Kabetogama Resorts For Sale





A couple of big resorts are for sale on Kabetogama.

Sandy Point Resort-CLICK HERE! sandpt

 

Arrowhead Resort for sale link-CLICK HERE!

Eagle Wing Resort is for sale- http://www.northmnlakeshorerealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/10042-GAPPA-ROAD-KABETOGAMA-MN-56669/130206/238/

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News from Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota

Welcome to Lake Kabetogama.org, a place to share information on the Lake Kabetogama area.
Lake Kabetogama is one of four vast, interconnected lakes in Voyageurs National Park. Lake Kabetogama, Rainy Lake, Namakan Lake, and Sand Point Lake are part of the 14,900-square-mile Rainy Lake basin. Lake Kabetogama is about 25000 acres in size with about 200 islands and has a maximum depth of about 90 feet.


Lake Kabetogama has hundreds of island campsites

maintained by the Park with docks, tent pads, campfire rings and primitive toilets. Most also have lockable bear boxes for your food. Some of my favorites are Windigo Bay, great views, Cutover Island on the south side, Grassy Island site, another one with great views, but it does have bears at times,  and my favorite, Blue Fin Bay, which has great crappie fishing, views and lots of wildlife.

The following is from the Voyageurs National Park web site-
Sleep under the stars in one of over 200 designated campsites in Voyageurs National Park. Be serenaded by loons, and listen for the chance to hear the howl of a wolf. Read more »

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Check for invasive species when removing docks and equipment for seasonal storage

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding lake property owners to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. This is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making end of season inspections of docks, boats and boat lifts. 

“These recent confirmations serve as a reminder of the importance of carefully examining all equipment when taking it out of the water,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor.

It’s especially important to follow Minnesota’s law and keep docks and boat lifts out of the water for at least 21 days before putting them into another body of water. This state law is central to the training DNR-permitted lake service provider businesses receive. Anyone transporting a dock or lift from the adjacent shoreline property to another location for storage or repair may need a permit, to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners:

  • Look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period.
  • Hire DNR-permitted lake service provider businesses to install or remove boats, docks, lifts and other water-related equipment. These businesses have attended training on Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws and many have experience identifying and removing invasive species.
  • Contact your area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if you think you have discovered an invasive species that has not already been confirmed in your lake.

More information is available at www.mndnr.gov/AIS.

Source: Mn DNR

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DNR accepting applications for coastal area grants

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for projects through its Lake Superior Coastal Program. 

About $450,000 will be available for projects to begin after Sept. 1, 2018. Applications are due Thursday, Nov. 30. Funding for these grants is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management.

The priority in 2018 is on protecting lives and property across the entire coastal area by minimizing risk from natural hazards such as storms, flooding and erosion. The priority also includes addressing hazardous situations at coastal public access sites.

Projects that positively impact the natural, economic, recreational or cultural resources of Minnesota’s coastal area are also eligible for funding. The coastal area covers portions of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis counties and the Minnesota waters of Lake Superior. Local, state and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, area-wide and regional planning agencies, colleges and universities, public school districts, port authorities, joint powers boards, and sanitary sewer districts are eligible to apply.

Grant requests can vary from $10,000 to $100,000. Applicants must provide 50 percent of the total project costs from a non-federal source.

“Minnesota’s coastal area is an economic driver, important natural resource and recreational draw for residents and visitors alike,” said Amber Westerbur, coastal program manager. “By focusing our efforts on protecting lives and property through hazard mitigation, we can engage our local partners in finding local solutions that fit shared needs.”

Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program has dispersed more than $12 million in grants to more than 500 projects since 1999. Recent grant awards have funded projects such as updating community stormwater management plans and improving scientific understanding of coastal forest seeds for improved adaptive management.

Application materials and additional details are available at www.mndnr.gov/mlscp. Questions about the grant process can be directed to Amber Westerbur, program manager, at 218-834-1445 or mlscp.dnr@state.mn.us.

For more information about Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, visit www.mndnr.gov/mlscp.

Source: Mn DNR

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Early antlerless-only deer hunting season runs Oct. 19-22

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Hunters in portions of southeastern Minnesota can harvest antlerless deer in an early antlerless-only season from Thursday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 22, in deer permit areas 346, 348, 349 and 603 in Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted and Winona counties, according to the Department of Natural Resources. 

“This hunt aims to reduce the deer population because of high deer densities that damage agricultural crops and other resources in three of these permit areas,” said Steve Merchant, wildlife populations and regulations manager. “This year the hunt includes permit area 603 as one of several ways to reduce deer numbers to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease.”

Populations in permit areas 346, 348 and 349 have been over the population goals established in 2014 for multiple seasons. The antlerless-only season would help move populations toward established goals and provide additional hunting opportunity.

To participate, hunters must possess at least one valid unused early antlerless permit. Bonus permits may be used but hunters must possess at least one valid unused early antlerless permit.

Public land is limited in the early antlerless hunt areas and hunters need to ask permission to hunt private lands.

In the early antlerless deer hunt, only antlerless deer may be taken, and hunters may use up to five early antlerless permits. Deer harvested during the special season do not count toward a hunter’s statewide limit during other deer seasons. Early antlerless deer permits cost $7.50 for residents, $40 for nonresidents, and may be purchased wherever hunting licenses are sold.

Hunters in permit area 603 must have their adult deer tested for chronic wasting disease and cannot move the carcass out of the permit area until a negative test result is received. Properly cut-up deer and boned-out meat can be taken out of the area provided no brain matter or spinal column material is attached. Information on proper steps to follow after harvesting a deer in permit area 603 is available on the DNR website at mndnr.gov/cwd/603.

CWD testing during the early antlerless and youth season outside the CWD zone is not required.  Mandatory testing will occur on Nov. 4 and 5 during the first two days of the firearms deer season in these areas. Individuals can voluntarily have deer tested for CWD through the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of Minnesota for a fee. More information is available online at vdl.umn.edu or by telephone at 612-625-8787.

The DNR has not yet made a decision about whether to have a late antlerless-only season in  permit areas 346, 348 and 349 this winter.

All deer harvested during the early antlerless-only season must be tagged with an early antlerless or bonus permit, or disease management permit if the deer was taken in permit area 603. Hunters also must have a valid archery, firearms or muzzleloader deer license to participate. The early antlerless season coincides with the four-day special youth deer season. More information can be found at mndnr.gov/deer.

Source: Mn DNR

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Gov. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Smith set to open pheasant hunting season in Marshall this weekend

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Marshall to host the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener for second time

Minnesota’s pheasant hunters will look to Marshall this weekend as the city hosts the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. 

It is the second time in the event’s seven-year history that Marshall, in southwestern Minnesota, has hosted the event.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will lead the festivities, which highlight the many community assets Marshall has to offer.

“I am proud of Minnesota’s great hunting traditions, and I have enjoyed pheasant hunting here for over sixty years,” Dayton said. “For the past seven years, we have held Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Openers, which have been very popular. I thank our wonderful hosts in the Marshall area for all of their hard work to make this year’s Opener such an outstanding event. I invite all Minnesotans to join us for this special Minnesota tradition.”

On Friday afternoon, a dedication of the James Meger Memorial Wildlife Management Area will take place at 4 p.m. The Department of Natural Resources worked with Pheasants Forever and more than a dozen other conservation groups and major contributors to make the WMA a reality. It is named for the late James Meger, a wildlife artist and Lyon County native who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for conservation groups through his artwork.

On Friday night, the public is invited to join Dayton and Smith at a community banquet at Southwest Minnesota State University. The event will run from 6-8:30 p.m., with social hour, dinner and a program featuring the governor as well as local community leaders. Tickets are $30 and available by calling the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, 507-532-4484.

On Saturday, hunters will take to the field for the pheasant hunt.

Marshall previously hosted the second Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in 2012. The first Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener was held in 2011 in Montevideo.

With a population of 13,680, Marshall is located 150 miles southwest of the Twin Cities at the junctions of U.S. Highway 59 and state highways 19, 23 and 68. Marshall and southwest Minnesota actively promote hunting and outdoor recreation. Within 25 miles of Marshall, there are 37 Walk-In Access areas totaling just under 3,000 acres, 20 waterfowl production areas totaling approximately 3,779 acres and 132 WMAs totaling 24,407 acres. In Lyon County alone, there are 47 WMAs totaling 11,184 acres. All are open to public hunting.

Hunters spend $725 million each year in Minnesota in direct hunting-related expenditures like equipment, food and lodging. That is an average of $1,412 per hunter. Travel and tourism generate $14.4 billion in leisure and hospitality gross sales in Minnesota.

Explore Minnesota and the DNR are assisting the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce in planning the event.

More information can be found at exploreminnesota.com/mngpho.

Source: Mn DNR

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Zebra mussels confirmed in Kandiyohi County’s George Lake

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Found on dock being removed from water

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in George Lake, near Spicer in Kandiyohi County. 

A lake property owner contacted the DNR when he found two zebra mussels on a dock he was removing from the lake. A neighbor reported a single zebra mussel on another dock nearby.

DNR invasive species specialists did not find any other zebra mussels during a search of that section of the lake. The DNR will consider whether to also add Nest Lake to the infested waters list, because it is connected to George Lake.

Zebra mussels are frequently confirmed when docks and lifts are being removed from lakes at the end of the season. Look on the posts, wheels and underwater support bars of docks and lifts, as well as any parts of boats, pontoons and rafts that may have been submerged in water for an extended period.

Minnesota law requires that docks and lifts be allowed to dry for at least 21 days before being placed in another body of water, whether aquatic invasive species are present or not.

Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to:

  • Clean watercraft of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species.
  • Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport.
  • Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash.

Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody, especially after leaving infested waters:

  • Spray with high-pressure water.
  • Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two minutes or 140 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 10 seconds).
  • Dry for at least five days.

Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes.

People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species that has not already been confirmed in a lake.

More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais.

Source: Mn DNR

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Construction to begin at Camden State Park

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Bridges to be replaced over Redwood River

Visitors at Camden State Park can expect parts of the park to be closed temporarily during upcoming bridge construction projects. 

Work to replace three bridges on Lyon County Road 83, which runs through Camden State Park, is set to begin on Monday, Oct. 9, and is scheduled to be complete before June 1, 2018. While County Road 83 is closed for construction, there will be no access to the park’s beach, north picnic area and lower campground.

The outdated bridges were deemed structurally deficient and will be replaced with higher and longer bridges, eliminating bottlenecks the old bridges created during high water events along the Redwood River.

The bridges will not only improve safety and river flows, but will also be aesthetically pleasing, fitting in with the overall look of the park.

“The stone imprint designs that are planned on the bridge abutments will look consistent with many of the park’s structures that are made of stone,” said Camden State Park Manager Bill Dinesen. Those structures were built in the 1930s by Veterans Conservation Corp workers.

The three bridges slated for replacement were moved to Camden State Park between 1986 and 1990, however the bridges were used elsewhere when they were first built in 1925 and 1931.

Source: Mn DNR

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Minnesota state parks and trails and HealthPartners celebrate new ‘park prescription’ partnership

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Following a growing national trend, physicians at some Twin Cities HealthPartners hospitals and clinics are encouraging their patients to get active at Minnesota state parks and trails. 

They’re prescribing a healthy dose of kayaking, archery, fishing, geocaching, hiking, biking, and more at a special event on Saturday, Oct. 7, at William O’Brien State Park, about 20 minutes north of Stillwater via Highway 95.

The event celebrates a new pilot partnership between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the local health care provider.

“William O’Brien State Park is excited to host this event with HealthPartners,” said Park Manager Wayne Boerner. “We hope this will show people that you don’t always have to hop on the treadmill or drive your kids to practice to be healthy. You can simply take a walk in the woods together.”

Since early September, physicians at HealthPartners hospitals and clinics within the St. Croix River Valley have been giving out “PowerUp in the Parks” guides to families at well-child visits, reminding families that parks and trails are fun and affordable destinations to get healthy and be happy.

“For kids and families, playing outdoors benefits body and the brain. That is why we are excited to be partnering with Minnesota state parks and trails to bring the PowerUp in the Parks prescription to our HealthPartners clinics in the St. Croix Valley,” said Marna Canterbury, director of community health for HealthPartners. “It makes an impact on kids when their medical provider talks to them about how important and fun it is to get outside and play.”

Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the day-use area near Lake Alice, and free transportation will be provided. One bus will depart from Stillwater Medical Group (Stillwater Campus) at 9:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m. A second bus will depart from Amery High School (North Lot) at 9 a.m. and return by 2 p.m. Bus riders receive free park entry. Park entry fees ($7/day or $35/year) still apply to attendees not riding the bus.

Event registration is recommended. Find more event details and the registration form at www.powerup4kids.org/parks.

Minnesota is among the first states in the country to launch a park prescription project. Learn more at www.parkrx.org.

If patients and families respond well to this pilot, the DNR hopes to take the partnership statewide or build additional partnerships to help the state become healthier.

For more information, contact the DNR Information Center at info.dnr@state.mn.us or 888-646-6367 (8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday).

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About Minnesota state parks and trails
Minnesota state parks and trails is a statewide outdoor recreation system that includes 75 state parks and recreation areas, more than 1,300 miles of state trails, countless water recreation opportunities, and much more. Visit www.mndnr.gov to learn more.

About PowerUp
PowerUp and BearPower are community-wide youth health initiatives that work to make it easy, fun and popular to eat better and move more, so that youth can reach their full potential.  It is supported by a designated fund of the Lakeview Health Foundation in partnership with HealthPartners. It operates across the St. Croix Valley in the region served by the area HealthPartners hospitals and clinics (Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group and Westfields Hospital & Clinic).

Source: Mn DNR

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DNR makes progress on conservation and outdoor recreation goals

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The Department of Natural Resources continues to make progress on its goals spanning many areas of conservation and outdoor recreation, from hunter recruitment and environmental permitting to fire management and wildlife monitoring. 

“Our mission is to steward Minnesota’s waters, lands and habitats for current and future generations,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “Through scientifically-based management of our natural resources and by setting ambitious but achievable goals, we can work with partners to achieve great outcomes.”

The DNR’s achievements are detailed on the agency’s performance and accountability reporting website, which tracks the DNR’s progress toward achieving conservation goals through 87 performance measurements and targets.

The DNR has been setting targets and tracking progress for most of these metrics for over a decade. Measurements on the website cover all aspects of the agency’s work.

Some examples of significant results include:

  • The number of visits and overnight guests to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas climbed 10 percent between 2015 and 2016 to 10.3 million visits. Sales of one-day and year-round permits continue to steadily increase. To strengthen the connection of Minnesotans to the outdoors, the DNR continues to innovate as the agency increases its understanding of recreational needs and motivations, builds partnerships, and expands successful programs.
  • Over 51,000 students participated in DNR’s safety courses during fiscal year 2016, a 19 percent increase from the previous year. The DNR provides a number of courses – like firearm and snowmobile safety – to introduce new and existing users to recreational opportunities, and encourage safe and responsible use of Minnesota’s resources.
  • Thirty-one homes and businesses were removed from floodplains to prevent flood damage between 2015 and the present. The DNR and communities are now spared the future expense and danger of protecting them when floods do occur. The cumulative number of buildings removed since 1995 is 2,826. In addition to providing funds to communities to buy and remove flood-prone buildings, the DNR provides data for flood forecasting and promotes sound land-use in floodplain areas.
  • DNR facilities and fleet emitted greenhouse gases totaling 23,429 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2016. Facilities and fleet emissions have decreased 14.5 percent since 2010. The DNR aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent from 2010 levels by 2020.
  • The DNR re-inventoried over 126,000 acres of its forest lands. Over the last decade, over one million acres have been inventoried. Forests change as they grow and age, and as they experience fire, windstorms, harvest, and other issues. An updated inventory is essential for tracking these changes and providing information for making sound forest management decisions.

The DNR updates the performance and accountability website annually, and the agency will work with interest groups, the public, and elected officials in providing important context for these measurements as well as strategic advice on how to best achieve Minnesota’s conservation goals and targets.

Explore the Performance and Accountability Reporting website.

View the Conservation Agenda: DNR’s 10-year Strategic Plan.

Source: Mn DNR

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Apply now to serve on DNR fish work groups

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Volunteers can apply to join one of the citizen-agency work groups that discuss how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish.
There are individual work groups for bass, catfish, panfish and walleye, and one focused on both northern pike and muskellunge. New members are needed for all of these work groups except the panfish group.

“Fisheries work group members have valuable discussions about topics like fish habitat, bag limits, water quality, fishing’s ties to local economies and angler trends,” said Don Pereira, DNR fisheries chief. “These groups improve DNR’s relationship with citizens and they go in-depth on fisheries issues and angler points of view.”

Volunteers can apply to one of the groups from Monday, Oct. 2, to Monday, Oct. 30. Each group of about 15 people will include volunteers and DNR staff who meet two or three times per year to discuss new research, population, harvest trends and fisheries management. Meetings average three to four hours, not including travel time. Applicants must be Minnesota residents age 18 or older.

Participants will be selected by the DNR and can serve a term of either two or three years. The groups are advisory and do not make decisions on policy or fish management. For more information or an application form, visit mndnr.gov/fishgroups or call 651-259-5182.

Source: Mn DNR

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Michael Sieve wins DNR pheasant habitat stamp contest

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Rushford artist Michael Sieve won the Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 15 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Sieve is a first-time winner of the pheasant stamp contest and his painting will be featured on the 2018 pheasant habitat stamp.

The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to pheasant habitat management and protection.

Seven entries advanced as finalists and were selected Sept. 21 at DNR headquarters in St. Paul. Other finalists were Thomas Miller, second place; and Edward DuRose, third place.

The DNR offers no prizes for the stamp contest winner, but the winning artist retains the right to reproduce the work. The 2018 pheasant stamp will be available for sale in March.

Source: Mn DNR

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