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June 18, 2018

BF Nelson built a sawmill at the swimming beach and park area in 19006.  The mill was in use until 1922.  The slab burner was dismantled and salvaged for the WWII effort, leaving the circular cement base on the shore.  A local businessman salvaged the bricks for a café and rooming house.  That building still… More Info

Summer is here again in Leech Lake. June 21st, 2018 is Summer Solstice. This is the official first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. Here are a few fun facts about Summer Solstice:   The further north you are, the more sunlight you’ll see during the solstice. Leech Lake is definitely… More Info

April 30, 2018

The Leech Lake muskie Rampage was a two-week fishing extravaganza that began on Saturday, July 16, 1955. The exact number of muskies taken during this period is not known, but at least 163 fish from 18 to 421⁄2 pounds were recorded at Federal Dam alone and the rest of Leech Lake was hopping too. Leech… More Info

August 21, 2017

The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has a very active ambassador program.  The only requirement is loving Walker and Leech Lake. Randall has worked for First National Bank as a lender for 15+ years.  I have twin daughter’s Avery and Abrey, that keep me very busy.  In my spare time I am hanging out… More Info

July 25, 2017

The Forest Service yard is starting to work.  Pictured are pictures of bees pollinating by our Bee Balm. Please see the Star Tribune Article on Bee Balm! ! BEE BALM Monarda Bee balm is a must for summer gardens because it provides a month or more of colorful blooms. Several monarda species — including red-flowered M…. More Info


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July 18, 2018

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