Lake Shore: City hall reopens to the public

Modifications made to meet COVID-19 safety guidelines

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Lake Shore City Hall. PineandLakes Echo Journal file photo.

Lake Shore City Hall reopened Monday, June 1, in a modified way.

At the council’s Tuesday, May 26, meeting, Mayor Kevin Egan said city hall has been reconfigured to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. There will be room for six guests at a time.

Egan said city hall will operate in a different manner but an efficient manner.

Public safety

Police reported 75 incidents in April, including 27 traffic-related incidents and 48 miscellaneous calls. Police Chief Steve Sundstrom said April was quiet, but activity picked up in May and police expect a busy summer season.

April traffic incidents included 19 traffic warnings, two traffic citations and one all-terrain vehicle injury crash. Miscellaneous calls included five suspicious activity calls, two criminal property damage and one assault complaint.


The council met Tuesday, May 26, online via Zoom because its regular council meeting date of Monday, May 25, fell on Memorial Day. In other business, the council:

  • Approved a preliminary plat of Hendrickson Addition to Lake Shore with conditions. The property is on the north side of County Road 29 at the intersection with Upper Roy Lake Road. Property owners are proposing six residential lots.

  • Learned the city issued 11 land-use permits in April, excluding short-term rentals, for a valuation of $206,000.

  • Received a petition from residents requesting improvement of Robinhood Way between the intersection with Little John Road to the north end of the city-maintained segment of Robinhood Way. The next step is for the council to have its city engineer determine if the proposed improvement is necessary, cost effective and feasible along with the estimated cost.

  • Approved a quote from Astech Corp. for $4,658 to seal cracks on Pohl, Point Narrows and Whitstrom roads.

  • Learned that Trail 77 did not receive a Transportation Alternative Grant applied for in November. Staff is working on a Legacy grant submission due this summer.

  • Heard council member Doug Miller’s concern about city businesses that paid fees for items like liquor licenses and then being forced to close because of COVID-19. The council will consider what other communities have done to help businesses.

Nancy Vogt may be reached at 218-855-5877 or Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter at

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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