Northwestern Minnesota

Visit The Land of the Dancing Sky

Thanks for stopping at the Land of the Dancing Sky website!  Marvel at the natural beauty, talk with friendly folks, engage in outdoor recreation or shop at one of many unique stores.  Use our site to explore Northwest Minnesota as you travel in North America within the United States or when touring our northern neighbors in Canada and Manitoba.  Come and have your own experience under the Dancing Sky.


This site is also the place to find information on the counties in Northwestern Minnesota, including: Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.  Links to their county web sites are included, as well as government services lists (county commissioners, county employees, city offices, mayors & township chairmen) and other statistical information.


City information for the above seven counties is also available, including website addresses.  The following cities are a part of Northwest Minnesota: Ada, Alvarado, Argyle, Badger, Beltrami, Borup, Brooks, Climax, Crookston, Donaldson, East Grand Forks, Erskine, Fertile, Flom, Fisher, Fosston, Gary, Goodridge, Greenbush, Grygla, Gully, Hallock, Halma, Halstad, Hendrum, Holt, Humboldt, Karlstad, Kennedy, Lake Bronson, Lancaster, Lengby, McIntosh, Mentor, Middle River, Newfolden, Nielsville, Oklee, Oslo, Perley, Plummer, Red Lake Falls, Roosevelt, Roseau, Shelly, St. Hilaire, St. Vincent, Stephen, Strandquist, Strathcona, Tabor, Thief River Falls, Trail, Twin Valley, Viking, Warren, Warroad and Winger.


Northwest Minnesota is lucky to have multiple tourism groups working hard to promote the fun activities that can be found here.  Please visit our Tourism Promotion Groups page for more information on the following groups: 







  Red Lake River Corridor





Additional information can also be found on the Routes & Scenic Byways page.


The Northwest Minnesota Tourism Directory is a great resource for recreation, attractions, and special events in our Land of the Dancing Sky area.  You might be familiar with the printed directory which is known throughout our area as the Red Book due to its bright red cover.  All the information contained with the printed version is also on-line at this web site.  Another site that focuses on nature based recreation in Northwest Minnesota is Nature Northwest.    


Arts and culture are an important part of promoting our area.  Northwestern Minnesota has a variety of experiences available to those visitors or residents who look to enrich their stay.   Historical museums, galleries, and regular production schedules are listed as well as links to arts calendar listings.  Some fine art and fine craft artists are listed in our Artist Directory.  This directory is a publication of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.


The Land of the Dancing Sky is a brand created by the Northwest Regional Development Commission in June 2003.  We are proud of our logo (seen in the right margin) and hope that you will consider joining us in our effort.  We created this design in celebration of other dancing sky efforts throughout our area.  See the About Land of the Dancing Sky page for more on the development of this brand.








This site is created and published by the Northwest Regional Development Commission.

If you have questions or comments on this site, please contact Jennifer ( staff list).
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