STAR LAKE NEWS
Shooting Star Casino on Star Lake: To stay informed about the Star Lake Casino project we have created a page that has links to newspaper articles, press releases and the Star Lake Township website. We will add information to this page as it becomes available. Click the link for details about this important issue impacting our lake: Casino Information
MN DNR - Fisheries Management - Lake Survey Report: To review the 2015 Star Lake Report - click here.
Legislative Update, Spring 2016, by Jeff Forester, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates: There are some important bills moving and Minnesota Lakes and Rivers has been very, very busy. Click here for full article.
Legislative Update, May 25, 2016, by Jeff Forester, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates: MLR began the year with low expectations and we were not disappointed. Minnesota’s 2016 Legislative Session ended in chaos. A number of important pieces of legislation simply died because the clock ran out. Click here for full article.
Aquatic Invasive Species Control Projects - 2016 Grant Program Update: In the Spring of 2015 the DNR Invasive Species Program made $675,000 available for grants to control Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed and / or Eurasian watermilfoil. Due to reduced resources in 2016 there will only be $200,000 available for this grant program. These grants are critical to local efforts to keep the public waterways usable for everyone in the state. Already local folks through fundraisers, self imposed taxes through Lake Improvement Districts (LIDs) and voluntary contributions are outspending the state for this work. These suggested DNR cuts make an already inequitable situation even worse. For more information, please see the following link: MN Lakes & Rivers Advocates.
Board Meeting: June 8th, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Dent Community Center. All are welcome to attend.
SLPOA Annual Meeting: The 2017 annual meeting will be held at Camp Joy June 24th, breakfast will be served at 9 am with meeting to follow.
Agenda item: Proposed Bylaws
July 4th Boat Parade: The boat parade will be Tuesday, July 4, 2017; gather in front of Galaxy Resort at noon. See Photo Gallery for images from the 2016 parade.
Annual Lake Wide Picnic: Thank you Noah & Mary Riley for hosting this event at your home on the West Arm of Star Lake in 2016. Date and location yet to be determined for 2017.
JULY 4 BOAT PARADE
Every year on July 4th there is a boat parade on Star Lake. This is a fun family activity for parade participants as well as those watching from shore. Anyone can be in the parade. Revolving trophies are awarded for the categories of "Most Creative" and "Most Patriotic" and the respective winners judge the following year. The Most Creative winner leads the parade the next year. Weather permitting, the parade begins in the north arm and works its way around the lake. The Looney Bin pontoon won the 2016 Most Creative award and the USA Rio Olympics pontoon won the Most Patriotic award. See the Photo Gallery for pictures of the current and past boat parades.
Disclaimer: The Star Lake Boat Parade is not sponsored, organized or sanctioned by the Star Lake Property Owners' Association and the Association assumes no liability. The date and time of the parade along with photos of past parades are provided as public information only.