News and Events



The 2021 Fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup date was September 18th, meeting at Bell's Resort parking lot.  Thank you to the SLPOA members that volunteered for this event.

       SLPOA Board Meeting:  Thursday, October 14th at the home of Gail Hagen, 40244 330th Ave, Dent MN.  Meetings are held at
       6:30 PM.  All are welcome to attend. (Minutes)

SLPOA 2021 Annual Meeting:  June 12, 2021.  Link to Minutes including DNR presentation and 41 Bridge info.

Swamp Shark Tournament:   June 19, 2021.  Link to 2021 Results.  Link to 2021 Rules.  Link to 2021 Photos

SLPOA 2020 Annual Meeting:  Due to Covid, the annual meeeting was not held.

SLPOA 2019 Annual Meeting:  The 2019 meeting was held Saturday, June 22nd at Camp Joy. Link to Minutes

SLPOA 2018 Annual Meeting:  Link to Minutes and Handouts Lakescaping and Restore Your Shoreline - Native Buffers

July 4th Boat Parade:  Sunday, July 4, 2021. Parade starts at 1 pm. See below for more info and disclaimer.

Annual Lake Wide Picnic:  The 2021 Annual Star Lake picnic was held Saturday, August 28th, at the home of JoLene and Mark Kerr (north side of Star Lake).  Much needed rain earlier in the day did not keep fellow Star Lake neighbors away!  The Ditterich Farms Food Truck served over 100 meals of Beef Brisket or Pulled Pork on a Bun, Baked Beans, Coleslaw and a Cornbread Muffin.  We also enjoyed Root Beer Floats - they were a big hit!  The Star Lake Picnic is a great opportunity to meet people and get a chance to visit with new friends on the lake.  A big Thank You to JoLene and Mark for hosting us at their beautiful slice of heaven on Star Lake!



On June 22, 2021, revisions to the Shoreland Management Ordinance were approved by Otter Tail County Land and Resource Management and will be effective July 1, 2021. Chris LeClair, Director of Land and Resource          Management,  has recorded a series of videos to explain the revisions. Follow these links to the Shoreland Management Ordinance and Videos: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six.

Shooting Star Casino on Star LakeOn August 31, 2018 White Earth Reservation Business Committee rescinded the Star Lake Resolution. This means that the casino project has ended. To stay informed about the Star Lake Casino project we 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

Low Interest Loans for Septic Systems:  The Agricultural Best Management Practice Loan Program (AgBMP) provides loans to rural landowners to implement water quality improvement projects. Low interest loans for septic systems:  3% Loans; 10 Year Maximum Term; Issued by Local Lenders; Must Replace or Repair an Existing Failing or Non-Compliant System; Individual and Cluster Systems, Businesses, and Sewer Connections may be Eligible.  Apply at the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District:  Aimee Duchene, 801 Jenny Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573, 218-346-9105.  (Source:  OTC website - June 6, 2018)

Septic System Maintenance (6 page PDF):  U of M - Septic System Management Plan

High School Fishing League:   On the evening of July 12, 2018, the Heart O' Lakes High School Fishing League held a tournament on Star Lake; 50 teams participated. Click to view a PDF of the Results. You can also visit the Heart O Lakes Fishing League Facebook page to see photos from the Star Lake tournament.



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. Weather permitting, the parade begins in the north arm and works its way around the lake.

Here are photos of the 2021 Most Creative Award (Shark) and Most Patriotic Award (American Flag). See the Photo Gallery for more pictures of this year's parade as well as past boat parades.

2021 creative 2021 patrioticDisclaimer:  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.