Area News

Patriotism Parades through streets of Mikana, July 4th 2020.

Despite the biggest little parade being canceled this year, The Town of Cedar Lake Patriots of all ages showed up to wave the American flag in tribute to Independents day and became the parade.

Town Road Bridge Decks repairs begin.

Starting In June, all of the town bridge decks will be getting a much needed repair.  If one is on your regular route, please be carful around the work that is being done or change your route to avoid them.  This work will continue for the next few months depending on weather.

Road Bans lifted on all town roads.

Scott Walters, the town patrolman for Cedar Lake Township has reported that weight restricted road bans are removed from the Swamp road as of today.  All Town road bans have been removed.

Notice to Mikana Resident who’s property connects with alleys.

Any Mikana Resident who owns property that connects with an alley, please plan to attend town meetings for discussion of whether or not the Town should turn over alleys to home owners.

Street delivery of mail coming to Mikana

According to the Birchwood postmaster, the post office has decided to provide home delivery of mail that previously had gone through the Mikana Post office.  All those who had box numbers in Mikana will have to have a mailbox installed at their home in oder to have your mail delivered.  This won't happen until at least spring because of snow and frost in the ground.  In the mean time you will continue to receive your mail from the Birchwood Post Office.  Contact the Birchwood Post Office if you have any further questions.

Town of Cedar Lake 2019 Year in Review

Town of Cedar Lake 2019 Year in Review 2019 accomplishments. The Town Board continued to focus on essential objectives to: (1) control township spending; (2) improve communication between the town board and constituents; and (3) ensure public safety, road maintenance, and quality of life activities remained top priorities. Controlled township spending. The Town of Cedar Lake's local tax levy will decrease (- 1.32%) for the third consecutive year in 2020 due to the board's responsible management of taxpayer dollars. The continuation of a detailed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP ), along with life-cycle management of township assets, has enabled the board to invest tax dollars in a responsible manner. For example, Town Hall floor refinishing and furniture replacement/repair occurred in 2019 as a planned CIP project. Improved communication between the Town Board and C0nstituents. The Town pf Cedar Lake's interactive website continues to exceed expectations as an increasing number of property owners...

Notice of Culvert work on 29th Ave. (Waldo Carlson Park)

We are scheduling the culvert pipe work on 29th Ave., (Waldo Carlson Park) for Monday October 21 and Tuesday October 22, (Weather permitting).  It is anticipated that we will close the road each day at 7am and it will be opened again for traffic around 4 pm.  Obviously when the road is closed, there is no way for access/egress for those that live back there. Any questions feel free to contact the town shop at 715-234-3817 or 715-296-3182 Or the Barron County Highway Dept. 715-418-0677

Notice To Cedar Lake Town residents who had a P.O. Box at the Mikana Store

As you know the mail service has been removed from the Mikana Store.  Until further notice mail can be picked up from the Birchwood Post Office with a picture Identification. A discussion was held at the last town meeting concerning mail delivery to all those in town who don't receive rural route delivery.  Going forward the only option available will be an exterior location where a bank of five standing boxes will be installed where mail can be picked up.  (picture below) Negotiations with the post office are on going, will post more information as specifics becomes available.    

Electors needed for Special Town Meeting Monday, September 9, 2019

THE BIRCHWOOD FOUR CORNERS EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT HAS RECEIVED A $500,000 MATCHING GRANT FROM DAVID & CAROLYN CLEVELAND FOR A NEW BUILDING TO STORE AND MAINTAIN THE DISTRICT’S FIRE PROTECTION AND AMBULANCE SERVICES EQUIPMENT THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 AT 6:30 PM.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------  THE PURPOSE WILL BE FOR THE AUTHORIZED VOTERS OF CEDAR LAKE TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE TO ASSIST IN FINANCING THE NEW FACILITY AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN TO ENTER INTO A PROMISSORY NOTE FOR THE TOWN’S SHARE OF THE COST OF THE NEW FACILITY. FIRE CHIEF Ken George says, “The new building provides many benefits, but the major benefit would be the safety of our firefighters.” Ambulance Service Director Don Bergstrom Jr. adds, “The new building is important for the ambulance service to continue to be a functioning part of...

Swamp Road Re-opens!

Effective 6-10-19 The Swamp road is open to traffic.

29th Ave./Park Road Reopens!

Thanks to the hard work of our Town Patrolman Scott Walters and Barron County officials, Park road has been reopened effective immediately. The failed culvert was replaced temporarily until a new one can be procured.

TOWN ROAD CLOSURES

A culvert failed on 29th Ave/Park Road causing a washout that forced the road to be closed until further notice.  This was a major washout that will require major construction to open the road to traffic.  There is a pedestrian bridge installed so that home owners can get in and out.  Barron County officials are assessing the damage and will start repairs as soon as water recedes enough to make the repairs. Also Gateshead Road/28 1/16th ave is closed until further notice between Kingston 26 9/16 St. and Brunswick 26th 5/8th St. because of culvert failure undermining the blacktop. The swamp road remains closed due to condition. Check the website daily for any updates.