Aquatic Invasive Species meeting planned for July 30

For the last two years the State of Minnesota has been strengthening their Aquatic Invasive Species laws. Last fall, Iowa Great Lakes residents asked the DNR and legislature to strengthen Iowa’s AIS laws. Something happened and the AIS changes was not properly drafted for presentation to the legislature. Attached is a DNR letter that explains … Read more

Art Center hosts Austin Deuel exhibit

Artist Austin Deuel was on hand for opening of his exhibit Thursday, July 12 at the Pearson Lakes Art Center. The Scottsdale, Ariz. artist is a sculptor, painter and muralist. He a member of the American Indian and Cowboy Artists Association. During the Vietnam era, he was a Marine combat artist (the first), completing two … Read more

University of Okoboji Campus Ride

The annual University of Okoboji Campus Ride was held Saturday, June 30 beginning and ending at Florence Park in Milford. The ride featured three ride lengths – 25-mile, 50-mile and 100-mile. The University of Okoboji Campus Ride is neither a race nor a test of stamina. [nggallery id=15]

All Aboard the Queen II

The Queen II Excursion Boat is the only venue of its kind in the Iowa Great Lakes. Transform your event into a unique on-the-water experience, enhanced by the traditional ambiance of the lakes area. The Queen II can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers the excitement of a guided tour of West Lake Okoboji’s … Read more

Smoke on the Water BBQ Compeition

Competitors from across the Midwest came to Arnolds Park to see who could make the best barbequed chicken, ribs, and pork. The first annual BBQ event was hosted by Okoboji Tourism. Twelve teams competed in the Smoke on the Water, Saturday, June 23 at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park. Judging started at noon, with public … Read more

Vaughans host party to remember

Iowa Great Lakes Association board member Kevin Vaughan and his wife Teri hosted the backyard party of the summer Friday evening, June 22 at their Lake home on West Lake. The evening kicked off with a fundraiser for Kristi Noem (R_SD) a celebration for Kevin and Teri’s 10th wedding anniversary followed. Joe’s Stone Crab catered … Read more