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Divided Wabasha County Board tables decision on hiring broadband consultant

Jan 26, 2022
A major item on the Agenda of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners for their regular meeting on Jan. 18 had been to make a decision regarding which of the two qualified applicants to select for the broadband consultant proposal. However, following discussion, when the time came for the vote,...

Sheriff’s office: Unconscious man in vehicle just napping

Jan 26, 2022
Emergency services responded to a call on Frontenac Pond the morning of Jan. 21 of a male passed out in a running vehicle. According to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, one of the responding agencies, the person was just having a nap in the vehicle.  

Underwood Terrace project recommended for approval

Jan 26, 2022
Staff at the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) has recommended the Underwood Terrace low-income housing project for approval by the agency’s board. If approved, the project would be eligible to use low-income housing tax credits to attract private investment to help finance the project. The...

Online Exclusive: Special planning commission meeting on Hickory Way project is Jan. 27

Jan 20, 2022
The Lake City Planning Commission will meet Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at city hall to continue work on a request from developer Keller-Baartman that was tabled at the commission's Jan. 4 meeting. Keller-Baartman is asking for the maximum density of the land it owns along Hidden Meadow Lane to be increased...

School COVID-19 cases set records

Jan 19, 2022
COVID-19 active cases are at the highest levels yet seen at both of Lake City’s public school campuses, but so far the district has been able to avoid the staff crunch that has led other districts to switch to distance learning. According to the weekly COVID-19 update on the school district...

Monday night Fire on Park Street

Jan 12, 2022
Lake City Firefighters outside and on the roof of a house that caught fire Monday evening, Jan. 10, in Lake City. The fire was on the 500 block of Park Street, according to the Lake City Police Department, which assisted on the call. It’s not clear if anyone was inside the house at the time of the...

Offers popping up for downtown EDA property

Jan 12, 2022
Signs on the exterior of the building at 303 S. Lakeshore Drive let anyone passing by know that the site is available for development. The site operated as a gas station for many years until it was purchased by Kwik Trip, which removed the pumps and donated the land to the Lake City Economic...

Council approves transfer of summer recreation program

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City City Council Jan. 10 approved an agreement with Lake City Public Schools that will see the school district take over the city’s summer recreation program. For decades, the city has operated summer recreation to provide activities for children during the summer break from school. In...

Council adds ambulance position, tweaks administrator contract, and will soon need a Hok-Si-La manager

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City Council handled two employment-related matters at its Jan. 10 meeting, with at least one more coming in the near future. Councilmembers approved a plan to add an assistant ambulance director to the Lake City Ambulance Service. The new position will assist the ambulance director with...

City hires WAK to manage beach pavilion construction

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City City Council has voted to hire WAK Construction to be its construction manager on the Ohuta Beach pavilion project. WAK was the lone bidder to be the general contractor on the project last summer, but the council rejected that bid, which was hundreds of thousands of dollars more than...

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