2021-09-07 Lead and Loons: A Toxic Relationship” slides from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Get the Lead Out – Save our Loons

2021-07-01  Lake Shamineau Association 2021 membership meeting will be held Saturday, July 10 at 9 am at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church.

Bring your lead tackle to the meeting for recycling and receive a lead-free sample. Between 100 and 200 loons are killed every year in Minnesota from ingesting lead fishing tackle.  The “Get the Lead Out” program collects lead tackle and gives out lead-free tackle samples.

If you would like to listen to the meeting over Zoom, please send email to for a link.

2021-05-14 The 2021 Spring LSA Newsletter has been published. Print copies will be mailed next week. Send an email request to to receive your copy via email. Thankyou to our advertisers for their support. Also, a big THANK YOU to Editor Sandy Williams. Past issues can be viewed on the  LSA NEWSLETTER page.

2021-04-29 A MNDNR floating bog permit for Lake Shamineau Association members has obtained by Al Doree. Link to a copy: 2021 Bog Permit 16F-3B09. More information is on the Lake Vegetation page. Be sure to read the permit for all conditions. You must be a current LSA member to be a valid user.

2021-03-18 To view a story map ( slide show that contains history, background & videos) of the Long Prairie River Watershed go to:

A recording of the 2021-03-18 information meeting by the One Watershed One Plan will be posted on their website:

A survey was done after the meeting of those present. Here is a link to the results:

2021-01-14 Long Prairie River Watershed planning comments are requested for development of a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan via the One Watershed, One Plan program. See Long Prairie Watershed notice 20210114112754264 submitted by Lance Chisholm, ACUB / Water Plan Coordinator. Morrison Soil and Watershed District. You can print and submit the survey seeking input included in his letter, or complete it online at .  The 60 day comment period ends March 5, 2021.

2020-10-24 The 2020 Fall Lake New sletter been published. Send an email to to be added to the email list or to update your contact information. Thank you to Sandy Williams, our new newsletter editor.

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#.

2020-06-27 The LSLID will hold an online information meeting on the high-water mitigation project Thursday, August 6, at 6 PM. The LSLID mailed a  LETTER  the week of June 22, 2020 to all property owners on record.

A report of the results for the 2020 Lake Shamineau High-Water Impact Survey can be viewed and downloaded HERE.

Water Testing Because of concerns about flooded septic tanks, the Lake Association Board approved covering the expense of lake water testing for up to approximately fifty samples. Test cost per sample is twenty-two dollars. Testing is currently not being done because of Covid-19 concerns. The sample collection effort will be coordinated by Sandy Williams this summer when testing becomes available.  Submit the test request form if your location is at risk and you wish to request sampling. Click for a copy of the Lake water test request form.

KSTP 5 also did another story on Lake Shamineau: KSTP 4/16/2020

With the spring flooding, many property owners around Shamineau are seeing an increase in vehicle and foot traffic to view the flooded areas around the lake.  Be respectful of all private property owners around Lake Shamineau and refrain from trespassing.

WCCO 4 broadcast another story on Lake Shamineau: WCCO 4/9/2020

LSA Spring Membership Meeting CANCELLED due to pandemic. Hopefully to be rescheduled.

February 2020 issue of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources “Water Talk” newsletter contains a story featuring Shamineau and Crookneck about the Morrison County special protection district for landlocked lakes. Link to the newsletter HERE.

Photo of the ditch on the south side of County Road  203. The culvert on the east side of Hwy 10 is in the foreground.  This is the progress of the excavator after about 5 hours.

The LSA Board will hold their winter meeting on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9 AM at the Little Falls Perkins. Email us if you have issues for us to discuss or you are welcome to visit the meeting.

The Brainerd Dispatch ran a story December 22, 2019 about Lake Shamineau high-water problems: As high waterfloods homes on Lake Shamineau, residents hopeful for solution

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:

WCCO Oct. 22, 6 pm:

KSTP Oct. 23, 6 pm :

KMSP Oct. 24, 5 pm:

The report on the August 2019 Euarasian Watermilfoil survey can be found HERE

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

The latest information on the High-Water Project can be viewed at the Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District website on the High-Water Project page.

Fall 2019 LSA Newsletter: 2019 Fall Lake NL

The Lake Shamineau Association Board has composed a letter of support to retain the Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District and calls on friends of Shamineau to go on record with their support, also. Information on how to do so is included in the LETTER.

Correct email address for Morrison County Administrator is

The Lake Shamineau Association has created a grant of up to $200 for reimbursement of a lake property sewer inspection. 2019-07-29 Sewer Inspection Grant Application Please contact LSA treasurer Pat Held for further information and/or to receive an application. 218-575-2400 or

2019 Spring Lake NL is here.

 Lake and River Day

Morrison County Local Water Plan presents Lake and River Day

Saturday June 1, 2019

8:30 an – 12:00 pm

Presentations, refreshments, door prizes

Bring a sample to have your water tested on the spot.

Save The Date – Lake and River Day 2019

2019 Ice Out: April 2  (2018 Ice Over: October 30)

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.

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

The latest LSLID news can be found on the LSLID UPDATES & UPCOMING MEETINGS page.

2018 Fall newsletter here: 2018 Fall NEWSLETTER with LSLID supplement

New web page added for information on the proposed high water mitigation Fall 2018 .

Loon nesting platform information on the Loons & Wildlife page.

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

The Spring 2018 Lake Newsletter can be found HERE.

Complete the Lake Shamineau Property Owners Demographics Survey on Google Docs:  Only one response per property. All submissions will remain ananymous. Online submissions will be automatically entered in the door prize drawing at the spring meeting May 26th.

Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District (LSLID) hearing was held 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.

The LSLID has posted an informational flyer: LSLID FLYER – April 2018.

A hearing has been scheduled and noticed for April 21, 2018 for public comment on 2018 Lake Shamineau Water Level Improvements. HEARING

Paid members of the Lake Shamineau Association can utilize the DNR issued 2018 Bog mitigation permit obtained by Al Doree.

Lake Improvement District Resolution passed 110 to 56 and the 2018 Budget was approved at 2017 annual meeting.

Information on proxy voting at the Aug. 26 LSLID Annual Meeting can be found on the LSLID ANNUAL MEETING page.

Reports from the August 11, 2017 information meeting about the 2018 LSLID Budget and Plan and the full engineering report can be found on the LID REPORTS & MINUTES page. 

A copy of the Power Point slides that Eric Altena, Area Fisheries Manager used for his presentation at the Spring 2017 meeting can be viewed here: DNR Fishing Report Shamineau_2017

A High-Water Study Kick-off Meeting will be held Friday, June 2, 12:30 PM at Pine Ridge Golf Club. Property owners, LSLID, and Lake Shamineau Association members are invited.

The Lake Shamineau Improvement District is planning three hand pulling sessions of invasive Eurasian watermillfoil June to August 2017. If a property owner does NOT want milfoil removed adjacent to their lakeshore property, they must submit a waiver request: 2017 Milfoil Removal Waiver Request

Welcome to new Lake Shamineau Association board member Don Kirchner!

Fall Membership Meeting followed by LSLID Annual Meeting will be held one week BEFORE Labor Day, Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Ice Out was April 4, 2017.

2017 Bog Removal Permit for Members.

Minutes from the first annual meeting of the LSLID can be read HERE.

Click to see the  Tabulation of the 2016 LSA Member Opinion Survey.

Adult Zebra Mussels confirmed in Fish Trap Lake