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Golf courses, casinos: Swing through the golf courses, bet on a hand at the blackjack table

The Detroit Country Club is a 36-hole golf facility located five miles south of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59. The premier golf courses include Par 71, 18-hole Pine to Palm and Par 64, 18-hole Lakeview courses. For more information, contact (218) 847-5790;

• Maple Hills Golf Club is located four miles east of Detroit Lakes on Highway 10. A scenic nine-hole course, Maple Hills is perfect for family golf. For more information, contact (218) 847-9532 or (218) 847-1310;

• Forest Hills Golf & RV Resort is an 18-hole championship golf course, extreme miniature golf, driving range, fish cleaning station and more. For more information, contact (218) 439-6400 or (800) 482-3441;

• Located one mile east of Frazee on Highway 87, the Frazee municipal golf course hosts nine holes, par 35. For more information, contact (218) 334-3831.

• Ironman Golf Course is located north of Detroit Lakes on County Highway 21. Enjoy a round of golf on the 9-hole, par 3 golf course. For more information, contact (218) 847-5592;

• Wildflower Golf Course, located on County Highway 20 15 miles southwest of Detroit Lakes, has been rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Golf Digest. For more information, contact (218) 439-3357, (888) 752-9945;

• River Hills Golf Course, located along Highway 59 South, is a nine-hole course. For more information, call 218-847-1223 or visit

Casino entertainment

• Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, located in Mahnomen, is celebrating its 20th year anniversary. Besides slots, Poker, Blackjack, Bingo and more, the facility includes restaurants that range from casual to elegant, hotel accommodations and a spa. Upcoming events include Tommy James & The Shondells, Friday, June 8, 8 p.m.; The Oakridge Boys, Friday, June 22, 8 p.m.; Clay Walker, Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. For tickets to any Shooting Star event, call 800-313-7469.

• Northern Lights Casino & Hotel is located four miles south of Walker. Upcoming events include Collin Hay & Berlin, Saturday, June 2, 4 and 8 p.m.; Hunks the Show, Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Call 877-LIGHTS-9 for tickets.

• Besides the gaming and hotel, Dakota Magic Casino & Hotel has its Dakota Wind Golf Course in open for business. Dakota Magic is situated on the North Dakota/South Dakota Border (Exit 1 off Interstate 29).

• Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are nationally recognized as leading gaming and entertainment destination resorts, with comfortable hotels, first-class restaurants and headline entertainment acts. Grand Casino, Mille Lacs upcoming events include Cheap Trick, Saturday, June 2 (rescheduled); Joe Nichols, Friday, June 22, 8 p.m.; Foreigner, Friday, July 27, 8 p.m.; Darius Rucker, Friday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m. Grand Casino, Hinckley upcoming events include ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Friday, June 29, 6 p.m.; The Jets, Tuesday, July 3, 8:30 p.m.; Santana, Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m.; Miranda Lambert, Sat-urday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Tickets for both Grand Casino locations can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or