Year: 2016

Support Needed to Recognize Capt. E. Royce Williams, Retired

Included below are two links  to articles written by Lois Torgerson and published in the Northern Star (we have received authorization to use the articles on this post) 100,000 Signatures are needed – seeking recognition for Clinton native Captain E. Royce Williams, Retired, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. Links: Full Info Article Brief Article with Instructions on how to sign the petition Direct Link to the Petition

New Lodging Opening Soon on Big Stone Lake

While WCCO was in the area, a drive out to the “Foster Lodge”  or as other know it as “Mallard Point” area boat access to see Tanner Arndt push off for the fishing segment of Goin’ To The Lake, I was also able to tour a new lodging option that will be opening soon on Big Stone Lake  (and I caught  Troy Lang of Shores Edge Excavating working on video) Although the lodge was not ready for viewing, I was able to snap a few pictures as a sneak peek!  Mallard Point Lodge Make sure to check out our Where to Stay link for all of our lodging options, here on the MNbump!

WCCO – Goin’ to the Lake Series in Ortonville

The links below (Day1 & Day 2) each have many video links from their trip! Going to the Lake (Day 1) Goin’ To The Lake: Ortonville (Day 1) Going to the Lake (Day 2) Goin’ To The Lake: Ortonville (Day 2) “Maxie’s suiting up with the Ortonville high school football team!”     Fun tour of the Ortonville Golf Course 🙂   Interview with Artie Arndt of Artie’s Bait and Tackle – Source: 8-18-16 Sports to the Max 8pm   Interview with John Thomas – the Rox John Thomas spoke with Mike Max on Sports to the Max about Rox baseball and his father/Rox manager Ron Thomas. A State of 10,000 lakes – and Big Stone Lake is one that is picked for WCCO’s Goin’ To The Lake Series – awesome! Watching Tanner taking out the WCCO crew for a short fishing spot for their program was fun to watch – Tanner is one of our young people that is looking for ways to stay in our area — and bonus, his service brings more people …

Highlights from the Big Stone County Fair 4-H

Our Big Stone County Get Together!  Enjoy a few 4-H Highlights – this post comes at a time of excitement from the State Fair.  Check out Suzanne Souza’s Facebook post – Disclaimer:  This blog post focuses on the 4-H livestock, etc.  Watch for other MNbump youth highlights from throughout our County.  There is more to 4-H than is covered in this post… and more youth opportunities than 4-H! Our 4-H Youth, their families, those that extend their farm sites for animal housing and 4-H director, Suzanne Souza are amazing!  You do not have to spend much time around the barns, the 4-H Exhibit building and the 4-H food stand (and malt stand!) before you see into an amazing world of learning (through some hard work and dedication) and a network of support that is really hard to put into words.  They are competing to do and be the best – yet it does not appear to take away even in the slightest of ways their total support for each other! One short and personal observation… I started …

Two great reasons to vacation in Ortonville on the MNbump!

Artie of Artie’s Bait & Tackle in Ortonville said it well when he used this photo in one of his Facebook posts “Here are two great reasons to vacation in Ortonville, Mn!  A 26 mile long lake full of great fishing and a beautiful 18 hole golf Course!” MNbump has two great courses: Link to the Ortonville Golf Course Link to more information on the Graceville Golf Course    

It is Fair Time!

The Big Stone County Fair starts today! Watch MNbump’s Facebook for fun pics and video coming to you from the fair! Quick video from Wednesday night’s setup:

Video Series: Living Rural and Loving it!

The “Living Rural and Loving it!” video series is an opportunity to view amazing photos taken in Big Stone County from some of our local photographers.  So, thanks to these photographers – enjoy the views from the MNbump! For more information (and videos!) on our local arts, please check out this link:  MNbump Arts!

2016 Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit on Big Stone Lake

This past weekend, Ortonville hosted the 2016 Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit on Big Stone Lake.  The day one boat launch was a picture perfect morning – from very early to full sun. Life is good here on the MNbump! Video of the boat launch that first morning: For complete info on the Cabela’s MWC Tournament with lots of great Walleye pictures, check out our blog post –