Jackson County Board Proceedings 2-20-18

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF JACKSON COUNTY, MINNESOTAFebruary 20, 2018This document constitutes a summary of the Proceedings of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners’ February 20, 2018 meeting. The full text of these proceedings is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the County Coordinator, Jackson County Court House, 405 Fifth Street, in the […]

City of Lakefield – Proposed Assesment Hearing 4-2-18

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENTNotice is hereby given that the Lakefield city council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Lakefield City Hall, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the 2018 Street Improvement Project, on the following streets:- North Hunter Street from Colonial Avenue to Funk Avenue- Broadway Avenue from Bush […]

Lakefield City Council Passed Resolutions

The Lakefield City Council has passed the following resolutions:18-082018 Street Project Approve Plans18-09Online Certificates of Deposit18-10Ambulance Sweepstakes Donations18-112018 Street Project Receipt of Bids18-122018 Street Project Call for Assessment HearingAnyone wishing to review the complete resolution may do so at City Hall between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday in the Administrative Clerk’s office301 Main Street, Lakefield, MN 56150. […]

Locals seek assurances on middle school

Board confrontsrumors, pushesdistrictwide unity

Members of the Lakefield community confronted the Jackson County Central School Board this week over rumored plans to close the middle school and possibly even move those students to Jackson.School board members sought to dispel those rumors while also speaking of the need for districtwide unity at a time when admittedly tough decisions have to be made about school district […]

LBA hunts for bunny, dry ground

Snow could pushevent inside, norabbit may meansome sad kiddos

Though the annual Lakefield Business Association Easter Egg Hunt is less than two weeks away, organizers are still on the lookout for two key elements dry ground and the Easter Bunny.The hunt is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. If somehow the snow melts and the ground dries out by then, organizers plan to have the […]

Immanuel Lutheran gearing up to host first chess tourney

Some of the top youth chess players in the area will square off against one another in Lakefield this weekend.

Some of the top youth chess players in the area will square off against one another in Lakefield this weekend.Immanuel Lutheran School hosts its first-ever chess tournament this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. While the school has a long history of sending students to chess tournaments across the region, teacher and ILS Chess Club adviser Kelly Ackermann said, this is […]


Expert appraiseron the road toLakefield library

An “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser is bringing his own antique appraisal show on the road.To Lakefield.Mark Moran, an Iola, Wis.-based antique appraiser with more than 30 years of experience and nearly that many books on antiques and collectibles to his credit as author or co-author, will host an antiques appraisal event at the Lakefield library on March 29.Locals are encouraged to […]

Sheriff’s Report

March 5A deputy assisted the Jackson Ambulance with a medical call in Jackson.Deputies assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a semi-vs.-SUV accident with minor injuries on I-90 near Lakefield.A deputy assisted a motorist who slid in the ditch on County Road 14 in Hunter Township. A tow was called.A deputy assisted a motorist who slid in the ditch on County […]

Standard Editorial: Let’s shine some more light on our government

March 11-17 marks the 13th annual Sunshine Week, a time set aside each year to shed light on issues of open government and remind ourselves of the importance of openness and transparency at all levels.There would be no better way to commemorate the week than by informing ourselves about and perhaps even weighing in with our state legislators on a […]

Out and About: Living large in a tiny Texas home

A tiny house on the edge of a tiny lake looms large in memories made the past two months.

You most likely have seen at least a photo of a tiny home, either on the Internet or in a magazine. But have you ever considered living in one?Well, my wife Pam and I hadn’t really considered that option either. That is until last year toward the end of our visit to Texas when a couple of things happened rather […]