Monthly Archives: December 2019

Volunteer Fire Department Accepting Applications

Volunteer Fire Department

 The Silver Bay Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for individuals wanting to volunteer their time to serve on the department. Applications can be icked up at City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614 and returned to the same address before 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.  Applications received after this date will be kept on file for future openings. EEOE/AA

Adult Snowmobile Safety Certification Information

Adult Certification (ages 16 and up)

Minnesota requires snowmobile certification by law for anyone born after December 31, 1976. Adult snowmobile safety certification is for snowmobile operators age 16 and over.

  • Complete one of the online courses:
  • Or may complete a Youth Snowmobile Certification class

The adult course is designed to show the student the most common causes for snowmobile accidents in Minnesota, and how to avoid becoming an accident statistic. Upon successful completion of the Online Snowmobile Safety Course, the student will complete self-certification procedures to print their Snowmobile Certificate.

For general information, please call (888) 646-6367, (651) 296-6157, or (800) 366-8917, or email your name and address to .

Snowmobile Trail Modification by Black Beach Campground

With the recent snow, snowmobile season will soon be in high gear. With that, we want to let you know that the following area is off limits to snowmobiles and ATV’s. With the addition of the Black Beach Campground, the snowmobile and ATV trail needed to be modified. Below is a map area circled in red where snowmobiles and ATV’s are off limits. The highlighted yellow is the roadway, this can be used for going to and from the trails. Also be advised that other areas on the map may be private property and not open to snowmobiling and ATV riding. Your best bet is to stay on the trail, and use the very edge of the roadway when coming to and from the trail to avoid riding in the wrong area. If you have any questions, call the Police Department at 218-226-4486.

Youth Snowmobile Safety Field Class


The Silver Bay Police Department, along with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the MN DNR, is hosting a Snowmobile Safety Field Class on January 24th from 8AM – Noon, at the Claire Nelson Center, 6866 Cramer Road, Finland, MN. The class is open to anyone ages 11-15.  Students must first complete the MN Snowmobile Safety Course online and bring a copy of their certificate to class.  The certificate is not valid until their 12th birthday. The cost for the online course is $24.95. Snowmobiles will be provided for the riding portion, but students must bring a helmet.  Visit the MN DNR website for more details.

Register at City Hall, 226-4408, prior to January 20th.  You will need to provide the participants full name and birthdate when registering.