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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


At a recent meeting, the Mt. Lake Public School Board unanimously voted to help the Elementary Student Council playground committee proceed with plans for a playground makeover.

The board approved the concrete bid, playground equipment purchase and up to $5,000 in district funds.

The Remick Foundation donated $20,000 and the rest will come from the Student Council fund. The Mt. Lake Foundation donated brand-new basketball hoops toward the project.

The kids hoped for new surfaces, a designated basketball court with hoops and play center. They were close to their goal, but not quite there. Without extra help, a play center would have to wait till next summer. With the board’s contribution, the committee crossed the finish line.

Around 250 children use the playground throughout the day and safety is a top priority. The first phase is pouring cement to replace the crumbling asphalt in the play area and basketball court. Herrig’s Construction of Mt. Lake, contracted for the work, started last week.

“It’s going to be nip and tuck to get everything ready by the first day of school,” said Mt. Lake Elementary Principal Karl Wassman. The play center has been ordered and will arrive sometime later in August.

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