Hok-Si-La Park

Letter: Concerned about park ‘dead zones’

Jul 22, 2020
I have environmental and health concerns about the dead zones around the trees and metal posts in Patton Park and along the lakeshore. A friend just told me Hok-si-la Park has the same dead zones around trees. I realize that killing the vegetation with poison is more convenient than trimming...

Mayor: City resilient in the face of COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020
As we address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded of the resilience of our community. Citizens have stepped up and are helping neighbors and continuing their good work with their churches, schools, and service organizations. Our local hospital and clinics are implementing...

Pool possible, beaches open

Jun 11, 2020
With new guidance from the governor allowing pools to open at 50 percent capacity, one Lake City City Council member wanted to know Monday what it would take to get the city’s pool up and running. “I tell you in my six years on the council I’ve never heard more comments from Saturday to today,”...

A white wedding in Ohuta Park

Apr 8, 2020
A very small wedding service takes place in a snowy Ohuta Park Saturday, April 4. “Love conquers all,” wrote Ben Threinen, who took the photo. Social distancing guidelines and limits on gathering sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic have constrained ceremonies around the area in recent weeks. Hok-Si-...

Visitors still welcome at Hok-Si-La

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Park is open to visitors, though some events have been canceled or postponed. “The grounds and trails are open,” Park Manager Joanne Klees said. “Outhouses are open throughout the park and boat landing.” She said the park is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

More of city’s requests land in governor’s bonding proposal

Jan 22, 2020
Lake City already had one reason to be optimistic about the coming state bonding bill. Now it has a few more. Gov. Tim Walz announced Jan. 15 more of his priorities for inclusion in the bonding bill. They include over $2 million in matching funds to help Lake City construct 280-foot breakwaters at...

Hok-Si-La project on Walz bonding list

Jan 15, 2020
Lake City’s hopes for state bonding funds got a boost Jan. 11 when the sewer and water extension to Hok-Si-La Park appeared on Gov. Tim Walz’s list of recommended water and infrastructure projects. Walz’s proposal is to fund $587,000, or about half, of the estimated $1.175 million cost of the...

Progress made in tornado clean-up

Oct 2, 2019
Lots of work has gone into repairing the damage from the EF-0 tornado that swept through Lake City Tuesday, Sept. 24 – by the city, by volunteers, by property owners – and a lot of progress has been made. A total cost estimate of the damage caused is yet to come, however. The storm struck at about...

School contractors join flood cleanup effort

May 23, 2019
Representatives of contractors working on the Bluff View Elementary School expansion project recently joined Lake City Streets and Parks employees at the Hok-Si-La Park boat landing to help clean up debris washed ashore during the recent flooding. Among the companies represented were: Kraus-...

Service groups clean refreshed dining hall

May 15, 2019
Volunteers from the Lake City Lions Club and the Lake City Kiwanis Club made quick work of a big cleaning project at the Hok-Si-La Park dining hall, which has undergone several changes since last fall, according to a news release from the park. Over the winter the dining hall walls were stripped...

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