Welcome to the Star Lake Township Website!

Our objectives
in having this website are:Hay bales in a field in Otter Tail County

  • To improve our communication with township residents
  • To keep them informed of township affairs
  • To solicit citizen cooperation on important matters
  • To provide a current accounting of township financials

If you have questions regarding the content of this website, or any other item of township business please feel free to contact any of the Supervisors.

Star Lake Township is in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. The population was 415 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles, of which 25.0 square miles of it is land and 10.8 square miles of it (30.05%) is water. Major lakes in Star Lake Township are Dead Lake - Moore Lake - Mud Lake - North Long Lake - Star Lake.

Town Hall Address:
31030 380th Street
Dent, MN

Mailing Address:
39840 Star Hills Drive
Dent, MN 56528

Minnesota Association of Townships

News and Public Notices

Tax Forfeiture Land near Town Hall - Memo 10/14/15

Casino info and links on lower portion of this page.

The next monthly meeting is Thurs, February 11, 2016 (7:00 PM Town Hall.)

The Town Board will meet at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Town Hall, unless otherwise notified.

Special meetings will be posted here, as well as at the Town Hall and Galaxy Resort.

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Star Lake Township Special Notice

Proposed Shooting Star Casino location in Star Lake Township

Over the past several months the Star Lake Township Board has received numerous questions regarding a rumored sale of a large tract of land located primarily in Section 15 and portions of Sections 10 & 16. It does now appear that the White Earth Nation is in the process of planning an “off-site” expansion of the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, to a location within Star Lake Township.

The Star Lake Township Board will continue to follow this situation and provide updates as more facts become known.

Update prepared by Star Lake Township Board (dated 02/06/16)
    > MPR Article (02/01/16): Explaining Minnesota's 1837, 1854 and 1855 Ojibwe treaties
    > Fargo Forum Article (01/31/16): For decades, Vizenor has been major player in White Earth politics

Update prepared by Star Lake Township Board (dated 01/27/16)

Update prepared by Star Lake Township Board (dated 11/19/15)  LREC attachment and GRE attachment

Update prepared by Star Lake Township Board (dated 10/14/15)

Letter prepared by Star Lake Township Board (dated 9/24/15)

Write Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton:  Link to Contact Form

Want to write to your Legislative and Congressional Members about this issue? Go to this Who Represents Me link and enter your address or click on the map. You can then click on each of the names listed and send your questions and comments.

Related Links

Shooting Star Casino: News Release (dated 9/25/15)

Otter Tail County website:  Star Lake Resort & Casino Development Q & A

White Earth Band of Chippewa Tribe and State of Minnesota: Video Games Tribal Gaming Compact - Nov 8, 1991 Approval Letter

National Indian Gaming Commission - Frequently Asked Questions

Article about the Legal Distinction Between Class II and III Gaming