Pray today

May 6, 2020
The first Thursday in May is the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. This day has been set aside to pray for our country and our leaders. In the past several years, we in Lake City have gathered together in Patton Park to pray over our national, state, and local elected leaders and...

Road work beginning on County Rds. 4, 18

May 6, 2020
Road work is planned to begin today (May 7) on County Hwy. 18 west of Kellogg to prepare aggregate surface for asphalt paving which is planned to begin May 11. Road work on County Hwy. 4 between approximately 4 miles north of Plainview to Minnesota Highway 60 is planned to begin approximately May...

School plans many ways to honor Class of 2020

May 6, 2020
A month-long celebration of the Class of 2020 has begun at Lincoln High School. In an email, Principal Greg Berge informed students and parents of several ways the school district is honoring its senior class while adhering to social distancing guidelines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some...

Wabasha County installs drop box for tax payments

May 6, 2020
The week of May 11, 2020, a drop box will be available outside the Wabasha County Courthouse for taxpayer use. This drop box can be used for tax payments. Checks are preferred. Receipts will be issued, date stamped and mailed to all tax payers. Due to the extended stay at home order, the...

Lawns to Legumes workshop teaches pollinator conservation on May 7

May 4, 2020
Just last year the rusty patched bumble bee was listed as the first endangered bee species in the continental United States. On May 31 2019, the state of Minnesota responded by passing the Lawns to Legumes bill and making the rusty patched bumble bee Minnesota’s new state bee. The Lawns to Legumes...

300 dock coming together

Apr 30, 2020
The main walkway for the Lake City Marina’s new 300 dock is in place and some of the fingers that will separate the slips float next to it. The city-owned marina is replacing the old 300 dock that was damaged in a tornado last fall. Elsewhere in the marina, boats are being launched as the 2020...

Fire department collects 235 masks Saturday

Apr 30, 2020
Lake City Firefighters collected 235 donated homemade masks Saturday as part of a mask drive at fire stations statewide. The donated masks will be packaged and delivered to congregate care facilities that request them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend wearing cloth masks to...

Girl scouts donate cookies to food shelf and school district

Apr 30, 2020
On Saturday morning two of the three Girl Scout troops in Lake City donated 138 boxes of cookies to the Lake City Food Shelf. Last week the third troop donated 166 boxes to the Lake City School District. Those cookies were used in the school district’s free lunch program. The 2020 cookie program...

Painted turtles on a log

Apr 30, 2020
Seven painted turtles sun themselves on a log south of the Lake City Sportsman’s Club.
-Photo by Ben Threinen

Arts group puts out call for military appreciation art

Apr 30, 2020
Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) is now accepting submissions from all artists for the November, 2020 “Military Appreciation” art exhibit commemorating Veterans Day, Nov. 11. “Military service encompasses a multitude of experiences, emotions and artifacts that lend themselves to a moving tribute to our...


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