Hearth and Home considers expansion, seeks TIF money

Mar 14, 2019
Hearth and Homes Technologies is asking the City of Lake City to consider providing tax increment financing (TIF) to help the company add 150,000 square feet to its 100,000 square foot building on the corner of Monroe Street and North 10th Street. The estimated $10.2 million project would increase...

Sold: Chatfield developer buys Outlot D

Mar 14, 2019
The Lake City City Council emerged from a closed session Monday, March 11, and voted to sell the city’s Outlot D property to a Chatfield developer for $45,000. Outlot D consists of lots stretching south from North 10th Street along Kemp Lane and Kemp Court. City Administrator Rob Keehn said that...

Massive West Albany dairy expansion approved

Mar 14, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional/interim use permit (CUP) for expansion of an existing feedlot owned by Brian and Ashly Yotter in West Albany Township, Lake City. The vote was 3-0, with Brian Goihl abstaining. This action was taken at their regular meeting on March...

GCCEA annual meeting is Saturday

Mar 13, 2019
The 82nd annual meeting of the Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association (GCCEA) will be held Saturday, March 16, in the high school auditorium, 705 Mill Street in Zumbrota.They will be serving Dad’s Belgian Waffles from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. ...

Snowmobile burns on riverwalk

Mar 6, 2019
A snowmobile caught fire at the northern end of the Riverwalk in the early hours of the morning Sunday, March 3. Lake City Graphic Editor Andrew Eggenberger called 911 just before 3 a.m. to report the fire. Lake City Police and the Lake City Fire Department responded to the scene. The driver of...

Local leaders question solar program's usefulness to low income families

Mar 6, 2019
Xcel Energy recently announced a new incentive to help low-income individuals and families go solar. That produced mixed reactions from local leaders. According to the Minnesota Commerce Department, members of this program who install a 4-Kw system will “receive an $8,000 upfront payment. With the...

Mayo Clinic Health System temporarily opens Saturday morning clinics for patients affected by recent storms

Mar 6, 2019
February has been a month filled with long stretches of cold temperatures, several winter storms, blizzards and record breaking snowfall numbers. It’s safe to say Mother Nature has made an impact on everyone, including local patients. “Despite Mayo Clinic Health System staff going above and...

Solving the marina beach puzzle

Mar 6, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn presented a concept for a four-season beach house to the City Council at a council workshop on Feb. 11. The council voted in 2018 to demolish the old beach house and replace it with a four-season structure. They charged Keehn with developing a plan for the...

Goodhue County board approves roof, solar projects

Feb 28, 2019
The Goodhue County Board decided to reroof the Public Works building on Pioneer Road in Red Wing. This project was delayed for a couple of years but was budgeted for in the 2019 capital plan. Because the board approved a contractor during the Tuesday, Feb. 19 meeting, the roof will be the first...

Council funds Hwy. 61 amenities

Feb 28, 2019
The Lake City City Council voted 4-2 on Feb. 11 to dedicate $1.2 million for amenities associated with the 2020 reconstruction of Hwy. 61. The amount is about $140,000 shy of the projected cost of the amenities package chosen by the council last year to spend on benches, lighting, and other...


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