Manahan takes over the helm at The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

TOWER— When The Wilderness at Fortune Bay opens Friday, May 10 th , there will be a new manager at the helm in Bill Manahan.   Manahan, who most recently worked at the Cloquet Country Club as its general manager, also worked at the Black Bear Resort Casino golf course in a similar capacity. He replaces Joe Wisocki, who was terminated in January due to his ongoing legal battles...

Curveball doesn’t lessen success of 25th annual Never Surrender, Inc. event

Former Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire was incredibly proud of how organizers of the 25th annual Never Surrender, Inc. Blackwood’s Blizzard Tour adapted to a curveball thrown to them by Mother Nature.   In a typical year, participants in the event arrive at Fortune Bay via snowmobile, but the early winter of 2024 was anything but typical.   Instead of well-groomed...

Duluthian wins 2024 Arrowhead Ultra 135 race

TOWER—The first time was the charm for Duluth’s Nick Nygaard, who won the 2024 Arrowhead Ultra 135 race, which begins in International Falls and finishes at Fortune Bay Resort Casino.   Nygaard crossed the finish line at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, some 27 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Ken Blakely.   Difficult trail conditions have been challenging for...

Fortune Bay to host Santa’s Workshop Toy Drive

TOWER— In these trying times where everything costs more and puts additional financial stress on families, it’s comforting to know that Fortune Bay Resort Casino guests and employees will be adding some joy to area children.   “We wanted to do something where our guests could do something to help and, in the process, we are rewarding them with a dollar-for-dollar...
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