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May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022

Emergency Meeting- Flooding

The Lake of The Woods County Board of Commissioners met in an emergency session on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Lake of the Woods County Government Center in the Commissioners’ Room.

Call To Order

Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the following members present: Commissioners: Cody Hasbargen, Buck Nordlof, Jon Waibel, Joe Grund and Ed Arnesen. Also present was County Auditor/Treasurer Lorene Hanson, Emergency Management Director Jill Hasbargen-Olson, County Engineer Anthony Pirkl, Land & Water Director Josh Stromlund, and County Attorney James Austad.

Approval of Agenda


Motion was made by Commissioner Joe Grund, seconded by Commissioner Jon Waibel and carried unanimously to approve the agenda.


There was in depth discussion about the water levels that are rapidly increasing in Lake of the Woods County and how to combat the flooding that has been an issue for the community and businesses. Topics included: retrieving a sandbagger back from another county, requesting volunteers, ordering sandbags, budgets, sandbags at different locations, including flood mapping on website with GIS, and establishing an Emergency Operations Command Center Committee.


Motion was made by Commissioner Cody Hasbargen, seconded by Commissioner Joe Grund and carried unanimously to establish the Emergency Operations Command Center Committee (EOC) and to appoint the following members:  Commissioner Ed Arnesen, Commissioner Jon Waibel, Jill Hasbargen-Olson, Anthony Pirkl, Josh Stromlund. Alternate: Commissioner Buck Nordlof.


With no further business before the Board, Chair Buck Nordlof called the meeting to recess at 4:25 p.m.

Attest: June 7, 2022

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County Auditor/Treasurer, Lorene Hanson Chairman James “Buck” Nordlof