All News in August, 2012

Tickets for the 4th Annual Wine Walk on Sale Next Week!

Wine Walk Tickets will be on sale next week. Watch for details! Click here for a sneak peak!

4th Annual Flyin’ 4 Food!

Great Lakes Airlines of Devils Lake is having their 4th Annual Flyin’ 4 Food giveaway. During the month of September, if you bring any non-perishable food item to the Great Lakes Counter at the Devils Lake Regional Airport, you can register to win round-trip tickets to Minneapolis.

There will be 4 drawings for the round-trip tickets. Those dates include September 10, 17, and 24th and October 1. The counter at Devils Lake Regional Airlines will be open from 4 am to 2 pm daily during that time.  

With this event, we are helping to benefit the Dakota Prairie Community Action Agency in DevilsLake.

LRSC Occupational Fair

It is once again time for the LRSC Occupational Fair.  An exciting time to share your knowledge and skills with future leaders! 

The fair will be held at the Devils Lake High School Sports Center, 1601 College Drive North, Devils Lake, ND, 58301, on Wednesday, September 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in conjunction with the College Fair later that day.

 Students from area schools are invited to participate, and each year we have approximately 500 in attendance.  It is evident from previous year’s records, the student comments are positive regarding the information you share with them.   

Please R.S.V.P. to Valerie by phone (701-662-1586) or e-mail ( on or before August 27, 2012.  A follow-up letter with additional information will be sent to you the first part of September.

Mondays at the Museum

Many of us today only notice trains as we see the crossbars fall in front of the tracks that run through town and hear the sound of the whistle starting to ring; alerting us to the large metal contraption sliding down the line. Long gone are the days when the railroad was one of the giants of industry and the people of the United States relied heavily upon their services for transportation, shipments, and supplies. But the story of the railroad and its significance in the development of our country still remains a vital piece of our history.

On Monday August 20th, 2012 Dr. Mark Joy, Professor of History and Political Science at Jamestown College will be at the Lake Region Heritage Center (Old Post Office Museum) to discuss how the railroads affected settlement patterns, and their importance in promoting settlement.  Starting at 7 P.M. that evening he will cover the relationship that the railroad had with the local community including farmers, business owners, and workers and the conflict that arose as many individuals felt that they were trapped in this monopolistic setting and had no other reasonable transportation alternatives.
Join us for this discussion on the development of not only our country but of North Dakota and our local community.

Community Fish Fry and Corn Feed

The Community Fish Fry and Corn Feed is in less than two weeks on August 23rd at the Bill Jerome Arena. If you would like to help the Lake Region Anglers Association please contact Clark Williams at They will start setting up at 4pm.

August 2012 Connection is here

The August 2012 Chamber Connection is here and you can read it now! You will find information on the Wine Walk, WhopperFest Crazy Daze next year and much, much more! Click here to read


For the next few weeks the Lake Region Heritage Center (Old Post Office Museum) located in downtown Devils Lake will host the artwork, “no lumps, thank you. a bra anthologie” by Fargo resident Meg Spielman- Peldo. Her collection makes light of one of the most common garments around, the bra. Enjoy the humor in Spielmans creations as you see a variety of different everyday items can make up one of the most essential pieces in the average woman’s wardrobe. From antlers to eggs and everything in between this collection will be sure to amuse you as well as have you wanting to help support Spielman and others in their drive to help breast cancer charities.

 Come in and see how there is, in the artists own words “a universal vibe of humor surrounding these garments that lift and separate our breasts. It crosses gender, age, and culture”. Enjoy the light hearted nature of Spielmans’ work as she says on her website, “it’s good medicine for all of us to let down our guard and laugh. My hope is to bring a smile to your spirit and a chuckle to your heart…”

 Dates of show: Friday August 10 —Friday September 7.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays 10 AM to 3 PM.

Where: Main floor of Lake Region Heritage Center (Old Post Office Museum)

502 4th St NE Devils Lake

Call us at 701-662-3701 or email us at with any questions, also check us out online at

Spielman- Peldo’s show is made available by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association along with grant monies from the North Dakota Council on the Arts in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and state legislative funding.

Sullys Hill Auto Tour Open for Business!

The rising waters of Devils Lake flooded a portion of Sullys Hill including a vital section of the one-way portion of the auto tour route through the refuge. After over a year and a half, we are pleased to announce that the auto tour has been opened for business!

The staff at the Devils Lake Wetland Management District assisted Sullys Hill over the last two weeks in helping to provide access to the full auto tour. After waiting for the official project to begin for months, this temporary fix will provide visitors with an opportunity to complete the entire auto tour until a long-term repair is made.


Come out and take a drive through the full refuge! Please use caution when descending the hill and approaching the short unpaved portion.


The Lake Region Heritage Center Receives Arts Grant

In support of their efforts to provide arts programming in their community, the Lake Region Heritage Center applied for and was awarded a $6000 Institutional Support grant by the North Dakota Council on the Arts.  A total of $416,003 was awarded during this grant round.


The Institutional Support program is designed to benefit artists, arts organizations, and the general public.  The program provides general support for qualifying arts and cultural organizations that have proven they have strong management and leadership, quality artistic programming and services, and are an important part of the arts infrastructure in their communities.   


The grant will help to provide funds to the Lake Region Heritage Center as they continue to further the arts in the local community through the scheduling of art displays throughout the year. The funding provides the ability to host traveling art shows that bring in exhibits from all across the world, to highlight local artwork from students in the surrounding schools that compete in the Annual Student Art Show, and to encourage the growth of new local artists.


“The support that we receive from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts is absolutely phenomenal” says Kristin Wood, Director of the Heritage Center, “Grants like the Institutional Support Program allow us to continue doing what we love, serving our community.”


The Lake Region Heritage Center is headquartered in the Old Post Office Museum at 502 4th St NE in downtown Devils Lake. The landmark building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along with being an active museum, the Lake Region Heritage Center hosts a variety of activities throughout the year that are focused on furthering history and the arts. For more information on the Lake Region Heritage Center and their list of upcoming activities please check out their website at


The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota, and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.


The application cycle for the next round of Institutional Support grants will begin in mid-October 2012.  For more information, contact the Council on the Arts at 701-328-7592 or visit

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