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Blue Green Algae Cautions

As in the past, the hot mid-summer weather sometimes brings Blue Green Algea to our shores. This caution from the Minnesota Polution Control Agency (June 2014) and supported by the SDSU bulletin ExEx 11007 Veterinary Science Department prescribe care that must be taken with our health and our pets health when using water containing these 'blooms'.

"Last weekend, Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake in Sherburne County, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their dog, Copper, suddenly became very ill. Copper had been fetching his tennis ball from the lake, one of his favorite games.

“We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick,” Tatge said.  “I carried him to my truck and brought him to the vet’s office.” Sadly, Copper’s condition deteriorated and he died at the veterinarian’s office.  While the cause of Copper’s illness has not been confirmed, the veterinarian who examined him believed that he became ill after ingesting toxins from blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae “blooms” have a thick, cloudy appearance that can look like green paint, pea soup, or floating mats of scum. Some, but not all, species of blue-green algae contain potent toxins that can be deadly to dogs, livestock, and other animals within hours of contact.

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Newsletter Survey

Please print out and complete the survey to help us decide the future direction of the LPA Newsletter.  Please mail to PO Box 762, Brookings SD, 57006

Newsletter Survey

Please help the Lake Poinsett Association improve the association’s newsletter by responding to a short survey. (Complete one per household.) The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPJBKBF, the www.lakepoinsett.org website for printing, or complete the survey below and mail to the Lake Poinsett Association at PO Box 762, Brookings SD 57006

  1. Describe yourself.
  • I am a member of the Lake Poinsett Association.
  • I am not a member of the Lake Poinsett Association.
  • I am not sure whether I am a member of the Lake Poinsett Association. (Contact Traci Dixon at 605-690-0967 to find out whether you are a member.)
  1. What would you like to see in the newsletter? Select one or many.
  • Information about Lake Poinsett water levels and quality, infrastructure, weather events
  • Notice of Association-sponsored events
  • Notice of State Park events
  • Notice of Lake Poinsett area events (fishing, sailing, etc.)
  • Notice of business-sponsored events
  • Event stories and photos
  • Nostalgic stories of Lake Poinsett’s past
  • “Did you know?” quick facts about Lake Poinsett
  • Updates on projects Lake Poinsett Association is working for its members
  • Tips and suggestions to make your summer safe, relaxing and enjoyable
  • Advertisements
  • Classifieds
  • Other, please explain: ______________________________________________________________________
  1. The newsletter is sent 8 times per year.

     

    • I would like to receive the newsletter more often.
    • I would like to receive the newsletter less often.
  1. In addition to the newsletter, I am interested in receiving weekly email notifications about upcoming events.
  • Yes
  • No
  1. Describe how you would like to receive the newsletter.
  • I would like to receive the newsletter at my mailing address.
  • I prefer that an electronic copy of the newsletter be sent to my email address.

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

                                                                 July 21,2015

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 21 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All  members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Rudebusch to approve the minutes of July 7,2015 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the department has started chip sealing today doing a total of 21 miles in the County. They have been doing the road patching and some mowing on the tops         of the ditches. They had finished the Prestrudes project also. The culverts requested in Dempster Township were discussed and if that size of culverts was needed.

CULVERTS: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to replace the two bridges on one mile and another bridge on the next mile with culverts This is on 185th St West of 464 Ave. Cost of culverts is 41,000.00 Gustafson Tiling 3029.40 to remove bridges and replace the culverts and the County to put in the fill. Dempster Township to pay 1500.00 and County the rest. Voting : Yea 3 Nay 2 Motion Carried.

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South Dakota Invasive Species Law Changes

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

The laws are changing. Do your part to learn them.

You are receiving this message because as an angler and/or boater in South Dakota, we need your help to continue to slow the spread of existing aquatic invasive species in our state.
You may be aware that the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission recently finalized several new rules at their March 6, 2015, meeting to help with this very topic. Those new rules have been outlined below, however, they are not effective until 20 days after filed with the Secretary of State's Office.
We will continue to keep you and other anglers and boaters informed as the rules move through the process so that you know exactly when they are being implemented.
NEW RULES
1. Drain Plugs: Boaters and anglers are required to open or remove all drain plugs or similar devices; except when in the boat ramp parking lot or when the boat is being launched or loaded. A boat may have these devices closed or in place while in route to a fish cleaning station that is immediately adjacent to where the boat was loaded, but they must be opened or removed before leaving the fish cleaning station.
a. What this means: Plugs have to be pulled when a boat is not on the water. Boaters and anglers may keep fish or bait in a livewell while transporting the boat from the water body to the cleaning station, but have to pull the plugs before they leave the cleaning station. The cleaning station has to be immediately associated with the boat ramp (you cannot load at one ramp and drive 10 miles to get to a cleaning station). If there is no cleaning station immediately adjacent, then the plugs need to be pulled when leaving the boat ramp parking lot.
2. Transporting Bait or Fish: Bait and fish may not be transported in water taken from a lake, river or stream. Bait may be transported in water taken from a lake, river or stream only while in route to a fish cleaning station that is located immediately adjacent to the lake, river or stream, but must be drained prior to leaving the fish cleaning station.
a. What this means: If you wish to transport your aquatic bait and fish in water, they can only be transported in domestic water (tap water, well water, bottled water, ice). However, when leaving a water body, boaters and shore anglers can wait until they reach an immediately adjacent fish cleaning station to put their bait in domestic water.
b. Example: You can dump out the lake water and fill your bait bucket with water from the cleaning station or with domestic water you brought with. If there is no cleaning station immediately adjacent then the water needs to be changed to domestic water at the water body. You can bring water from a hydrant to the shore and then change the water, however, you cannot take bait in lake water to a hydrant and then change the water.
TRANSPORTING FISH
You have three options for transporting whole fish for cleaning at home or at a cleaning station that is not immediately adjacent to the boat ramp.
1. In a container (not a part of the boat), that is filled with domestic water (tap water, well water, bottled water, ice).
2. On ice – in a cooler or pull the plug on your livewell and fill it with ice (plug must remain out).
3. Dry – put fish in an empty bucket or pull the livewell plug before leaving the boat ramp and let it drain when traveling.
MINNOW USAGE AND TRANSPORT
Bait can only be transported away from a water body in domestic water (tap water, well water, bottled water, ice). Boat anglers can wait until you reach an immediately adjacent fish cleaning station to put bait in domestic water. You can dump out the lake water and fill your bait bucket up with water from the cleaning station or water you brought with. Shore anglers can do the same if you are able to access the domestic water source at a fish cleaning station that is immediately adjacent or if you bring domestic water with.
RE-USING MINNOWS
Minnows may be used in multiple lakes as long as they are transported between lakes in domestic water. Lake water must be drained before leaving each lake.
DISPOSING UNUSED MINNOWS
Unused minnows should be poured into the fish grinder at a cleaning station or drained and disposed of in the trash containers at the boat launch or cleaning areas. It is a violation of state statute to dump unused minnows into a water body.
NO CLEANING STATION AVAILABLE
If there is not a cleaning station at the site where you are fishing, drain plugs must be opened and bait containers must be free of lake water before leaving the boat launch area.
All bait containers must be free of lake water before leaving the water body where you are fishing or the immediately adjacent fish cleaning station.
We understand these are big changes for you and other South Dakota anglers and boaters. More information will be available as these rules take effect and we work to push out an education awareness campaign to help you understand what you can and cannot do. We will also be launching a new responsive website (accessible from any smartphone or tablet device) that will provide up to date information, videos, images and more in regards to slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species in South Dakota.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to communicate these changes,
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

 

LPADA is now the Lake Poinsett Association

As our Association completes the major fund raising Handicapped Accessible Dock Project we reflect on a future focused effort. We have identified a need. The museum, which sees thousands of visitors and school children each year, has become too small. Harlan Olson along with Game Fish and Parks have been working toward a plan to make the space large enough to house the collection and make the space and collection able to be thoroughly perused without a docent. Your board believes this is our next major project.

The dock took about 5 years to come to fruition. It cost a little over twelve thousand dollars. Our next need is a major overhaul of the museum facilities. This is a much larger project and will require greater fund raising. To up-scale our fund raising abilities we need to change our organizational structure. Last month we started this process with the revision to our by-laws to make our purpose clearer. These changes will allow the IRS to see more clearly that we are not only a South Dakota Non-Profit Corporation, but a Federal Tax Exempt Corporation. This change has a couple of structural benefits.

The most desirable benefit to being ‘tax exempt’ allows us to apply for corporate and grant sponsorship of our projects. Making donations eligible to be deducted from Federal Income Tax is a major incentive to support our projects. The change will also allow your contributions to our Association eligible to be deducted from your Federal Income Tax. This will improve our abilities to take on larger and more meaningful projects like the museum.

In this effort our name has changed. We will no longer be the Lake Poinsett Area Development Association. We are now the Lake Poinsett Association. Over the next few months we will make this change to our correspondence, newsletter and website. Stay tuned…

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OhioEPA_HAB_Bloom

Blue Green Algae Cautions

As in the past, the hot mid-summer weather sometimes brings Blue Green Algea to our shores. This caution from the Minnesota Polution Control Agency (June 2014) and supported by the SDSU bulletin ExEx 11007 Veterinary Science Department prescribe care that must be taken with our health and our pets health when using water containing these 'blooms'.

"Last weekend, Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake in Sherburne County, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their dog, Copper, suddenly became very ill. Copper had been fetching his tennis ball from the lake, one of his favorite games.

“We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick,” Tatge said.  “I carried him to my truck and brought him to the vet’s office.” Sadly, Copper’s condition deteriorated and he died at the veterinarian’s office.  While the cause of Copper’s illness has not been confirmed, the veterinarian who examined him believed that he became ill after ingesting toxins from blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae “blooms” have a thick, cloudy appearance that can look like green paint, pea soup, or floating mats of scum. Some, but not all, species of blue-green algae contain potent toxins that can be deadly to dogs, livestock, and other animals within hours of contact.

Read more

31
Jul

Newsletter Survey

Please print out and complete the survey to help us decide the future direction of the LPA Newsletter.  Please mail to PO Box 762, Brookings SD, 57006

Newsletter Survey

Please help the Lake Poinsett Association improve the association’s newsletter by responding to a short survey. (Complete one per household.) The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPJBKBF, the www.lakepoinsett.org website for printing, or complete the survey below and mail to the Lake Poinsett Association at PO Box 762, Brookings SD 57006

  1. Describe yourself.
  • I am a member of the Lake Poinsett Association.
  • I am not a member of the Lake Poinsett Association.
  • I am not sure whether I am a member of the Lake Poinsett Association. (Contact Traci Dixon at 605-690-0967 to find out whether you are a member.)
  1. What would you like to see in the newsletter? Select one or many.
  • Information about Lake Poinsett water levels and quality, infrastructure, weather events
  • Notice of Association-sponsored events
  • Notice of State Park events
  • Notice of Lake Poinsett area events (fishing, sailing, etc.)
  • Notice of business-sponsored events
  • Event stories and photos
  • Nostalgic stories of Lake Poinsett’s past
  • “Did you know?” quick facts about Lake Poinsett
  • Updates on projects Lake Poinsett Association is working for its members
  • Tips and suggestions to make your summer safe, relaxing and enjoyable
  • Advertisements
  • Classifieds
  • Other, please explain: ______________________________________________________________________
  1. The newsletter is sent 8 times per year.

     

    • I would like to receive the newsletter more often.
    • I would like to receive the newsletter less often.
  1. In addition to the newsletter, I am interested in receiving weekly email notifications about upcoming events.
  • Yes
  • No
  1. Describe how you would like to receive the newsletter.
  • I would like to receive the newsletter at my mailing address.
  • I prefer that an electronic copy of the newsletter be sent to my email address.
26
Jul

Water Level


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22
Jul

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

                                                                 July 21,2015

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 21 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All  members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Rudebusch to approve the minutes of July 7,2015 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the department has started chip sealing today doing a total of 21 miles in the County. They have been doing the road patching and some mowing on the tops         of the ditches. They had finished the Prestrudes project also. The culverts requested in Dempster Township were discussed and if that size of culverts was needed.

CULVERTS: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to replace the two bridges on one mile and another bridge on the next mile with culverts This is on 185th St West of 464 Ave. Cost of culverts is 41,000.00 Gustafson Tiling 3029.40 to remove bridges and replace the culverts and the County to put in the fill. Dempster Township to pay 1500.00 and County the rest. Voting : Yea 3 Nay 2 Motion Carried.

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19
Jul

Pre-Dawn July 17 2015

Pre-Dawn

18
Jul

Storm 7-17-15

The storm produced a great light show, but no rain or hail on our lake. We wish our neighbors affected by the weather the best.

12
Jul

Foggy Day July 3, 2015 – Barbara Larson

9
Jul

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

                                                             July 7,2015

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 7 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Noem seconded by Tuohino to approve the minutes of June 23 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

STATES ATTORNEY: Gary Schumacher States Attorney and John Delzer Deputy States Attorney met with the Board. They discussed the budget for next year and presented the budget Kingsbury County has. Things the court system was requiring. It has helped with court day to have a deputy states attorney. They discussed why a jury is sometimes required.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He presented an application to bore under a county road. This year 8.7 miles had a mat overlay done. The pile in the VanStryland pit was discussed. Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to declare this surplus and to advertise for sealed bids on such. All members  voting Aye. Motion Carried. The bills for the overlay were discussed and the budget and any state money to be expected to come in.

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25
Jun

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

                                                                           June 23,2015

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 23 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, and Tuohino. Absent Noem.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Saathoff to approve the minutes of June 9 All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen met with the Board. All the mat overlay projects have been completed and gravel has been put on all the approachs. He had received a quote from Gustafson Tiling for 3029.40 to remove the old bridges on the Dempster Township road and replace the culverts. Culverts and extra dirt fill would be provided by the County. Cost of culverts 41,000.00 plus cost of removing such and replacing such. Bryan stated there is a county bridge that needs to be replaced and that the culverts would cost of 21,000.00  Commissioners Saathoff stated there is a place where the old cement can be hauled to. No decision was made on the project.

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20
Jun

Cleanup This Week For Monday June 22 Pickup

Remember this is rummage sale weekend. The stuff you didn't sell can be part of the Lakewide Cleanup on Monday.

The pickup rules (Sanitary Districts' Hauler) are here on the Sanitary Districts' site.