Discover Minnesota

Discover Minnesota: Otter Tail County

"Halo Effect" Keeps Bringing People Back To Otter Tail County

  Our final Discover Minnesota virtual road trip heads to the county that claims to have more lakes than any other county in the country. Otter Tail County will be hosting the Governor’s Fishing Opener on some of those lakes from May 13th through the 15th. There are one 1,048 lakes in the county, along with 22 communities, numerous resorts,…

Discover Minnesota: Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls Is A City With A Surprisingly Robust Arts Scene

  Discover Minnesota takes you to a city that prides itself on its vibrant art scene. Fergus Falls is of course known for the famed Kirkbride building, the 130-year-old former state hospital for people with developmental disabilities. The city also boasts three breweries, a stretch of the four-thousand mile North Country Trail, and Otto, the world’s biggest Otter. But you…

Discover Minnesota: Alexandria

Alexandria Makes The Most Of Claim As "Birthplace Of America"

  Alexandria, Minnesota makes the most of its claim to the the birthplace of America, no matter how dubious that claim is. Alexandria is just over 100 miles from Fargo on I-94. The area boasts more than 350 lakes, along with plenty of biking options along rail-to-trail paths. But it’s history that makes Alexandria really stand out. The shield on…

Discover Minnesota: Lake Of The Woods

Anglers Of All Skill Levels Can Find A Bite At The "Walleye Capital of the World"

  Our Discover Minnesota segment heads to the place they call the “Walleye Capital of the World”. Lake of the Woods features world-class fishing along Minnesota’s northern shores. The lake has more than 65,000 miles of coast line and more than 14,000 islands. There are an estimated 10 million walleye in the lake. But you can fish a wide variety…

Discover Minnesota: Thief River Falls

Thief River Falls Celebrates History & Culture

  Our virtual road trip this week takes us to Thief River Falls, where they make sure to celebrate the city’s history and culture. The city lies where the Thief River and the Red Lake River meet. There are plenty of opportunities for fun on the water. There’s also plenty of exploring next to the river. A seven-mile river walk…

Discover Minnesota: Park Rapids Area

Gateway To The Mississippi Headwaters Within 25 Miles Of Hundreds Of Lakes

  Tuesday, the Discover Minnesota series heads to one of the most beautiful places in our region. Park Rapids has a unique downtown, with extra wide streets you can park down in the middle of. But the area is surrounded by nearly unmatched natural beauty. There are hundreds of lakes within 25 miles of Park Rapids. The city lies just…

Discover Minnesota: Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Celebrates 150th Anniversary In 2021

  We are kicking off Discover Minnesota week with one of the most popular spots in our area and a major celebration. Detroit Lakes is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Starting this week, 150 sail boats with different designs will be displayed around the city. The city caters to visitors. There’s a mile-long public beach and a myriad of…