Lake County will host an open house and meet-and-greet at the newly constructed Lake County Highway Department facility, 1513 Minnesota Highway 2, Two Harbors, from 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 24.
Tours of the new facility will be available. Cedar Coffee will provide coffee and cookies will be provided by Kraus-Anderson construction and CBS Squared. Na-cho Bizness food truck will be on-site with food for sale.
Attendees will have the opportunity to see a snow plow, meet county departments and offices, view Lake County sheriff and rescue squad equipment, learn more about mountain bike trail efforts, get a free blood pressure check and get signed up for the new emergency alert system.
The new facility sits across from the Lake County Fairgrounds, the same site as the former highway garage that was significantly damaged by a December 2016 fire. The county demolished the former facility last spring, and shortly after began preparing the site for the 54,000-square-foot, two-story concrete building designed by CBS Squared.
The new building stores eight plows, two graders, two loaders and various other road maintenance equipment.