Detour Days


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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to close highway 169 south of Fortune Bay from July 8th – August 15th for construction. The proposed detour follows county road 26 to highway 135, then through Tower (see map above). If you have a tee time at the golf course, please allow a little extra time to get here.


During the detour period, Wild Edge members who show their Wild Edge card at the Players Club, Monday – Thursday will receive $5 in Detour Dollars each day. These can be used for purchases at the Bay Street Grill, Tamarack Restaurant or the North Star Bar. Members can also choose to use the dollars to enter our weekly Detours Days Cash Drawing every Thursday night at 8 p.m., when one person each week will win $1,690 cash. Guests will fill out the back of their unused dollars and drop entries into a drawing drum that will be placed on the floor by the Players Club each Thursday. Guest must be a Wild Edge member and be present to win. The first drawing will be held Thursday, July 11th and the last will be held Thursday, August 15th.

Please note: The drawing drum will be emptied weekly and dollars used in the drawing will not be returned.


Fortune Bay will also be offering several food and beverage specials Monday – Thursday during the construction project:

Bay Street Grill:
2 hot dogs and a bag of chips — $1.69

Tamarack (Breakfast):
2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 sausage and 2 strips of bacon for $1.69

Tamarack (Dinner Buffets):
Monday night crab buffet – $16.90 with player’s club card.
Tuesday night prime rib buffet – $16.90 with player’s club card.
Wednesday & Thursday night buffets – Wild Edge members who earn 30 points or more daily on Wednesday or Thursday can swipe their card at any of our promotional kiosks and receive a coupon for a $1.69 buffet. They can also use their Detour Dollars to pay for this.

North Star Bar:
$1.69 tappers

Any guest can take advantage of these specials and spend their own money or use Detour Dollars for any promotional purchase. Detour Dollars can only be used Monday-Thursday, have no cash value and there will be no change given.


All guests staying at the hotel Monday – Thursday during Detour Days will receive a $5 off gas coupon for the Y Store upon check out. Not valid on complimentary rooms, one per paid room per day. Valid July 8 – August 15, 2013.

Gift Shop Special:
$1.69 Road Maps