We have two Christmas trees at our house on Oak Point. Pictured is the outdoors tree that we cut down in the forest. For a $5.00 fee you can get a tag to cut a tree in the Chippewa National Forest. We went out on Wednesday afternoon and looked at numerous trees before we settled on this one. When they grow in the wild, most look like "Charlie Brown Trees" they are not trimmed, but if you look through a couple hundred you can usually find one that fits your needs.
Leech Lake Association
Annual Christmas Dinner
Coming up this coming Thursday December 16th, 2010 at the Ranch House Supper Club. Social Hour 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, then our speaker Doug Schultz Large Lake Biologist, MN DNR and his topic will be "What Does a New Leech Lake Management Plan mean to me?". Dinner served at 7:00 pm with selections of prime rib, walleye, chicken supreme, and chicken and ribs.
Leech Lake Management Plan
The 2011-2015 Plan which is authored by Doug Schultz, our speaker is available on line at www.mndnr.gov/leechlake. It's a 40 plus page report that you might want to review before listening to our speaker.
Anne M. Dunn
Anne M. Dunn an Ojibwa author and storyteller, and former resident on Oak Point was a feature speaker at a program held at the Cass Lake Library recently. She told a number of her stories she learned from her mother and grandmother as a young girl growing up on the Leech Lake Reservation. Oral legends and animal fables were an important source of Ojibwa history that has been told and retold over many, many years.
This coming Thursday, December 14 at 4:00 pm the Cass Lake library has an interesting speaker and author, Anton Treuer, a BSU faculty member will speak about his new book, "Assassination of Hole-In-The Day".