It is June, and most of the Beaver Lake cabins with out-of-state owners have been used by the owner. Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Virginia and Ohio owners either have been or are here now. As of this writing, California and Maine owners have not been here. Every cabin has been used by someone since May 1st. Do you need to know all this? No, but now you know anyway.
For you Fisher People: Crappies and sunfish are too easy to catch currently at Beaver Lake. Bass are biting, with the largest being 11 ½ inches (7 lb.) so far. Lutefisk are not biting – they are an “R”-month fish.
On the 17th of May, I wrote about the South Beaver Lake Road cabin owners charging a user fee to help pay for the cost of blacktopping their private road. Boy, did I get flack back!
The lady rural route mail carrier sent me 25¢ via her mail relay person, Patrick from cabin #3. She informed me that the U.S. Government is very short of funds, and with the government discount, 25¢ should cover her using the toll road to deliver parcels.
Don (cabin #10) sent me an email wanting to know if the newly hatched wood ducks will be charged a lake access fee.
I received a typed, unsigned letter in the mail (postmark was Mankato). It declared that the privacy law means nothing, because you can find out anything you want to about a person through your computer. It stated you could find out who owned property, and the conservative value of the property, around any lake in Minnesota. It went on to say that you could find out the income, taxable income, and income tax for the lake property owner. With all this info, the letter stated, one could determine the net worth of any lake property owner. In doing this for all the property owners on South Beaver Lake Road, the lowest net worth was $614,000. Based on this, the letter said, the cabin owners could afford to pay for the blacktopping themselves.
As a result of the above three responses, the user fee has been dropped!
Cabin #80 is one tough cabin to find. I found #79 and #81, but no #80. Can you find it? (I checked with the Steele County Law Enforcement Center and no one has reported a Missing Cabin.)
How is your social life? Do you know what great things are happening in Minnesota? Your area is abuzz. Do you know why?
To get with it, there is a Great Social Event from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday next to the Liquor Store in Ellendale from now through the last Saturday in October. To make it sound good, the event is known as “Farmer’s Market.” Not only can you buy something locally produced, but you can find out the talk of the town. For example, “Who is Gus?” or The Name of the Lady Running For Mayor In the Next Election (The Guy With the Red Suspenders can clue you in).
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Bob is a retired AAL (Aid Association for Lutherans) agent. His wife, Genie, is a retired RN, currently working on her doctor’s degree in volunteering. They have two children, Deb in North Carolina, and Dan in Vermont. This is the Hanson’s 37th summer at Beaver Lake. They leave the lake in mid-October to go south — to Albert Lea — and return in April. Bob says if you enjoy his article, let him know. If you don’t enjoy it, keep on reading, it can get worse. Words of Wisdom: There is always room for God.