River Valley Blog

News and stories from in and around Granite Falls

4 11, 2017

Riverside Voices Poetry Workshop, November 19 2-5 PM

November 4th, 2017|

Join poet Brian Laidlaw at the K.K. Berge Building with your historic documents, poetry or stories to be part of next summer's River Walk poetry project.

4 11, 2017

Granite Falls is Rock Steady, featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine

November 4th, 2017|

Granite Falls is Rock Steady by Berit Thorkelson, Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Upper Sioux Agency State Park, near Granite Falls, has tipis for campers PHOTOS BY JAMEY GUY My dad grew up in Granite Falls, a town of about 3,000 on the Minnesota River in the heart of southwestern farm country. When I was young, we often made trips to see [...]

12 05, 2017

Fishing Opener on a River? Yes we can!

May 12th, 2017|

Fishing Opener on a River? The Governor's Fishing Opener this year takes place on a river, the Mississippi River in St. Cloud.  This has been done in the past but on Lake Pepin, a wider lake on the Mississippi.  Our rivers deserve the same attention as our many lakes! The fishing right in our backyard on the Minnesota River has [...]

14 04, 2017

New Boutique in Granite Falls!

April 14th, 2017|

It's exciting to see another store opening up downtown!  The Falls Boutique in the old Frozen in Time location, 709 Prentice St., will be opening soon with fun decor and a great selection of home decor, clothing and other unique items.  I love that old theater building and it's great to see  some of the original  features like the deco [...]

7 04, 2017

Riverside Market and Muse starts May 13

April 7th, 2017|

  The first Riverside Market and Muse event is May 13.  Join Tamara Isfeld for a free Raku pottery class.  The June 10 event is a great opportunity to learn music and acting skills from professionals who will return in August for the play," An Enemy of the People".  Vendors can set up for free along our downtown plazas, only [...]

21 02, 2017

100th Anniversaries of the Prohibition Laws

February 21st, 2017|

  Granite Falls is the hometown of Congressman Andrew Volstead.  His home at 163 9th Ave is a National Historic Landmark because of the national stories of the Capper-Volstead Act and the Prohibition Act. We are now into the 100th anniversaries of these events. Here is a brief history from www.history.com, "In 1917, after the United States entered World War [...]

10 02, 2017

Fagen Fighter’s WWII Museum wins an Explore Minnesota award

February 10th, 2017|

Explore Minnesota Tourism  is the state entity that promotes Minnesota throughout  the United States and in foreign countries as well as within the state.  They host a yearly conference which was held  this year in St. Paul.  The sessions consist of great tips from marketing pros, ideas used by other tourism entities and a place to share ideas with other [...]

28 10, 2016

Whitewater Park plans for Granite Falls !

October 28th, 2016|

Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization is a non-profit organization formed to promote our downtown and riverfront.  Our first project was the K.K. Berge Building which is now the chamber office and the home of the Granite Area Arts Council.  After this riverfront building was saved from demolition and the floor raised to required standards, we looked for another project.  A whitewater [...]

5 08, 2016

Belview, MN – the Winery Capital

August 5th, 2016|

Two of our newest chamber members are wineries in or near the little town of Belview. Grandview Valley Winery has been a favorite destination for Granite Falls residents since it opened a few years ago. Nestled in the Minnesota River Valley, its outdoor seating and great scenery make it a fun destination for a glass of wine and great pizza. [...]

13 01, 2016

Riverside Market and Muse

January 13th, 2016|

Riverside Market and Muse - arts, crafts, flea market , food and entertainment along the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls. Join us the second Saturday of every month May through September. Vendors , artists, musicians, poets and theater performances wanted, call the chamber office at 320-564-4039