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10 Grand Prize Packages! Winners Chosen In Raffle On 2/13/17

FireDisc Portable Cooker

24-inch Shallow Disc Package Deal


Outdoor Gear Package

A backpack, SPOT device, sleeping pad, and GJ Gear


Paddle North Wakesurf Board

Mosquito Wakesurf Board

Paddle North

Memorial Day Getaway

Memorial Weekend Stay & Pontoon Rental at Southwood Resort

Southwood Resort

The House Snowboard Package

Rome Snowboard & Rome 390 Bindings

The House

The House Snowboard Package

DC Focus Snowboard, Rossignol Bindings

The House

These Grand Prizes below are only available to participants who have completed all 10 Checkpoints.

Ice Fishing Getaway

3 Night, Midweek Stay for 4 People at Border View Lodge

Border View Lodge

Fischer Nordic Ski Package

S-Bound 112 Skis, Telemark Bindings, BCX 675 Boots, Swix Sonic R1 Poles


The House Ski Package

Rossignol S80 Freeride Skis and Axium Bindings

The House

Framed Bike

Minnesota 1.2 Fat Bike

Framed Bikes Weekly Giveaway | Week #8

Red Commander Snow Helmet

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Wooden MN Journals

Once you complete all 10 we’ll ship to the address in your profile.

Most Creative Photo Contest

EnerPlex Generatr 100

One winner for the most creative check-in photo wins a laptop/camera charger.

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Clif Bar Mini (10 Pack)

Get 10 Clif Bar Minis in a variety of flavors.

National Eagle Center Admission

Climb in an eagle’s nest, view wild eagles on the river, and more at the National Eagle Center.

Sticker Pack

Epic stickers from prize sponsors GearJunkie and The House.

$20 Cafe 116 Gift Card

Enjoy fresh/local food for breakfast or lunch at Cafe 116.

$20 Gift Card for The Market

The Market has creative gifts for everyone and all occasions.

$25 Gift Card to Whistle Binkie

Whether you’re a fan of food, fun, drink, music or sporting events, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a visit to either Whistle Binkies.

$25 Gift Certificate to Stone Harbors

Whether you are a veteran wilderness enthusiast or brand new to the outdoor life, Stone Harbor has what you need.

1 Brain Training Session

LearningRx Brain Training works on the cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, and pay attention.

Birch Beanie

This ethically sourced and manufactured beanie by Tentree will keep you warm and looking great.

Buy One Get One Ticket and 2 Mugs

Enjoy a show at A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls, which features year-round music, dance, theater, and visual arts programs.

Duluth Experience Trucker Hat

Nod to your MN roots and rock the trucker look with this Duluth Experience hat.

Glensheen Mansion Christmas Tour Pass

A self-guided tour of the Glensheen Mansion decorated and lit up with over 5,000 lights. Visit Nov 25, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017.

Glensheen Mansion Classic Tour

This one-hour fully guided tour showcases original interiors in styles ranging from Renaissance and Colonial Revival to Arts and Crafts.

Goal Zero Lantern

The smallest member of the Lighthouse family packs a big punch.

Headsweats Beanie - High-Vis Yellow

This Thermal Reversible Beanie is great for year-round use. The inner fleece fabric wicks moisture to keep you warm and dry.

Headsweats Beanie - Silver

This Thermal Reversible Beanie is great for year-round use. The inner fleece fabric wicks moisture to keep you warm and dry.

Headsweats Mid Cap - White

Requisite for cold weather, this cap can be worn under a helmet or alone to keep you warm.

I Camp MN T-Shirt

MN allegiance! A sweet Minnesota-branded tee from local retail stalwart The House.

Ice Castles Admission

The folks at Ice Castles are building a winter wonderland in Stillwater, Minnesota. Expected to open around Jan 1, good for one free admission.

Original BUFF

Original BUFF is a multifunctional tubular accessory ideal for many activities.

Prairie Walls Climbing Pass

Test your rock climbing skills in Rochester with a Clip N’Climb pass.

Rock Climbing Pass

Get a “Clip N’ Go Pass” to try out this vertical venue in Rochester.

Stance Disturbance Socks (Size L, 9-12)

Star Wars nut? Rock these socks to show your colors (and keep your feet toasty out there).

The House Beanie

Stay warm and look good at the same time with The House’s Beanie.

The House Neckwarmer

Keep the wind and snow off your face on the hill, or anywhere this winter with a stretchy, stylish neckwarmer.

The House Trucker Hat

Bring along some shade everywhere you go with The House’s Trucker Cap. Colors may vary.

Union Pizza & Brewing

Chow down on hearth baked pizzas cooked in a wood-fired brick oven and wash it down with some local brew at Union Pizza & Brewing Co.

Afton Alps Ski Resort Print

Love to ski or ride Afton? Get this 18"x24” print of Afton Alps’ runs from Circle Square Diamond.

BUFF Neckwarmer

Warm vibes and thermal insulation come from this classic BUFF solution to the cold. A must-have for any winter lover.

BioLite PowerLight Mini

The PowerLight Mini is an ultra-slim, clippable lantern that moves with you for on-the-go light and power.

Camy Couture Gift Card ($25)

Treat yourself with a $25 gift card to Camy Couture clothing store in Rochester.

Chocolate Ox Gift Card ($25)

Did you say chocolate? Spend $25 on the sweet stuff here.

Cutting Board with Knife Sharpener

Gear to make grilling better, a bamboo cutting board with knife sharpener + a trucker hat.

Day Pass

Make some turns with this guest pass good for one lift ticket and Mount Ski Gull.

EX37VP E+ Two-Way Radio Kit

Communication is essential in an emergency. The EX37VP E+ Two-Way Radio Kit is loaded with features to help stay in touch and safe.

Emergency Compact Radio, ER210

When every square inch matters, the ER210 is the space-savvy option designed with storage in mind.

Emergency Compact Radio, ER310

Whether you’ve lost power in your home or are roughing it off the grid, the ER310 is designed to keep you connected.

EnerPlex Power Bank (Apple)

iPhone user? This ultra-slim portable battery was made just to charge your Apple products.

Escape Challenge Rochester

Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! Tickets come in pairs.

Fitsok CF2 Cushion Socks (3-Pack)

This MN brand knows socks! Get your three-pack of Fitsoks and hit the road or (winter) trail.

Fitsok Crew Socks (2-Pack)

Extra warm socks from a MN-born brand! Get your Fitsoks and hit the winter trail.

Fitsok Trail Cuff Socks (3-Pack)

This MN brand knows socks! Get your three-pack of Fitsoks and hit the road or (winter) trail.

Giants Ridge Ski Resort Print

Love to ski or ride Giants Ridge? Get this 18"x24” print of Giants Ridge’s runs from Circle Square Diamond.

Goal Zero Phone Charger

A sweet, svelte solution for charging your phone. This palm-size charger is a must-have.

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters Clothing Package

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters hoody and cap to keep you warm and happy up north.

Gunflint Riding Stables Horse Ride

Let one of the fourteen horses help you explore the Superior National Forest in a unique way.

Ibex Beanie

Soft merino wool and a dialed look are the reasons to want this sweet Ibex piece.

Insulated Colster

You know it’s good, cause it’s a YETI. These insulated can holders will keep your beverage cold.

Insulated Water bottle

Tested to keep drinks hot (or cold), this 18oz YETI rambler bottle is top-notch.

Katadyn Water Filter System

The BeFree water bottle and filter allows you to drink anytime, anywhere. The lightweight system is great for hiking, running, and other adventures.

Lake of the Woods Prize Package

Stay warm out ice fishing in a Lake of the Woods hooded sweatshirt and cap.

Leatherman Style PS

The handy Style PS is one unique, travel-friendly, multi-tool.

LifeStraw Steel

Drink from almost any natural source with the highly-regarded LifeStraw.

Lutsen Ski Resort Print

Love to ski or ride Lutsen? Get this 18"x24” print of Lutsen’s runs from Circle Square Diamond.

Merino Wool BUFF

Merino Wool Thermal BUFF is a multifunctional tubular made with thick and soft fabric of 100% pure Merino Wool. Ideal for cold conditions.

Merino Wool Beanie

A BUFF in hat form! We love these useful, low-profile winter hats. Made of itch-free merino wool.

Outdoor Blanket

Bug-proof? This blanket repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas, including those that can carry Lyme and malaria.

Paisley Park Tours

Prince is as Minnesota as it gets. See the place where his magic was made.

Polar BUFF

Polar BUFFs use Polartec fleece fabric, which combats heat loss and maintains body temperature in cold weather.

SUP Dry Deck Bag

Stash your phone, keys, wallet, towel, and more in a Paddle North dry bag on your next excursion.

Scheels Gift Card ($25)

Cash it in! Scheels is a growing retailer with all your outdoors needs.

Spirit Mountain Ski Resort Print

Love to ski or ride Spirit? Get this 18"x24” print of Spirit Mountain’s runs from Circle Square Diamond.

Tentree Men’s Juniper Tee

The Juniper is a 50% recycled polyester, 25% organic cotton and 25% Tencel® jersey. Men’s large only.

Tentree Women’s Clermont Tee

This t-shirt by Tentree is for the nature lovers who appreciate responsibly made clothing. Women’s medium only

True North Basecamp Campsite Stay (Weekday)

2-night campsite stay at a mountain biking and outdoor adventure hotspot near Cuyuna. Valid Sunday - Thursday.

True North Basecamp Campsite Stay (Weekend)

2-night campsite stay at a mountain biking and outdoor adventure hotspot near Cuyuna. Valid weekends only.

Ultimate Cooking Weapon

An oversize spatula is the Ultimate Cooking Weapon.

Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar Gift Card

A $50 gift card gets you a leg up at the lux Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar.

2117 Of Sweden Fleece Women’s Size Large

Hit the cold air with style in the 2117 Of Sweden Hallekis Hybrid Wave Fleece.

2117 Of Sweden Ski Jacket Women’s Size Medium

Hit the cold air with style in the 2117 Of Sweden Rosson Ski Jacket.


Rugged, waterproof, comfortable, and based in Minnesota; ALTAI boots will stand up to anything in your path. Get a free pair of your choosing.

Airplane Instruction

This 1/2 hour lesson is a hands-on approach to learning the basics of flying an airplane.

Banjo Brothers Bikepacking Starter Kit

A bikepackers starter kit from Banjo Brothers - the new large saddle bag (top), the oversized top tube bag (left) and small frame pack (right).

Deluxe Lounge Chair

This Kelty chair comes with everything you need to relax, including three recline positions, adjustable arms, and dual beverage holders.

EnerPlex Jumpr Pro Power Bank

This portable power bank can charge 3 devices at a time, has attached charging cables, and is just .3” thick.

EnerPlex Power Bank

A sweet, svelte solution for charging your phone and more. This thin charger is a must-have.

EnerPlex Solar Panel

Solar on the go. Charge up anywhere with this sleek EnerPlex setup.

Fat Bike Adventure

See Duluth from a new angle on a guided fat tire bike adventure with The Duluth Experience.

Goal Zero Speakers

A portable sound system, the Rock Out 2 speakers pump the bass for up to 20 hours between charge-ups.

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters ($100)

$100 gift certificate for use on any Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters activity.

Heritage Arts, Gifts & Antiques Package

2, 10oz insulated tumblers, 4 absorbent anchor coasters, wall bottle opener, nautical table runner, waves luncheon napkins, wave glass platter, and a 20% off coupon.

Homewood Suites Hotel Stay

Enjoy a warm welcome and a relaxing stay at Homewood Suites in Rochester.

KEEN Versatrail Hiking Shoes

This lightweight, high-performance hiking shoe helps you tackle trails fast.

Kelty High-Back Chair

Get comfortable around the campfire or anywhere outdoors with the Linger High-Back Chair.

Leatherman Signal

In the all-new Signal, Leatherman’s traditional functional tools pair with new preparedness features.

Leatherman Wave

The Wave multi-tool is easily the most popular model by Leatherman with it’s easy to use features for everyday jobs.

LifeStraw Mission

A solid backcountry choice, the 5L Gravity Powered Water Filter purifies lake water hands-free.

Men’s MerinoLux Go Everywhere 1/4 Zip

This sweater has timeless style with mountain heritage that can work as a travel top or for cool-weather hiking.

Mountain Khakis Gift Card

Get a some Flannel-lined Pants or anything else you want with a $75 gift card.

Redwood Falls Prize Package

$40 Gift Card for City of Redwood Falls Parks & Rec (camping - 1 night + pool passes/fitness facility) AND $20 Gift Card to Subway.

Rochester Getaway

Grab a one free night stay in at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Rochester to get away and see the town.

Stillwater Lodging Voucher ($150)

Relax for a night or two with a $150 voucher towards the lodging of your choice in Stillwater. Expires 12/31/17.

The North Face Sleeping Bag

A top-notch pick, the 20-degree Aleutian Sleeping Bag is a go-to for campers who love to explore.

Towering Pines Zip Line Canopy Tour

Zip through the canopies of old growth white pine on 8 zip-lines during a 2-hour naturalist adventure trip with Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters.

Velocio Gift Card ($100)

Velocio products bridge across cycling into real world adventure, real world experience, and real world performance.

Wolverine Ironwood Jacket

A classic look combined with cold-weather performance define the Ironwood Jacket.

Women’s MerinoLux Go Everywhere Crew

Eco-conscious Sorona fibers are blended with premium Merino wool in this sweet top.

X-TALKER Extreme Dual Pack T77VP5

Fully loaded with six different accessories, the T77 Extreme Dual Pack includes T71 X-Talker GMRS two-way radios packaged in a heavy duty carrying case.

$200 AmericInn Voucher

When it comes to genuine hospitality, we’ve earned our stripes and you’ll feel it the moment your family walks through our doors at AmericInn.

1 Night Stay at Hilton Garden Inn

1 Free night at the Hilton Garden Inn located in Downtown Rochester

2117 Of Sweden Jacket Men’s Size Medium

Hit the cold air with style in the 2117 Of Sweden Rosson Ski Jacket.

Big Agnes Sleeping Bag

A great synthetic sleeping bag option to add to your gear quiver. Campers of all levels will appreciate the versatility of Big Agnes’ bags.

Big Agnes Sleeping Pad

Superlight, the Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad is tough, packable, warm, and easy to inflate/deflate.

Danner Mountain 600 Boots

Hot! These neo-retro hikers grab style points in the city or on the trail.

Extreme Sandbox Classic Sandbox Adventure

Fulfill your childhood dream and “play” with heavy equipment for 90 minutes at the Extreme Sandbox.

Genesis Bow & Arrow Kit

How good is your aim? The Target archery kit is all you need to get started in the sport.

Granite Gear Lutsen 35 Backpack

Minnesota-based Granite Gear is regarded as a top backpack maker in the world. This is a stalwart model from the brand.

Granite Gear Lutsen 45 Backpack

Minnesota-based Granite Gear is regarded as a top backpack maker in the world. This is a stalwart model from the brand.

Helicopter Instruction

This 1/2 hour lesson is a hands-on approach to what helicopter flying is all about.

Jackpot Junction Stay and Play Package.

1 night stay at Jackpot Junction with complimentary buffet for two. Valid through 4/30/17.

KEEN Aphlex Mid Hiking Boots

Comfort and all-day performance come with this modern hiking boot.

KEEN Durand Polar Shell Boots

Warm! Comfort and toasty feet are standard in this boot design by KEEN.

Kelty Backpack

Wrap-around comfort and efficient hauling are hallmarks of the Redwing 50 backpack by Kelty.

Leatherman Tread

The functionality of a Leatherman tool, with you everywhere.

LifeStraw Mission

A solid backcountry choice, the 12L Gravity Powered Water Filter purifies lake water hands-free.

Lutsen Resort Getaway

Breathe in the North Shore (and ski at Lutsen nearby) during your stay at the Poplar River condos.

Rainy Lake Getaway Package

See the lake on a boat tour for two on the Voyageur and lodging for two at the Thunderbird Lodge. Some booking restrictions apply.

Redwood Falls Stay Package

1 night stay at the Vintage Inn B&B, $25 Gift Card for Redwood falls Community Center and $30 Gift Card to Duffy’s Riverside Saloon.

Redwood Lodge Stay Package

1 night stay at Redwood Lodge, $30 Plaza Garibaldi Gift Card, $25 Gift Card for Redwood Falls Parks & Rec.

Rochester Hotel Stay

Grab a one free night stay at the DoubleTree in Rochester to get away and see the town.

Rochester Stay Package

Get out and see the town! First grab dinner at Twigs then and stay the night at Centerstone Plaza Hotel.

Spirit Guiding Adventure

Go on 2-person, full-day guided canoe and rock climbing adventure!

The North Face Backpack

Haul big loads with ease. The Terra 50 Backpack has its namesake 50 liters of capacity to manage days’ worth of supplies and gear.

True North Basecamp Cabin Stay (Weekday)

2-night cabin stay at a mountain biking and outdoor adventure hotspot near Cuyuna. Valid Sunday - Thursday.

Under Armour Jacket

Warm, functional, and top-end… the Reactor Hybrid Jacket is a must-have winter top.

Wolverine Waterproof Boot

The Glacier Ice Waterproof Insulated 6” Boot is warm. Made for the MN winters; get yours and hit the snow.

Big Agnes Hooded Jacket

The Shovelhead Hooded Jacket is a do-it-all, mid-weight insulated jacket

Big Agnes Tent

The Blacktail tent offers a spacious sleeping area for two campers sleeping in the backcountry, near their cars, or in the backyard.

FireDisc Portable Cooker - Deep

A new revolution in outdoors cooking? Try the 24” FireDisc Portable Cooker (Deep model) for some culinary enlightenment at camp or tailgating.

FireDisc Portable Cooker - Shallow

A new revolution in outdoors cooking? Try the 24” FireDisc Portable Cooker (Shallow model) for some culinary enlightenment at camp or tailgating.

Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Backpack

The Nimbus Trace Access 70 pack model was made by a company born in the Boundary Waters.

Kelty Tent

Camp in peace with the bomber Trail Ridge 4 from Kelty. It fits its namesake four people and is a longtime favorite brand.

STIHL Chainsaw

Powerful, efficient, and comfortable. STIHLs MS 251 Wood Boss chainsaw gets the job done quick.

STIHL Gift Card ($250)

Get a chainsaw, blower, trimmer, or anything else you want with a $250 gift card from STIHL.

Solar Oven

Cook with just the sun! The Solavore sport solar oven with TR-86 reflector is a fun and easy way to cook outside.

The North Face Tent

Couples and other pairs need to look at the Homestead Roomy 2 Tent as a great camping and backpacking shelter.

Visit Grand Rapids Package

Enjoy Grand Rapids with: $100 Holiday gas card; $25 Jimmy Johns gift card (Grand Rapids location only); $20 Lake Lover Vintage gift card; $60 El Potro Restaurant Gift Card

Whitewater Rafting Package For Four

Float the Kettle River whitewater in a tour for 4 with Hard Water Sports. Equipment and shuttle included.