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Weather & Roads
What's New?

It's BAAACK and
will be better than ever!


Once again, the Island/Mud Lake Association is creating a calendar! It will include ALL of the important dates like openers, meetings, and holidays so that YOU can plan your trips to the lake. But we need YOUR photos so that we can feature them on the calendar pages. Click HERE for more information!


Annual Meeting Minutes & Current Newsletter

Island/Mud Lake Property Owners' Association meets each summer for a picnic day of fun & games and a chance to reconnect or meet your neighbors. The end of this day culminates with an annual meeting. This meeting is YOUR chance to get information about the lakes or make your voice known if there is an issue.
Click HERE for Current Spring/Summer/Fall Newsletter.

Click HERE for the Current Annual Meeting Minutes.

Click HERE for to pay your dues or download a membership form.

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Rain, Snow, and Ice Report
...aaaand Road Construction

The roads are in good shape. There are several road projects in progress that might impact your driving. Click HERE for the interactive map of all projects.Check out the Important Numbers for links to lake services.Check out the Minnesota DNR storm report HERE for more info.Click HERE for the NOAA weather report. Click HERE for the latest Outdoor News fishing report.

Meeting Minutes

Self-payment envelopes no longer accepted at MN state parks, campgrounds, etc.

Late summer/early fall is a great time to get away and explore our great state. You might find some changes if you haven't visited parks or campgrounds in a while. One of these changes is those little gold self-pay envelopes typically dropped into a kiosk. To improve security and reduce the risk of theft, the state no longer accepts self-payment envelopes on-site in Minnesota state parks, state recreation areas, or state forest campgrounds. They have adopted, instead, the Yodel app.


The free Yodel mobile app allows visitors to purchase firewood or one-day vehicle permits in state parks, and pay state forest camping fees. You will need to create an account the first time you use the app.

Year-round vehicle permits are not available in Yodel. Both one-day and year-round vehicle permits can be purchased online.

Click HERE for more information from MN DNR.

Burning Permits


Fall is the perfect time to clean up your yard and dispose of all the waste you've accumulated during the summer. And although we have had some much-needed rain this month, we have also experienced Red Flag Fire warnings. Before burning, check the DNR website for burning restrictions in our area.

Apply online for a burning permit:

To activate: 

  • Visit

  • You can also activate it by calling 1- 866-533-2876 and following the instructions in the pre-recorded message.

For the NOAA forecast, check out:

We are still experiencing some power blips so for those interested in tracking the power outage status you can find it at:


Get the Lead Out!

2023 has turned out to be a beautiful fall...perfect for hunting and fishing! Check out the following information when hunting or fishing this fall.


Nontoxic Ammunition


What is nontoxic ammunition?

  • Bullets, slugs, muzzleloader ammunition, and other single projectiles made entirely of nontoxic material approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Copper-plated, nickel-plated, zinc-plated steel shot and other projectiles made from a nontoxic material approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Nontoxic ammunition is required when hunting State Parks, Federal WPAs, and Scientific Natural Areas. For more information about nontoxic ammunition or Minnesota regulations, check HERE


Get the Lead Out: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Program

Get the Lead Out is an educational program to protect and restore the population of common loons in Minnesota by reducing their exposure to lead-based fishing tackle. This outreach effort will run from 2020-2023 so you still have time to replace your tackle with lead-free

The MPCA had a similar program in the early 2000s. This program held over 200 tackle exchanges that collected over 8,000 lbs of lead, distributed 50,000 sample packets of lead-free tackle, and created displays of lead-free tackle at retail stores. 

Online retailers who sell lead-free tackle

MPCA list of companies who sell lead-free tackle

Email for more info

Local retailers

Oars-N-Mine Docks & Lifts, Crosby, MN

(218) 546-6912

Reddings Sports & Spirits, Emily, MN

(218) 763-2191

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