Bird Watching & Wildlife

Kittson County is home to numerous bird species both common and rare, including: Sandhill Crane, Snow, Blue, & Canada Goose, migrating Swans, Marbled Godwit, several owl species, ruffed & sharptail grouse, Hungarian Partridge, Bald Eagle, Cormorant, many shore birds, and many upland species. Many public lands are within a short drive including Lake Bronson State Park, Aggasiz National Wildlife Refuge, and several DNR managed Wildlife management Areas. Other common wildlife include timber wolf, whitetail deer, black bear, moose, and beavers.

Please visit the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail website! 

This Web site will help you get started. It provides a reference for beginning to advanced birders. The trail is over 200 miles in length with 45 sites to view birds. These sites offer some of the most spectacular birding in the state, along with scenic beauty and friendly communities. Although spring, summer and fall offer an abundance of birds, winter is also an exciting time to see winter specialties.

The Pine to Prairie Birding Trail is dynamic. Birding trail logo signs are in place at a number of birding locations; however, complete signage is not currently in place. Interpretive signs are in place at featured sites; the future will bring additional signage and informational improvements.

Currently, check with Tourism Officials at Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Roseau, Thief River Falls and Warroad for information on bird sightings and assistance with trip planning.

The Pine to Prairie Birding Trail is a unique partnership between the NW Minnesota communities of Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Roseau, Thief River Falls and Warroad; participating agencies U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Non-game Wildlife Program, Explore Minnesota Tourism; the birding entities of the Minnesota Ornithologist’s Union, Audubon Minnesota, Lakes Area Birding Club and the Agassiz Chapter of the National Audubon Society.




County View Lanes
Hwy 75 N.
Contact: Mike Osada 218-843-8868
* 2:00 – 10:00 p.m. Open year round.

Swimming Pools

Hallock City Pool
800 7th St. SE
Contact: Hank Noel 218-843-2737
* June – Aug. * 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. Located in the City Park.



Hallock Public Library
163 3rd St. S
Contact: Peggy Pearson 218-843-2401

Karlstad Public Library
104 1st South Suite 4
* Wed from 12:30 – 6:30


Lancaster – River Side Golf Course

Riverside Golf Course
3260 US Highway 59 N
3/4 miles N of town Public course, 9 holes, grass greens, watered fairways, 6 holes along river, water hazards on 2 holes, driving range, 12 rental electric carts & rental clubs available

Hallock – Two Rivers Golf Course

Two Rivers Golf Course
902 7th St. SE


The 9-hole “Two Rivers” course at the Two Rivers Golf Club facility in Hallock, Minnesota features 2,935 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36 . The course rating is 33.4 and it has a slope rating of 100.  Two Rivers golf course opened in 1967. Kathy Wollin manages the course as the General Manager.

Read More: Two Rivers Golf Club | Two Rivers Golf Course

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Karlstad-North Star Motor Inn

North Star Motor Inn
305 Main St. S
Contact: Jon Pearson 218-436-2494
3 blocks south of the intersection of Hwy’s 11 & 59
Jacuzzi Suite
High Speed Internet
Cable TV
Liquor Store on Premise
Open year round
15 rooms
Restaurants Close By
Bear Busters Outfitters
Hunting Guides
Snowmobile Trails

Hallock – Gateway Motel

Gateway Motel
702 S. Atlantic Ave.
Cable color TV, reasonable rates.
3 doubles, 6 singles, all rooms have microwaves and refrigerators.  Cable TV, coffeemaker, pet friendly.  Located on S. Hwy 75 in Hallock, Mn.  Michael Totleben (owner).  On-site museum.

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Caribou Inn

Caribou Inn
203 E. Broadway

Make Reservations online!!! http://hallockmotel.com/

25 Rooms, continental breakfast, wireless internet, and cable television with HBO.
The Caribou Inn of Hallock is conveniently located 14 miles off of I-29 between Winnipeg, Canada and Grand Forks, ND.  Kittson County features the Lake Bronson State Park that is located just 13 miles to the east of Hallock.  During any season this area plays to all kinds of outdoor recreational activities.  After a long day of traveling or playing in the par4k, let the friendly staff assist you to find the perfect room where you can relax and retire for the evening. 


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Kittson County Museum

Visit the Kittson County Museum & History Center!

Lake Bronson

Large Exhibit Area – Geneaology Research – Tours Welcome!

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays and Weekends (Memorial Day to Labor Day) 1-5 p.m.


Phone: 218-754-4100
Email: history@wiktel.com


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Calendar of Events

If you would like to add an event to this calendar, please send us an email at: KittsonCounty.EDA@gmail.com


The City of Lancaster is a progressive community in the far Northwest Corner of Minnesota located in Kittson County. We pride ourselves in being community and civic minded.  We have an active economic development plan with a community revolving loan fund to aid businesses within the community.

We are located 10 miles south of the Canadian Border on Highway 59.

The City of Lancaster has a nine hole grass green golf course and a beautiful campground nestled in a grove of oaks and aspens.  The city park has hiking and cross country ski trails.  Hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities are endless, with over  30,000 acres of state land within the county.

Join us for fun in all the seasons of the year.

Visit our city website at: http://www.lancastermn.org/

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The Lancaster Lions decorate the park every year for Christmas.

Lancaster Downtown City Park


St. Vincent

Welcome to St. Vincent!  We are a gathering of homes inside a dike.

The easiesto way to get to St. Vincent from Canada is to get off Highway I-29 into Pembina (Exit 215), then take the first turn left into Highway 75 and then follow to right town, which says “St. Vincent.”

The easiest way to get to St. Vincent from the Fargo/Moorhead area is to follow I-29, turn off at Pembina (Exit 215), follow Highway 75 into MN to St. Vincent sign.

For great historical facts about St. Vincent, check out this blog: http://56755.blogspot.com/
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Welcome to the City of Hallock!  If you are looking for a friendly place with plenty of small town atmosphere, you’ve come to the right place.  Hallock is an excellent city to raise a family, start or continue a business, retire or or just visit for some recreation, fun and camaraderie. Located in the extreme northwestern portion of Minnesota, Hallock is a Minnesota Star City and the county seat of Kittson County.

Visit our city website at: http://www.hallockmn.org/

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County Board and Administration

District 1- Craig Spilde

District 2- John W Anderson

District 3- Joe Bouvette

District 4-Leon Olson

District 5-Betty Younggren

Power Sports

Power Sports



Welcome to Karlstad, Minnesota, the Moose Capital of the North. Karlstad is home to approximately 900 people and is located in the southeast corner of Kittson County at the junction of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota State Highway 11. Residents of  Karlstad benefit from having a variety of churches, businesses, industries and services. Some of these include fine health care facilities, a large volunteer fire department, a complete school system and a  full range of housing options.  Karlstad offers many recreational possibilities for all seasons. Parks include tennis courts, volleyball nets, softball fields, playground equipment, skating rink, picnic shelters, bathroom facilities and camping and RV facilities are available. A nine hole golf course, on the northeast corner of town, should certainly be of interest to many golfers in the area. Those interested can also enjoy close proximity to  hunting, snowmobile trails and cross country skiing. For all ages and interests, Karlstad has something to offer you.

Karlstad is also home to the Mattracks company and manufacturing plant.

Visit our city page at: http://www.ci.karlstad.mn.us/

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