Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NW Minnesota AIS Open House & Forum

NW Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Open House & Forum:
5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, and
9-Noon, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Chase Hotel and Conference Center,
502 Cleveland Blvd
Walker, MN

Who: NW Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Regional Leadership hosts presentation and discussion of accomplishments in managing invasive species in the Northwest region.

Why: To acknowledge, celebrate and strengthen the role of partnerships in managing invasive species in the 24 counties of Northwest Minnesota.

For more information click on this link.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Winter Links

Photo by L.L.Kooyer
These are some links to MN DNR web pages that may be helpful to those who enjoy winter and participating in winter activities.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Remembering Jack Kinney

Steve Kinney has emailed us with Jack Kinney's obituary information to share with friends and neighbors on Long Lake.  His father, Jack Kinney, a long time Long Lake summer resident, died on January 18, 2013 at age 91.  He spent many summers at 14486 Chippewa Loop on Long Lake, maintaining a cabin originally purchased in 1958 by his father, Frank Kinney.  This is the link to his obituary in the Park Rapids Enterprise:   John (Jack) Francis Kinney Obituary

Last year Steve shared pictures and the story of his family's cabin with us.  It's on our history page:
  • "Cabin Legacy" by Steve Kinney" - Steve Kinney shared several pictures and recollections of his family's Long Lake history.  If you have trouble viewing it try to zoom in or out, that seems to help with the pictures.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bogey's Night

This month another "social event" has been added for Long Lake neighbors.  In addition to our usual Zorbaz Night (which is held the first Saturday of each month during the winter) we invite you to come to a Thursday night gathering.

Bogey's Night:  Thursday night, January 24th at 5:30pm.
Bogey's is located at 18081 169th Ave, Park Rapids, MN 56470 (map)

Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Cold is Here

The following is a quote from a post on Facebook this morning by association member, Nancy Baer, as the cold weather settled onto Long Lake.  This seems to say it all for the north country this week - but we know better weather is coming... it always does.

Photo by Nancy Baer
Nancy's post:
"Good Morning All!! -- I just thought I would fill you in on the weather here!! It's -22, actual temp. with a windchill of -39 and we expect it to get somewhat colder over tonight -- Colder? you ask? yes, colder! Keep in mind "it's a dry cold" chuckle, chuckle -- Colder? it doesn't make too much difference when it's this cold -- We will stay inside, cook something yummy and I will work on the basket workshop brochure!! -- It will be a very good day!! We will "HY-BAER-NATE!!"

Additional Photos:

Photo by CC White.

The windchill is much lower, but this was the temperature at noon today right next to the house. 

Ice fishermen near Breezy Point on Saturday.
Photo by CC White.