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Ice Fishing on Big Stone Lake!

Welcome to our chamber website! If you are planning a fishing trip to Big Stone Lake, please click on the link below for more information about the area!

2019 DRC Winterfest Medallion Hunt

Look in and around the Big Stone City and Ortonville area.  Can be found on public property. Be careful while out looking for the medallion, as there could be icy areas!
MONDAY’S CLUE (February 11)

(worth $50 in Chamber Bucks if found today)

Something old,  
Not something new.
Sometimes borrowed,  Look around…something blue!


TUESDAY’S CLUE (February 12)
(worth $45 in Chamber Bucks if found today)

Near the channel of an Eagle’s next,

History shared at many a fest!

WEDNESDAY’S CLUE (February 13)
(worth $40 in Chamber Bucks if found today)

Nationally exquisite honeycomb
Inside this vault, many did roam!



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SANTA DAYS in Ortonville

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2018 Harvest Madness

Winner of the DRC Window Decorating Contest!
Congratulations Ortonville Flower Shop!

Harvest Madness Window Display Winner


Harvest Madness

Harvest Madness - Treat Steet 2018

SANTA DAY in Ortonville

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christmas parade poster 2018


DRC Window Decorating Contest

Harvest Madness 2018


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Agnes & Dora

Jenn Nordly – Consultant
81686 230th Street
Graceville, MN 56240

TELEPHONE: (701) 721-5715

Like Agnes & Dora on Facebook!

CornFest Winners

Winners pick up your prize at the Chamber Office.  Call first, as the office is closed Aug 22 – 23, attending meetings.  

CornFest Unclaimed Button #’s:


Congratulations to:
Lillian Warner is the $500 winner (button #1619)
Nola Lockwood is a $100 winner (button #851)


Moose Lodge Bikes, Trikes, & Wagon Winners:

Radio Flyer Wagon – Brayden Twedt
John Deere Tricycle – Carol Anderson
Radio Flyer Tricycle – Edyn Frerichs
Girls Pink Huffy – Creechen Turner
Girls Pink/Purple Huffy – Malia Karels
Girls Peach Huffy – Amelia May
Lime Green Huffy – Nettie Berens
Boys Trojan Huffy – Evan Gray
Boys Blue Huffy – Jeanette Underwood



Set of Irons – Brian Valek
Driver – Roger Yordy
Putter – Hans Zahrbock
52 Wedge – Zack Reyes
Sand Wedge – Tony Schake
1 Dozen Golf Balls – Robert Hensen
1 Dozen Golf Balls – Kelly Woizelke

2nd Annual LAKE DAYS

Lake Days Poster


Live from the Foot of Big Stone Lake – during LAKE DAYS – June 17, 2017

JH Concert


Harvest Madness/Treat Street


Southern MN Opportunity Council (SMOC) Family Planning

909 4th Avenue
Worthington, MN 56187

TELEPHONE: (800) 658-2444
FAX: (507) 372-4214




Checkpoint MN Launches!

Winter in Minnesota is fun, and Checkpoint MN is the perfect way to get out and explore the state this season!

In its third year, this statewide scavenger hunt is sponsored by Explore Minnesota and runs from December 3 to January 31!

There are 10 checkpoint signs at iconic destinations across Minnesota. Participants earn prizes by traveling to checkpoints, taking a photo of themselves with the sign and uploading it to social media. Make sure to use the hashtag #OnlyinMN!

The checkpoints this year are:

  • Lowell Park in Stillwater
  • Zumbrota Covered Bridge in Zumbrota
  • August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm
  • TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
  • Cuyuna State Recreation Area in Crosby-Ironton
  • World’s Largest Free Standing Hockey Stick & Puck in Eveleth
  • Voyageurs National Park at the Rainy Lake Visitors Center in International Falls
  • Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in Onamia
  • Hopperstad Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead
  • Arctic Cat, Inc. in Thief River Falls

Get more details about the Checkpoint MN scavenger hunt here!

Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2010 was the first Small Business Saturday; it was (and still is!) a day to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses!

On Small Business Saturday in 2012, 79.3 million people went out to shop at small businesses, and last year, an estimated $14.3 billion was spent at small independent businesses on Small Business Saturday.

This year, Small Business Saturday is November 28! In the Big Stone Lake Area (all the way from Clinton to Ortonville to Big Stone City), 37 small businesses have registered with American Express and are listed on the Small Business Saturday website!

While some Black Friday shopping is OK, supporting our local businesses November 28 on Small Business Saturday is just as great!

First Independent Bank

101 Main St.
Beardsley, MN 56211


Click here for First Independent Bank’s website!



Where to Eat

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