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Marion Lake
is most recent
district formed
in Otter Tail
County
By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County
Correspondent
Establishment of a Lake
Improvement District (LID)
for Marion Lake is almost
certain following verbal
approval from the county
board of commissioners on
Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The board will make the
LID process official when, at
a future date, it passes a reso-
lution.
A Lake Improvement
District (LID) is a special-
purpose district formed
around a lake in accordance
with Minnesota statutes. The
LID is a local unit of govern-
ment established by resolu-
tion of the county board. The
goal of an LID such as
Marion Lake, between Dent
and Vergas, is for the imple-
mentation of defined lake
management projects.
“In our case, at Marion
Lake, water quality is the
main issue,” said Ellen
Palmer who is one of the LID
proponents along with her
husband, George. “Down the
road we, as a Lake
Improvement District, may
ask members to approve cer-
tain dollar amounts for the
testing of invasive species.”
Seven board members
would head the Marion Lake
LID, which is likely to take
hold in 2013. Any budget
item of more than $5,000
would require the vote of all
members who reside at
Marion Lake. That vote
would come at the annual
meeting, with absentee bal-
lots allowed.
Exotic invasive species
a factor in lake districts
“Establishment of an LID,
and a way to help stop the
spread of invasive species, is
somewhat like an insurance
policy,” said Palmer. “With
local control we’ll be able to
be proactive when it comes to
the invasives issue.”
An initial fee of $50 per
property owner has yet to be
established. This was one of
the topics at the Sept. 4 coun-
ty board meeting, attended by
several property owners at
Marion Lake.
“An LID is democracy at
work,” said County Board
member Doug Huebsch. “As
for Marion Lake, working
through the LID will be in
their best interests.”
Otter Tail has five
lake districts
Otter Tail County currently
has five Lake Improvement
Districts.
One is for the Pelican
group of lakes near Pelican
Rapids, a second LID is for
the lakes of Little McDonald,
Kerbs and Paul, the third LID
includes Devils and Little
Devils lakes, the fourth is for
Big and Little Pine lakes and
the fifth LID is located at
South Turtle Lake.
McDonald may be future
lake improvement dist.
Big McDonald and other
lakes in Otter Tail County
also are making efforts at
development
of
Lake
Improvement Districts.
The Palmers estimate that
close to 80 percent of all
property owners at Marion
Lake support the establish-
ment of a Lake Improvement
District. Support came at a
previous public meeting
about forming an LID.
At present, it appears that
each person who receives the
property tax statement at
Marion Lake would be enti-
tled to one vote as a member
of the Lake Improvement
District. The county board,
prior to voting on the official
LID resolution, will adhere to
state statutes. Those guide-
lines can be found on the
Lake Improvement Districts
a growing movement in area
Photo by Tom Hintgen
SEVERAL RESIDENTS OF
Marion Lake, between Dent and Richville and south-
west of Perham, were in attendance when the county board approved the establish-
ment of a Lake Improvement District (LID) on Sept. 4. The approval took place at the
County Government Services Center in Fergus Falls.
DNR web page.
“If a Lake Improvement District is
approved by the county board, the LID
becomes a special purpose unit of gov-
ernment,” said Commission Chairman
Lee Rogness. “Then it takes a life of its
own.”
Minnesota’s state legislature author-
ized establishment of lake improvement
districts back in 1973. Support must
come from a majority of affected prop-
erty owners in a particular boundary.
“An LID enables and allows greater
local involvement in lake management
activities,” said Rogness.
Many lake property owners in
Minnesota seek to develop LIDs in
order to become more fully engaged in
management of water quality, have
more say in water level control and
become involved with issues such as
aquatic vegetation.
Most of the LIDs created since 2004
have been primarily chartered to deal
with the prevention or control of aquat-
ic species invasion.
Michael James Thompson,
22, of Dent, appeared in
county court on Sept. 5 and
was charged with fifth degree
drug possession, specifically
methamphetamine.
The suspect was stopped for
a traffic violation at 1:26 a.m.,
Sept. 2, at the intersection of
U.S. Highway 10 and 475th
Street near Perham. Marijuana
and meth were reportedly
found in the vehicle.
Thompson’s next court
appearance is scheduled for
Sept. 17.
Perham woman charged
with debit card fraud
Abigail Louise Rosene, 32,
of Perham, was charged with
debit card fraud Sept. 5 in
county court. The Sheriff’s
Department received a report
of a questionable financial
transaction on July 30.
Rosene’s next court
appearance is scheduled for
Sept. 17.
Pelican Rapids
man charged
Lee Ross Arntson, 52, of
Pelican Rapids, was charged
in county court Sept. 4 with
intentionally taking and con-
cealing moveable property
without the other person’s
consent.
The county court report
also said the charges relate to
intent to deprive the owner
of permanent possession of
property.
Arnston has a previous
criminal history of convic-
tion for controlled substance
in the fourth degree in 2006.
His next court appearance
was set for Sept. 10.
Parkers Prairie
man sentenced
Robin Joseph Turchin, 24,
of Parkers Prairie, was sen-
tenced Aug. 31 to 78 months
in the Minnesota Correctional
Facility in St. Cloud.
He had been charged with
criminal vehicular homicide
or operation/death of a
human being/unborn child.
He was previously convicted
following an accident that
took place in May 2011 in
Otter Tail County.
Pelican Rapids man
charged with burglary
Aric Scott Johnson, 26, of
Pelican Rapids, was charged
Aug. 31 with burglary and
assault. The incident took
place Aug. 30 in Elizabeth.
His next court appearance
was scheduled for Sept. 10.
Dent man charged for meth posession
On Friday, September 14,
at 7 p.m. John K. Cox, PhD
will talk about the grown of
totalitarianism (Nazism and
Stalinism), their problems
and their strengths. The title
of his talk is “One Size Fits
All”.
John Cox is a professor of
history and the department
head at North Dakota State
University at Fargo. His
teaching and research inter-
ests center on 20th century
intellectual history of the
Balkans and Central Europe.
He appeared in Perham a few
years ago to talk about the
writings of the Holocaust.
On Sunday, September 16,
at 3:00 p.m. WWII Veteran
Paul Ceynowa will talk about
his experiences in the battle
of Iwo Jima, a journey of
thirty-six days from landing
through the annihilation of
the defense forces to the pre-
cise taking of Mt. Surabachi.
Both programs are free and
Two programs at
Veterans Museum
expand on
‘America’s Greatest
Generation’ exhibit
open to the public. They are
being held during the run of
“Our Lives, Our Stories:
America’s
Greatest
Generation”, a traveling
exhibit at the ITOW Veterans
Museum from September 1
through October 20, 2012.
Coming up, a presentation
on popular song of the Great
Depression and World War II
by Michael Lasser on Sept
23, a concert by 42nd Street
Jazz on September 30, a pres-
entation by Dale Blanshan
about Norman Rockwell and
Patriotism on Oct 7 and three
performances by Pippa White
on October 12 and 13.
For more information call
218 346-7678 or visit
The ITOW Veterans Museum
is located at 805 West Main,
Perham, MN.
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Report: Ski park will be in the black
Detroit Mountain Recreational Area, Inc., group came
before the Detroit Lakes City Council to discuss the feasibility
study, and to ask the city to take ownership of the 200-acre
park.
“A four-season park would be a tremendous value to Detroit
Lakes, not only economically but recreationally.” said Mark
Fritz, co-owner of Lakes Shirts, Detroit Lakes.
The former ski mountain would feature downhill skiing but
also much more. like cross country skiing, tubing, camping,
mountain biking, hiking, terrain parks and more.
The Record - Detroit Lakes
A school of their own
There wasn’t a empty seat in the house Wednesday evening,
as community members, students and staff flooded into the
new Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School gymnasium for
the facility’s long-awaited dedication ceremony.
After an EF4 tornado moved through Wadena on June 17,
2010 and destroyed much of the town’s old secondary school,
the new building’s doors were finally opened.
Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom explained that while the
school is 98 percent completed, she and other school leaders
are thankful and impressed with the work that has been done to
bring the school back to life.
Wadena Pioneer Journal
LP-A’s $17.5 million high school open
Christmas is arriving early for Lake Park-Audubon High
School students.
Laptop computers and carrying bags will be issued to the
180 students in grades 10 through 12.
The school has campus-wide Wi-Fi and has doubled its
bandwidth capacity to handle the extra computing load.
The high school has four computer labs with 30 computers
in each.
670 students were expected at the start of the school year
with about 300 of them in the new 7-12 high school.
The Tribune - Detroit Lakes