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Warroad Welcomes You to
Lake of the Woods!

Located on Highway 11, just five miles south of the Canadian border on Lake of the Woods, Warroad is ideally situated and equipped to offer you the opportunity to enjoy many activities in northern Minnesota.

The local residents like to say that Warroad is known for three things: walleyes, windows and hockey. And indeed this is the case. Warroad is currently the only American port on Lake of the Woods, making for quick, easy access to fishing on "the big lake." It is also home to Marvin Windows and Doors, a company known internationally for its quality products, corporate integrity and family heritage. Finally, Warroad's infamous moniker, "HockeyTown USA" boasts of its proud hockey legacy.

And Warroad is so much more! Not only does Warroad offer excellent summer fishing and ice fishing, there is also hunting and other outdoor activities for any season. Interested in exploring the region? Due to its central location on Lake of the Woods and Highway 11, Warroad can be a great "base camp," providing all of the necessary amenities for your adventures as well as comforts of town after you spend the day taking in all the area has to offer.

Warroad also has plenty of indoor activities such as shopping, swimming, and glow-in-the-dark mini-golf for the family. Win big at the Seven Clans Casino, catch a hockey game nearly any time of the year (be sure to check out our own Olympic "Hall of Fame"), or take in a production of the Warroad Summer Theatre.

These are just a few highlights of the many attractions Warroad has to offer. To help you plan your next vacation, we've provided a Lake of the Woods Bucket List. We invite you to check it out and look forward to serving you.

Hockeytown USA on YouTube

Springsteel Resort/Warroad Area Chamber of Commerce Fishing Derby Results!

Click Here to view the results and winners at the fishing derby.

St. Patrick's Day 5k Fun Run/Walk/Dash

March 22 @ 10am. Starts and ends at Izzy's Lounge and Grill.

Click Here to view the results from the race!

Coach Therese McBride accepts $400 donation for local Special Olympics

Shown here is Coach Therese McBride accepting a $400 donation for our local chapter of Special Olympics. The funding proceeds are from the Warroad Area Chamber of Commerce event the Monster Mash 5K held this past October. Coach McBride explained that there are 15 athletes that participate in the Special Olympics from Warroad. You must be 8 years old or older to participate and Warroad has now had a team for 25 years. Typically there are 2 sports that the participants are involved in. In the fall it is bowling and in the spring it is track and field. This year the event date is May 7th, 2014. The opening ceremonies are at 10:00 am and fans are welcome to join in cheering our local sportspeople on. Coach McBride would like to thank our business community as they are the strongest supporters of the events. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer please contact Therese McBride at 218-386-2922. The Warroad Area Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank Pat O'Loughlin for his hard work organizing the 5K events. What a wonderful cause!

Birding Report

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, April 10, 2014 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888. Spring has finally arrived and we are hoping that there won't be a relapse! Birds are streaming north in large numbers especially raptors such as bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, northern harriers, rough-legged hawks, and American kestrels. Ducks are also following the water that is opening up and the melt water in the flooded fields. Songbirds mentioned by nearly all reporters included American robins, eastern bluebirds, dark-eyed juncos, western meadowlarks, common grackles, and brightening American goldfinches. Barb and Denny Martin reported that the LEWIS'S WOODPECKER is still visiting the feeders in Roosevelt on the Roseau - Lake of the Woods county line as of April 9. In Roseau County, Barb and Denny saw a PRAIRIE FALCON flying over the intersection of MN 11 and 190th St a mile south of Greenbush on April 10. Gary Tischer observed 20 swans four miles west of Karlstad in Kittson County on April 6. Connie Cox, reporting from southern Clearwater County, mentioned EASTERN MEADOWLARK on April 5, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK on April 6, MOURNING DOVE on April 7, and TURKEY VULTURE on April 10 in addition to most of the species listed at the top of this report. Christine Herwig saw a TURKEY VULTURE east of Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County on April 7. On the 10th she saw a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK , and EASTERN BLUEBIRD, and on Lake Bemidji, there were COMMON GOLDENEYES. In Pennington County, Shelley Steva saw SANDHILL CRANES on April 4. Gary Tischer reported COMMON GRACKLE in Thief River Falls on April 9. A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK flew through our yard east of Thief River Falls tonight April 10. Shelley Steva reported a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK in Oklee in Red Lake County on April 6 and a GREAT BLUE HERON on April 8 north of Oklee. Gary Tischer saw a MOURNING DOVE south of Plummer on April 6. On April 8, Sandy Aubol found CANADA GEESE, a few GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, and MALLARDS in a flooded field north of East Grand Forks in Polk County. Species visiting her yard included AMERICAN TREE SPARROW and COOPER'S HAWK on April 8. Along the Grand Marais River , she found HOODED MERGANSERS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, and COMMON GOLDENEYES on April 9. Many RING-BILLED GULLS came north this week. Other ducks included NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and LESSER SCAUP. She also reported AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, NORTHERN FLICKER, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD in the county on April 10. Joanne Johnson saw MOURNING DOVE and KILLDEER near Fisher on April 7. Barb and Denny Martin reported about 2000 swans at the Polk County rice paddies along the Clearwater River on April 10. Dennis Weisenborn saw a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK flying over the Red River at Moorhead in Clay County on April 8. Matt Mecklenburg reported an adult GOLDEN EAGLE near the entrance to Buffalo River SP on April 6. Barb and Denny Martin saw 5 SHORT-EARED OWLS harassing 24 GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS at Hamden Slough on April 8. From Hubbard County, Marshall Howe reported 5 HOODED MERGANSERS and PURPLE FINCH on April 4; and FOX SPARROW on April 8. He saw a TURKEY VULTURE on April 10 in Park Rapids. Marion Otnes in Otter Tail County on April 8 reported TUNDRA SWAN, GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN, SHORT-EARED OWL, GREAT EGRET, RING-BILLED GULL, eleven species of ducks, KILLDEER, EASTERN PHOEBE, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD among others. From Douglas County, Benjamin Eckhoff reported BROWN CREEPER on April 8, TURKEY VULTURE , 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS , COOPER'S HAWK, BARRED OWL, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, EASTERN PHOEBE, and BROWN CREEPER among others this week.

Fishing Report

Walleye season closes April 14 and opens again May 10th. On the ice, nice walleyes and saugers still the norm this week with a few perch and tulibees. In front of Graceton Beach and towards Morris Point Gap and Lighthouse Gap 16-18 or 20-22. Using Gold or pink tipped with live minnow. Pike are ready to run, try 8-10 near Zippel Bay or Four Mile Bay tipped with live sucker minnow. Use resorts for info before venturing out, snowmobile or ATV traffic only. On the Rainy River. Birchdale and Frontier accesses open to all boats. The river channel is open in front of Vidas landing but still 10′ of shore ice. Open water goes just west of Clementson. Sturgeon fishing is open. Catch and release now through April 23, keep season opens April 24th.





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