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Northwoods ATV Trails

Aitkin County is host to the Northwood’s ATV Trail system, a premier ATV trail system in the Midwest.  Over 220 miles of connected, marked and maintained ATV Trails follow through northern Minnesota’s forest’s and lakes region.  Riders can experience the Soo Line trail or some of the more rugged loop and connector trails on the […]

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McGregor Area Chamber Fishing Contest

On the first Saturday every June for the last 31 years, the McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce has held its annual fishing tournament on Big Sandy Lake and Lake Minnewawa . Prize money totals $5,000, based on 100 teams entered. First place prizes in the tournament are $1,200 for the largest northern total and $1,200 for […]

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Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located five miles south of McGregor on Hwy. 65. Established in 1935, the refuge preserves the environment for waterfowl, which are attracted to the wild rice crop on the lake. Archaeological evidence suggests that people have been harvesting rice on the lake since prehistoric times. The refuge extends a […]

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