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Our local businesses need your support more than ever this Holiday Season. Shop: view the businesses below for unique gift ideas, special discounts, and curbside pickup. Eat: many of our restaurants offer delivery or take-out, click on the links for menus and specials. Stay: reserve your own room and find comfort by viewing our lodging options. Our businesses work hard to keep their staff and customers safe by implementing COVID-19 guidelines, please respect their policies so we can all make our holiday shopping experience safe. Thank you for shopping locally and supporting our region!

J&J Chinese

Serving authentic Chinese and Thai food with the option of dine-in or take-out.

The Rock Dining and Events

Open every evening besides Sunday. Stop by for a drink and some delicious dinner!

R & R Bakery & Coffee Shop

Bakery goods, short order grill, and coffee available at R & R Bakery & Coffee Shop.

Billy Maple Tree's

Regional art, fair trade handicrafts, gifts.

Porter Cafe & Grocery

A great place to pick up a few items, or stop in for a bite to eat in Porter.

Burger King - Benson

Burger King serves fast food and soft drinks.

Benson Liquor Store

Lunch and supper, M-Sat, pizza, bar baskets, grill. Offsale available.

Dairy Queen - Benson

Dairy Queen serves fast food, ice cream, and other frozen treats.

VFW Post 1656

Stop into the Madison VFW post for their nightly specials. You can also use it to host weddings, class reunions, birthday parties, anniversary.

House of Spirits

Find a variety of beer, wine, spirits, and more.

JGL Ceramics

Artist John George Larson specializes in wood-fired functional and sculptural ceramics made from southwest Minnesota clay.

Groat's Boars Nest

A fun place to go unwind with friends, enjoy a game of darts or electronic bowling, and some tasty bar food. They also have comedy shows and live music events!

High Voltage Spa

Not only is it a hair salon, but it's also a clothing and jewelry boutique!

Boyd Community Cafe

Prairie's Edge Casino Resort - PW Member

Minnesota's friendliest Casino and RV park. Featuring 900 slot machines, blackjack and poker, 160 hotel rooms, and banquet and convention facilities. Dining and lounge facilities include the Meadows Buffet, Firefly Lounge and Wotapi Deli. New rooftop bar! 55 RV sites.

Bradley D. Hall Studio

Artist Bradley D. Hall specializes in watercolors and hand painted linoleum block prints.

Milan Village Arts School

The Milan Village Arts School, founded in 1988, is a non-profit, member supported organization dedicated to promoting the arts. Each year, the school hosts a diverse range of classes, reflecting the rich heritage of arts within the community. Although traditional Scandinavian Folk Arts have been the foundation of the school, classes are also offered in the fabric, book, silver and other mediums.

Knob Hill Arts

Artist Kerry Kolke-Bonk specializes in watercolor and encaustic paintings, eco-printing on silk, cards, and prints.

The Meat Shoppe

The Meat Shoppe is a great butcher shop in Granite Falls. They make delicious sausages, have great cuts of meat, and will even do processing.

Brink's Beer Joint Bar & Grill

Brink's has great food, drinks, and an amazing atmosphere. It's a great place for going out with your friends or your family. Come in for one of their specials or even an old favorite - you can't go wrong at Brinks!

Boyd Liquor Store

Pizza and auto fry. Offsale available.

After 5 Supper Club

A great atmosphere to enjoy their delicious food, salad bar, and full bar.

Fiesta City Motel

An affordable motel in Montevideo.

Inn Like Flinns

Inn Like Flinns is a great place to stop in for a drink and order a pizza. There's a friendly atmosphere and outdoor seating.

Rivers Family Restaurant

The Rivers is open daily and is great for family dining.

NAPA Auto Parts - Madison

Auto parts, tools and equipment and many other items for heavy duty trucks, marine, and farming equipment.

Dairy Queen - Granite Falls

Dairy Queen serves fast food, ice cream, and other frozen treats.

Bergen's Prairie Market

Artisan foods, gifts, groceries and more at Bergens.

Hilltop Bar, Grill & Event Center

Hilltop Bar, Grill & Event Center is proud to provide great food and entertainment for all ages with a sports bar, quiet dining, and all your large events.

Donner's Crossroads Cafe & Truck Stop

Donner's has a wonderful menu that is sure to please the whole family. The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is friendly.

Larry's Refrigeration & Heating Inc.

Appliances, A/C & furnace equipment.

DeGraff Liquor Store

Lunch, supper, specials, bar baskets, and full bar.

75 One Stop

Gas, auto repair, tires, beer, pop, snacks, hunting and fishing licenses available at 74 One Stop!

Hardees - Granite Falls

Hardees serves fast food and soft drinks.

Midwest Machinery

Midwest Machinery Co is a committed Ag, Turf, and Commercial dealership with a passion to assist our customer base with our products, knowledge, and support.

Almich's Market - Clara City

Great grocery store with a wide variety of products.

Lamecker's General Store

Locally owned and operated general store, groceries, and hardware all in one store.

Second Time Around Thrift Shop

Find quality used clothing, housewares, toys at Second Time Around Thrift Shop.

Riverside Bottle Shop

Liquor store offering a wide range of craft and domestic beers, local wines, and other assorted spirits.


Goodfellow's is a classic steakhouse and supper club - perfect for Friday night supper!

Mind Your Business

Art supply gifts and photo processing.

Family Food

A quality grocery store with friendly staff.

Dairy Queen - Madison

Dairy Queen serves fast food, ice cream, and other frozen treats.

Granite Grinder Cafe & Gifts

The Granite Grinder Cafe & Gifts is a great choice whether you're looking to treat yourself to a delicious sandwich or a new scarf, book, or piece of home decor. The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Plus the coffee is hard to beat!

Tokheim Stoneware

Wheel-thrown stoneware, paintings, prints, traditional Norwegian knives and silver spoons made by Lucy and Gene Tokheim at their studio near Dawson, Minnesota.

Clarkfield Cafe

Enjoy a cup of coffee with some tasty fresh bake goods or menu item.

Canby Liquor

Liquor store carrying a variety of beer, spirits, and more.

Runnings - Benson

Farm and outdoor equipment, workwear, gardening tools, pet supplies, and more.

Filling Station Bar

The Filling Station is a great place to stop for supper, especially if you are hungry for pizza or a burger!

Country Butcher

Retail meats, meat cutting and deer processing.

Salty Heifers Off Sale

Offering a nice selection of off sale alcoholic beverages.

American Legion Club Post #69

The Legion in Granite Falls is a great bar with a delicious dinner menu and special. Food can also be ordered for take out.

Fisher Furniture

Wonderful selection of quality furniture and home decor. Great gift items.

Kornerstone Kravings

They provide a wide variety of baked goods. Anywhere from their fresh rolls and pastries to their homemade breads and buns. Lets not forget about what Kornerstone Kravings is know best for: cupcakes. With many flavors to choose from they have helped many weddings complete the special day with a sweet treat. They also serve coffees, espresso, and drinks of all kinds. Breakfast sandwiches have become a new big hit to add on to the homemade lunch menu.

Art's Dairy Freeze (Seasonal)

Old fashion drive-in that serves ice cream and sandwiches in the summertime.

Burger King - Montevideo

Burger King serves fast food and soft drinks.

Jake's Pizza

Jake's has delicious pizzas for lunch and supper Tuesday through Sunday, as well as daily specials.

Subway - Benson

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant.

Sherrie's Cafe

Sherrie's serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. It is tasty food at a great price. Plus they do take out and catering, and have a meeting room available.

Dairy Queen - Dawson

Dairy Queen serves fast food, ice cream, and other frozen treats.

Clara City Motel/Green Meadow Inn

A comfortable Inn in Clara City.

Lewis Family Drug - Appleton

Find a large selection of everyday essentials at an affordable price. Pharmacy is located here, as well.

Heroes Sports Bar & Grill

Homemade Meals by day, and local watering hole by night. Heroes is capable of hosting a wide range of events. Birthdays, weddings, reunions, parties.

Prasada Boutique

Fashionable women's boutique.

Happy Hour Sports Bar

The Happy Hour Sports Bar is a great place to hang out to watch the game with friends plus they have amazing pizza, baskets, and specials.

Nelson Rexall Drug

Pharmacy and gifts.

Al's Mercantile

Al's Mercantile is a Hardware Hank Store. Offering a wide variety hardware, lawn equipment, paint, tools, and more.

Patrick's Pub & Grill

Patrick's is known for prime rib, burgers, and a friendly atmosphere.

Viking Motel

The Viking motel has clean rooms, a fire pit and grill available to guests, and has pet-friendly rooms.

Heather Nursery & Floral

Find handcrafted gifts and collectibles, as well as floral arrangements at Heather Nursery & Floral in Dawson.

Lewis Family Drug - Benson

Find gifts and collectibles in addition to your everyday drugstore needs.

Auto Value Appleton

Aftermarket auto parts distributor. Stop in today!

Do-Mats Family Foods/Deli

DoMat's is a full grocery store that also serves lunch and supper at the deli.

Table 212

Check out this tasty restaurant in the clubhouse at the River Crest Golf Course in Montevideo. They offer a wide variety of menu items and full bar.

The Corner Stop

The Corner Stop has quick food, pizza, and sandwiches.

Guest House

Granite Falls Super Motel

Clean, comfortable rooms in a variety of styles.

Heather Nursery & Floral

Handcrafted gifts and collectibles. A large selection of landscaping products to choose from.

Reinvented Boutique

Check out this new boutique in downtown Appleton! You will find cute, trendy, affordable fashion for every age.

Clarkfield Outdoors

A clothing manufacturer specializing in hunting clothes for men, women, and children. They offer camouflage garments in several patterns, warm and cold weather items, as well as some casual outdoor attire. They offer wholesale items and some retail items, to both dealers and individuals.

Moonstone Farm and Broodio 1

The Broodio Farmstay at Moonstone offers privacy, quiet, a continental breakfast; a touchstone to sustainable agriculture, and the rural renaissance; green; cozy; includes a vineyard and beach.

Don's Food Pride

In addition to being a great grocery store, Tim's also has a deli counter, Chester fried chicken, and other daily specials.

J&S One-Stop

Serves pizza, sandwiches, and salads and is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Lumpy's Bar & Grill

A family friendly, local bar for food, drinks and all around fun!

Larson Drug

Pharmacy Needs, Gifts, Fashion Jewelry, Purses, Scarves, Balloons, Cards, Gift Bags, Baby clothing and baby gifts.

Canby Inn & Suites

Located on the corner of Haarfager Ave & Hwy 68, Canby Inn & Suites has comfortable rooms and an indoor pool.

Fiesta City Liquor

Liquor store offera wide variety of beer, wine, spirits, and more.

Dawson Liquor Store

A city owned and operated off sale liquor store with great deals and friendly staff.

Grand Buffet

The Grand Buffet has a selection of Chinese food at a reasonable price.

The Milanesian Cafe

P K Egans Family Restaurant

PK Egans is a family restaurant famous for their pizza and salad bar but have a full menu of tasty choices.

Danvers Municipal Liquor Store

The perfect place to end your workday or start your evening with delicious eats, great drinks, and a friendly staff.

Prairie Waters Inn

Prairie Waters Inn has 34 rooms, wireless internet, cable, air conditioning, and a meeting room.

Subway - Canby

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant.

A to Z Letterpress Printing

Hand printed linoleum block prints, calendars, stationary, framed prints, and card sets made by the artist, Andy Kahmann.

Grandstay Hotel & Suites Montevideo

Conveniently located off East Highway 7 in Montevideo. They serve a complimentary express gourmet breakfast. Free highspeed wireless internet!

Watson Hunting Camp

Not only does the Watson Hunting Camp have everything you need for a great hunting and fishing experience, they also have a bar and grill.

Monte True Value

Home improvement store.

Runnings - Canby

Longtime chain retailer with a wide array of home & farm supplies & outdoor recreation equipment.

Go Set Ready Coffee

Fulfill all your coffee needs at Go, Set, Ready Coffee! One of the most famous and tasty coffee spots in the area.

Bluenose Gopher Public House

Taproom and cafe that serves craft beer, wine, and panini sandwiches.

Almich's Market - Granite Falls

Almich's is a full grocery store with a deli.

NAPA Auto Parts - Canby Auto Parts

Find auto parts, tools and equipment and many other items for heavy duty trucks, marine, and farming equipment.

Pantry Café

Pantry Cafe in Madison serves breakfast lunch and supper and is so good that you'll be coming back for more!

Moberg Meat Center

Butcher shop and more retail available.

Net's Old Barn Antiques

Take a trip to the past! Antiques and collectibles, a wide variety of items to choose for yourself or someone close!

Marc's On Main

Marc's on Main is a card and gift shop that features fresh floral arrangments, potted plants, giftware, gourmet coffee, latte, and more.

Forget-Me-Not Greenhouse

Great selection of flower and vegetable plants. Open spring to early summer.

Valentino's Restaurant

A family restaurant with great food, staff, and a beautiful dining room.

DeToy's Family Restaurant

DeToy's serves breakfast, lunch, and supper with great service and comfortable seating.

Folkestad Furniture

Family owned for over 90 years, you are sure to find the best furniture for a great price at Folkestad Furniture.

Milan Beach Resort - Randall's Cafe

Milan Beach Resort is a family-owned restaurant and campground on the shores of Lac qui Parle.

Subway - Appleton

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant. Ice cream, too!

Thrifty White Drug - Granite Falls

Find gifts and collectibles in addition to your everyday drugstore needs.

Montevideo Market

Bill's Supermarket is a full grocery store that also serves meals at the deli.

Jubilee Foods

A full grocery store with a deli.

Jimmy's Pizza - Granite Falls

Jimmy's has awesome pizza for lunch and supper.

Benson Bakery & Coffee Shop

The Benson Bakery & Coffee Shop serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday with daily lunch specials that are always an amazing deal. Whether you're looking for a BBQ sandwich or a delicious pastry, Benson Bakery & Coffee Shop has you covered.

Classic Review

A great shop when you're looking for fashionable, affordable clothing and unique gifts.

American Legion Post #59

Bar baskets, pizza, burgers, and more!

Subway - Clara City

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant.

Shooters Bar & Grill

Shooters serves delicious lunch and supper. They're known for their steaks, bar baskets, and seafood.

El Paraiso Latino Market & Mexican Restaurant

If you're looking for clothing, collectibles, gifts, and authentic Mexican food, then El Paraiso is your spot! Stop in for some tacos or a torta!

Subway - Montevideo

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant.

Bellingham Legion

The Bellingham Legion has a bar, great pizza, and tasty snacks.

Thrifty White Drug - Montevideo

Find gifts and collectibles in addition to your everyday drugstore needs.

Mojo's Boutique

Every day is a fashion show & the world is your runway so let MoJo's Boutique be your one stop shop for unique and fashionable men's and women's clothing and accessories!

Talking Waters Brewery

Talking Waters is a locally owned brewery in the middle of beautiful downtown Montevideo. They have ten of their beers on tap!

Subway - Granite Falls

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant.

Tim's Food Pride

In addition to being a great grocery store, Tim's also has a deli counter, Chester fried chicken, and other daily specials.

Darold's Super Valu

Darold's Super Valu is a full grocery store that also serves lunch and supper at the deli.

Rural Solutions Inc.

Audio/visual equipment.

Kegger's Bar & Grill

Kegger's Bar & Grill in Clara City has a welcoming atmosphere and some really tasty burgers. It's a great place to just grab a bite, or settle in for hours to watch a game.

Mi Mexico

Mi Mexcio serves authentic Mexican food for lunch and supper. Bar is also available.


Custom apparel store. Visit their storefront to find a variety of clothing, kitchen utensils, home décor, and more.

Kibble Equipment

Farm equipment, mowers, parts, services, gifts, and more.

Sandy's Cafe

Sandy's in Benson serves all three meals and has awesome daily specials, but may be best known for breakfast. Stop in and join the crowd of regulars!

Gene Stukel Art

Artist Gene Stukel specializes in landscape photography of the Minnesota River Valley and beyond.

Wanda's Coffee Cup Cafe

Wanda's Coffee Cup Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and coffee drinks.

Marietta American Legion - Post 156

A small bar with a friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. They offer home cooked style food the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month!

Madison's Hometown Lodge

A great place to stay with wonderful staff, and clean, cozy rooms.

Hardware Hank

Find household cleaners, small appliances, care care, yard care, tools, paint, and more.

Hanny's Bar & Grill

Nightly dinner specials; event room for rent.

Cup 'A Joe Espresso & Eats

Cup 'A Joe Espresso and Eats not only has coffee and baked goods, but you can get ice cream there and order from a full menu of sandwiches and burritos.

McKinney's on Southside

McKinney's on Southside is open daily and offers lunch & dinner specials as well as a full bar.

Korthuis Jewelry & Gifts

Korthuis has a diverse selection of unique jewelry and gift items, plus they also specializes in clock and watch repair. Additionally, engraving is done on the premises. Korthuis provide personalized and knowledgeable customer service lending to an authentic experience.

Sophie's Ice Cream Station

Stop by Sophie's for some delicious ice cream! Seasonal business.

American Legion Post 359

The Milan American Legion is open evenings and serves sandwiches along with some entree specials.

Gallery on First

Find gifts, prints, framing, collectibles, and more at Gallery on First.

Appleton Hardware

Supplies, gifts and more are available at Appleton Hardware. Can't find what you want? Ask one of the amazing staff!

Jim's Clothing

Apparel and accessories. See them for your custom designing.

TAC Computers

Audio/visual equipment.

A&B Auto Parts

For all your vehicle needs.

Prairie Pub

The Prairie Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and supper Monday through Saturday.

Basketry by Claire

Artist Claire Swanson specializes in reed baskets in a range of shapes, sizes, styles, and hand-dyed colors.

Duffy's Good Time Saloon

Duffy's has great daily specials, appetizers, and more all week long!

Budger's Dinner House

Great food, and a great place to take the whole family.

Korthuis Jewelry

Korthuis has a diverse selection of unique jewelry and gift items, plus they also specializes in clock and watch repair. Additionally, engraving is done on the premises. Korthuis provide personalized and knowledgeable customer service lending to an authentic experience.

Madison Lutheran Home Gift Shop

Unique gift items.

Subway - Dawson

Get sandwiches, salads, and pizza at this fast food sandwich restaurant.

Trestuen Gallery & Studio

Maple woodwork, acanthus carvings, carved dragons, embellished roof line. It is my privilege to add my color & desings in a beautiful gallery setting. Karen Jenson's studio.

River Bank Folk Art

Artist Curt Soine specializes in original hand carved folk art, home accessories, and watercolors.

VFW Post 4955

Stop in to enjoy a great variety of food and a full bar.

Paddle Bar

Pizza, snacks, and a great bar atmosphere.

Breen's Thrifty White Drug - Benson

Find gifts and collectibles in addition to your everyday drugstore needs.

Bordertown Bar

Lunch and supper, pizza, bar baskets, full bar.

Madison Liquor Store

Nice selection of liquor, beer, and wine.

Canby Drug & Gifts

Granite Hardware

Retail Hardware and Appliance Sales and Service. Furniture and Mattresses. Paint and Sundries. Outdoor Power Equipment. Gas, Charcoal and Pellet Grills. Housewares and Toys. Pet Supplies. Balloons.

The Rusty Duck Bar & Grill

The Rusty Duck has great pizza in addition to bar baskets and their evening specials. Sports Bar & Grill located behind downtown Dawson, Mn. Full service Bar, Free Wi-Fi. Daily lunch buffet, along with daily specials.

Hinterland Vineyards

Hinterland Vineyards has an incredible wine selection, and delicious food that you can enjoy in their cozy dining room or out on the beautiful deck. Plus they often host craft nights or have live music.

Carl's Bakery

Carl's has you covered for breakfast, lunch, fresh baked goods, and daily sandwiches.

Holloway Hideout Bar & Grill

Enjoy pizza, bar baskets, and a full bar.

Clarkfield Hardware Hank

A great hardware store in Clarkfield.

Peg's Place

Peg's Place in Appleton serves unbeatable breakfast and lunch with specials daily.

Good Ol' Days Cafe

A great community cafe where you can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Everyone is friendly and the food is top-notch!

Tolley's Bar & Grill

Tolley's Bar & Grill is serving up a great variety of food and drinks.

Canby True Value

Topper's Bar & Grill

Topper's in Montevideo serves awesome appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and more. They have a great nightly specials and lots of brews on tap!

The Meat Center

Find a wide variety of house smoked products including brats, hot dogs, summer sausage, sticks, jerky, bologna, and more. Custom processing offered.

Monica's Apparel and Accessories

A boutique full of clothes, shoes, scarfs, jewelry, etc.

The Picket Fence

The Picket Fence has clean, comfortable and affordable rooms in Dawson.

Thrifty White Drug & Gifts - Madison

Gifts and collectibles are available in addition to your everyday drugstore needs.

The Cellar Door

Features handcrafted items by local artisans & crafters. Consignment items available.

Zosel's True Value Hardware

Benson Bowler

The Benson Bowler isn't just a great place to go bowling and play games. They also have great food like pizzas, burgers, dinner buffets, lunch specials and more.

Prairie Mercantile

Shop antiques and collectible gifts at the Prairie Mercantile.

Jimmy's Pizza - Benson

Great pizza and other delicious options available, as well.

Whistle Stop Diner

Stop by and have breakfast or lunch in the historic train car in downtown Benson.

Benson Country Inn

The Country Inn Benson is reasonably priced and has comfortable rooms.

Runnings - Montevideo

Hunting and fishing accessories, work wear, farm and ranch equipment. Gifts and accessories for many outdoor activities.

Cutloose Bar

Enjoy a fun atmosphere and an ice cold drink!

Java River

Java River is not only the place to grab a delicious baked good, cup of coffee, or even a mouthwatering burger, but a place to see regional art, or attend an event.

Jim's Market

A family owned supermaket offering a fresh selection and a wide variety of trusted name brands.

Odden & Zimbelman TV & Appliance

Appliances, fireplaces, mattresses and more.