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Lakes Grilling SeptWhen September rolls around, crispy leaves and Back to School sales signal fall. Even though fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd, the beginning of the month has plenty of us cozying up in hoodies and jeans and gearing up for football.

But this New York Times article reminds us that September is actually a perfect time for grilling.

The cooler air is great for cooking foods that take more time on the grill, it asserts. Like leg of lamb, for which it gives a delicious-sounding recipe and some handy tips.

As we’ve mentioned before, turkey is also well-suited for the grill, whether it’s your Thanksgiving bird, or a breast for a weekday dinner.

So take advantage of the beautiful weather. Grill up one of these longer-cooking cuts of meat and invite some friends over for a grill-centric dinner party. Find more innovative recipes here, courtesy of Happy grilling!

Need propane for your party? Contact Lakes Gas.

Propane helps economyNext time you need a little pick-me-up, think about this.

Every time you pay your propane bill or pick up another 20 lb cylinder, you’re helping to boost the American economy.

Since propane is made right here, using it keeps your dollars here, too. In fact, according to, the propane industry employs about 50,000 Americans. And in 2009, it contributed $15 billion in direct domestic value to the economy.

That’s a lot different than some fuels, like gasoline. Propane prices don’t change based on the politics of countries overseas. And when you use it, you can feel good knowing you’re putting money into the local economy.

Want to help your local economy by buying propane? Contact Lakes Gas.

Spooner OHCome out and meet the Lakes Gas team at our Open House Friday, August 12th.  Visit us at the Spooner, Wisconsin branch at 16228W State Road 70. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., we’ll have food, fun and savings. There will be brats, hot dogs, chips, and pop and treats for the kids! And you can register for hourly drawings and our grand prize: 200 gallons of propane! We’ll announce that prize at 2 p.m., so you’ll want to stick around. While you’re here, don’t forget to get your 20 lb cylinder filled for just $10. Everyone’s invited, and we hope to see you there!

Minnesota Schopol Bus PropaneWhen your kids are late coming home from school, you probably wish you could know exactly where the bus is right at that moment.

What if you could know that, and what if propane made it possible?

For one Minnesota School District, switching to a propane-fueled fleet saved them enough money to make it happen.

According to a case study by the Alternative Fuels Data Center, Eastern Carver County School District in Chaska, Minnesota saved more than $170,000 during the 2013-2014 school year by making the switch. They then used that savings for wireless internet in the fleet, so that parents can track the buses in real time.

In addition to cost-savings, the switch had other benefits, including:

  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Increased horsepower
  • Buses warm up faster

For more information about the switch, read the case study.

Need to order propane? Contact Lakes Gas.

PL Opoen HouseJoin us for an open house at the Pequot Lakes, Minnesota location from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. August 5th. Everyone is invited! We’ll have a barbeque featuring brats, hot dogs, and pop and some help from the Miss Pequot Lakes candidates. You can also enter to win a BBQ grill and 400 gallons of propane. You don’t have to be present to win. Come out and see us!

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