All News in December, 2014

Holiday Hours

The Devils Lake Chamber, Motor Vehicle, Tourism, and Forward DL offices will be closed starting at noon on New Years Eve and closed all day on New Years Day.

Santa’s Bag Promotion Winners

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Congratulations to our 2014 Santa’s Bag Promotion Winners:

Week 1: Bob Maier- Registered at Farmers Union Oil

Week 2: Mary Alice Connor- Registered at Bremer Bank

Week 3: Angie Goeser- Registered at Decorated Wearables

Week 4: Gail Klein- Registered at Creative Impressions

Week 5: Gordon Schmid- Registered at Bremer Bank

Week 6: Monica Senger- Registered at Stitchin’ Sisters

1st Annual Holiday Showcase

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The 1st Annual Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Holiday Showcase will be on Monday, November 17th from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. Event is free and open to the public. Must be 21 to enter. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Devils Lake Project Gains Support of Community Groups


For immediate release
September 23, 2014

Contact information
Paula Vistad, Executive Director
Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce

Devils Lake project gains support of community groups

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – The Devils Lake Community Wellness Center and Events Center project has gained support from key community groups in advance of the Oct. 7 vote to create a new half-cent city sales tax.

Community entities including CHI Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake Youth Association, Forward Devils Lake Development Corp., Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce, Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, Devils Lake Park Board, and Cankdeska Cikana Community College are all on record as supporting the $23.5 million centers project.

“These groups have come together in recognition of the need for this important project,” said Paula Vistad, Devils Lake Chamber Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have community-minded organizations that understand the Community Wellness Center and Events Center will enhance the quality of life for all Devils Lake residents, and help the city continue its pattern of growth in the future.”

The half-cent city sales tax would help fund construction of the two centers. The Community Wellness Center would be built on the campus of Lake Region State College; the Events Center would be created by repurposing the previous Walmart location. Residents will go to the polls from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 to vote on creating the half-cent city sales tax.

For information about the project and to see the individual letters of support, log on to or visit

6th Annual Wine Walk Tickets Are Now On Sale

The 6th Annual Wine Walk will be taking place on Thursday, September 18. Tickets are now on sale and limited amounts are available. Don’t miss out on this fun evening in beautiful downtown Devils Lake! Wine Walk t-shirts can be ordered at Creative Impressions.

Fish Fry and Corn Feed

The Fish Fry & Corn Feed is Thursday September 4th, at the Bill Jerome Arena, 4:00 till gone. Free will offering.

Sponsored by Devils Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Lake Region Anglers. Refreshments provided by Pepsi.

8th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

The 8th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament is going to be held on August 8th. Make sure to sign your team up for this fun event!








The Chamber would like to welcome the newest members Knutson’s Body Shop, Stichin Sisters, Pete’s Bait Shop, Schmaltz’s Welding, RSVP, Coke, Sam’s Club, Central Painting & Sandblasting, and Arlen Peterson’s RV.

If your business is interested in becoming a member, please contact the Chamber at: 662-4903


Devils Lake Walleye Tournament Adds More Fun & More Ways to Win

The longest running walleye tournament in North Dakota has been made even better after the Devils Lake tournament committee spent several late winter nights huddled around the fireplace. Several contests within the main tournament have been added, and the community has created a walleye festival around the tournament dates, June 27 – 28.

Todd Caspers, Devils Lake biologist said last summer produced a good walleye and perch bite; the good fishing continued all winter and said, “Walleye populations are at very good levels with lots of keeper-size fish in the lake. Pike are under-utilized and anglers should consider taking home limits.”  Research shows many pike between 20 and 30 inches with top-end pike in excess of 40 inches.

The usual walleye tournament rules prevail, but on day two, anglers who may seem out of contention for the major prizes still have options for winning.  They may ante $50 on the final tournament day and compete in the one-day pike contest by weighing two fish.  Top three teams split all the money by percentages – 50 for first; 30 for second; and 20 for third.

This year marks the 125th anniversary as a state for North Dakota, and a number of special “125” awards will add money to contestant’s payouts.  Any perch or white bass weighed exactly at 1.25 pounds, and walleyes and pike pushing the scales to 12.5 pounds will win an extra $125.  The largest daily walleye pays $500, the largest daily pike pays $250, and the largest daily perch and white bass are worth $100. Other prizes will be given away from Berkley, and a steak fry will take place Thursday night.

The overall winning walleye team will receive $5,000, with many places receiving cash.  Tournament Director and Professional Angler Johnnie Candle said, “My gut tells me with so many great places to fish, this event will be about locating the right school of fish and hoping they stay put.”

After years of tremendous fishing, and being at one of the best times of the year to fish Devils Lake, he added, “This is the time for old friends to enter and those who have missed the past couple of seasons to jump back in.  This tournament is about family, friends and fishing.  We encourage families to join this homecoming event.”  Check, or call 701-662-4903 for details and to enter the 38th Devils Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament or download the application here.

The local Chamber businesses will conduct a Reel Fun Days downtown with huge sidewalk sales and a Friday night street dance.  Slumberland Furniture will be hosting a hot seat giveaway for the tournament and many more activities are being planned.


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