Is the issue of Zim’s Lane settled? Yes and No. On Tuesday afternoon, the roadway issue came before the Itasca County board of commissioners again. The board heard a petition from Karin Grandia to formally establish Zim’s Lane as a county road.
The road’s ownership has been debated before the council since 2010. Currently, the road is designated a county user road. The county acknowledged assumed authority of the roadway for decades and identified the Zim’s Lane loop as a user road pursuant to Minnesota Statute 160.05, which obligates the county to continue maintenance of the road. The board denied the petition.