Gallery: Matt & Kim Visit Osakis

OSAKIS, Minn. (WCCO) — Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson celebrated Independence Day in Osakis, a lake-side town in the heart of Minnesota’s cabin country.

The day prior, the two enjoyed Minnesota-made hard cider, fishing for walleye and getting ice cream at the town’s go-to spot, Tip Top Dairy Bar. On Friday, Matt and Kim got to be part of the community’s Fourth of July celebrations.

One of the places they visited Friday was the Buck Point Lodge. It’s been around since the 1920s, and owner Brad and Lynette bought it 14 years ago.

It’s a wonderful family resort with 12 cabins available to rent.

Buck Point is one of eight resorts on the lake. But like other Minnesota resort towns, Osakis has lost a few resorts in recent years.

Matt & Kim Visit Buck Point Lodge

On Lake Osakis, the Fourth of July is all about the boat parade. So, Matt and Kim got to work in decorating a pontoon.

See if their work paid off.

Matt & Kim Decorate Boat For Independence Day

As Matt and Kim celebrated Independence Day, the two had to take part in a Minnesota tradition — minnow shots.

They took the shots at Corral Supper Club in Nelson, which is just a few miles away from Osakis.

Those who can down the shot get a T-shit. And even kids can try…with pop instead of liquor.

Matt & Kim Take Minnow Shots

And since the two spent time prepping a boat for a parade on Lake Osakis, they had to take part.

The boat parade hugs the shore on the north side of the lake, and the boats involved are decorated in various themes. This year, there was a John Deere tractor boat as well as a “Game of Thrones” boat. Those on the floating floats then throw candy toward the shore, where children wait to catch the goodies with fishing nets.

Matt & Kim Float In Boat Parade

Here are links to all the places Matt and Kim visited in Osakis on Friday, July 4, 2014:

General Osakis Informaion
Buck Point Lodge

For the full schedule for Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long, click here. You can suggest places for us to visit here.

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