Loving our lakes to death



Losing Our Lakes”  a three part series from the Minneapolis Star Tribune


June 20, 2010: Part 1  Rules skirted and lakes under attack “Officials in Minnesota’s vacationland can’t say ‘no’ to those who want to break the rules.”    CLICK HERE

June 21, 2010: Part 2  “A stinking mess…Minnesota’s first cleanup effort ends in failure.” CLICK HERE

June 22, 2010: Part 3  “Overwhelmed….A worried officer tells of the enormous struggle to protect state lakes.” Veteran DNR Conservation Officer Cory Shoutz of Crosslake is quoted.  CLICK HERE

A Brainerd Dispatch article “Trouble in Paradise? followed the Star Tribune series. CLICK HERE

Phil Hunsicker, LARA, responds to Mr. Houle’s comments in the Brainerd Dispatch CLICK HERE


State sends message with lakeshore law suit as MN Supreme Court toughens standard for variance.  Statewide lakeshore zoning implications.  Star Tribune link  CLICK HERE