Monday, July 25, 2016

Both Kiosks Decorated

Thanks go to Nancy Baer and Linda Hansen, who did a terrific job of refreshing and decorating both the north and the south public accesses for Long Lake visitors!
Check out the fun flip-flops in red, white and blue!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

At Last - the 2016 Flotilla Photos!

This is a slideshow of the photos we have from this year's flotilla.  If you have photos of your own that you would like to add to this group, please email them to us.

If you are unable to see the slideshow on your device, you can view the photos by clicking on each of them individually at this link:
2016 Flotilla Photo Album

Friday, July 22, 2016

LLAA's 2016 Annual Meeting: Part Three

Board hard at work checking in members
After Darrin Hoverson's report the association continued with the annual business meeting. The complete minutes of the annual meeting will be posted on the Board Communications page when the draft is approved at the board meeting in August.

During the meeting Al Kiecker presented a demonstration of the equipment the water team uses to monitor water quality. The team checks on a regular basis over the summer months. 

Other reports were given on water quality, AIS inspections, etc.  Then nominations were held for the election of representatives from the neighborhoods.
 See our Board Members page for new officers and directors.

Door prizes were drawn at the end of the meeting.
See the full list here:  2016 Door Prize Winners

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

LLAA's 2016 Annual Meeting: Part two

Sharon with her Award
Sharon Natzel was formally recognized at the Annual Meeting this year in appreciation for her years of service to Long Lake Area Association.  She served four years as LLAA's President and has volunteered many hours of service in a variety of ways toward the good of our lake.

Crystal Waterdrop Award

Sharon's award for her commitment, dedication, and service is in the form of a crystal water drop with an etching of Long Lake.


Sharon's term limits allow her to continue to serve LLAA as Treasurer and as an Alternate for Neighborhood #3.  She is excited to work with Monika Wilkins, our new President for LLAA and the LLAA Foundation.

See the entire board here:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

LLAA's 2016 Annual Meeting: Part One

Darrin Hoverson was this year's featured speaker and what he had to say was very interesting.

The LLAA Annual Meeting was well attended on June 25th.  We started out hearing from Darrin Hoverson, MN DNR Area Hydrologist.  He explained how the DNR has switched to a new system of dividing responsibilities.  The officers are now assigned according to watersheds instead of political boundaries such as counties.  We are in the Long Lake Minor Watershed and this watershed has been designated a Priority Watershed according to the latest WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) report.

Darrin listed several pressures bearing on Long Lake:
  • Loss of Forest Cover
  • Run off from fertilizers 
  • Loss of shoreline habitat..(natural buffers) 
  • Irrigation wells 
According to the Hubbard County Local Water Plan our priority concerns are: AIS and the changes in both water quantity and quality for surface and ground water.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

First Entry for our 2016-2017 Kids Fishing Contest


Kierra, age 9, from Clear Lake, Minnesota, was fishing at the south end of Long Lake late in the afternoon when she caught her fish using a night crawler.  She caught this bass from the dock with her brothers fishing nearby.  She enjoys spending time at the family cabin on Long Lake and fishing because its “fun and challenging!”