On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Lake City Sportman’s Club held an event for students who completed their firearms safety course and their families. But before dinner was served, the club took a moment to honor Ed Bauman, who has been teaching firearm...
The Lake City City Council Monday recognized two city streets and parks employees for their years of service to the city. Brandon Herzig marked five years with the department. Streets and Parks Supt. Bruce Wallerich has been with the city 20 years....
Six families with Lake City connections have something in common: all have children who have been affected by childhood cancer in some form or another. Their children are the faces of fighters, survivors, and those taken too soon by cancer. This...
Three youth anglers from Lake City have been competing in Student Angler Tournament Trail bass fishing events throughout the state this past summer. The tournament trail is sponsored by Lund boats and Rapala and consist of five different events. As...
The Lake City Tiger harriers headed south to La Crescent Sept. 6 to compete in the “Crazy Buffalo” Invite.  Some course modifications took place due to standing water, but all the races went on as planned.  The Tigers duplicated last week’s...
A monarch perches on a flower on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Photographer Ben Threinen said he couldn’t remember seeing so many on a single day.
Lake City Public Utility customers likely remember receiving a single-page survey form with their bill earlier this summer. Those surveys were the essential tool in a market research study sponsored by the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). The results of that survey are now available...
Human remains discovered on the Mississippi River near West Newton on July 14 have been identified as those of David John Sheridan, a sailboater reported missing on April 29, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension matched the remains to...
Downtown Lake City will be repurposed into an open-air market, complete with live music and entertainment this weekend. Junk Crush runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Washington Street and Center Street. The footprint of this year’s event is slightly smaller...
On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Lake City Sportman’s Club held an event for students who completed their firearms safety course and their families. But before dinner was served, the club took a moment to honor Ed Bauman, who has been teaching firearm safety for 50 years. Bauman told the audience that...
The Lake City City Council Monday recognized two city streets and parks employees for their years of service to the city. Brandon Herzig marked five years with the department. Streets and Parks Supt. Bruce Wallerich has been with the city 20 years. From left: Herzig, Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols,...
A bi-partisan group of state senators listen to testimony from a childcare provider during a childcare listening session Monday, Sept. 10, at the Lake City Public Library. The session was one of several planned around the state as officials work to ease a childcare shortage in many areas of the...
Volunteers prepare for Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days coming up Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 64245 355th Ave., Lake City. For information on Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days, people can contact Michael Ohlhaber at 651-269-2780 or...
On Sept. 6, the Lake City Tigers varsity football team and community members helped the Lake City Chamber of Commerce decorate the downtown for the fall season by adorning nearly 80 lights poles with corn stalks, decorative ribbon, and sponsorship tags. Businesses and individuals sponsored the...
To the editor: “We’re getting nothing done my friends, we’re getting nothing done.” Those words uttered by the late John McCain resonated with me as I observe the issues before our current City Council . l have been a citizen of Lake City, or the surrounding area for 50-plus years. As I read...
Landlords in Lake City will be responsible for utility payments at their rental properties beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The City Council approved the change in a 5-0 vote at its Sept. 10 meeting. City staff had sought the change as a way to prevent the loss of about $15,000 per year in uncollectable...
At their regular meeting on Sept. 4, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to deny a request for rezoning of a parcel in Mazeppa Township to allow for expansion of a sand and gravel pit. Commissioner Don Springer was absent. County Administrator Michael Plante was present,...
To the editor: It’s been such a privilege to participate in this race for City Council and I’m grateful to be advancing on to the November election. I set out on this journey to seek a way to serve my community and to learn more about what is important to my neighbors. Our small town has great...
Three youth anglers from Lake City have been competing in Student Angler Tournament Trail bass fishing events throughout the state this past summer. The tournament trail is sponsored by Lund boats and Rapala and consist of five different events. As many as 200 teams made up of ninth through 12th...
Six families with Lake City connections have something in common: all have children who have been affected by childhood cancer in some form or another. Their children are the faces of fighters, survivors, and those taken too soon by cancer. This year, during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness...
To the editor: When I started writing letters to the editor several months ago I had no idea it would develop into a regular thing. What really surprised me is the response, mostly positive. Thank you readers! For the most part I try to keep my letters positive, some people just need a lift. I...
The Lake City City Council approved a preliminary property tax levy $3,464,273, an increase of 3.58 percent over 2018, at its Sept. 10 meeting. Cities are required to certify a preliminary property tax levy amount by Sept. 30. A final levy, which can be the same amount or less, is due in December...
Work on a $90,000 remodel at City Hall is scheduled to begin in December. On Sept. 10, the Lake City City Council accepted a bid from Red Wing Construction of about $51,000 for the construction portion of the project. In February the council authorized staff to seek bids for the project. A Feb. 1...
Rumors circulating over the weekend that the criminal sexual conduct charge against a Lake City restaurant owner had been dismissed are false, according to the prosecutor. Lake City Family Restaurant owner Enver Iseini was charged Aug. 16 with third degree crimindal sexual conduct for allegedly...
The Lake City Planning Commission and the Lake City Economic Development (EDA) will meet to go over land use plans for the city-owned Cemstone site on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The city purchased the site, which is over 100 acres and includes a large mining pit, over a decade ago with the...
The Lake City girls Tiger tennis team won back-to-back matches over Stewartville and Baldwin-Woodville High.Against Baldwin-Woodville High School on Sept. 10, the Tigers cruised to a 5-2 win.Ava Wallerich was in control at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1.  Ashley Thieren made easy work of a point at No. 2...
The Tiger volleyball team split wins last week.On Thursday, Sept. 6, Lake City was unable to hold back the power of Stewartville’s heavy hitters and lost to Stewie’s Tigers in just three games. It definitely wasn’t for lack of trying by Lake City, however.Game one started very competitively with...

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