County grant helps Lone Lake residents with shore land

In the June 10th workshop,Lone Lake participants learned how to use inexpensive, natural materials to prevent erosion and build back shoreline. “The shoreland zone where you live is the lake’s first line of defense,” according to the Aitkin County Shoreland Homeowner’s Guide to Lake Stewardship.  A healthy shoreline helps to keep lake water clear and…

Inspectors examine 25 watercraft

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for inspections on Memorial Day weekend.  The weather was cool and rainy, but that did not stop boats for entering or leaving the lake.  The team conducted 25 inspections over two days.  We had 60% coverage over the weekend, far from our in-kind goal of 90% volunteer coverage.  The county…

Independence Day fun starts with boat parade

Hi Lone Lakers, Unbelievable! The 4th of July is right around the corner. The LLPOA Board of Directors wishes you a wonderful Independence Day weekend on Lone Lake. Several activities are planned: Boat parade on Saturday, June 30 at noon. Boats should start at the public boat launch Lone Lake Triathlon on Tuesday, July 4…

DNR walleye stocking strategy on Lone Lake

Marty Cook, LLPOA board member, provided details on a new DNR plan for Lone Lake stocking offered by Rick Bruesewitz of the local DNR office. The new approach will be closely monitored by the DNR to see if it will improve our walleye fishery.  Rick has agreed to update us as they learn results from…

Neighborhood Crime Watch signs installed

You may have noticed the Neighborhood Crime Watch signs that appeared in the Lone Lake vicinity late last year.  They are posted to deter intruders by stating that “We immediately report all suspicious activity to our Sheriff’s Office.” Dave Scott, board member who coordinated the effort, said “Now you are supposed to watch and call…

Fun Facts from the lake

Please welcome Beth-Anne Rowe to the LLPOA board of directors! Independence Day Boat Parade will be on Saturday, July 1 at Noon (NOT on the 4th of July). Memorial Day Weekend: LLPOA Membership drive begins. Please welcome your door-to-door membership volunteers! This year’s LLPOA annual meeting and picnic will be on Saturday, July 22 starting…

Maple Ridge Produce expands

At the lake you can eat well and buy local, too It has been a busy year for Erik Heimark and Jay Rigdon at Maple Ridge Produce, 29555 380th Ave. “We didn’t anticipate breaking even our first year on the farm,” said Erik. “But thanks to so many enthusiastic customers, we were able to not only…

Let’s keep Lone Lake invasive-free again this year

Lone Lake is again fortunate to qualify for a grant to assist with inspections this summer.  The public access will have inspectors covering the weekends of the fishing opener through Labor Day.  As a result, we need to cover 20% of the hours the county puts in with in-kind inspection hours.  The board has elected…