Hello MN COLA!

Our next MNCOLA meeting will be on June 21, at the Great River Regional Public Library

in St Cloud MN.

Beginning at 10:30AM; adjournment by 3:30.

This meeting is graciously being hosted by the Stearns County COLA, and accordingly we have time set aside for them to provide an overview and insights into their COLA… and as you know there is a lot of activity going on in the Stearns County COLA.

As this is our Annual Meeting of our membership, we need to elect ​our officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  In addition, we are looking for a few people to volunteer for the following new leadership roles of Membership, Communications, and Surveys.  Each of these roles will become part of our Executive team. 

Among the highlights of the meeting will be a presentation/report on the Enbridge pipeline situation in Northern Minnesota by Richard Smith, President of Friends of the Headwaters.

In addition, we will have updates on the proposed PolyMet sulfide mining project now in the permitting process, the efforts to curtail muskie stocking, the starry stonewort treatment efforts on Lake Koronis, and a legislative action-report.  We are working to get additional guest speakers on these issues.  


Google this address for directions to the St Cloud Library:

1300 West St. Germain St

St Cloud, MN  56301


Here is the President's Report from our recent meeting in St. Paul on April 6, 2016.

MN COLA President's Report from April 6, 2016

Our next meeting is in the planning stages.  If you would like to host a MN COLA meeting,

please contact Secretary Joe Shneider: jshneider@visi.com

And here is a video of the recent:

4-26-2016 Town Hall meeting regarding Starry Stonewort

Starry Stonewort Meeting Report on Key Points


MN COLA 2016 Legislative Agenda


The Association of Cass County Lakes (ACCL) has produced an excellent Spring Newsletter

with many interesting items and links.

Take a Look!


President's Report on the Conference Call Meeting, January 21, 2016

Here is the President's Report on our last MN COLA meeting at the BugBeeHive Resort on Lake Koronis:

MN COLA President's Report Meeting Nov 2015

Here is MN COLA's Public Comment on the PolyMet Project:

Polymet Comment & Supplement, MN COLA


  If you would like to be included on our email list or (better yet) join MN COLA,

please contact:


2015-6 Membership Application


Welcome to our brand new website.  Your webmaster-editor (Tom Nelson) will be populating the website with all kinds of information, including meeting dates and agendas, pages of free materials for you local websites and newsletters, an idea-exchange on the new AIS Prevention plans for counties, and links to all our member websites and everywhere else of interest.

BTW: that really is an eagle flying at dawn in the middle of our banner photo!  (Luckiest photo ever taken).

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