For the latest on the High Water Project, go to the LSLID HIGH WATER PROJECT  page. Latest update posted 2020-12-29.

2020-12-30 See LSLID BOARD MEETINGS & AGENDAS page for scheduled meetings in 2021. New updates on the High Water Project were posted on the LSLID HIGH WATER PROJECT page. 

2020-12-14 The LSLID Board will meet Tuesday, December 29 at 1:00 PM online. Send an email to for an invitation to the online meeting. The agenda is posted on the LSLID BOARD MEETINGS & AGENDAS page. 

2020-10-26 An email reminder about the Floodplain Mapping Informational Session has been sent to LSLID e-newsletter subscribers. 2020/10/26 LINK

2020-10-20 There will be a Floodplain Mapping Informational Session hosted by the LID and Morrison County.  The session will be held online on Thursday, October 29th at 6 PM. The link to the session is: The phone number for call-in participation is 651-964-6838 and the Conf ID:655 106 894#.

2020-09-21 The LSLID Board will meet Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 PM online. Send an email to for an invitation to the online meeting. Annual meeting vote results is on the agenda which is included on the LSLID BOARD MEETINGS & AGENDAS page.

2020-09-09 2020.9.8 Voting Results from Annual Meeting for 2020 can be found on the Annual Meeting page and in the latest E-Newsletter.  Find  2020.9.9 Summary of Houston Engineering and Administration Work – Task 2A with Houston Engineering as well as other updates on the High Water Project page.

2020-08-29 The 2020 LSLID Annual Meeting was held on line Saturday, August 29, 2020. Here is the LINK to the Zoom video of the meeting.

2020-08-28 2020 Annual Meeting Sat., Aug 29, 9 AM online. Agenda and related documents on the ANNUAL MEETING page.

2020-08-27 An e-newsletter has been sent to subscribers 2020.8.26 LSLID Special Edition Newsletter  or 2020/08/26 LINK

2020-08-11 An e-newsletter has been sent to subscribers 2020.8.11 LSLID Newsletter or 2020/08/11 LINK

2020-08-10 An online High-Water Project Informational Meeting was held August 6, 2020. A copy of slides presented can be found on the LSLID HIGH WATER PROJECT page as well as a Zoom recording of the meeting and the complete report from Houston Engineering.

2020-08-05 The LSLID ANNUAL MEETING  will be held SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 9:00 AM online. Send an email to Fred Comb for an invitation to meeting. A letter was mailed to all LSLID Property Owners of Record with agenda, voting process explanation, proposed budget, and voting questions. 2020.7.31 Final 2020 Annual Meeting Letter mailing to prop owners With Attachments

2020-07-19 The LSLID ANNUAL MEETING  will be held SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 9:00 AM online. Send an email to Fred Comb for an invitation to meeting. Information on the process can be viewed: 2020.7.16 Summary of Mailing and Voting Process 

The latest planning for the high water dilemma has been posted on the LSLID HIGH WATER PROJECT page.

The latest financial report and LSLID Board minutes have been posted on the LSLID REPORTS & MINUTES  page.

The LSLID Bylaws have also been updated.

2020-07-02 The next LSLID Board meeting will be held online at 9:00 AM on Thurs., July 16, 2020. If anyone wishes to join the meeting, they can send an email to board member Fred Comb.  Prior to the meeting, Fred will send an email with an invitation to join the online meeting.  The agenda will be posted on the LSLID BOARD MEETINGS & AGENDAS page.

The latest edition of the LSLID E-Newsletter was sent 07/01/2020. 2020/07/01 LINK  All of the LSLID Newsletters can be found on the LSLID E-NEWSLETTER PAGE.

2020-06-27 LETTER was mailed the week of June 22, 2020 to all property owners on record. The purpose of the  LETTER was to inform of the following:

  • Nominations for three Board of Director seats are open. Instructions for submitting nominations are in the  LETTER. Please note that nominations will be due and must be received by July 14, 2020.
  • An update on recent Lake Improvement District (LID) activities.
  • Provide an announcement to Property Owners of a High-Water Project Informational Meeting that will be held online on Thursday, August 6, 2020 beginning at 6 PM. To receive a meeting invitation, send an email prior to the meeting date to Fred Comb at
  • Provide the meeting time and location of the Annual Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. It has not yet been determined if the meeting will be held online or in person.

Also included was 2020.6.23 Summary of Houston Engineering and Administration Work on the high-water mitigation project and a summary of the 2020 Survey Results Report.

Minutes of the 2020-4-10 LSLID Board meeting, a copy of the resolution to delay a decision on the EAW, and the latest Treasurer’s Report can be accessed on the LSLID REPORTS & MINUTES  page.

Written comments on the High Water Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet must be received by Wednesday, March 25, 2019 by 4:00 P.M.  EAW Notice Memo -contact corrected 

Comments can be
emailed or mailed and should be directed to:
Rick Rosar, LSLID EAW Manager
Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District
P.O. Box 394
Motley, MN 56466

The March 4, 2020 hearing on  HF 2942 was attended by about 60 Lake Shamineau supporters , making their presence known by all wearing light blue shirts. The request was introduced by Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, and spoken about by LSLID member Adris Sandstrom. 

HERE are copies of handouts provided. by the LSLID. An information website was also provided. A  map of affected properties was also provided.

The hearing on HF 2942 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 pm in State Office Building Room 10 with the Capital Investment Committee. We will be allotted 5 minutes and LID Board Director Ardis Sandstrom will be speaking on behalf of the Lake Community. It will be helpful to have as many Lake Shamineau property owners attend the committee meeting to show support. You may want to get to the room early as the committee has a busy schedule for that evening and there may be many in attendance. We are asking that people attending the hearing wear “light blue” shirts to show solidarity for the lake.

Widseth Smith Nolting has published the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the High Water Project 2020-02-24.  You can view this 284-page document by downloading it.

By downloading this file you agree to the Terms and Conditions listed here.

Click here to download Lake_Shamineau_EAW_PDF_Version.pdf. If you are having trouble downloading the file copy the following text and paste it into your browser address bar.

LSLID Board Minutes for 2020-2-11 and latest financial report have been posted on the MINUTES page.

Revised 2020.1.30 PROPOSED UTILITY ROUTE MAP posted 2020.1.30.

A letter was mailed to property owners January 31, 202:.  2020.1.31 Property Owners Letter

Nov. 2, 2019 article in The Morrison County Record. Video included.

Three Twin Cities television news each broadcast reports on the flooding on Lake Shamineau during the week of October 22, 2019. Links to those broadcasts are below:

Earlier story on MPR:  2019.6.11 MPR Article Go to the MPR website to listen to the audio report: MPR click on “LISTEN Story Audio”

A public hearing for the High-Water Project is scheduled for October 17, 2019, 6:30 pm at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church  2019.10.17 Ex A Notice of public hearing on improvements092619  Revised Probable Cost estimate: 2019.9.20 Revised Cost Estimate for Public Hearing Letter to Property Owners: 2019.10.17 Letter Advising of Public Hearing

Report of the August 2019 Euarasian Water Milfoil survey can be viewed HERE

High-water Project progress reports will be posted regularly on the High-Water Project page.

Links to copies of the Annual Meeting slide presentations, detailed vote tally, and treasurer’s report can be found on the Annual Meeting page as well as the Minutes.

A public hearing to consider the petition to terminate the LSLID was held by Morrison County on August 9, 2019. When to County Board of Commissioners met on August 20, 2019, their vote was unanimous to deny the petition to terminate. The Morrison County Board also approved the revised Establishment Order for the LSLID.

The Annual Meeting of the Lake Improvement District will be held on

Saturday, August 29th at 9:30 AM  

at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church.

Each property owner has been mailed information regarding the meeting. 

The LSLID Board has sent a letter to the Morrison County Board of Commissioners regarding the petition to terminate the LID and a letter from Attorney  J. Brad Person regarding the petition. They can be viewed: 

2019.8.5 Response to Termination Petition  

2019.7.18 Breen and Person Letter

Go to the LSLID HIGH WATER PROJECT page for the latest information, including recently posted:     2019.8.1 WSN Gravity To Wetland with Force Main to Basins Assessment

High Water Project Information Meeting Saturday, July 6, 9:30 am at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. 2019.7.6 High Water Informational Meeting Agenda

Announcement for a public hearing – The Morrison County Board of Commissioners has called for a public hearing to discuss amending the orders of establishment for the Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District. The hearing will be held Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 pm at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. LSLID Proposed Amendements (for ROI)(2) (2)

On June 13, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) did a story about rising lake levels in Minnesota, featuring Lake Shamineau. 2019.6.11 MPR Article Go to the MPR website to listen to the audio report: MPR click on “LISTEN Story Audio”

The Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District has sent a letter in the mail to all LSLID property owners: 2019.6.15 Letter to Property Owners 

The purpose of this letter is to advise all Lake Shamineau Property Owners of the following:

  1. Nominations for two Board of Director seats are open. Instructions are in the letter for submitting nominations due by July 9, 2019.
  2. An update on recent LSLID activities.
  3. Announcement to property owners of a High-Water Project Informational Meeting Saturday, July 6, 2019, 9:30 AM at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church.
  4. Information on the Annual Meeting, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. The agenda and voting information will be sent in July.

On May 10, 2019, the high water project team met. Notes from the meeting:  2019.5.10 LSLID High Water Project Team Meeting

Morrison County has extended the comment period on the proposed revision of the Order of Establishment for the LSLID to May 17,

This is the thick mailing sent to Shamineau property owners. Here is a link to the original documents: LSOrdermailing from County 4.19

Board chooses engineering firm to investigate alternatives

At its 2019 March 22 meeting, the LSLID Board voted to enter an agreement with Widseth Smith Nolting to investigate alternatives for the High Water Mitigation Project. Minutes of the Board meeting can be viewed on the LSLID Reports and Minutes page

A copy of the agreement can be viewed here: 2019.4.22 SUMMARY OF WSN AGREEMENT

Morrison County proposes revisions to order establishing LSLID

Morrison County Board of Commissioners has declared intent to revise the order of establishing the Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District. A mailing from them was sent to LSLID property owners with proposed changes and opportunity to comment. Here is a copy of the mailing: LSOrdermailing from County 4.19

Here is the LSLID response to the county: 2019.4..22 Response to Establishment Order

If you would like to be added to Lake Improvement District electronic newsletter subscriber list, send a text to 22828 with the message LAKESHAMINEAU or send an email to

HELP WANTED for AIS Ambassador program:  The Lake Improvement District is seeking 2 persons to work at boat landings for 14 hours per weekend on Lake Shamineau with the DNR Ambassador Program informing boaters about ‘Clean-Drain-Dry’ for Aquatic Invasive Species.  Applicants must be 18 or older; attend paid three hour training from DNR; submit background check form.  For more information call 218-296-2933 or 612-716-9510.

2019.3.12 LSLID letter to update the Morrison County Board

Grant awarded to Quad Lakes LID to battle AIS

Morrison County has the approved a grant request submitted by the Quad Lakes LID, a cooperative group comprised of the Lake Alexander, Fishtrap, Crookneck, and Shamineau lake improvement districts, for three projects to attack aquatic invasive species. The grant includes the following:

  • $15,678.00 for AIS vegetation survey
  • $15,250.00 for DNR Ambassador Program
  • $14,620 for AIS management

A copy of the award letter can be seen here: 2019.2.26 AIS Approved Grant 2019

Interviews of Engineering Firm Finalists with the Lake Improvement Board of Directors

Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District has published its first electronic newsletter for property owners:

Morrison County adopted a flood control ordinance for Shamineau and Crookneck lakes December 11, 2018. 2018-12-11 Morrison Co Shamineau-Crookneck Flood Protection

2018 LSLID Financial Statement

Here is a January 2019 update for LSLID property owners: 2019 LSLID January update

The LSLID has announced a Request for Engineering Services (Request for Proposal-RFP) found HERE: 2019.1.9 Final RFP 1.9.19

Following are key dates related to this Request for Proposals:

  1. Deadline for Submitting Questions          January 21, 2019
  2. Proposal Due Date                                       February 15, 2019
  3. Vendor interviews                                        March 8 OR March 11
  4. Anticipated project start date                    April 5
  5. Estimated Step 1 Completion                     May 24 (no later than 6/30)
  6. Estimated Step 2 Completion                     July 12, 2019

In October, a letter was sent to the property owners on record to update them on the business of the annual meeting and progress on the proposed high water mitigation project. Here is a copy: 2018.10.19 Letter to Property Owners

The LSLID 2018 Annual Meeting was held August 25, 2018. Here is the 2018.8.25 Agenda and the 2018.8.25 LSLID Proposed Budget 2019. Voting results: 2018.8.25 August 2018 Vote Tally Questions addressed can be clarified with this FAQ document: 2018.8.25 FAQ’s

Morrison County administered a survey to Lake Shamineau property owners in July 2018. Results can be found here:  Morrison County Lake Shamineau Property owner survey results 8.7.18

2018.7.20 LSLID

Proposed Budget 2019

2018.7.19 Proposed Project timeline and budget

Results report of the 2018 Lake Shamineau Property Owners Demographics Survey can be found HERE.

Notice: Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District 2018

Herbicides to be used for invasive milfoil treatment

The LSLID Board of Directors would like to inform property owners on Lake Shamineau that we have applied for a permit which will allow us to treat within 150 feet from shore for Eurasian water Milfoil, an invasive species.  One treatment is planned from June-August 2018. The method for control will be triclopyr or similar product as approved by the EPA and MDA as aquatic herbicides. This treatment will primarily occur in the southwest bay. We will do this in conjunction with mechanical hand pulling which will be primarily used in the northwest bay.

Shoreline property owners may request that herbicide control not occur adjacent to the landowners’ property within 150 of the shoreline. If you desire treatment not occur adjacent to your property, please provide your name, property address and notify the LSLID at the following address:

Bob Koll, LSLID

3435 Pine View Blvd

Motley, Mn 56466

Or email

Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District (LSLID) hearing was held today (April 21) to hear public comments on proposal for high water mitigation plan. The LSLID Board voted to move forward by proceeding with the next step to present to the Morrison County Board of Commissioners.

LSLID FLYER – April 2018 link to informational publication.

New information posted on the LID Reports and Minutes page includes Notice of Public Hearing 4/21/2018, a copy of 2018-03-07_Flood_Damage_Reduction_Grant_Application, the complete Final Engineer’s Feasibility Report in three parts, and an legislative appeal letter to send to legislators requesting support for our grant.

As we go through our next steps with the engineering work, we will be issuing a number of resolutions from the LID Board. Here is the first of these resolutions: 2017-09-30 resolution ordering feasibility

There are three diver pulls of Eurasian Watermilfoil scheduled for 2017. If a property owner does NOT want this non-native invasive plant pulled adjacent to their property, they must submit a 2017 Milfoil Removal Waiver Request to opt out.

One of the projects taken on by the LSLID has been the control of invasive species. The board was able to obtain a grant to fund a rake throw vegetation survey in 2016. The report can he found HERE.

Two pulling of invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil were done by divers in 2016, also. A report of the dives can be found HERE.