Spring Roadside Cleanup

John La Fond & the BMLAA board would like to thank all who came out on Saturday (and other days) to help clean up our road sections on Highway 37. This includes Rolf and Barb Christianson, Marge Lorentzsen (a whole mile!), Steve and Lynn Lindow, Greg and Patty Morgan, Dave and Shari Dosland (also a whole mile!), Bob Becklund, Steve Sondrol and Karen La Fond! We had just enough to complete all the sections. Several of you did sections on days other than Saturday. Thanks for thinking outside the box. 

Board of Directors Meetings

The BMLAA board of directors meet monthly during the months of April through September. Prior to each meeting, an email is sent to all BMLAA members with the opportunity to request a Google Meets link to the meeting.

Upcoming meetings:

  • July 25, 2024 – 7pm zoom meeting

Ice Out!

The ice went out on April 10, 12 days earlier than the average ice out of April 22 and 14 days later than the earliest ice out date of March 27, 2012.  

The 2023-2024 ice cover is the shortest on record, at 96 days (January 5, 2024 through April 10, 2024).  This is 45 days short of the average ice cover of 141 days.  The previous record for shortest ice cover was 112 days in 2012-2013.  

The 2023 open water season was 245 days (May 5, 2023 through January 5, 2024).  This fell short of the record open water season set in 1998 and 2012 by 8 days and was 21 days longer than the average open water season (224 days).

Notification of Minnesota Bill SF3480/HF4304

Many of you have likely heard of the bill noted above, but if not, please take a few minutes to get yourself up to speed.  There are A LOT of unanswered questions and more information will be sent as soon as we have it.  However, please be aware of what this bill could mean for the area businesses surrounding BML including your own property, its value and access to it. 

Link to Bill SF3480

BMLAA Neighbors Concerns Bill SF3480

White Earth Talking Points Bill SF3480

Forest Township Draft Letter Protesting Land Transfer and Contact List

The Forest Township website has a draft letter protesting the land transfer. This draft can be used to contact legislators and media. There is also a contact list. On the Forest Township News page, scroll down to see the draft letter and contact list. They are located on the right side of the page.

Reminder to Renew Your BMLAA Annual Membership

Annual membership dues are $15 per member. The dues help cover the cost of the website, water testing, liability insurance and dues for Mn Lakes & River and Cola.  If you know of anyone new to the lake, please share this information with them, so  their names can be added to the directory and email list.

BMLAA Membership Form


Trash Issues at Dump

Some people are leaving trash outside dumpsters and/or not closing the dumpster lids. This allows bears to spread the trash and makes a big mess, which others, mostly our township officials, have to clean up. Be responsible and put your bagged trash in the dumpsters AND securely close the lid. Thanks to Rolf Christiansen for creating new lighter wood lids with secure fasteners. Additional information can be found on Bearwise and MN DNR.

Forest Township Dump Amnesty Days

  • Saturday, August 24, 2024