818’s era brick building is a beautifully restored example of prairie architecture. The Center features two art galleries with gallery exhibits all year long featuring the work of regional artists. A fine gift store featuring the work of more than 80 regional artists provides opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art. The Center is home to the nationally renowned Great American Think-Off. Approaching its 25th year in 2017, the Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas being explored by everyday people. Designed to bring philosophy down from the […]
The earthen fort was constructed in July 1876 in response to rumors that American Indians were attacking homesteads and villages in the region. Even though no attack was imminent, Tordenskjold township pioneers chose to complete the fort for future protection. It was reportedly used for several nights a few years later following another rumor of impending Indian attack. The remains of the earthen barricade are still visible on this site. Additional information on historic Fort Juelson may be found at the Otter Tail County Historical Society in Fergus Falls.
Rated as the top hotel in Parkers Prairie, MN and in the area by TripAdvisor.com, Crossings by GrandStay® makes the perfect choice for any visit to the area. Our comfortable modern hotel is affordable yet well-equipped, and offers a great welcome to business and vacation guests alike. Convenient for Alexandria, MN as well as Parkers Prairie itself, and with a range of king, queen, and 1-bedroom/full kitchen suites, Crossings is your home-away-from-home in Otter Tail County. Adjacent to the Parkers Prairie Event Center and steps away from Lake Adley and Lake Miltona, Crossings by GrandStay® is perfectly situated for all your group and recreation needs. The Prairie Event Center, attached to the hotel is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, private parties, anniversary and birthday celebrations, banquets, meetings, galas and association events. With 7,200 of sq. ft., a full service kitchen, built-in stage, and bars, the Prairie Event Center and attached hotel allow you to have the perfect event in one perfect location. All of our suites have all the amenities you need to enjoy a pleasant stay with us, whether you plan on an overnight visit or an extended stay. Start the day with a complimentary breakfast from […]
The Prospect House Museum provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories and life of an American pioneering family. The Prospect House Museum also explores the stories of the Battle Lake Area as a vacation destination, past, present and future, to inspire residents and visitors with the creativity and enterprise of the human spirit.
Nestled among 250 acres of Minnesota pine forest exists Thumper Pond Resort. The top vacation destination of all Ottertail resorts, Thumper Pond promises fun for the whole family. Featuring 78 spacious suites outfitted with convenient amenities and 26 RV sites, our resort in Minnesota has ample room for your family reunion, golf outing, or destination wedding. With enough activities onsite to keep everyone busy, our resort is a premier choice of Ottertail, MN hotels for group travel. Enjoy the stunning golf course, or take a short drive to explore the surrounding area. Located three hours northwest of the Twin Cities, Thumper Pond Resort is remote enough to get away from it all without sacrificing convenience. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, our resort in Northern Minnesota provides a naturally exciting travel experience.
Wildflower Golf Course Wildflower Golf Course is located in northwest Minnesota. We’re about 15 minutes from Detroit Lakes and 45 minutes from Fargo. If you’re in the area, stop by for a round of golf. Open prairie lands and oak-lined fairways make Wildflower an aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable course to play. Designed by Joel Goldstrand, a highly regarded golf course architect in the Midwest, the course’s distinctive “Prairie Links” design is unique in Minnesota. Wildflower Golf Course: Golf Lessons and Clinics Check back to welcome our Golf Pro Intern for the 2017 Season! A golf clinic can be scheduled for any size outing or family group. We can tailor clinics or private lessons to your needs. Lessons are a great way to start your golf outing. Clinics and Lessons must be scheduled in advance. Ladies Clinics Our Ladies’ Clinics and lessons are designed for all skill levels in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Clinics focus on all aspects of the game, from short game to full swing. Clinics will also take into consideration trouble areas that the participants are experiencing. Group sizes are small so that every participant can receive individual attention. If there is inclement weather, the sessions will be rescheduled. Appointments […]
The Rusty Nail Burger & Beer Bar is a revival of what used to be “The Old Brick Inn.” Featuring an array of craft beers on tap, unique menu items and a fresh atmosphere. With an outdoor patio, space for local music and updated sound system, you’re going to want to make The Rusty Nail you new go-to meal and hang out. Located in rustic downtown Battle Lake. Open daily at 11:00 AM.
Designed by Eric Niskanen and carved out of 90,000 Red Pine trees, the Thumper Pond golf course blends natural beauty and challenging play. Each of the 18 holes is designed for the enjoyment of all players of every level, from first-timers to seasoned pros. Lush fairways and emerald greens make the course at our Central Minnesota golf resort a pure delight. Not an avid golfer? No worries – our course also features FootGolf and FlingGolf! In addition to the championship golf course, Thumper Pond also offers a 350-yard practice range, short game area, two putting greens and golf lessons. Whether you are enjoying a Minnesota golf vacation at our onsite hotel or simply driving in for the day, Thumper Pond remains among the best golf courses near Perham, MN. Tee off at our pristine course, and see what makes Thumper Pond a must-stop for Central Minnesota golf lovers. For more information or to make a tee time, call the Pro Shop at (218) 367-6501. Hole 18 Flyover The days getting shorter isn't all bad considering Thumper Pond is now offering Off-Season rates on golf! As you'll see in the video, you can't go wrong coming out to golf at Thumper […]
Our displays tell the stories of the people, places and events of the Otter Tail County area through interpretive exhibits, photographs, and original motion picture footage.
Pelican Liquors is a city owned liquor store located on main street in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. It is a newly built facility that opened in November, 2011. With friendly and knowledgeable employees that are ready to help you make your selections and answer any questions you may have about our wide variety of products. We have a vast selection of Wines, Beers and Liquors. Don’t see what you need? Just ask. If we can get it for you, we will. Not sure what you like? Stop in on the nights that we have beer, wine or liquor tastings and see what is new out there! So come on in and let us welcome you to Pelican Rapids, and show you what we have to offer you for your next gathering!!
Open closest weekend to St. Patrick’s Day, around March 17th. Open Friday and Saturday only March and April. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May. Starting Memorial Day Monday Through Labor Day, Open Monday through Saturday. After Labor Day in September, Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In October and the first two weekends in November, Open Friday and Saturday only. Opens at 5:00pm, serving to at least 9:00pm (later if busy). Bar stays open late. Back room holds dances and wedding parties, etc. and is open late.
We have a unique menu, including pasta, pizzas and more. We also have a great wine and beer list. American (traditional), Italian and pizza
Nestled in beautiful lakes country, Goose Gang Toys is a destination for the whole family. With three levels of non-stop fun, there is something for everyone. Fromtasty treats, to imagination play we will reminisce the good old days and introduce you to the very best in games, toys and outdoor activities. So please join us . . . take your time and explore.
Parkers Prairie Municipal Liquor Store Stop in and see our wide variety of liquor and our wine selection, but don’t forget we have the same great beer selection as well. With a great atmosphere and a great place to meet your friends for a crisp, cool refreshment, you’ll be sure to enjoy every last drop. Make sure you check out our patio area on those perfect nights to enjoy your favorite beverage too! Enjoy two pool tables, juke box, darts, and games. Stop in to play pull tabs and more.
Come out to Vergas, MN to enjoy a great time for the whole family! We will have pumpkin painting, a hayride, local music, delicious food and a 5K race! Cost: Hayrides are $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. 5K Race registration is $30. Food is available for sale by vendor (prices vary). Pumpkin painting and kids games are free. For more information visit www.cityofvergas.com or contact Julie Lammers at (218) 342-2091 or [email protected]
Grandparents Day Dessert Reception & Entertainment on September 10 from 1-2.30p. Entertainment TBD. For more information contact Ann Erhard, Director of Sales & Marketing, at +1 (218) [email protected]
Enjoy a great weekend of fun! Pageant Thursday night. Baseball game Friday night. Vendors, bean bag contest, beer garden & dance Saturday, and parade and water wars on Sunday. For more information visit: www.cityofvergas.com Contact: Renee Sonnenberg 218-841-0712 [email protected]
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Battle Lake Discover Battle Lake’s past as we stroll through the downtown on Friday, July 21, 7 pm. Meeting Place: Lakes Area Community Center For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Pelican Rapids Discover the hidden history of Pelican Rapids on a story-telling walking tour with Chris Schuelke on Friday, July 14, 7 pm. Meeting Place: Historic City Hall in Pelican Rapids For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Stories from the Fergus Falls State Hospital State Hospital history and stories as we walk around the complex on Friday, July 7, 7 pm. Meeting place: Government Services Center Parking Lot For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Lake Alice Cyclone Tour Walk around Lake Alice on the 98th anniversary of Great Fergus Falls Cyclone on Wednesday, June 21, 7 pm. Meeting place: St. James Episcopal Church www.otchs.org For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
East Otter Tail Summer History Series: Otter Tail County in World War I East Otter Tail Museum Tuesday, June 20, 2 pm www.otchs.org For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Missy Hermes at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Perham Discover historic buildings, people and events through a walking tour of downtown Perham on Thursday, Jun 15th at 7:00 PM. Meeting place: NP Park, Fergus Falls. For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Town & Country Breakfast, Grand Parade with 100+ entries, Bingo, Fresh Fry Bread, Carriage Rides, Elks Lodge Children Events, Family Fun Day with Fishing Tournament, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Minnow Races, Batting Cage, Crafts, Food & More. For more information, contact Shirley Uselman at (219) 632 -7704 or [email protected]
Downtown Fergus Falls Mystery Tour Twilight stroll through downtown reveals legendary events from the city’s past. Tour begins in front of the historic River Inn on Friday, June 9th at 8:00 PM. For more information and event prices visit www.otchs.org or contact Chris Schuelke at (218) 736-6038 or [email protected]
Join the Minnesota Waters & Prairie Chapter as they recognize all the partners that made the NCT in Fergus Falls possible and officially open the NCT. There will be a formal program at 1pm and then a variety of guided hikes offered afterward. For more information, visit the North Country Trail Association Facebook, or contact: Judy Carpenter at [email protected]
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Bigwood Event Center! Celebrate with us! Sunday, May 14 – introducing 3 seating times! 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Reservations requested by 5/11 with 4+ parties. Walkin-s Welcome for parties of 3 or less. Menu released soon. For more information contact Ann Erhard, Director of Sales & Marketing, at +1 (218) [email protected]
The Fergus Falls Habitat for Humanity Spring Fling – Annual Fund Raiser Fergus Falls Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, our community and hope.Come enjoy the evening supporting the mission. A world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. We will be hosting a silent and live auction along with a great meal. Come support Habitat as it prepares to assist in even more families in 2017.