All throughout Bluff View Elemtary School Tuesday were brown paper bags, about six hundred in all, all destined for the homes of elementary school students later this week.
A Lincoln High School senior might be the first Lake City student ever to receive an incoming student merit scholarship from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).
The City of Lake City and Lake City Public Schools have closed their playground equipment to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lake City Public Schools staff bring bags of food and cartons of milk to a waiting vehicle outside Lincoln High School’s Door 10 Friday, March 21. Anyone 18 and under is eligible for the packages, which include a lunch and a breakfast for the...
National American Legion Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented leaders of the Millville Valley American Legion Post with a certificate in recognition of membership at goal or all-time high by Oxford’s visit.
A photo by Gregory Keyport of a tugboat named Miss Doris passing by Lake Ctiy on its way upstream on March 18 in yet another sign of spring. Here’s a limerick about it: 
 There once was a boat named Miss Doris 
That tugged barges to St. Paul from St...
A Lincoln High School senior might be the first Lake City student ever to receive an incoming student merit scholarship from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Naoto Lichtblau-Tepley will receive $15,000 per semester over four semesters for a total award amount of $60,000. It’s a...
All throughout Bluff View Elemtary School Tuesday were brown paper bags, about six hundred in all, all destined for the homes of elementary school students later this week. Inside are supplies to enable the students to do distance learning while the COVID-19 pandemic keeps them out of the school...
Lake City Public Schools is asking parents and guardians to be diligent to checking their emails from the district and the school website, Supt. Erick Enger said Tuesday. The district is poised to embark on a distance learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic, and email will be used to deliver...
Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols shared the following information about local postal service on Friday, March 20. It was still up-to-date as of Tuesday, March 24, according to Lake City Postmaster Darin Lundell. “Post office update. I have had a few questions about our U.S. mail asking for the outlook...
The Lake City city council approved an open-ended emergency declaration Monday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The council action extends a prior declaration previously signed by Mayor Mark Nichols. It “affirms that we understand the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic,” City Administrator Rob...
Wabasha County Public Health was notified on March 29, 2020 by the Minnesota Department of Health regarding a fifth and sixth lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County. Limited information indicates the confirmed cases are linked to community spread.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a third positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Goodhue County.  This third case is of a resident in their 40s, who was in contact with a known positive case.  This patient is in isolation at home and recovering.  
Editor’s note: This letter first appeared as an addendum to the Fiesta Foods advertisement in the Lake City Shopper this week. To our valued Fiesta Foods customers: Due to the unprecedented events and demand related to the COVlD-19 crisis, we have information we would like to share with all our...
The City of Lake City and Lake City Public Schools have closed their playground equipment to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “For you and your children’s safety, please stay off these facilities,” read a posting on Lake City Public Works’ Facebook page. “However, please take...
We receive many calls about whether the food shelf is open. The hours have not changed, but it will be curbside pickup.  People should stay in their cars.  When food comes out, try to help put it in your cars  so our volunteers aren’t exposed. The Food Shelf is receiving less food from Channel One...
Three area law enforcement agencies have announced they will not be actively enforcing Gov. Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” executive order, but they are encouraging people to abide by the order. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in a news release and Lake City Police Department on Facebook announced...
National American Legion Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented leaders of the Millville Valley American Legion Post with a certificate in recognition of membership at goal or all-time high by Oxford’s visit. Pictured, from left, are Post Commander Don Sexton, Membership Chair Dick Grobe,...
A septet of Lincoln High School students honored the late Paul Holland by doing a 21-gun salute to the former band teacher. Pictured, from left, are Brenna Nelson, Phebe Nelson, Nash Nelson, Joey Nafe, Elijah Ender, Jimmy Anderson, and Austin Veronen. Holland, who enjoyed hunting, passed away March...
A photo by Gregory Keyport of a tugboat named Miss Doris passing by Lake Ctiy on its way upstream on March 18 in yet another sign of spring. Here’s a limerick about it: 
 There once was a boat named Miss Doris 
That tugged barges to St. Paul from St. Louis
 It passed by Lake City on the Mississippi...
Lake City Public Schools staff bring bags of food and cartons of milk to a waiting vehicle outside Lincoln High School’s Door 10 Friday, March 21. Anyone 18 and under is eligible for the packages, which include a lunch and a breakfast for the following morning, at no charge. Pick-up time is from 11...
The Chamber has been busy keeping the business community and others informed on what is happening with COVID-19. Besides that, the chamber is joining forces with individuals, businesses, and organizations from all across the world to spread joy by displaying hearts in windows, and they are asking...
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has created a webpage and two Facebook Groups to collect the latest information on which local businesses are open and closed and what services they offer during the pandemic. The “Lake City Retail and Service Industry Changes Amid COVID-19” is the place for...
At the opening of the regular meeting of the Wabasha County Board on March 17 County Administrator Brian Buhmann outlined some of the measures that have been taken, or are in process, to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has found its way into the state of Minnesota. Buhmann...
Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Park is open to visitors, though some events have been canceled or postponed. “The grounds and trails are open,” Park Manager Joanne Klees said. “Outhouses are open throughout the park and boat landing.” She said the park is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...
The family of the late Lincoln High School band teacher Paul Holland has initiated a memorial fund. Holland, who passed away March 11 at age 57, was the Lincoln High School senior band director for nearly 20 years. “Paul’s family has initiated this fund to create a legacy for his love of music,...
To the editor: Is it time to rethink Highway 61 construction? Can Lake City’s businesses take a one-two punch in the same year: coronavirus shutdown and road construction. Bars, restaurants hairstyle salons, etc., all closed down. A small business needs business to stay afloat. I think two hits –...
To the editor: As terrible as the coronavirus is it may have provided Lake City with the best time for the three-lane project to go forward. All knew that the Lake City businesses were going to take a hit due to the road work. Why not have this done at a time when many businesses would need to be...
The Lake City United Methodist Church would like to show their appreciation to our healthcare workers with a free coffee at the Railhouse Coffee Depot. Pastor Phil Schmidt said: “Our health care workers are going above and beyond their normal work to keep us safe. They are working long hours...
Editor’s note: The following column originated as a Facebook post. It has been edited slightly. Social distancing is not something that public health officials are asking you to do because we want you to stop having fun, or to stop being neighborly. We are asking you to do social distancing...
Economic Development Authority Director The Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) is actively working to support local businesses through this difficult time. While we certainly do not pretend to be able to forecast the complexities of the economic ramifications of a global pandemic, we...
As of March 20 at noon, Wabasha County suspended public-facing non-essential services through April 7, 2020, at 8 a.m.
A months-long process to sell farmland owned by the City of Lake City appears to be nearing conclusion. At a special meeting Monday, March 23, The Lake City city council unanimously approved a sale of the roughly 77 acres in Lake Township to Wesley and Joshua Moechnig for $425,000 with $25,000 in...
Bluff View Elementary School in Lake City held their annual Catch A Star school talent show, on Friday, March 13.Students performed on the new performance stage in the added gymnasium.  The show was dedicated to our “Shining Star” Mr. Paul Holland and included a special dance break, in honor of him...

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