Weather Forecast

The Vergas Loon stands watch over Long Lake near Vergas, Minn. The loon is 50 years old this year. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

Vergas loon celebrates 50 years

Email News Alerts

A local feathered friend and iconic landmark is celebrating its 50th birthday this week.

The Vergas loon was officially dedicated on June 30, 1963. In celebration of this milestone, the Miss Vergas and Princess Altona Scholarship Programs are throwing a “Look Who’s Turning 50!” party on June 29 at 7 pm in the Vergas Event Center.


Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.