Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

MN: Calendar of Events Issue: 7

Banquets/Fundraisers.

Feb. 18-19: Minnesota SCI Banquet, Fri. 2 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.,
Northland Inn. For more info cal Monique Navarrette,
952-693-1461.

Feb. 18: Crow River Delta Waterfowl Banquet, Spicer American
Legion. For more info call Shawn Terning, 320-262-1588.

Feb. 18: Midwest Outdoors Unlimited Banquet, 5:30 p.m. For more
info call Ron Welle, 320-260-6023.

Feb. 19: Elk River WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Al’s Rail Road
Bar/American Legion Post 112. For more info call Kevin Kelly,
320-217-4233.

Feb. 19: RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Johnson Hall. For more info call
Bob Halquiest, 507-248-9622.

Feb. 19: Douglas County PF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Arrowwood Resort.
For more info call Dean Drebs, 763-360-6777.

Feb. 19: Isanti County Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., AFRCC. For
more info call John Erlandson, 763-689-4992.

Feb. 19: Minnesota River Valley MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., KC Hall in
Shakopee. For more info call Barb Breeggemann, 952-445-4396.

Feb. 19: Heartland Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., DHS Inc. For more
info call James More, 507-787-2252.

Feb. 24: Scott County PF #125 Banquet, Ridges at Sand Creek Golf
Course. For more info call Stacy Dvorak, 612-202-6119.

Feb. 24: Itasca County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club. For more
info call Phil Hess, 218-244-4773.

Feb. 26: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall. For
more info call Tim Kane, 651-674-6209.

Feb. 26: Goodhue County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Zumbrota VFW. For
more info call Ryan Harmsen, 952-261-5766.

Feb. 26: TIP Banquet, 3 p.m., Neisen’s. For more info call Cindy
Heinen, 612-718-1738.

Feb. 26: East Medicine PF Banquet, Prairie’s Edge Casino. For more
info call JonPaul Pringle, 507-530-5798.

Feb. 26: Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Northfield
Ballroom. For more info call Bill Mosca Sr., 612-636-9354.

Feb. 26: MDHA South Metro Chapter, 5:30 p.m.,m Bloomington Knights
of Columbus. For more info call Jason Barta, 952-736-2839.

Feb. 26: Midwestoutdoors Unlimited Banquet, 5:30 p.m. For more info
call Ron Welle, 320-260-6023.

March 3: North Metro Longbeards Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy’s
Conference Center. For more info call Larry Stcynske,
651-628-9199.

March 4: Tri-County DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Park Ballroom. For more
info call Steve Smisek, 952-758-3930.

March 4-5: Wild Sheep Foundation Banquet, 5 p.m., Mpls Marriott SW.
For more info call Patti Murry, 507-645-8811.

March 5: Central Minnesota WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club. For
more info call Brian Kasper, 320-248-9990.

March 5: Anoka County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Courtyards of Andover.
For more info call John Newpower, 651-766-8415.

March 5: Des Moines Valley Chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Windom
Community Center. For more info call Ryan McNamara,
507-831-2004.

March 5: Snake River chapter MDHA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Fish Lake
Pavillion. For more info call Jason Thompson, 320-679-9099.

March 5: MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Aerie #2339. For more info
call 218-998-4391.

March 5: Waseca County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Waseca VFW. For more
info call Jamie, 507-837-9865.

March 5: McLeod Fish & Wildlife Alliance Banquet, 3:30 p.m.,
Pla-Mor Ballroom. For more info call Dave Dammann,
763-354-8095.

March 5: Northern Flight MWA Chapter, 5 p.m., Forest Lake VFW. For
more info call Dion, 612-581-6844.

March 6: Browerville Sportsman Club Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Clarrisa
Ballroom. For more info call Jerry Kotula, 320-594-6524.

March 10: Twin Tom’s NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Hopkins VFW. For more
info call Mike, 612-708-4704.

March 11: Aitkin Gobblers NWTF Banquet, Aitkin American Legion. For
more info call Bonnie Carlson, 218-927-2616.

March 12: MilleLacs Benton PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Henry’s Banquet
Center. For more info call Dennis Sowada, 320-393-4214.

March 12: Upper Minnesota River Valley Banquet, 5 p.m., Prairie’s
Casino & Resort. For more info John Krogstad,
320-226-3369.

March 12:  Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc, 5 p.m., Brainerd
Armory. For more info call Jeff Young, 218-821-3669.

March 12: Minnesota Valley DU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Redwood Falls
Community Center. For more info call Jim Buckley,
507-637-8615.

March 12: Hiawatha Chapter TU Banquet, 5 p.m., Doubletree Hotel.
For more info call Carl Berberich, 507-281-1763.

March 12: West Metro Struttin Zone NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Osseo
American Legion. For more info call Mike Bauer, 612-991-1676.

March 12: Sterns County PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Gorecki Center. For
more info call Chad Bloom, 320-292-4771.

March 12: Brainerd Lakes Muskies Inc. Banquet, 5 p.m., Brainerd
National Guard Armory. For more info call 218-821-3669.

March 12: Northland Ridge Runner’s Banquet, 5 p.m., Patrick’s. For
more info call Craig Johnson, 218-363-2410.

March 12: Sunrise Gobblers Chapter Banquet, 5 p.m., Cannon Falls
Golf Club. For more info call Joel Nelson, 612-625-9235.

March 14: Whitewater Longbeards NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American
Legion. For more info call Merlin Mielke, 507-534-3357.

March 17: RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Dry Dock Bar & Grill. For
more info call Mike Hoops, 218-590-9902.

March 18: Triple Gobble Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Cambridge American
Legion. For more info call Roger Mcnear, 763-689-3602.

March 19: Rice County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Faribault American
Legion. For more info call Tony Luikens, 612-669-3485.

March 19: Tri County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Rochester International
Event Center. For more info call Martin Jensen, 507-288-2024.

March 19: Dakota Ringnecks PF Banquet, Crystal Lake Golf Club. For
more info call Mark Switzer, 952-891-2153.

March 19: Rum River chapter MDHA Banquet, 5 p.m., Courtyards of
Andover. For more info call Ron Schliefat, 763-753-3254.

March 19: Minnesota TU Banquet, 5 p.m., Hazeltine National Golf
Club. For more info call Tim Heaney, 612-226-5556

March 24: East Metro Full Fans, NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Oak Marsh
Golf Club. For more info call Josh Dahlki, 651-245-7395

March 25: Minnesota Pheasants Inc. Banquet, Kato Entertainment
Center. For more info blueearthcounty@mnpheasants.com

March 26: Redwood Count PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Redwood Area Community
Center. For more info call Dale Trulock, 507-336-2456.

March 26: Blue Earth County Minnesota Pheasants Inc, 5:30 p.m.,
Kato Entertainment Center. www.mnpheasants.com for more info

March 26: Sherburne County Swampbucks Banquet, 5 p.m., Marketplace
Banquet Center. For more info call Cathie, 763-441-4624.

March 26: Canby Sportsman’s Club Banquet, 5 p.m., Schotts Building.
For more info call Allen Livermore, 507-223-5721.

March 28: Wright County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Buffalo Civic Center.
For more info call Bruce Bartl, 763-682-0653.

March 31: Renville County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Bird Island Ballroom.
For more info call Kelly Weinzetl, 507-276-1859.

March 31: Renville County Chapter PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Bird Island
Ballroom. For more info call 523-1409.

April 2:  LeSueur County Chapter PF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American
Legion Park Ballroom. For more info call Gary Novak,
507-744-5126.

April 8: Hudson Rod, Gun & Archery Club Banquet, 5 p.m., at the
Club. For more info call Mike Cravens, 715-377-7845.

April 8: Rum River Longbeards, 5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Banquet
Center. For more info call Neil Altenhofen, 763-856-3568.

April 9: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge. For
more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

April 9: DU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Ashby American Legion. For more
info call Steve Zimmerman, 763-412-2090.

April 9: Lake of the Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge. For
more info call Scott Fritsinger, 218-395-0408.

April 15: St. Louis, Carlton County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., Spirit
Mountain Lodge. For more info call Matt Bremer, 218-349-6126.

April 16: Byron Sportsmen & Conservation Club Banquet, 6 p.m.,
Byron American Legion. For more info call 507-775-2361.

April 16: Cuyuna Range Whitetails MDHA Banquet, Hallett Community
Center. For more info call Greg Steinke, 218-838-4156.

April 16: East Central Chapter RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Stars &
Strikes Entertainment Center. For more info call Larry Wallin,
763-464-4456.

April 23: Alpena Thunder Bay Chapter RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., River’s
Edge Golf Club. For more info call Al Hess, 989-354-8977.

Deep Portage Programs

2010 schedule for upcoming events at Deep Portage which offers a
variety of hunting, fishing and outdoor education programs for
adults & youth. For more info or to register 888-280-9908 or
218-682-2325. Or via on the internet at www.deep-portage.org,
e-mail: portage@uslink.net

March 4-6, 2011: Family Winter Weekends.

July 3-8: Aquatics Camp, ages 9-14.

July 3-8: Fishing Camp, ages 12-16.

June 12-17, 19-24, July 17-22(all girls), Aug. 7-12: Forkhorn I
Deer Hunting Camp, ages 11-16.

June 19-24, July 24-29: Forkhorn II Deer Hunting Camp, ages
12-16.

July 3-8: Young Women in Science Camp, ages 12-16.

July 31-Aug. 5: Forkhorn III Deer Hunting Camp, ages 13-16.

July 17-22: Upland Bird Hunting Camp, ages 12-16.

July 24-29: Izaak Walton League Camp, ages 9-16.

Education/Seminar

Feb. 24: Benton county Shooting Sports Firearms Safety Class, 7
p.m., Sauk Rapids VFW Post 6992. For more info call Marv Hartneck,
320-250-5162.

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Three Rivers Park District, 2010 Schedule of Events. For more info
call 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparkdistrict.org

Now-Feb. 22: Nordic Ski Club, Tues. 7-8:30 p.m. Elm Creek Park
Reserve.

Now-Feb. 24: Nordic Ski Club, Thurs. 7-8:30 p.m., Hyland Lake Park
Reserve.

Feb. 19: Girl Scouts Winter Fun Day, 9-noon. Elm Creek.

Feb. 20: Webelos Naturalist On Snowshoes, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Baker
Park Reserve.

Feb. 21: Webelos Winter Survival, 1-2:30 p.m., French Regional
Park.

Feb. 24: Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts Snowshoeing, 4:15-5:45
p.m., French Regional Park.

Feb. 24: Brownies Animal Try It, 4:30-6 p.m, Richardson Nature
Center.

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Cabela’s schedule of seminars. Rogers area. For more info call
Steve Lonn, 763-493-8600.

Feb. 21, 28: DNR Advanced Hunter Ed. Classes, 6 p.m.

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Cabela’s 2011 schedule of seminars. Owatonna. For more info call
507-451-4545.

March 5-6: Bass Fishing/Mississippi, 10 a.m.

March 5-6: Advanced River Techniques for Walleyes, 11 a.m.

March 5-6: Fishing River Walleyes, noon.

March 5-6: Pllanner Board Walleyes, 1 p.m.

March 5-6: Understanding I-Pilot, 2 p.m.

March 5-6: Fish Frying Demo, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

March 6: Bass Riggin 101, 3 p.m.

Outdoor Media

• Ron Schara’s Minnesota Bound, Saturdays at noon, Sunday at 10:30
on KARE 11, KTTC in Rochester, KBJR in Duluth, KVLY in Fargo and
KEYC in Mankato.

• Outdoor Talk Radio with Tim Lesmeister and Rob Drieslein, Sundays
from 4-6 p.m. on KTLK FM Newstalk 100.3 in the metro area.

• Writeoutdoors.com, Seasonal fishing and hunting tips from Outdoor
News Writer Ron Hustvedt.

• Outdoornews.com, outdoor news from around the country along with
local photos, fishing reports and more.

Special Event

April 23-24: Alaska Iditarod Competitor Speaker, 3-5 p.m., both
days, Shady Lane Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Doug Krueger,
320-863-5944.

Tournaments/Contests

Feb. 19: St. Francis High School Skills, USA Chapter, Ice Fishing
Contest, 10 a.m. For more info call Kyle Linton,
763-213-1567.

Feb. 19: Lake City Sportsmens Club, 1:30-4 p.m., at the Club House.
For more info call Tony Carrels, 651-927-9348.

Feb. 19: Garrison Wildlife DU Ice Fishing Contest, noon-3 p.m.,
Garrison Bay. For more info call Paul Erickson, 218-678-2495.

Feb. 20: Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake Sportsmen Club, Ice Classic
& Auger Race, 12:30-2:30 p.m. For more info call
507-383-4431.

Feb. 26: Big Lake Area Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest, Lakeside Park,
noon-3 p.m. For more info call 612-889-2993.

Feb. 26: Mille Lacs Lake Perch Extravaganza, Nitti’s Hunters Point
Resort. www.johnsonsportside.com for more info.

Feb. 26: Fishapolooza Ice Fishing Contest, noon-3 p.m., Forest
Lake. For more info call Jim Woods, 651-249-1091.

Feb. 26: Swanville & Sobieski Lions Club Fishing Contest,
noon-3 p.m., Long Lake. For more info call Dean Beckman,
320-547-2293

March 5: Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club, Ice Golf Tournament.
For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

March 25-26: State Championship Archery Tournament, Fri. 5-9 p.m.,
Sat. 8-5 p.m., Champlin Park High School. For more info call John
Wachlarowicz, 651-492-2572.

May 21: City Auto Glass Walleye Classic Tournament, 7 a.m., Fortune
Bay. For more info call Jamie Linseth, 218-780-0901.

June 4: McGregor Area Chamber of Commerce Fishing Tournament, 9-3
p.m., Big Sandy Lake & Lake Minnewawa. For more info call
877-768-3692.

June 4-5: Leech Lake Walleye Tournament.
www.leechlakewalleyetournament.com for more info or call
218-675-6176.

Shows

Now-Feb. 20: Boat Sports & Travel Show, Wed. 5-10 p.m., Thurs.
3-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10-10 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m., DECC,
Duluth. www.shamrockprod.com

Now-Feb. 20: Deer Classic, Wed. 5-10 p.m., Thurs. 3-10 p.m., Fri.
& Sat. 10-10 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m., Lake Superior Ballroom.
www.shamrockprod.com

Feb. 18-19: Minnesota Safari Club International World Hunting Expo,
2-10 Fri., all day Sat. Northland Inn. For more info call Monique,
952-693-1461.

Feb. 19: Vintage & Antique Snowmobile Show & Swapmeet. 10-3
p.m., Cosmos. For more info call 320-583-5757.

Feb. 26: Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show, Northland
Inn. umsatshow.org for more info.

Feb. 26-27: Pine Technical College Shooter’s Assoc. Gun Show, Sat.
8-5 p.m., Sun. 9-4 p.m., Pine Technical College. For more info call
320-629-4572.

Feb. 27: Camping & Outdoors Expo, 10-4 p.m., Maplewood
Community Center. For more info call 651-249-2103.

March 3-6: Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show, Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri.
noon-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-6 p.m. For more info call
763-755-8111.

March 5: Mid-State Darkhouse & Angling Assoc. Rudy Zwieg Decoy
& Sporting Show. 9-3 p.m., Holiday Inn. For more info call Paul
Lundeen, 218-948-2888.

March 11-13: Minnesota Deer Classic, Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. 9-6 p.m.,
Sun. 10-4 p.m., State Fair Grounds. www.deer-expo.com

March 30-April 3: Northwest Sport Show, Wed. & Thurs. 1-9 p.m.,
Fri. 11-9 p.m., Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m., Minneapolis
Convention Center. For more info call Bonnie Harris,
612-801-0912.

March 4-6: River Hills Boat & Recreation Show, Fri. 10-9 p.m.,
Sat. 10-9 p.m., Sun. 11-6 p.m., River Hills Mall. For more info
call Brad Hansen, 507-387-7469.

March 11-13: Minnesota Deer Classic, Coliseum Bldg, MN State Fair
Bldg. For more info call Hugh Price, 763-746-2656.

March 19: Christian Deer Hunters Assoc, Hunting & Fishing Expo.
Silver Lake city Auditorium, 9-5:30 p.m. For more info Call Dr. Tom
Rakow, 320-327-2266.

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Crocodile Productions, Inc. Gun & Knife Shows. For more info
www.CrocodileProductionsInc.com or call 763-754-7140.

Feb. 26-27:Anoka Armory.

March 5-6: Mankato NG Training Ctr.

Dog Events

Feb. 19: Marsh & Meadows HRC Handlers, Judges Seminar, 8-4
p.m., Hunts Point Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Peggy,
218-568-8445.

April 2-3: Positive Gun Dogs of Minnesota, Gun Dog Weekend, Robert
Milner. Stone Mountain Pet Lodge. For more info call Inga From,
612-701-7217.

Shooting/Archery

Feb. 20: Charity Archery Shoot, 7-1:30 p.m., Chilakoot Archery
Club. For more info call Tony, 651-208-7267.

May 7: Twin Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, Fun Shoot, 8 a.m.
For more info call 800-944-1886 ext. 27.

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South Forty Archers, 2010 meet on the 2nd Tues. of each month. For
more info call Julie Reamer, 612-845-1945.

Nov-April: Gander Mountain, Lakeville.

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Wisconsin Championship Hunting Series. For more info call Craig or
Teri Steinbach, 715-577-5683 or www.wisconsinseries.com

March 5-6: Southern Wisconsin Chukar Challenge.

March 19-20: Northeastern Wisconsin Chukar Challenge.

April 2-3: Wisconsin State Invitational.

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Brainerd Archery Club, 2011 Archery Events. Sat. 9-3 p.m., Sun. 9-1
p.m. For more info call Matt, 218-838-8713

March 26-27: Indoor 3D.

April 30, May 1, June 18-19: Outdoor 3D.

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Buffalo Gun Club 2010 Events. For more info call the Club,
763-682-2308 or www.buffalogunclub.org

Now-March 27: Weekly Jackpot Shoot, Sundays, 11-3 p.m.

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Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc, 10917 Duffield Ave. NW,
Maple Lake. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

Every Tues. Starting May: Weekly Trap Shooting, 6:30 p.m.

Season Dates

Feb. 27: Walleye, sauger, pike, and bass season ends (Inland MN/SD
border waters)

Feb. 28: MN-SD border waters walleye and northern pike
closes.

Feb. 28: Mink and muskrat seasons close north and south.

Feb. 28: Rabbit and squirrel seasons close.

March 1: Spring light goose opener.

March 1: March crow season opens.

March 1: Walleye/northern pike season ends (St. Louis & St.
Croix rivers)

March 15: Badger, opossum, racoon, and fox season end.

March 31: March crow season ends.

March 31: Winter lake trout and stream trout season ends.

Meetings

Brainerd Lakes Chapter of Muskies Inc. meets 2nd Tues. of each
month, 7 p.m, Waterfall Inn. For more info call Jeff Young,
218-821-3669.

Scott County Pheasants Forever Chapter #125 meets 2nd Thurs. of
each month, Oct.-April, 7:30 p.m., The Ridges at Sand Creek Golf
Course. For more info call Stacy Dvorak 612-202-6119.

Minnesota Valley In-Fisherman Club meets the 4th Tues. of each
month, 7 p.m. at Apple Valley American Legion club, 14521 Granada
Dr., Apple Valley. Gary, 952-423-3662.

Twin Cities Chapter of Muskies Inc meets 2nd Tues. of every month,
7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall. For more info call George Selcke,
952-933-2608.

Mississippi Longtails PF meets first Tues. of each month. 7:30
p.m., The Point on Hwy’s 61 & 10 in Hastings. For more info
call Dan Richmond, 651-730-4434.

Ringnecks Forevermore Assoc. meets 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m.,
Bertha Lions Building.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7
p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Larry
Miller, 763-571-7087.

Rapids Archery Club meets the 2nd Mon. of each month at the archery
building located at the Bunker Hills Regional Park. For more info
call Dan, 763-427-0808.

St. Cloud Chapter of Muskie’s Inc. Meets the 3rd Tues. of each
month. 7:30 p.m., Waite Park American Legion. For more info call
Ken Schmitt, 320-290-6272.

LeSueur County Pheasants Forever meets the 1st Thurs. of every
month Oct.-April. 7:30 p.m., Hide-out Steakhouse & Saloon. For
more info call Ken Mader, 507-661-4841.

Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmen’s Club Inc. Meets every 2nd Wed. of
the month. For more info call Jason Neu, 320-267-8145.

Lake Country Retriever Club meets the 2nd Tues. of each month, 7
p.m., Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. For more info call Larry
Miller, 763-571-7087.

St. Cloud Fly Anglers Club meets the 3rd Mon. of each month, 7
p.m., Waite Park Gander Mtn. store. Call Dave Kollmann,
320-252-5906 or Tom Clapp, 320-685-3960.

Fishers of Men Twin Cities meets the 1st Thurs. of each month, 7
p.m., Lutheran Church of The Master. For more info call John
Cummins, www.fishersofmenclub.org or 612-670-0707.

MN Duck & Goose Caller Association meets the last Thurs. of
each month, 7 p.m., Cabela’s Meeting Room, Rogers. For more info
call Andy Thill, 612-749-9503.

Muskies Inc. North Metro Chapter meets the 3rd Tues. of every
month. 7:30 p.m., KC Hall in Fridley. For more info call
952-469-2155 or www.northmetromuskie.com

PERM

PERM Monthly meeting in Elk River, 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30
p.m. at Cinema Professional Building, Elk River. For info call
763-441-6869.

 

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