How many people came to the Lac qui Parle Lake Ice Castle Tournament?

According to the West Central Tribune

Record-breaking temperatures helped attract approximately 2,200 anglers to Lac qui Parle Lake for the fourth annual Ice Castle Classic fishing tournament on Saturday.

David Grant of Revillo, S.D., won the tournament’s top prize of $10,000 for catching an 8.84 pound northern pike. Over $75,000 in prizes were awarded.

Congrats and thanks to everyone that make the event such a success!

Cowboy Crazy Daze and Western Fest Kick Off – June 22

Always fun to have something to look forward to in the region…

Western Fest Kick Off and Cowboy Crazy Daze

Tokheim Stoneware Spring Open House this weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Spring Open House at Tokheim Stoneware

  • Thursday, May 5: 2-8 PM
  • Friday, May 6: 10-8 PM
  • Saturday, May 7: 10-6 PM

They are located between Dawson and Montevideo, 1½ miles North of Highway 212 on County Road 31. (Get directions.)

Learn more about Gene and Lucy Tokheim through our series of videos we did a while back…

Riverside Market and Muse in Granite Falls: May 14

riverside-market-facebookSomething to look forward too…

Riverside Market and Muse – arts, crafts, flea market , food and entertainment along the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls. On this Saturday, enjoy music by Crooked Dice. Harmonicas for Kids will be a part of their show with free harmonicas and lessons. The Granite Area Arts Council will be making parade puppets. Join us the second Saturday of every month May through September. Vendors , artists, musicians, poets and theater performances wanted, call the chamber office at 320-564-4039. Free to sell, free to attend!

Come see 130 species of birds in Lac qui Parle County

LqP is getting a nice nod from Explore Minnesota for the birding delights…

In late April, birders celebrate spring migration at the annual Salt Lake Birding Weekend. Typically, birdwatchers see more than 130 species. Snowy egrets, rare in Minnesota, are regularly sighted here. Other past highlights include sightings of American golden-plovers, American pipits, winnowing Wilson’s snipe, marbled godwits and horned grebes. In the months following migration, birders at Salt Lake might find eared grebes, American white pelicans, tundra swans and other summer birds.