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Tuesday, August 25, 2015,11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Both meetings will follow this agenda:

  • Formal presentations from PUC, Enbridge, and Department of Commerce (1/2 hour)
  • Citizen comments (2 1/2 hours with a 15-minute break in the middle)

If you plan to speak, please arrive early and sign in. Normally, each person is given about 2 minutes to speak, but be prepared to get only 1 minute if there is a crowd. 

If you can’t make it on this date, there are other hearing options along the pipeline route, or you can submit a written comment to the PUC by September 30th.

For more information about how to submit a comment to the PUC, written or oral, and what kind of comments the PUC is requesting, please see the MN PUC website (, then search for eDocket 15-137), or contact BSLA board member Janet Hill at

Mchelob Golden Light will award one Upper Midwest lake a Conservation Grant of $50K. Let's win it for Big Sandy! Vote once a day through August 31 on Facebook at Michelob Golden Light or click here.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:30am at Grace Lutheran (Log) Church. Speakers and guests will be heard at 9:30am.

2015 Invasive Aquatic Species Inspection Program: BSLA has been awarded a grant to continue boat inspections at the major launch sites on the lake.  For information about being hired as an inspector, see the Invasive Species page. 

Big Sandy Lake Daily Inflow, Daily Outflow

Harnessing the Headwaters - First Dams on the Mississippi Video.

Wild rice sulfate preliminary analysis

BSLA Enbridge Letter

Map of the watershed with the proposed pipeline route shown in red. (Click Here)

North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC
Sandpiper Environmental Services
Sandpiper Pipeline Project
Minnesota Environmental Information Report
(Click Here)

Aitkin County has instituted a rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire County. Click Here

Clean, Drain, Dry Video

Aquatic Invasive Species - Minnesota Waters At Risk (25 minutes) Video

DNR using dogs to detect zebra mussels
(2 minutes) Video

           Click HERE

Big Sandy Lake Association
P.O. Box 21
McGregor, MN 55760
                                  2015 Business Members
McGregor Realty and Property Management
Willey's Sport Shop and Spirits
Aardvark Septic
Big Sandy Lodge and Resort
Christian Realty North, Inc
David Winegar, DDS
Dean Masonry and Concrete
Eagle Point Lounge
EyeCare Center of McGregor
Floe International
Independent School District #4
Lake County Power
Meyer's Service Center
Nistler Plumbing and Heating
Thrifty White Pharmacy
Willey's Marine
Zorbaz on Big Zandy
Big Sandy Camp and Retreat Center
Grand Timber Bank



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