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The Winners are…

Congratulations to these Sports & Leisure Show Raffle winners:

Ken Adelman of Bellingham for winning the groceries for a year from Hartman’s Supervalu Foods;

Eric Banken of Ortonville for winning the gas grill from Ortonville Hardware;

Carol Gerber of Odessa for winning the gas for a year from S&D OneStop / Cenex;

and Brody Vangsness of Ortonville for winning the pizza for six month from S & D OneStop / Cenex!


Just for Kix at the Sports & Leisure Show

2015 Sports & Leisure Show – March 21-22

Our annual Sports & Leisure Show will be March 21 & 22nd at the Ortonville School.

Event Poster:  Sports & Leisure Show poster

Scavenger Hunt Poster:  Scavenger Hunt poster

Here are some pictures from last year’s show:

2014 Sports Show 27

Pheasants Forever Chapter 43 – March 28th

Always a great time at the Pheasants Forever Banquet!

Where:  Sioux Historic Pavilion – 1079 Lake Shore Drive (Hwy 7), Ortonville

When:   Saturday – March 28, 2015

Time:     5:00 p.m. Doors Open
6:30 p.m. Dinner

There will be no tickets after March 26, 2015 OR
at the door Banquet night!

Contact Person:
Greg Peterson
215 SE 2nd Street, Ortonville
Phone:  320-760-5080

All Ringneck members present at the Bankquet will be entered in for a drawing for a gun donated by Mike Munsterman Farms.

Click here for the PDF form 2015 Pheasants Forever Ticket Form

Sign-up… support a great organization and have some fun!

Congratulations Johnson & Roggenbuck!

Congratulations to the newest Chamber member, Johnson &  Roggenbuck CPA!

We recently celebrated a Chamber After 5 event for the new partnership in Ortonville – Amy Roggenbuck has been employed with Blair Johnson for the last six years.  She is a C.P.A. and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota.  She also has a Masters of Professional Accountancy degree from the University of South Dakota.

Few pictures from the event:

77th Annual Cornfest – Aug 14-16

Mark your calendar for our annual Cornfest Event – three days of fun for the whole family at Ortonville’s Lakeside Park!

Here a just a few pictures from 2014:


Here is a quick view of Cornfest activities (from previous years) and a bit about Ortonville

36th Annual Arctic Open Golf Tournament – Feb 14

Clinton Community Service Club – CCSC is hosting the 36th Annual Arctic Open Golf Tournament February 14! Tickets are available from CCSC members, Amanda’s Shear Impressions, Bonnie’s Hometown Grocery, Short Stop, The Limit and The Penguin Bar.


Be sure to tune in to Fox Sports North Saturday at 11 a.m.!! Coming up on this week’s episode of Fishing The Midwest, Artie Arndt SCHOOLS Mike Frisch on Big Stone Lake!Visit for a listing of stations & times … Continue reading

Explore Minnesota Tourism Statewide Scavenger Hunt!

Bundle up this winter and participate in the Explore Minnesota Tourism statewide scavenger hunt called Checkpoint MN! Travelers can “check in” at 12 checkpoint signs located at iconic Minnesota winter destinations, including the Big Stone Refuge and Wetland Management District in Odessa! The contest runs until March 5 with $50,000+ in prizes. Learn more at! #OnlyinMN

Rental House Catch


Arties Bait & Tackle in Ortonville shared a pictures of a recent catch from one of their rental houses on Big Stone Lake.  Nice!

Keep up with the latest from Artie’s Bait & Tackle Facebook Page!



BSLA Chamber Newsletters

Find out What’s Shakin’ in the Big Stone Lake area!  Check out the latest issue of our newsletter—it’s all covered!

What’s Shakin’ July Newsletter

What’s Shakin’ newsletter 2-29

What’s Shakin’ newsletter 2-15

What’s Shakin’ newsletter 2-1

What’s Shakin’ newsletter 1-18

What’s Shakin’ newsletter 1-4