Lost boat found after the storm on July 19th. Blue speedboat. Currently tied to Ellen Butler’s dock on the south side of the lake.
The storm on July 19th brought lots of damage to cabins around the lake.
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Ice went out on Half Moon Lake on mid-day on April 23rd. Reported by Joe Lonsky and verified by others on the lake.
From Jim Smith today (November 28th):
“Sandy walked & said entire lake froze last night.”
Ice is officially out on Half Moon on Friday May 4th (May the fourth be with you.) .
Docks at the Half Moon beach and landing will be going in today.
Photo taken by Rick Miller from the south end, looking north. Night before Ice Out, May 3rd.
Loons have arrived at the lake today, May 2, 2018. A pair of loons on north end of the lake and a single loon on the south end.
Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 69 in to law yesterday. This eliminates the need for a spotter if the boat is equipped with a wide angle mirror. The law becomes effective March 30.
Official ice-on the lake is: December 10th
Report by Jim Smith:
Lake was still partially open Dec. 9th & finally froze over completely Sunday Dec. 10th. This was a strange fall - we had ice on & off the lake at least 4 or 5 times.
This Star Tribune article supports the work our Lake District does with boat launch inspections.