City of Lake City

Corrected: Local veterans organizations fund Gold Star Mothers Park renovation

Jun 29, 2022
Lake City VFW Post 8729 and its Auxiliary and Lake City American Legion Post 110 Auxiliary provided over $30,000 to fund paving, flag poles, flags and other improvements to Lake City’s Gold Star Mothers Park. Along with the American Flag and POW flag, there are flags for every service branch of...

Five year journey ends with fountain dedication

Jun 22, 2022
Five years of planning, advocating, fundraising, and waiting came to an end Thursday, June 16, with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication of the new interactive fountain at Ohuta Beach in Lake City. Water jets embedded in the concrete spray when activated by a sensor on a yellow pedestal at...

Samuelson statue unveiling is July 2, fundraising continues

Jun 22, 2022
After nine months of planning, promoting and fundraising, Destination Lake City (DLC) will dedicate, donate and unveil a historical monument of Ralph Samuelson to Lake City’s Mayor Mark Nichols on July 2, 2022 at 4:11 p.m. at Ohuta Park, the monument’s future home. Ralph Samuelson of Lake City was...

Anthony Cox to be next school resource officer

Jun 15, 2022
Lake City Police Officer Anthony Cox is the new school resource officer at Lake City Public Schools. He’ll replace the outgoing school resource officer, Officer Aaron Foss. The Lake City City Council approved the appointment as part of its consent agenda during the June 13 regular meeting. Lake...

Public tours city wastewater treatment facility in conjunciton with ‘We Are Water’

Jun 15, 2022
In addition to helping sponsor the “We Are Water MN” exhibit currently on shared display at the Lake City Public Library and the Lake City Art Center, The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance also sponsored a special tour of Lake City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility on May 21. The tour was conducted on site...

Klees honored for 20 years managing Hok-Si-La Park

Jun 15, 2022
Joanne Klees received recognition June 13 from the Lake City City Council for her contributions to the city as manager of Hok-Si-La Park for the last 20 years. Klees announced her retirement earlier this year and the city has since hired a new manager, Lisa Quest. In his announcement of the honor...

Interactive fountain, pool now open

Jun 8, 2022
Young people played in the interactive fountain at Ohuta Beach on Monday night. A button on a bollard activates water jets embedded in the pavement, sending water into the air. The fountain was added as part of the Ohuta Beach reconstruction project last year and paid for with a combination of...

Boe makes six in city council race

Jun 8, 2022
Lake City City Council Member Russell Boe has filed to seek re-election, bringing the total number of candidates for three seats on the council to six. Filing for the office closed on May 31. Incumbents Faye Brown and Amy Alkire have also filed for re-election. Also in the race are John Mortenson...

Marina parking lot getting a new surface

Jun 8, 2022
After a few years of replacing docks, this year’s major construction project at the Lake City Marina is taking place on land. “We have a major parking lot reconstruction project going on right now, which we have been planning for the last several years,” Lake City Marina Administrator Jeff Brand...

Memorial trees planted at Hok-Si-La Arbor Day ceremony

May 25, 2022
A group of local citizens and Shamla family members gathered May 21 at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City to plant four trees in Rebecca Shamla’s memory and one tree to recognize retiring Park Manager Joanne Klees for her 20 years of service to the park. City Councilmember Faye Brown read the mayor’s...

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