I really haven't done any comparison shopping related to price, but we have been taking our pets to Heartland in Faribault for 20 years and would never consider going anywhere else. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
I haven't fished that lake, but have fished others in the area. Probably pretty clear water if it is like most. I would also guess more Pads and cabbage weeds, than the junk weeks like we have down here. Sometimes jig worms can be your friend on those lakes.
They are now making a cloth made out of trees and it seems like the plant is doing just fine. I have not noticed the "smell" since the conversion. Always made me wonder why the smell was the worst on weekends. Kinda thought that maybe the EPA did not work weekends