First tow traverses Lake Pepin just before official start of spring

Mar 24, 2021
On March 19, the Motor Vessel R. Clayton McWhorter, originating from the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois and pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul was locked through Lock and Dam 3, near Welch, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tow is the first vessel of the 2021 navigation...

Commission to explore a city dog park

Mar 24, 2021
The Lake City City Council has directed the city’s Streets and Parks Commission to look into a potential municipal dog park in Lake City. A motion approved by the council March 8 directs the commission to “research issues, potential locations, and cost to establish a dog park in Lake City.” The...

Co-ed bowlers win season opener

Mar 24, 2021
The Tigers coed bowling season, which is normally in the fall but got pushed back to this spring due to Covid-19, opened their season in Lake City at Port 104 this past weekend. First, varsity took the lanes against Wabasha. The kids started hot with a 203. They continued on to win four out of...

City Council awards Ohuta Park contract

Mar 24, 2021
The Lake City City Council awarded a construction contract for the Ohuta Park redevelopment project at a special meeting Monday, March 22. Pember Companies submitted the lowest of three bids for the project and received the contract. Their bid was about $2.27 million. In the request for council...

Board OKs dairy expansion and three other permits

Mar 24, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved four Conditional Use Permits (CUP) at its March 16 meeting. Commissioners Don Springer, Bob Walkes, Mike Wobbe and Board Chair Cheryl Key were present, along with Social Services Director John Dahlstrom filling for Interim Administrator Carolyn...

Back in chambers, just for one day

Mar 24, 2021
With a short agenda that included a closed session, the Lake City City Council met in its chambers at city hall for the first time in more than a year on Monday, March 22. Six of the seven city council members were in attendance. And to keep socially distanced, only four sat on the dais. Council...

Townships hold meetings, elections

Mar 17, 2021
Area townships joined others from around the state for annual meetings March 9 on what the Minnesota Association of Townships has dubbed “Township Day.” Many held officer elections as well. Below are results reported by clerks in some area townships. Florence Township Mike Blair was re-elected...

Port authority vote could come soon

Mar 17, 2021
A bill that would allow Lake City to establish a port authority could be on the verge of becoming law. The state senate already passed the bill unanimously and two state house of representatives committees have voted their approval, according to State Rep. Barb Haley, who authored the bill in the...

Ophthalmology care returns to St. Elizabeth

Mar 17, 2021
Ophthalmology and an expanded scope of eye care returned to Wabasha last week with the arrival of Gundersen Ophthalmologist Anna Kitzmann, MD, according to a news release. Dr. Kitzmann joins Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Clinics as an outreach provider and will collaborate with the local...

Many now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Wabasha County

Mar 17, 2021
On March 15, Wabasha County Public Health announced that announced groups currently eligible for vaccination. “Watch the Wabasha County Public Health Facebook page, and the Wabasha County website for information on signing up,” Wabasha County Public Health Director Tammy Fiedler said. “We need...


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