December 12, 2001 - CSAH 71, CSAH 50 Meeting Minutes
Meetings of the CSAH 71 and CSAH 50 Project Management Teams were held in Cass Country, MN, on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00pm and 2:30pm. The minutes from those meetings can be downloaded here in Adobe pdf (portable document file) format. If you do not already have the pdf viewer, you can download and install it by clicking on the "Get Acrobat Reader" button below.
October 10, 2001 - CSAH 71, CSAH 50 Meeting Minutes
The October 10 minutes can be downloaded here:
August 4, 2001 - Election Results
Many thanks to the outgoing officers of the Ten Mile Lake Association for their service in 2000-2001!
Please welcome and congratulate the new officers:
The complete list of TMLA officers is available on the Officers page.
Submitted by Becky Hauschild
COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY (CSAH) 71
Cass County is proposing improvements to CSAH 71 from CSAH 6 to CSAH 50 for a total length of 7.3 miles, tentatively scheduled for construction in 2003. A large portion of the route is through the Chippewa National Forest and traverses the northwesterly side of Ten Mile Lake. The roadway has been classified as a Natural Preservation Route by the State of Minnesota. This allows for a more flexible roadway design. The design will focus on preserving the natural environment, improving safety, and providing for non-motorized recreational use.
COUNTY STATE AID HIGHWAY (CSAH) 50Cass County is proposing improvements to CSAH 50 from CSAH 71 to Trunk Highway 371 for a total length of 1.7 miles. This road runs along the northeasterly side of Ten Mile Lake, and southerly side of Portage Lake. The improvement proposes to analyze alternative concepts for the area which is heavily developed between Ten Mile Lake and the large wetland complex. A hydrologic design committee is planned to be assembled for this project and will incorporate the ongoing studies by the Ten Mile Lake Association, the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of the improvements.
A Project Management Team, comprised of local representatives and oversight agencies, has been established to promote input and cooperation for the design of each of these projects. If you have any questions regarding either of the above projects, please contact David Enblom, Cass County Engineer at (218) 547-1211, Ext. 101 or Ron Bray, WSB & Associates, Inc. at (888) 541-4800, Ext. 177.
WANT YOUR GRANDCHILDREN TO KNOW TEN MILE LAKE AS YOU DID?
Submitted by Bob Crom
[Note on 8/7/2001: Family and Neighborhood Histories are now solicited by the History Committee, Submissions to Lorraine Stromquist at the address below, or by email to Tom Cox.]
This summer brings a unique opportunity for TML families to ensure their fond memories and unique ties to the Lake are not lost to unborn generations.
A publication documenting the history of the greater Hackensack area is one of several major projects being planned to commemorate the Hackensack Area Centennial in 2003.
The planning committee is encouraging all families with connections to lakes, resorts, churches, schools, clubs, civic organizations and businesses over any part of the one hundred years to submit pictures and histories. Plans call for the history to be available for purchase in 2002.
TMLA member Lorraine Stromquist, 4175 County 71 NW, Hackensack, is our link to the Hackensack Area Centennial History project. She's asking for your help in the form of family histories (up to 500 words) and pictures to complement her overview of the Lake's role in the history of the greater Hackensack area
Suggests for writing your family's story are:
[Note: Histories continue to be solicited...]
January 4, 2001: Ten-Milers Try To Save an Eagle
(Based on articles by Gail DeBoer in the Walker Pilot-Independent, Dec. 21, 2000 and January 4, 2001. See also Pilot Independent )
Ten-Milers Chris Bliska, son of Molly Bliska, and his family were key players in a determined effort to save an eagle; the eagle eventually died of lead poisoning.
On December 16, 2000 Chris and his family were out for a walk when they came upon the eagle in a ditch along Lower Ten Mile Lake Road. The eagle appeared unable to fly and hobbled into the woods. When Molly checked later in the day, the eagle was still there, still unable to fly. She called Chris who was by then on his way home to Minneapolis. Chris then spoke with staff at the University Raptor Center, which attempts to rehabilitate injured or poisoned birds of prey, and later that afternoon flew his own plane back to Hackensack accompanied by Terry Headley, a Raptor Center volunteer. Assisted by the Bliskas, Headley was able to subdue the eagle. Chris Bliska then flew the bird and handler back to Minneapolis.
At the Raptor Center, under the supervision of Director Dr. Pat Redig, the eagle was sedated and examined. Lead poisoning was suspected and eventually proved, and the eagle was treated with chemicals that would remove the lead from her system. While Redig was hopeful that the eagle might survive the high lead levels in her system, the eagle died six days later of heart failure, since the lead is extremely toxic to the heart muscle. An autopsy confirmed the diagnosis of lead poisoning.
The eagle, a female, was estimated to be about five years old and weighed about 12 pounds. Redig believes that the poisoning had occurred 3 to 5 days before she was found, and might have involved half a dozen shotgun pellets or one small piece of lead shrapnel. While the lead would have remained in the eagle's system only a few days, it would cause sufficient damage in that time to cause the death of the eagle.
(Note: an article in the Summer 2000 issue of the TMLA Newsletter described the dangers of lead poisoning in birds caused by lead shot and sinkers.)
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