Lake Shore City Council awards road projects contract

Easement road off County Road 78 is now named "Refuge Trail"

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Lake Shore City Hall. PineandLakes Echo Journal file photo.

LAKE SHORE — In its Monday, April 25, regular meeting, the Lake Shore City Council voted unanimously to award contracts for road and wastewater projects in 2022.

The low bidder was Anderson Brothers Construction Company of Brainerd at $599,018.98. The company was one of just two bidders, and its bid exceeded city estimates by nearly $40,000. City Engineer Dave Reese, with Widseth engineering firm, said it was mainly due to lift station work costs being higher than previously anticipated.

Road projects include work on Upper Roy Lake Road, Springside Drive, Christy Drive and Niemi Circle.

The board also agreed to name an easement road off of County Road 78, giving it the name “Refuge Trail.”

“This is a private road – it is not city-maintained – but because it has three properties off of it, it should be named for the enhanced 911 system,” City Administrator Teri Hastings said. “I got a list from Cass County of acceptable names, and so I tried to find a name that fit the area. I really liked ‘Meadow Court’ or ‘Meadow Trail,’ but there is no meadow there.”


In other action Monday, the council:

  • Adopted a resolution authorizing a gambling premises permit at Zorbaz for Confidence Learning Center.
  • Adopted Cass County’s all-hazard mitigation plan.

Council member Henry Cote was not in attendance.
In March, the Lake Shore Police Department responded to 83 total incidents, including two crashes, two snowmobile crashes, two animal complaints and 40 traffic warnings.

Dan Determan, sports writer/staff writer, may be reached at 218-855-5879 or . Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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