Make and practice emergency plans during Severe Weather Awareness Week

Apr 3, 2024
Are you ready for spring and summer severe weather? The week of April 8-12 will be a great time to make and practice your emergency plan ( and build an emergency kit ( Two of the most important events during Severe Weather Awareness Week are...

Wisconsin man found dead near Millville

Apr 3, 2024
The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man found March 28 in a vehicle in the Zumbro River near Millville. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at about 9:15 a.m. on March 28, regarding a vehicle flipped over in the river along North County Road 11, just off the...

Officials update Mississippi River fish consumption guidelines

Apr 3, 2024
The Minnesota Department of Health has new and updated guidance on fish consumption for the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Wabasha, due to a mixture of pollutants — including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — found in fish tissue, according to a news release. The new guidance, issued...

Mayor’s state of the city message emphasizes ‘legacy decisions’ of the past and the future

Mar 27, 2024
An annual tradition interrupted by a global pandemic resumed March 14 when Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols and City Administrator Rob Keehn talked about Lake City’s past, present and future at a “State of the City” event organized in collaboration with the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of...

Lumber truck crash leaves big mess

Mar 27, 2024
A spilled load of lumber along Hwy. 61 south of Lake City took hours to clean up Friday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at around 4 a.m. a 21-year-old from Ellsworth, Wis., “lost control of his truck hauling lumber and it tipped on its side onto the right guardrail. The lumber load was...

Wabasha County approves permit for feedlot in Oakwood Township

Mar 27, 2024
Wabasha County Commissioners on March 19 approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request from Derrek Olson for a feedlot in Oakwood Township, nearly a year after denying Olson’s request for a feedlot to contain 980 animal units. The County Planning Commission held a public hearing on April 24,...

Wabasha County modifies permit process after court reverses denial

Mar 27, 2024
Wabasha County is modifying its conditional use permit (CUP) process after a judge reversed its denial of a permit, finding that the county didn’t meet its obligations under state law. Last year, Derrek Olson sued the county after commissioners voted to deny a CUP request for a feedlot in Oakwood...

Wabasha County Hwy. 2 closes near Lake City

Mar 20, 2024
Wabasha County Hwy. 2 between Wabasha County Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 63 near Lake City was planned to be closed to through traffic beginning Wednesday, March 20. County Hwy. 2 will be closed to through traffic until approximately September 2024. Intersecting roads will remain open to traffic as...

Changing operations at city compost site

Mar 20, 2024
Lake City residents will no longer need a sticker on their vehicle to drop off leaves, brush, and lawn clippings at the city’s compost site off Goodhue County Road 5 on Territorial Road, which is expected to open April 1. The city began requiring stickers for drop-offs a few years ago in an effort...

Tree limb causes weekend power outage

Mar 20, 2024
A tree limb knocked out power to a portion of Lake City Saturday when it fell on a power line, according to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen. “There was a large limb that fell on a three-phase power line on the north end of town,” he said. “It did significant damage but all was...


The Lake City Graphic
Ph: 651-345-3316 (M-Tu 8am-4pm, W-Th-F 8am-3pm)
Fax: 651-345-4200
P.O. Box 469
111 South 8th Street
Lake City, MN 55041

ISSN 2994-1059 (print)  ISSN 2994-1067 (online)