Hok-Si-La Park

Klees to teach nature journaling at Whitewater centennial

Mar 6, 2019
Hok-Si-La Park Manager JoAnne Klees will help Whitewater State Park celebrate its centennial by teaching nature journaling for children and adults on Saturday, March 9. Klees has been keeping a nature journal since about 2012. “Regularly I would sketch and write about what I was seeing/doing or...

City seeks input on Hok-Si-La Park plan

Jan 9, 2019
The City of Lake City has scheduled a public meeting to review the Hok-Si-La Park master plan. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at city hall.The city is in the process of updating the master plan for the park. The plan will guide new development for park facilities, and...

A semester afloat

Sep 26, 2018
Two professors, two wilderness guides, and 14 Augsburg College students spending 100 days on the Mississippi River camped at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City earlier this month. The students are making the canoe journey to New Orleans while taking a full course load at the Minneapolis college. Not long...

Letter: More than just a highway

Sep 19, 2018
To the editor: Lake City is going through exciting times. We have the opportunity to make some much-needed changes to our beautiful city and focus on ensuring its bright future. The Highway 61 Reconstruction Project scheduled for 2020 is way more than just an updated highway. It’s a chance to...

North Atlantic traditions kept alive on Lake Pepin

May 24, 2018
Once a year, they come to Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City, to build kayaks, to paddle kayaks, to roll kayaks, to harpoon from kayaks, to burn kayaks, but most of all to celebrate a culture and its way of life. Qajaq Camp (pronounced “kayak camp”) is put on by Qajaq USA, the American Chapter of the...

Hok-Si-La gets cleaned up by local scouts

May 9, 2018
On May 1, the Lake City Scouts did a service project at Hok-Si-La Park. There were 16 Girl Scouts, 10 Cub Scouts, one Boy Scout, and three future scouts that helped with this service project. After raking and picking up sticks and garbage, they were rewarded with s’mores over the campfire. People...

Service clubs clean Hok-Si-La dining hall

May 3, 2018
Hok-Si-La Park opened for the season April 27. To help it prepare for the first wedding of the season on May 5, members of the Lake City Kiwanis Club and the Lake City Lions Club cleaned the dining room. Pictured, from left, are: Mike Bross, Grant Cooper, Dick Betcher, Bill Otto, Dave Dueholm, Greg...

More indoors coming to one of city's prime outdoor attractions

Mar 28, 2018
Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City will begin the 2018 camping season with twice as many sleeper cabins. The first three cabins, completed in 2016 and funded with help from the Casey T. O’Neil Foundation, were a hit, Park Manager Joanne Klees said. Climate controlled and wheelchair accessible, the 16-...

Rotary listens to Hok-Si-La update

Feb 7, 2018
Hok-Si-La Park manager Joanne Klees was the guest speaker at the Lake City Rotary Club’s Feb. 5 meeting. She said she was very impressed and proud of the Night of the 1000 Lights that took place at the park on Winter Fest. She recently met with the Lake City City Council and they were asking...

Winter Fest is coming

Jan 31, 2018
Ron Hooge calls himself the choir director of Winter Fest. His job? “Keep everyone on the same page, hopefully.” The curtain comes up on the fourth annual Lake City Winter Fest on Friday, Feb. 2 with Team Trivia at Port 104 as the opening number. Saturday is full of events indoor and out. Hooge...


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