Recent Items of Interest

April 26, 2016:  Starry Stonewort Info Meeting

Presenter:  Dr. John Rogers,  Clemson University
Where:        Paynesville HS Auditorium –  Door 1
795 Old Hwy 23
Time:           7:00 pm

To discuss Koronis Lake Association plan for treatment on Lake Koronis

More information:    Starry Stonewort Info Meeting Invite

Plant Muskies in Otter Tail County Lakes?

On Thursday, 10/29,2015, a public meeting was held in Fergus Falls to discuss the
DNR’s plan to plant muskies in Otter Tail County lakes.  This plan has been in the
proposal stage for more than two years.  Lake associations representing lakes
proposed as candidates for muskies have unanimously voted against the DNR plan.
The voice supporting muskies is small in number but well organized and politically
active.  Your lake association can be heard both directly to the DNR and through
the Otter Tail County COLA.
Additional articles will be added when available.

COLA contact:  Dave Majkrzak, President  <>

Posted:  11/5/2015



Revision of Otter Tail County Ordinances

Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners intends to amend its Shoreland Management Ordinance and Sanitation Code, and adopt a Dock…… Read on

This link opens to the announcement of the Board of Commissioners public meeting held 11/2/2015 which provides a link to the ordinances being considered for amending.

To view the related documents, select “Links – Ordinances and Policies Page” on the meeting schedule page that comes up after you select the “Read on” link above.
Posted 10/27/2015.
Revised 11/5/2015.

DNR’s Latest Zebra Mussel Detection Tool

On the 10:00 pm news broadcast, Saturday, Sept. 12,  WCCO TV featured a DNR enforcement officer with a dog trained to sniff out Zebra Mussels.  At the present time fines up to $500, if zebra mussels were detected, would not be imposed, but the incident would be used for educational purposes.

Posted 9/13/2015
Revised 10/27/2015


 Minnesota Public Radio  (

MPR News broadcasted a series on “WALLEYE” issues in Minnesota
during the week of Sept. 7 – 11.
Listen online or access the MPRNEWS archives.

Posted  9/10/2015


Highlights of Annual Meeting, August 27, 2015

Jeff Stabnow, Clitherall Lake, honored as Volunteer of the Year

Otter Tail Lakes Property Owners Assn honored as
Association of the Year

David Majkrzak installed as COLA President

 Revision of COLA Bylaws approved

Posted  8/28/2015

DNR Confirms the presence of AIS Starry Stonewort
in Lake Koronis and connected Mud Lake 
in Stearns and Meeker Counties.

DNR Confirms AIS Starry Stonewort

Posted 8/30/2015


                    From the July 16, 2015, COLA Meeting

Two presentations  were presented at the July 16th COLA meeting.

1)  Craig Johnson, Landscape Architect, presented ideas for landscaping with native Minnesota plants illustrating his presentation with the work he did on his property on Big McDonald Lake.  He provided a list of garden plants that can be planted in various shore land environments.

                               Eclectic Garden Plants by Craig Johnson, 7.16.2015


2)  Wayne Johnson, Otter Tail County Commissioner, presented information related to regulations and inspections of septic systems in Otter Tail County and Minnesota.  He provided a chart showing the number of compliance inspections performed in Minnesota by county in 2014.

                            Septic Systems Inspection by Wayne Johnson, 7.16.2015


Posted 7/26/2015



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