Onamia MN

scheduled date time:
Repeats every year on November on the fourth Thursday 10 times.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 (All day)

United States of America's first national holiday. Based on fall harvest feast and political proclamation. Other countries have a similar holiday to this usually on a different day.

Government offices, banks, and many (but not all) businesses will be closed.


Onamia is located in central Minnesota, near Mille Lacs Lake and other lakes and Rum River. See more at general info There are businesses in the area including a hospital, schools grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, drug store, and industry- see our biz listings There are also plenty of recreational opportunities.

Free admission to state parks on Friday after thanksgiving

The normal vehicle permits will not be needed on the Friday after thanksgiving, November 27 2015, also known as Black Friday. It was announced by lieutenant Governor Tina Smith and there was a written proclamation by Governor Mark Dayton.
This is to encourage enjoying the outdoors as an alternative to the busy shopping day.

Fire Tower at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in fall
Crow Wing Island at Crow Wing State Park fall time

Fatal crash

There was a fatal crash North of Milaca on Highway 169 and Co Rd 11
"The Chevy Equinox was eastbound on County Road 11 attempting to cross Highway 169. The Fusion was southbound on Highway 169. The Fusion struck the drivers side of the Equinox causing the Equinox to roll over landing on its wheels in the median."

Road Construction

Hwy 169 north of Milaca
Description: Reconstruct 6.4 miles of NB Hwy 169 north of Milaca, extend turn lanes
Status: Aug 2015-Aug 2016
Traffic Impacts: Close NB lanes, switch traffic to one lane in each direction on SB side of road. Narrow temporary lanes and crossovers, reduced speed limit.


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