Lakes Gas Blog

smokerWe know it seems like January 87th, but we promise, spring is on its way.

So, make sure your portable propane tanks are ready for all the grilling, camping, and other warm-weather activities it has in store.

First, test for leaks in your tank and connection. Liberally apply a soap and water solution to the tank and connection and slowly open the cylinder valve. If you see bubbles, you have a leak and will need to replace your connection parts or tank.

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We held our annual CSR (Customer Service Representative) meeting April 26-27 in Forest Lake, Minnesota. It was a great opportunity for our CSRs to participate in learning sessions with Lakes Gas leadership and build camaraderie with their counterparts from other branches. On Wednesday, 31 of our CSRs enjoyed a fun paint night activity at Glazing Memories Art Studio. They got to take home their masterpiece and some great memories from a fantastic event.

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Howard E. Sargeant, founder of Lakes Gas, passed away in October 2017 at the age of 94. To commemorate his life, employees from our corporate office presented a plaque to his family.

Recently, the plaque was mounted to a bench in Lakeside Park by the city of Forest Lake, Minnesota. While park visitors are relaxing, they can reflect on his memory, along with his contributions to the community and the propane industry.

AdobeStock 81496716Spring is just around the corner, and that means taking your lawnmower out of its winter retirement. But this year, you may want to consider buying a propane-powered model or converting your existing mower into a propane model using an EPA-certified conversion kit. Here are some reasons why:


On Tuesday April 3rd, we had a retirement party for Dave Johnson from our Mora, MN branch. Dave's pictured on the left with Lakes Gas President, Steve Sargeant. Dave began his career with Lakes Gas in August 1997. We'd like to thank Dave for his many wonderful years of service and wish him much happiness in the next chapter of his life.

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