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800 dock gets new flotation tubs, decking

Apr 7, 2021
Crews from River City Welding replace the flotation tubs that support the Lake City Marina’s 800 dock with the help of a barge with a lift parked in a nearby dock slip. The old flotation tubs were saturated and in need of replacement, according to the Jan. 11 Lake City City Council agenda. The...

Wabasha County Hwy 26 closed for for repairs

Apr 7, 2021
Wabasha County Highway 26 west of Weaver to the north Winona County line (Winona County Hwy. 41) is closed for tree clearing, culvert replacements, shoulder improvement, and ditch grading project, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. The road closure is expected to last for...

Utility late fees, disconnections set to resume

Apr 7, 2021
Last year, as the pandemic worsened, the City of Lake City suspended late fees and disconnections for utility customers that were past due. On March 8 city staff informed the City Council that the city intends to begin notifying customers with past-due balances that late fee charges and...

Public school paraprofessionals form union

Apr 7, 2021
Paraprofessionals working for Lake City Public Schools have formed a union. According to Minnesota Educator, the magazine of the state education professionals union Education Minnesota, 90 percent of the district’s 24 paraprofessionals signed authorization cards in support of unionization. “With...

Outlook steady for rest of school year

Apr 7, 2021
Supt. Erick Enger said the district will likely finish out the school year in the current (mostly) in-person learning model. In a staggered process last month, the district shifted students in grades four through six from a hybrid model of alternating distance and in-person days to in-person...

Emergency officials offer tips ahead of Severe Weather Awareness Week

Apr 7, 2021
Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota is April 12-16, with Thursday, April 15, designated as the statewide Tornado Drill day, according to a news release from Wabasha County Emergency Management Office and Emergency Management and emergency responders in the cities of Elgin, Hammond, Kellogg...

City to manage pool operations this summer

Apr 7, 2021
The City of Lake City is hiring lifeguards and a pool manager as the city prepares to assume management of the O’Neil Community Swimming Pool this summer. City officials had been planning for the Red Wing YMCA to once again manage the pool after what the city deemed a successful first summer in...

Goodhue County ditch 1 repairs to proceed

Mar 31, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met on March 24 to hold a hearing for the Ditch 1 repairment. Chris Otterness of Houston Engineering Inc. reported his findings and the benefits of the project were discussed. Goodhue County Ditch 1 -- the county’s only ditch -- includes a 2.2 mile open channel and five...

City compost site reopens with new sticker system

Mar 31, 2021
It was quieter than expected Friday at the Lake City compost site, the first day the site was open this year. The site has undergone physical and policy changes since closing last fall. The entrance and exit “has been improved to make things flow a little better,” Scott Jensen, Lake City’s public...

Goodhue County feedlot inspections fall short

Mar 24, 2021
The pandemic disrupted feedlot inspections -- just as COVID-19 has so many other things. The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met virtually on March 16 and discussed the report, the pending retirement of a key Extension employee and problems with Goodhue County Ditch 1. Here is what you need...

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