Friday, May 23, 2014

On This Memorial Day

Take Time to Remember

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
~ From a headstone in Ireland

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! "
~ Maya Angelou

“Falling” by Marcboult

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring Newsletter & List of Events

Find fun and educational events in our latest newsletter just posted on our Board Communications page.

This is the direct link to the newsletter:
Newsletter Spring 2014

Please Note!
The final spring update information session on the Sandpiper Pipeline Route will be held at the Northwoods Bank Community Room on Tuesday, 5/20/14, 7pm.

The LLAA Board of Directors requested the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) extend the comment period so our seasonal residents would have a chance to learn more about the Pipeline.  The planned preferred route comes close to Long Lake and many other Hubbard County lakes and rivers.  Pipelines can be in place for 50 years.  This session is sponsored by Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations:  Hubbard County COLA sandpiper-pipeline html.  The PUC comment period on the Sandpiper Pipeline Route ends Friday 5/30/14 at 4:30pm.

Friday, May 9, 2014

New "Fish Minnesota" Website

9 pound 9 ounce 30 inch Walleye
caught by Neil H. Stock on 7/4/13

Tonight at midnight the Minnesota fishing season opens and getting answers to fishing questions has never been easier.
The new Fish Minnesota website from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,, offers simplified information about fishing regulations, lakes and more.  Anglers can find what they need to know to go fishing whether for the first time or the thousandth.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

No Hubbard Pump Station Due To 30 Inch Pipeline

We have learned from Christine Davis, Enbridge's Community Relations Consultant_U.S. Public Affairs, that a Hubbard, MN pump station is no longer part of the Sandpiper Pipeline application currently being reviewed by the MN Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  In an email from Christine [4/25/14] she explained that between the June, 2013 draft plan proposal to the MN PUC which showed the Hubbard Pump Station and the final project application in November of 2013, Enbridge increased the diameter of the Clearbrook to Superior portion of the pipeline from 24 inches to 30 inches.  Because there is less resistance with the larger pipe, less pumping power is required to move the oil.  Thus the Hubbard pump station was dropped from the revised project plans.  The Sandpiper Pipeline southern preferred route is still in the same place, just south of Hubbard, MN.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

LLAA's May 2014 Email from Arthur Howe

Pipeline Route
Due to public demand, the public comment period for the Sandpiper oil pipeline has been extended to 5/30/2014.  Please take this significant opportunity to express your opinion.
Details are given at our website:  Deadline for Filing Comments Extended
the COLA website:  Hubbard Cola Sandpiper Pipeline Information
and at this website:  Friends of the Headwaters

Action instructions are given at:

To inform you, the final Long Lake Area Association sponsored Spring Update for our Seasonal Residents is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7 PM at the Northwoods Bank Community Room.
Come and learn about (1) the Enbridge/North Dakota Pipeline Company's Sandpiper Pipeline Route and (2) MN DNR's Straight River Pilot Groundwater Management Area Project.

There are three other open meetings on the Sandpiper topic as well; all at the Northwoods Bank Community Room:

  • Hubbard County Coalition of Lake Associations:  Sunday 5/18/14 at 1 pm and Tuesday 5/20/14 at 7pm.
  • Friends of the Headwaters:  Thurs, May 15, 7pm.

Remember the PUC comment period ends Friday, 5/30/2014 at 4:30pm.  Let your voice be heard!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ice Out Update

Ice out on Long Lake was April 29th this year. The chart has been updated and can be viewed on our Ice Data page.