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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
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Chad Holst

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We are putting together a HUGE Take a Kid ice fishing event on FEB 16th, 2013 @ Chester Woods Park near Rochester. 11AM to 3:00PM

This event is 100% FREE

No lisence required for adults or children. (If you don't have a kid, we will provide you with one)

Park Fee Waived

Free Bait for everyone

Free Food for everyone

Free Buckets for first 150

Free "goodie bag" for first 150

Equipment provided for those that do not have equipment.(limited to first 65 people needing equipment)

Thousands of $ worth of prizes to be given away.

WE ARE HAVING A RAFFLE, HOWEVER THE RAFFLE TICKETS ARE FOR DONATING FISHING AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT...NOT MONEY. DONATE A JIG...GET A TICKET, DONATE A SLEEPING BAG GET XXX TICKETS, DONATE A ROD/REEL GET XXX TICKETS..ETC...

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Started the food shopping today!

I am a big advicate of showing appreciation for the generousity that people and/or companies show, however my appreciation only can go so far...

The next time you are at CUB FOODS in Rochester, please ask for a manager when you are checking out and tell them "thank you" for the donation they gave us and the discount on the items I bought.

This is just the Cub Foods items.

When i went to pick up the the hotdogs from silverlake foods, the 300 hotdogs somehow turned into over 500 hotdogs!

I had set up buns from HyVee, but expected to need buns for 300 hotdogs...So i stopped at the new Safeway foods and they have pledged the remaining 200 buns!

Please be sure to shake the managers hand and give them a "straight in the eye" thank you for the support they have all 4 shown.

I think the clerk that worked the check out lane almost didnt want to charge me when, after ringing everything up, i realized we didnt have the mini marshmellows for the hot chocolate and ran back and grabbed 10 bags of those little gooey balls of wonderful goodness. He said "really?" i told him we cant have kids drinking hot chocolate without mini marshmellows! He then asured me he would be there with his kids and will bringing as many people as he can find.

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A new package of goodies just arrived... $1200 worth of PK lures. We have put together 100 PK lure prize packages with these!

A quick run down of all the adult and kid prizes...

Free food, water, pop, hot chocolate, cookies, chips, for everyone...

First 150 get goodie bags with lures, bobbers, decals, line, gift cards/certificates/coupons,hand warmers, Baseball tickets and marketing material from our sponsors, etc...

Prizes:

Gift certificates from MANY MANY places. Movies, food, toys, hotels, etc..

Kid Prizes: ABC Toys package, Lures, rods, reels, Rod/reel packages, Gift cards/certificates, Logo gear,baseball tickets and much more..

Adult prizes: Hotel stays, Buck Fillet knives, Kbar USMC Knife, Collector knife set (wolves), St.croix open water custom made "take a Kid ice fishing" rod worth $150-$200, Bar/rest gift cards, MN Twins memorablia, etc..

Fishing equipment: 13Fish rods and reels. HT tip ups, rod holders, reels, rods, full rod/reel/tackle packages, Misc new rod/reels from donors, etc..

Plus misc items: baseball tickets (400), Hats, shirts and other mics. logo gear from several companies.

Prizes are for all fish caught and big fish, plus some extra fun and games we will do.

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