'Growing Onamia' contest now open for nominations of Most Creative, Most Colorful, or Most Original Garden in the Onamia Area. $50 in Onamia Bucks for winner in each category. Submit nominations at Sunshine Flower Shop, Onamia Drug, Hardware Hank, or the Farm Market Cafe. Contest closes 4 pm Aug 14th 2014. Judging Aug 15th, 6 pm. Celebrate your or your neighbor's Garden!
Onamia is located in central Minnesota, near Mille Lacs Lake and other lakes and Rum River. See more at general info There are businesses in the area including a hospital, schools grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, drug store, and industry- see our biz listings There are also plenty of recreational opportunities.
Meet Cheryl Minnema, author of Hungry Johnny Wednesday Aug 6 2014 7pm Onamia Depot Library
Erin, a naturalist from Kathio State Park will be sharing knowledge about mammals.
Make an animal footprint cast. Geared toward kids, all ages welcome. Aug 12 2014 1:30pm Onamia Depot Library
(News Released by MN DNR July 14, 2014) http://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Mille Lacs Lake anglers may fish at night beginning Monday, July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
“We’re pleased we can open the lake to night fishing,” said Brad Parsons, central region fisheries manager for the DNR. “Evening and night launches can resume operation, and boats can travel and fish at night. In addition to walleye, anglers can again seek muskellunge and bow fish during prime nighttime hours.”
by Charlie Zelle, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation June 13, 2014. June is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month. It serves to remind us that risky behavior near railroad tracks can be a matter of life and death. Already this year, there have been 25 highway-rail grade collisions in Minnesota. In February, drivers in Elk River went around lowered gates at two different crossings and their vehicles were hit by trains. Fortunately, only property was damaged.
from june trip to tamarack national wildlife refuge, Island view lake, near Frazee / Detroit lakes MN back through staples, and geese in Baxter
by Nathan Steffenson
This time of year there are many deer on the roads in Minnesota. June is the month with the most deer car crashes. That is the time the older fawns have separated from the mother doe.
My still photos from the Lunar Eclipse