Did you know?

Did you know? In Minnesota is it illegal to: • Transport watercraft without the drain plug removed. • Arrive at lake access with drain plug in place. • Transport aquatic plants, zebra mussels, or other prohibited species, whether dead or alive. • Launch watercraft with prohibited species attached. • Transport water from Minnesota lakes or…

How to improve Lone’s fishery?

How to improve Lone’s fishery? Keep shoreline natural By Marty Cook A few years ago, my wife and I had the good fortune to be relocated to England for a couple of years.  While we were gone, nobody did anything to our shoreline and nature had a chance to take back our shoreline along the…

Aquatic Invasive Species Update

With grant more boats get aquatic hitchhiker checks By Linda Szymanski, AIS Team Leader This has been an interesting and innovative year for Lone Lake and the AIS Inspection Program.  Here are some of the highlights: 1. Lone Lake qualified for a grant from the county to conduct AIS inspections each weekend from the Fishing…

Meet Tanner

Tanner Sachse is one of the DNR-certified inspectors hired by Aitkin County whose job it is to inform boaters about aquatic invasive species and what boaters must do to clean, dry and drain their craft to prevent its spread.  Tanner, 18, son of Diane and Rick Sachse, has spent many of his summers with his…

Stand up for Butterflies

We all know and love the beautiful orange and black monarch butterfly.  This pretty insect, actually Minnesota’s state butterfly, is dying off.  In the immediate term, eliminate pesticide use (including the purchase of bedding plants and annuals treated with pesticides/herbicides) and plant milkweed—monarch caterpillars must have it for food.  Also, check out EPA’s risk assessment…

Loon update for 2015

Note July 12 from Dianne and Walt Weisser, Lone Lake loon watchers, and keepers of the loon nest platform: “Not sure if you were aware, but Humphreys called to say the loons had been off the nest a couple of days.  He said they left on Saturday, which was the week before the 4th.  Bob…

Annual Meeting ahead

Annual meeting ahead: Is it time for you to step up? The next big association event is the LLPOA Annual Meeting & Pot Luck on Sat., July 25 at the Preiner’s storage facility, 30353 Oak St. starting with games and set-up at 10:45 a.m.  We truly hope you will come and enjoy a few hours…

Lone Lake healthy

Lone Lake healthy; fishery holds its own or in slow decline since mid-1980’s By Marty Cook Did you notice the DNR on Lone Lake last week?  During the period June 15 through June 18, DNR representatives were on Lone Lake conducting a fish survey.  This survey was made up of 9 gill nettings and 9…

Aitkin Rivers & Lakes Fair covers the waterfront: loons, bats and beyond

A good crowd turned out for the 19th annual Aitkin Rivers & Lakes Fair on Saturday, June 20. According to event organizer, Diane Weisser, there was something for everyone, whether your interest was loons, wolves, bats or lake-bottom organisms. DNR’s Non-Game Wildlife expert, Carrol Henderson, presented new information gathered from transmitters placed on loons in…