President’s Letter

New President’s Message (May 2018) by Dan Reuter

Hello, members and friends of Cross Lake!  I am incredibly excited to officially begin my first term as President of Cross Lake Association of Pine County replacing the leadership of our amazing outgoing Kurt Kastel.

A little about myself.  I’ve been married to my wife Mary for 35 years.  We have three beautiful children and 13 awesome grandchildren ranging from ages 3 to 20.  We have a residence on the south end of Cross Lake.  Mary’s family has resided on the lake since 1968.  First as a small cabin, then years later a year-round home that was built. Mary’s parents have been a part of the Cross Lake Association for many years.   I have always loved this beautiful lake and have been concerned about it for quite some time, seeing many changes over the past 45 years some good some not so good.  

I joined Board in October 2017 and was voted in as a Director. In January I accepted the role of president of the Association.  

In that role, I plan to connect with those in our lake community, to build relationships, collaborate on events and create awareness and understanding for CLA’s goals. I’m so inspired every day by all the people who make Pine City and the surrounding community a great place to live and small-town life.

As incoming President, my goal is to continue to partner with you, the residents of Cross Lake, and the Snake River as well as coordinating with other associations and relevant government and regulatory agencies to as former president Kurt Kastel stated in November newsletter, our goal as a Board is to continue to achieve the best results and get the maximum leverage of our resources we can.

Things to look forward to in the near future.  More education. As the President of the Cross Lake Association, I would like to provide you with more information on subjects like boating safety, native wildlife as well as a few fishing tips from some of our expert fishermen and women – yes, I’m still looking for that walleye spot.  Some things to look forward to in the near future will be guest speakers for such topics as the dangers of introducing exotics like Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels, rusty crayfish and a whole host of other nasties as well as providing information about land use practices to prevent pollutants from entering our Lake.  How to plant native plants that will help with the natural shoreline and maybe even how to restore your shoreline from too much rip rap and find ways of reuse of some of that extra rock you want to get rid of and restore your shoreline to its natural alinement.   Our Association is powered by our volunteers, and the Cross Lake Association is continually working to protect our lake and enhance the outdoor experience for those who share it.  In the near future many of the activities we have planned with be described on our new forthcoming website. Please check ’em out as soon as we get it up and running! Please feel free to contact anytime at 612-209-6843.  I would love to hear from you, your concerns, your interest and brags about any new projects you may be doing this year.

All the best to you in the coming 2018 season, 

Dan Reuter President Cross Lake Association of Pine County