Veterans on the Lake Resort

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Veterans on the Lake Resort
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
July 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minn. Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Measurable Outcome(s)

Renovated guest facilities for increased guest satisfaction, comfort and safety. Increased well water supply to meet peak demand and drinking water safety, replaced pool lift to meet federal ADA standards for guests in wheelchairs, replaced septic systems to meet county specifications, improved energy efficiency of cabins by increasing attic insulation and replacing leaking roofs, purchased used golf carts for transporting guests with mobility issues, replaced air conditioning units for guest comfort and safety.

Description of Funds
Dept. of Administration costs $750, Contracted Services $47,378, Equipment $22,833, Supplies $3539, Travel $500
Source of Additional Funds

Volunteer labor to install roofs. Staff labor (not paid by grant) to install roofs and air conditioners. Private donations to supplement grant funds used to purchase used golf carts.

Recipient Board Members
Ronald Henke, Michael Newbarth, Richard Zahn, Thomas Telando, Daniel Hill, Sheri Newbarth, Richard Bulthuis, Brigadier General John Cox, Donald Douglas, Patti Swanson
Project Overview

Veterans on the Lake Resort, a not-for-profit resort, will provide a barrier-free setting for a memorable outdoor recreation experience for disabled persons, with priority to disabled veterans, veterans, their families, friends and supporters; designed with veterans in mind, recognizing what they have contributed to and sacrificed for our nation; ensuring that they can fully participate in Minnesota's outdoor cultural heritage.


Well drilling to provide larger reservoir of water to meet peak demand

ADA-compliant pool lift to improve safety and pool accessibility for disabled visitors

Septic tank and drain field replacement to prevent drinking water contamination and improve drinking water safety

Cabin restoration to improve insulation and energy efficiency of cabins to better serve our visitors

Mobility aids-to purchase gently used golf carts to replace aging golf carts to enable disabled visitors to use the entire resort

To replace air conditioning units to ensure comfort and safety of visitors with health issues

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Veterans on the Lake Resort
Street Address
161 Fernberg Road
Zip Code