Community

Veterans honored in-person and online

Nov 18, 2020
A tribute to veterans took place in Patton Park on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. At 11 a.m., the bell at City Hall across the street from the park tolled 11 times. Then the American Legion and VFW Color Guard did a rifle salute followed by a performance of taps. In attendance were a handful of auxiliary...

In Patton Park, flags fly in honor 
of veterans and first responders

Nov 11, 2020
Flags placed by the Lake City American Legion Post line the walkways of Patton Park Tuesday to honor all veterans and first responders. On Wednesday, Veterans Day, the park was scheduled to host a rifle salute, followed a city hall bell tolling.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner canceled due to pandemic

Nov 11, 2020
For the first time in 32 years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner spearheaded by Bethany Lutheran Church has been canceled. “The congregation at Bethany Lutheran Church has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, but with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the...

Emergency management offices share winter safety information

Nov 11, 2020
Winter Hazard Awareness Week is Nov. 9 through Nov. 13, 2020. Wabasha County and local emergency management offices would like to remind people about some winter safety information: • Many people drown each year when they fall through the ice. • Approximately sixty-five percent of all ice...

Food shelf adds hours to keep up with growing demand

Nov 11, 2020
The Lake City Food Shelf has announced that it will be open an additional Saturday morning each month. Executive Director Carole Helgerson said the change is due to increasing demand for food shelf services. The food shelf is open Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.,...

Lake City employers stand to benefit from new training program at MSC Southeast

Nov 11, 2020
Supported by a $400,000 Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant, Minnesota State College Southeast’s (MSCS) Red Wing campus will collaborate with seven industry partners based in Red Wing, Lake City, and Cannon Falls to bring Mechatronics training to the area. “The businesses involved in the...

Legion, auxiliary mark American Education Week

Nov 11, 2020
American Education Week is November 16-20. It has been celebrated since 1921. American Legion Post 110 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 110 thank our educators who are doing their best to provide excellence in education for our youth. We honor their perseverance during this difficult time...

Lindow earns FFA’s highest degree

Nov 11, 2020
The National American FFA Degree is the highest degree an FFA member can earn as a member. The Lake City FFA is proud to announce that Ellie Lindow has reached that milestone. Due to COVID-19, this year’s national convention was held virtually which means she didn’t get to walk across the stage...

Mike Davis inducted into National Rivers Hall of Fame

Nov 11, 2020
Mike Davis, a career conservationist with the Minnesota Department of National Resources (DNR), was honored Nov. 6, 2020, by the National Rivers Hall of Fame (NRHOF). Davis is the recipient of the NRHOF’s Achievement Award, a distinction bestowed on individuals making significant contributions to...

MnDOT will now send notifications about winter driving conditions

Nov 11, 2020
Motorists are now able to get text message or email alerts for winter driving conditions for state highways in the 11 counties of southeast Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The new alerts are aimed at people who typically drive or want to be aware of situations,...

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