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June 9 event planned at park to celebrate Lake Shore's 75th anniversary

Public event will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Fritz Loven Park with food, beverages, gift card drawings, a bounce house for kids and more

Lake Shore City Council members, mayor and her daughter at council meeting
From left are Lake Shore City Council members Doug Miller and Henry Cote, and Mayor Krista Knudsen with her daughter, Finleigh, 2, at the Monday, May 23, 2022, regular meeting.
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
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LAKE SHORE — Lake Shore will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a public event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Fritz Loven Park.

The event will include food and beverages, history discussions and a bounce house for children. Police, fire and emergency medical services personnel will attend with emergency vehicles.

Zorbaz on Gull and Bar Harbor will provide “A Taste of Lake Shore” and will serve free food, park committee meeting minutes said, and there will be a drawing for gift cards to Zorbaz, Bar Harbor, Cowboy’s and possibly more.

Read more Lake Shore City Council news
The new mayor will finish the remaining two years of Mayor Krista Knudsen's term.
Total levy is $1,763,418 with a budget increase of 2.7% overall
Estimated cost is $5.4 million, and cities have $3.4 million in grant funding
Council wants to take its time and get questions answered
Mayor will be appointed Jan. 3 to fulfill Krista Knudsen's term after she was elected to state House seat
Mayor Krista Knutsen said the increase was "not unexpected."
Reasons for hike are outlined and include a reduction in revenue and a capital outlay increase
Apparently losing interest in a budget workshop, the bear ambled off

In other business Monday, May 23 - which is believed to be the shortest council meeting ever at just 5 minutes - the council:

  • Learned that police reported 56 traffic-related incidents and 34 miscellaneous calls in April. Activity included 37 traffic warnings, six traffic citations, four suspicious activity calls, one burglary complaint and one theft complaint. Police assisted other agencies four times.
  • Learned the city has issued 35 building permits so far this year (14 in April) for a total valuation of $1,560,040.

At a special meeting May 10, the council accepted the conservation easement for and approved the final plat of Spider Preserve; and approved the Sherwood North liquor license for on-sale and Sunday on-sale liquor with conditions, including no outdoor amplification, music or live bands on the deck, and no alcoholic beverages and dining on the deck after 10 p.m.
The council will review the conditions for modifications at the annual renewal in 2023.

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Sherwood North is the former Sherwood Forest Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was recently sold.

Nancy Vogt, editor, may be reached at 218-855-5877 or nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com . Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@PEJ_Nancy.

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 nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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