2021 Chili Cookoff – Cancelled

Due to the unknowns of the public health emergency, the fact we are heading into winter wherein medical experts state we have more chances of spreading/catching COVID-19, restricted capacity of patrons in the establishment, and the City has cancelled all events for 2020, the hard decision was made to cancel the 2021 Beef Chili Cook Off.


Image Gallery

Don’t miss out on viewing our Image Gallery, many photos of Wahkon past and present.  We add photos throughout the year.  Always fun to see the history and recognize the beauty of our city, parks and the “big pond”.

2020 Wahkon Events Cancelled



Wahkon Days 2020 Cancelled

Hello –


Regretfully last night Council came to the decision to cancel Wahkon Days 2020 due to COVID-19. Jonah & the Whales have graciously applied our deposit for next year’s street dance on 8/21/2021. Please take care and be safe! I look forward to coming back stronger than ever in 2021 and dancing the night away to new sounds from Jonah & the Whales.


Thanks everyone for all the time & energy you have given over the years. Take a break this year and be ready to roll in 2021!




Karrie Roeschlein, MCMC

City of Wahkon Clerk/Treasurer

151 2nd St E/PO Box 8

Wahkon, MN 56386-0008

Ph & Fax #320.495.3441


Population 213


Social Connect

Social Connect

Social Connect


During this COVID time,  CMCOA is will be offering a Social Connect virtual class that your community members may have an interest in.   Participants will do gentle yoga movements, learn about ways to reduce stress and connect with others.  These 45-minute session will  by phone or Zoom and offered Tuesday  and Thursday through May.  There is no cost to participate in these classes.    Please consider sharing on your website and with community members.


Lori Vrolson

Executive Director

Central MN Council on Aging




COVID – 19 Links

Dear Neighbors,

On Sunday, Governor Walz ordered the temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools to allow school administrators and teachers to make long-term plans for the continuity of education and essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schools will be closed to students on Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27 to accommodate this planning between school staff, teachers, and administrators with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

I am fully supportive of the difficult decision to close Minnesota schools in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a step that will have far-reaching consequences for hundreds of thousands of Minnesota families. While my focus remains on helping Minnesotans navigate this crisis, I stand ready to assist the Walz administration with legislative changes that are needed to adjust school year or other requirements and mitigate the countless consequences an extended closure will have.

Additionally, I will continue working to represent our community, even as the Minnesota House’s daily operations are being altered amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The House will formally remain in session as the state addresses the pressing public health issue surrounding COVID-19, with meetings and floor sessions taking place on an on-call basis until April 14. Alternate means of working will allow the House to respond to the needs of Minnesotans, while also fully complying with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines including social distancing, limiting large gatherings, telework, and increased cleaning measures necessitated by COVID-19.

My top priority right now is to work to ensure the people of Minnesota are safe and cared for. That involves making sure constituents have the information and resources they need to make informed decisions to protect themselves and their families. Please continue to listen to the advice of experts and be sure to wash your hands, stay home if you’re sick, cover your cough, and practice social distancing.

MDH hotlines are available to assist Minnesotans, including a public line (651) 201-3920 and a line for questions specifically related to schools and/or childcare (651) 297-1304. Several online resources also are available to help individuals stay up to date:

MDH’s COVID-19 page: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 page: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963

CDC COVID-19 page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

I can be reached by phone at 651-296-6746 or via email at rep.sondra.erickson@house.mn.

Please stay safe,


Annual Chili Cookoff Results and Pictures

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20200125 Cook Off & Comments

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Wahkon Days 2019 Pictures

Wahkon Days 2019

Fun had by Everyone!

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Chili Cookoff Results

20190126 Cook Off  Comments

Another Successful Chili Cook-off for Wahkon.  Results posted and photos are in image gallery.

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Boat up and Walk in to Wahkon!


Beachside now offer’s docking for a $10 fee.  Pull up lakeside and take a stroll through town.  Wahkon welcomes you!