Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lake Sturgeon: A Big Comeback to Big Stone Lake!

The lake sturgeon fingerlings stocked in Big Stone Lake in 2014 have really grown!

According to an online article written by Tom Cherveny, 14- and 15-inch lake sturgeon were netted earlier in February.

In September 2014, four- to six-inch fingerlings were stocked in Big Stone Lake by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office in Ortonville. According to the article, the sturgeon are growing at a proper rate, and its reintroduction is going as planned.

To read the full article, click here.

To see the video of the sturgeon being stocked in 2014, click here.

 

 

31st Annual Pheasants Forever Banquet

It’s time for the 31st Annual Pheasants Forever Banquet in Ortonville!

The banquet is Saturday, March 19 at Sioux Historic Pavilion. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a free door prize raffle for Pheasants Forever members!

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Greg Peterson at 320-760-5080.

Border Lakes Drywall LLC

25526 700th Ave
Graceville, MN 56240

TELEPHONE: (320) 657-1009

Like Border Lakes Drywall on Facebook!

 

Bike & Walking Path

Take a tour of the Big Stone Lake area’s wide open spaces on the biking and walking path!

It starts behind Hartman’s SuperValu (149 1st St NW, Ortonville) and winds all the way to the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge’s Auto Tour Route.

The total distance from start to finish is 4.5 miles, with 3.5 miles of it paved.

Big Stone County Extension/4-H

11 SE 2nd St.
Ortonville, MN 56278

TELEPHONE: (320) 839-6380

Like the Big Stone County 4-H on Facebook!

Sports & Leisure Show

Our 23rd Annual Sports & Leisure Show will be March 19 and 20 at the Ortonville School!

Sports & Leisure Show poster: click here!

Spring-related Scavenger Hunt details: click here!

Raffle tickets are now available for purchase at the Chamber office! Great prizes this year include:
•GE camo freezer from Larry’s Refrigeration & Heating and a 55-lb meat bundle from Pioneer Meat;
•Groceries for 6 months from Hartman’s Supervalu Foods;
•Gas for a year from S&D OneStop / Cenex; and
•A print signed by Minnesota Twins great Tony Oliva!

Follow the activity on Facebook, too! Click here to go to the event!

To request a vendor application, contact the Chamber by emailing chamber@bigstonelake.com or by calling 320-839-3284.


Master Gardener Teri Knight of Garden Bite with Teri Knight will be at the Sports & Leisure Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19!

Teri Knight is the current news director and morning show talent at radio station KYMN in Northfield. She was the morning traffic reporter on television station WCCO from 1996 to 2006, as well as multiple radio stations throughout the Twin Cities from 1994 to 2006 and morning show personality on WLTE from 2006 to 2008.

She became a Master Gardener in 2003 and developed her “Garden Bite” radio show in 2007. The two-minute feature airs Monday through Friday on radio stations throughout Minnesota including KDIO Radio! Her show is about the “weekend weed warrior” or backyard gardener!

We look forward to having Teri in Ortonville for the Sports & Leisure Show!

Creative Horizons 101

68393 430th St.
Odessa, MN 56276

TELEPHONE: (320) 760-8235
WEBSITE: www.creativehorizons101.wordpress.com

 

IBEW Local 949

Rick Oakes
12908 Nicollet Ave S
Burnsville, MN 55337

TELEPHONE: (952) 746-7974
WEBSITE: www.ibewlocal949.org