Well the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted a nice article about Eagle River here: http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/112674534.html. It is always nice when your town is recognized for its activity. Eagle River has a population of only 1500 people but it seems like we have a major event going on every week of the year. Coming up we have our World Championship Snowmobile Derby. I can literally see the track from my classroom window and Northland Pines High School. When the derby is in town, you can can hear the whine of the racing sleds anywhere in the Eagle River Area.
One thing I would like to see in our town as a business owner is one of the those hotels with the water parks built in. It seems like our community is ready for one of those giant structures, I just hope that when they put one in it is somewhere downtown. There seems to be a lot of unused real estate in the downtown Eagle River area. I think people like to spend time in downtown Eagle River, but it seems like our town keeps wanting to move the people out of the downtown area. A water park would be a perfect place for the thousands of winter visitors to stay and it would probably be full during Derby Weekend. This would help make our downtown area a more vibrant area and in-turn our community would feel the benefits of having stores that aren't closed during the winter months. Finally a place to shop for the Eagle River resident. Our visitors love buying Minnetonka Moccasins but they need more diversity to really enjoy the downtown experience