Hok-Si-La Park

Higher than expected cost for city dock, Hok-Si-La trail

Jan 13, 2021
Rising material costs and other factors are causing bids for city projects to come in higher than expected, officials say. The Lake City City Council on Monday, Jan. 11, approved contracts for a marina dock project and a multi-use trail to Hok-Si-La Park. The council approved a contract with River...

Council action delayed on Hok-Si-La trail

Dec 16, 2020
The Lake City City Council removed an action item from its agenda Dec. 14 to award a bid for construction of a multi-use trail connecting the Hok-Si-La Park entrance and Central Point Road. City Administrator Rob Keehn said city staff requested that the council table the issue until January due to...

City seeks bids on trail to Hok-Si-La

Nov 25, 2020
The City of Lake City has advertised for bids for a multi-use recreation trail from Central Point Road to the Hok-Si-La Park entrance. Bids for constructing the trail are due by 11 a.m., Dec. 10, when they will be opened and read aloud at City Hall. Officials had planned for construction of the...

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...

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