Lake Elmo wrestles with boat noise near Catholic retreat

Kevin Giles, reporting for the Star Tribune:

The Jesuit retreat grounds, and nearby Carmelite campuses for cloistered nuns and hermits, cover fully a third of the Lake Demontreville shoreline. “I think there is a great deal of respect and reverence for what happens there with the Jesuits and Carmelites among lake owners,” Zuleger said. Boaters unfamiliar with the situation confuse the retreat grounds with a park, trespassing for picnics and parties and leaving litter behind...

In crowded shoreline areas, surface water ordinances regulated time of ome activities are becoming more common.