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First annual bike tour kicks off with free concert in Whalan


Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Rutabaga Brothers will be performing a free concert in Whalan on Thursday, July 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Whalan’s softball field. The concert is the kick-off for the first annual Root River Bluff and Valley Bicycle Tour. The public is invited to come and share an evening of lively entertainment with the 50 bikers that will be participating in a 3-day bike tour of our beautiful southeastern corner of Minnesota. Food and beverage will be available for all to enjoy starting at 5 p.m. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

The bike tour is being sponsored by the Root River Trail Towns. The bikers will be leaving Whalan on Friday, July 8 for their 3-day tour of Bluff Country. The ride is expected to cover 50-68 miles each day. Harmony will be the destination for the first day of the ride. After an overnight in Harmony, the bikers are off for the second day destination of Houston, where they will stay the night. The third day destination will see the bikers returnign to Whalan to end their tour.

The bikers will have several opportunities while on the tour to stop and visit points of interest and area attractions. The bikers will be traveling through each of the nine towns on the Root River Bicycle Trail at some time on the tour. For further information, go to www.rootrivertrail.org or www.rutabagabrothers.com.

All aboard! A brief history of the railroad in Whalan, Minnesota

Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Kathy Ferguson Whalan is a small village that has been served by the railroad, in one way or another, for well over 100 years. Railroad history in Whalan began when the rail line was opened between Rushford and Lanesboro and its heritage continu ..... 
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Whalan Standstill Parade highlights history

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The unique and famous Standstill Parade took place in Whalan, Minn. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and those who attended not only had a great time, but also learned a thing or two. The standstill parade’s theme this year was “All aboard, all aboar ..... 
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Whalan Museum hosting book sale this weekend

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Whalan Museum at 224 Second Avenue will open for the season on Saturday, May 21, 2016, the day of the Whalan Standstill Parade. The museum will hold a used book sale that day, as well as on Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale wil ..... 
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Whalan’s 21st Stand Still Parade coming Saturday, May 21

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Spring is here and Whalan’s Stand Still Parade is just around the corner. This year’s parade—the 21st annual—will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be a day of fun events, food, and entertainment for the whole fami ..... 
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Whalan’s Cookie Walk and Chili Feed

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Whalan’s Taste of the Trail Committee will be sponsoring a Cookie Walk and Chili Feed on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event will be held in the newly remodeled Whalan City Hall. Come and pick out some cookies and other treats, j ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Whalan, Peterson & Lanesboro on September 14

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 14, the towns of Peterson, Minn., Whalan, Minn., an ..... 
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Magician to perform at Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

Magician Kristoffer Olson will be dazzling the crowd with his magic at the Stand Still Parade in Whalan on Saturday, at 1pm, May 18th. Kristoffer Olson has a mind that can fluidly switch between art and science. He can solve a Rubik’s Cube in un ..... 
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Back to the 50s and 60s Day at the Whalan Stand Still Parade

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

On Saturday May, 18th at 11:00 a.m., the Whalan Stand Still Parade will once again be standing in position for its eighteenth year. This year’s theme Back to the 50s and 60s should bring back some great memories for the more mature visitor, and no ..... 
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