The U.S.-bound train will feature the Trews and Willy Porter arriving at Loretto at 4:15 on December 12, 2018. Performances run 4:30 - 5:00pm. The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States.
The event is free, with CP encouraging attendees to open their cupboards and wallets to help address hunger needs in their communities. Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate have enough healthy food this holiday season.
38th Annual View Santa!
The West Hennepin Public Safety Reserves are sponsoring the annual program on December 1, 2018. The Reserves will also collect non-perishable food donations for local food shelves.
9-1:00 Girl Scout Secret Santa Shop-St. Peter Church
10-11:30 ECFE Teddy Bear Tea
10-1:00 Create your own Swedish ornament at the Library
10-Noon Paperwhite gift bulbs by the Big Wood Garden Club
10-2:00 Craft show & entertainment at the community center
10-3:00 Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus at Love Inc.
10-5:00 Out door World Market
All Day-Warming fires
Holiday kiddie train ride-random times
10-1:30 & 3:30-4:00 Christmas music in the Senior Center
10-2:00 Delano High School Band Ensambles-Heritage Center
Afternoon Boy Scout sponsored cider & hot chocolate
All Day Kid’s character hunt bingo
10-2:00 Girl Scout sponsored Christmas tree walk
10-2:00 Multiple community boutiques-Senior Center, ECFE, & Love Inc.
10-2:20 Ethnic treats at the 221 Club
3:00 Keg blessing & tapping featuring Lupine Brewing Christmas Ale aged in a J. Carver Apple Brandy Barrel
Krampus-3:00-until all the naughy kids are cared for
4:30 Deladazzel Parade
11-8:30 Food truck & cinnamon roasted almonds
Craft beer by Lupine Brewing Co.-All day
Festive hot cocktails & gluhwein-All day
Old fashioned root beer-All day
5-9:00 First Annual Delano Snow Stomp Street Dance with entertainment by Red Dot Garage.
For full information go to www.delanomnarts.org or pick up a schedule at Delano Old-Fashioned Christmas Central when you arrive(AKA Delano City Hall)
The final water level reading for 2018 was 979.08' (east bay) on October 24, 2018
This can be compared to the final reading last fall on November 12, 2017 of 978.95' , the initial reading this season of 979.98 on 5/2/18 and the Ordinary High Water Level for Sarah of 979.90'. The chart below shows water levels from 1/1/2015 - 10/24/2018 courtesy of Sandy Fecht , MNDNR. With the notable exception of the late summer 2016 heavy rains the water levels on Sarah have been reasonably consistent in recent years.
Additional information, charts, and historical data can be found on the Water Levels page
1000 more walleye
move to lake Sarah
The Lake Sarah Association completed the 2018 stocking of walleye on October 25, 2018. Kent Roers and Marcus Zahn met Ron Rademacher to release the 1000+ walleye fingerlings from Joe Slavec's dock in the mid-lake channel. Since the programs inception in 2006 this program has introduced more than 290,000 walleye fry and 9,000 walleye fingerlings to lake Sarah.
Help support continued walleye stocking in lake Sarah! Click the Paypal button at right to donate to the stocking program with any major credit card or bank balance transfer. Your tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated!
A truly amazing friend and neighbor has passed away
Ronald Marvin Jorgenson, age 79, of Loretto, MN went into the loving arms of the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.
Our deepest sympathies to Mary and the Jorgenson family.
Visitation will be held at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home, 15800 37th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55446 on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4-7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 145 Railway Street East, Loretto, MN 55357, with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. A luncheon to celebrate Ron's life will be held after the service at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340.
Many of the questions emailed to this site regard illegal or inconsiderate snowmobile, atv, boat or pwc operation or fishing/hunting violation questions. To report illegal vehicular activity you should contactHennepin County Sheriff Water Patrol (612)596-9880, or West Hennepin Public Safety (763)479-0500, The Water Patrol will not issue a citation for offenses they do not witness. They may issue a citation if the witness agrees sign the complaint (much like a citizens arrest). If you plan on filing charges against an individual you should make note of the date, time, vehicle description and license number, identity or good description of the operator. A side note; If the offender wishes to appear in court you may be required to appear as witness / accuser. To report hunting or fishing violations call DNR area Conservation Officer Officer Name: Brent Grewe Phone: (763) 205-6014, DNR Enforcement (651)582-1502, ororTIP (turn in poachers) toll free hotline 800-652-9093.Click the blue text for a copy of the 2017-18 Minnesota Snowmobile Regs , Personal Watercraft Regs , 2018 MN Boating Guide , ATV/OHV Regs, or the 2017 MN Fishing Regulations , in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (.pdf).
Lake Sarah (MN DNR #27-0191) is located in sections 1 and 2, township 118, range 24; and in sections 34 and 35, township 119, range 24, Hennepin County, Minnesota. GPS 45°4'19"N 93°41'24"W surrounded by the Minnesota cities of Independence, Greenfield, Loretto, Medina, and Rockford. Click here to view a Google hybrid map of lake Sarah. Suggestions for content and services to be provided by this site are always welcome!E-mail this websitewith your feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas.