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Tim Hortons opens at Fortune Bay

Legendary donuts, coffee and more TOWER – Call it an early Valentine’s Day present: the Bois Forte Band is bringing some of the sweetest treats to northern Minnesota by opening a Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in Fortune Bay Resort Casino on January 31. “Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is a dynamic U.S…. Read more »

Ancient Water found in the Soudan Underground Mine

Click here for an Article and video on finding the water in the Soudan Mine and what it might mean

Lake Vermilion State Park Snapshot Tour

Some of the most frequent questions we have been getting lately are about the Lake Vermilion State Park. Here is a great “Snapshot Tour” of the new park put together by the Minnesota DNR which will give you a taste of the terrain, geology and lake shore encompassed in the park’s boundaries. Lake Vermilion State… Read more »

Lake Vermilion Harbor Festival

The annual Lake Vermilion Harbor Festival is taking place this weekend in Tower, next to the Historic Train and Depot and in the Tower Civic Center. There are over 100 crafters with displays, food vendors, entertainment, and demonstrations. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday, June 2 and 10-4 on Sunday, June 3.

Soudan Underground Mine State Park tours resume May 26

The following is a press release from the Minnesota DNR (Released May 21, 2012) Tours of Soudan Underground Mine State Park near Tower are scheduled to resume on May 26, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today. The tours were suspended last season after a March 2011 fire in the mine shaft damaged… Read more »

Lake Vermilion Boat Show Donates $700 to the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade

Courtesy of the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade’s blog: Again, this year, the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade was the honorary sponsor for the Antique and Classic Boat Show on Labor Day weekend at The Landing. The Brigade volunteers were there to sell their merchandise and give hands-on tours of the Brigade I. The boat show is… Read more »

New for 2010 – Programs at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 25 miles north from Cook.  It is operated by the American Bear Association and has been described as the best place to see wild black bears in their natural habitat. From their expanded viewing deck visitors can learn about black bears by observing their natural behavior. This year the VSWS has added… Read more »

Locally Grown and Produced items available at Farmer’s Markets

Throughout the summer, both Tower and Cook have Farmer’s markets.  Here is some information on both: The Tower Farmer’s Market is located in the parking lot of the Train Depot/Civic Center at the west entrance to Tower.  It is an easy walk from the public landing on the East Two River channel, so you can access… Read more »

Origin of the Mail Boat

In case you don’t already know – Lake Vermilion has a mail boat which runs all summer delivering mail to over 100 residents with water-access properties.  And you can ride along!  You can find more information and a link on our “List of Attactions” page under “Things to See & Do”. A little interesting history – the following is… Read more »

Soudan Underground Mine

Soudan Mine Headframe The Soudan Underground Mine State Park is one of many unique and fascinating attractions you will find in the Lake Vermilion area. You can tour 2 sites underground here, as well as above ground exhibits. And as a bonus…you don’t even need a Minnesota State Park sticker to get in! The first underground… Read more »

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