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Band shell moves forward

Sep 19, 2018
Efforts to construct a band shell in Lake City to honor the late Lincoln High School band teacher Steven Ritzenthaler have entered a new phase. On Sept. 10 the Lake City City Council voted to disband a task force created to advise the council on funding, location, design, and additional amenities...

Butanes to perform at WideSpot

Sep 19, 2018
The Butanes, one of the great blues outfits nationally, returns to WideSpot on Sept. 22 for a concert of music.  Led by Curt Obeda, the Butanes have played behind countless legends, both in the Twin Cities as well as at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where they backed Earl King. They’...

Bridge repairs cause lane closures on Hwy. 61

Sep 19, 2018
Highway 61 motorists near Kellogg are encountering single lane traffic as Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) bridge maintenance workers conduct repairs on the northbound and southbound bridges over the Zumbro River.MnDOT bridge crews are reconstructing bridge joints and removing and...

County Road 3 reopens

Sep 19, 2018
Wabasha County Highway 3 from Highway 60 to Highway 63 has reopened to traffic. It was closed for resurfacing. The Wabasha County Highway Department advises drivers to use caution because work is ongoing at areas adjacent to the road and traffic control signs are removed. For further information,...

School levy up 1.7 percent

Sep 19, 2018
At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Lake City School Board unanimously approved a 2019 property tax levy of $4,162,028.88, the maximum allowed by law and a 1.7 percent increase over the certified levy amount for 2018. The board is required to set a preliminary levy by the end of September. A final vote...

Goodhue County commissioners share solar thoughts

Sep 13, 2018
The question of whether alternative energy should be pursued, and what kind of alternative energy that would be, has been a common topic throughout local, state and national government meetings. Goodhue County is no different. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners debated...

Cemstone site plan meeting is Sept. 19

Sep 13, 2018
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...

Charge against restaurant owner is not dismissed

Sep 13, 2018
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...

Council approves max levy increase of 3.58 percent

Sep 13, 2018
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...

Remains matched to boater missing since April

Sep 13, 2018
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...

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