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4th of July Boating Safety Tips

The 4th of July is one of the busiest days for boating on Lake Minnetonka. The following safety tips will help ensure you, your family, friends, and pets have a fun Read More

Posted on: July 3rd, 2018

2018 Harvesting Schedule

Harvester MachineThe Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD) started harvesting Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) and Curly-leaf pondweed on June 14, 2018.  Harvesting typically occurs mid-June through mid-August. Harvesting does not occur during Read More

Posted on: June 26th, 2018

Open Water Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to enjoy Lake Minnetonka! When swimming, make sure you and your children remember simple safety tips. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, in 2016, Read More

Posted on: May 25th, 2018

Determining Ice-Out on Lake Minnetonka

Ice-out on Lake Minnetonka could break a record this year. While methods throughout Minnesota are not standard for determining lake ice-out dates, Lake Minnetonka is generally declared ice-free when a boat can Read More

Posted on: April 29th, 2018

Lake Harvesting Internship — Now Hiring!

Harvester Machine

The LMCD is pleased to announce that multiple Lake Harvesting Internship positions are now available for the 2018 harvesting season (June – August).

For more information regarding these positions, please read Read More

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

Unsafe Ice Conditions Due to Spring Weather

Beware of Thin Ice! With spring weather, the ice on Lake Minnetonka is thinning especially near shore, in channels, pressure ridges, and some unanticipated areas. After March 15th, fences and Read More

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018

Remove Ice Fishing Shelters by March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 is the deadline for removing ice fishing shelters from Lake Minnetonka or they could be confiscated and/or the owners prosecuted. Some exceptions exist for overnight occupancy and safe ice conditions. Also, please be sure Read More

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018

Boater Safety Course — June 18, 2018

The Boating Safety Education Course is scheduled for June 18, 2018.


Get ready for the summer boating season by taking the course and obtaining your MN DNR Watercraft Operator’s Permit. Space is Read More

Posted on: February 20th, 2018

Important Winter Safety Tips

View the 2017-18 Winter Rules Brochure for important winter safety tips and requirements before venturing out on Lake Minnetonka this winter. View Brochure>>>

Posted on: December 26th, 2017

Holiday Hours

The LMCD Office will be closed December 25-26, 2017 and January 1, 2018 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.  We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season!

Posted on: December 26th, 2017

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