Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last Night's Storm, + update

Last night a storm came roaring through Park Rapids leaving some without electricity, trees uprooted, buildings damaged and schools closed.  It appears that the severe part of the storm did not track over any part of Long Lake.

June 1, 2011 Update:  A weather service team has confirmed that a tornado was partly to blame for damage in the Park Rapids, Minnesota, area.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Thank you, veterans.  On this day we remember and honor you for your service and sacrifice.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's all Happening on Saturday, May 14th

This weekend is the big fishing opener:

We wish you all the best of luck bringing in those walleyes (or whichever game fish you prefer) and hope you have lots of fun catching them.  We would also like you to consider another event going on Saturday, May 14, which is our semiannual Adopt-A-Highway roadside clean up project on County Highway 20 starting at 1pm that day.  We figure the fish will be taking an after lunch nap about then and so won't be biting during that time anyway.

If you are willing to help, please gather at 15131 County 20 (just north of 150th Street) for refreshments, assignments and supplies.  We will clean the 7 mile stretch between the two Long Lake Area Association Adopt-A-Highway signs.  Many volunteers will make clean-up time short.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Loon Cam

The eagle cam in Decorah, Iowa has been very popular and fun to watch, but it turns out we can also watch loons nesting closer to home.  The Loon Cam is in central Minnesota and focused on a loon family currently waiting for two eggs to hatch.  To access the webcam follow this link:  Minnesota Bound Live Loon Cam.  Also, be sure to check out Larry Backlund's Loon Blog where he talks about the pair of loons we are watching and more:  Larry's Loon Blog.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Latest Minnesota Waters Update

In the effort to protect our lakes and rivers Minnesota Waters strives to provide their members and partners with up to date information on the legislative initiatives they can help influence.  You will find the latest publications here:

A link to all of their publications can always be found in our "Quick Links" list.

Citizens protecting and improving our lakes & rivers

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Don't forget Saturday Night: May 7th

Long Lake Zorbaz Night. 
Join others from Long Lake for an informal gathering at Zorbaz - just for fun.

Zhateau Zorbaz, 22036 County Highway 7 (North of Dorset)

See you there around 6 pm.