City of Lake City

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...

Megan Smith speaks at Rotary Club meeting

May 11, 2022
Lake City City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith was the guest speaker at Lake City Rotary Club May 9. “She spoke about all the many things that are happening in our community,” the club said in a news release. Pictured are Smith (left) and Rotary Club member Steve Lang. The...

Corrected: ‘Safe Routes’ get a try-out

May 11, 2022
Two temporary traffic changes are now in place along South Prairie Street in Lake City as part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School demonstration project. At the intersection of Prairie Street and Lakewood Avenue, bollards, red paint, and reflective tape create a...

Council approval paves the way for development along North 10th Street

Apr 27, 2022
A replatting approved by the Lake City City Council on April 11 could herald some development on a 7.8 acre vacant area adjoining North 10th Street. The new plat approved by the council converts what had been 24 townhome lots into five lots zoned light industrial. Grisim Enterprises owns the...

City Clean Up Day is April 30

Apr 27, 2022
Lake City residents can dispose of certain types of unwanted junk at Clean Up Day on April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lake City Recycling, 401 S. 8th St. A current utility bill verifying residence and garbage charge is required. People can print their bill from Xpress Bill pay if they pay...

Tours of Lake City wastewater treatment plant announced

Apr 20, 2022
People can find out about how Lake City treats all of the water leaving wastewater pipes in the city by touring the Lake City Wastewater Treatment Plant on Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. “As part of the We Are Water exhibition on view from April 28 - June 20 at the Lake City...


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