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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 family!

The famous Stand Still Parade will “stand still” from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. with music, interactive units, antique cars and tractors. After you walk the parade route, look for artists selling items in booths located along the Root River State Bike Trail, food booths, and more.

The theme for this year’s Stand Still Parade will focus on the historic train that traveled through Whalan for generations. There will be special activities featuring trains to spark the interest of both adults and children. The well-known Duluth Depot will have a train set on loan in Whalan for all to see and enjoy. Don’t miss it!

Fresh, delicious local food prepared on site is always a special part of the Stand Still Parade, including hot turkey sandwiches, brats, kraut, and hot dogs. Several homemade desserts and lefse will satisfy your appetite along with pop, hot coffee, and water.

Once you’ve enjoyed the parade, exhibits, and food, sit back and relax with fun, live music that will keep your toes tapping. Maybe you’ll even sing along to your favorite songs. The Whalan Museum will hold its summer season Grand Opening on the 21st as well—drop by for their used book sale on May 21-22.

“All aboard!” Mark your calendars for Whalan’s Stand Still Parade on Saturday, May 21—a day packed with fun for the whole family!
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Whalan plans for first annual bicycle tour

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Government

The Whalan City Council met for its regular meeting on January 11 at 5 p.m. City Clerk Lolly Melander and council member Jim Gustavson were absent due to illness. David Rahn was also absent as he had resigned his council seat at the December meeti ..... 
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Whalan council resolves recent zoning questions

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The December, 2016 meeting of the Whalan City Council was called to order at 5 p.m. on December 14 with the full Whalan Council present: Mayor Rory Berekvam, Everett Johnson, Margaret Chiglo, Jim Gustavson, and David Rahn. The council unanimously ap ..... 
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Whalan’s “Cookies and Chili” set for December 12

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Features

Are you looking for some delicious holiday cookies to enjoy - or to share with others? And how does a warm bowl of chili or soup on a winter day sound to you? Plan to come to Whalan’s Town Hall on Saturday, December 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. wh ..... 
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Whalan City Council faces zoning issue challenge

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The thorny issue of zoning permits, and recent activity of the town’s Zoning Commission, once again wove its way into the Whalan City Council meeting last Monday night at the Council’s monthly meeting. Zoning dominated the discussion, with one o ..... 
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Whalan City Council talks trees and AEDs at October 12 meeting

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The Whalan City Council met on Monday, October 12, at 5 p.m. for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. All council members—Mayor Rory Berekvam, Everett Johnson, Margaret Chiglo, Jim Gustavson, and David Rahn--were in attendance. Last month’s ..... 
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Whalan tackles zoning issues at September 14 council meeting

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

Thorny issues around the town’s zoning work, a preliminary announcement of next year’s tax levy increase, and a 2016 Trail Town event were discussed at the September 14, 2015, meeting of the Whalan City Council. Attending the meeting were Mayo ..... 
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Whalan Council talks Taste of the Trail and trees at August meeting

Sat, Aug 15th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The need for some town maintenance and repairs, and a preview of Whalan’s participation in the upcoming Taste of the Trail event on September 12, highlighted the August meeting of the Whalan City Council on August 10, 2015. Council members in a ..... 
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New mayor, old business take center stage at Whalan’s July council meeting

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Whalan Government

The first official meeting of the Whalan City Council with its new mayor—Rory Berekvam—proceeded quickly and quietly on Monday, July 13, 2015, with the council attending to on-going street maintenance and pothole questions, along with approvals ..... 
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