Wabasha County Hwy. 7 to close for construction

Jun 7, 2023
A road closure is scheduled to begin Monday, June 12, on Wabasha County Hwy. 7 from Hwy. 63 to 404th Ave near the Zumbro River bridge for road construction, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Through traffic must use alternate routes; a detour is planned to be posted on Hwy. 63/...

Injury accidents on Hwy. 61, Hwy. 63 over weekend

Jun 7, 2023
Two people were injured in accidents on highways near Lake City over the weekend, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. On June 2 at around 7:22 p.m., a 43-year-old Rochester man was hurt while heading northbound on Highway 63 on Harley Davidson motorcycle in Mount Pleasant Township. The...

Lake City Federal merger effort ends

Jun 7, 2023
A merger between Lake City Federal Bank and East Wisconsin Savings Bank has been abandoned. Lake City Federal Bank published a notice on its website that efforts to merge had been discontinued. On Tuesday, June 6, the bank issued the following statement: “By mutual agreement, Lake City Federal...

Housing coming to former Whitings site

May 31, 2023
Excavation work has begun on the former Whiting’s Nursery retail location on the 900 block of North Lakeshore Drive. The Whitings sold the property in May of 2022, according to state property sale records. Replacing the nusery store will be three-story, multifamily building with 19 units,...

State grants city request to amend bonding language

May 24, 2023
The City of Lake City notched a victory at the state capitol with the passage of the bonding bill containing a language change sought by the city. It now awaits the governor’s signature. Lake City had been awarded $1,058,000 in a previous bonding cycle to fund 50% of a breakwater at Ohuta Park....

Commissioners authorize right-of-way acquisition for County Hwy. 2 project

May 24, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on May 16 approved a right-of-way plat and authorized the acquisition of a right-of-way in order to make improvements on County Highway 2 from County Highway 17 to an area near Highway 63. The right-of-way is required for the reconstruction of County Highway 2 on this...

Reimbursement sought for Wabasha County flood damage

May 17, 2023
Wabasha County’s Board of Commissioners on May 2 declared a state of emergency in response to the conditions resulting from spring flooding. The Board passed the resolution in order to request reimbursement from the State of Minnesota for damages from the flood event that began on April 11 and has...

Police: Rahn admits to sexually assaulting four juveniles, will be sentenced to at least 45 years

May 17, 2023
A Lake City man will be sentenced to at least 45 years after admitting to sexually assaulting four juveniles, according to the Lake City Police department. Lake City Chief of Police Cory Kubista announced that Matthew Raymond Rahn, 43, of Lake City, entered guilty pleas in both of his pending...

July hearing set for PMI TIF proposal

May 17, 2023
The Lake City City Council has set a public hearing date of July 10 for a tax increment financing (TIF) proposal for Pepin Manufacturing, Inc. According to the Lake City Port Authority, the company is planning a roughly 6,800 square foot expansion of its Lake City location on Highway 61 South as...

Pearl of the Lake sold to Florida company

May 10, 2023
After 17 seasons on Lake Pepin, the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel boat is saying bon voyage to Lake City. Larry Nielson, who owned and captained the boat, announced last week that the excursion boat had been sold to Toho Riverboat Adventures and would be relocating to St. Cloud, Fla. “We really...


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