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Goihl to serve as Wabasha County Board chair in 2022

Jan 12, 2022
Following the county tradition for the first meeting of the new year, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners elected a chairman and a vice chairman for 2022 as the first order of business. At the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 4, the board elected Brian Goihl to serve as chairperson and...

One hurt in Jan. 7 roll-over

Jan 12, 2022
One person was injured in a single-vehicle roll-over that happened before midnight on Jan. 7. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2016 GMC Sierra was southbound on Highway 63 in Mount Pleasant Township when it left the roadway and rolled. The driver, a 37-year-old Byron man, was treated for...

Morning crash takes out light pole, sign

Jan 5, 2022
A single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 61 and Central Point Road caused damage to a light pole and traffic sign. Lake City Police said a male was driving southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. There were no injuries. Bright morning sunlight could have...

Police issue notification, offer to answer questions on sex offender

Jan 5, 2022
On Dec. 29, the Lake City Police Department notified the public that Theodore Benjamin Leisen, a Level 3 sex offender, will be taking up residence in the 500 block of West Marion Street as of Jan. 1. State law allows police departments to notify the public of a Level 3 registrant’s release from...

Single car crash leads to arrest

Jan 5, 2022
The driver of a car that struck a guardrail north of Lake City on Jan. 1 was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled substance. According to the state patrol, the Ford Focus was southbound on Highway 61 at around 5 p.m. that day when it left the road and struck a guard...

Wabasha County Board ends 2021 with brief meeting

Jan 5, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners held their last meeting of 2021 with approval for seven county financial matters and one dealing with maintenance. A number of items were approved without further discussion and there was a report regarding a Maintenance issue. This board meeting was brief...

School votes to take on summer recreation

Jan 5, 2022
The City of Lake City’s days of actively managing children’s summer activities through a summer recreation program may be coming to an end. At its December meeting, the Lake City School Board approved a contract between the city and the school district that would see the school district take over...

Funding decision on Three Rivers project expected this month

Jan 5, 2022
The Hickory Way apartment project under consideration off Hidden Meadow Lane is getting most of the attention now, but advocates of another proposed apartment complex in Lake City are hopeful that January will bring some good news. Three Rivers Community Action is collaborating with the City of...

Chamber proposes changes to city’s tourism agency agreement

Dec 29, 2021
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce is asking the City Council to consider changing how it allocates funds generated by its lodging tax. Like many Minnesota cities, the City of Lake City takes advantage of a state law that allows it to tax lodging at three percent and then designate an organization...

City to celebrate 150 all year long

Dec 29, 2021
Lake City turns 150 in 2022, and a group of volunteers has worked for the last few years to turn the occasion into a yearlong celebration of Lake City. Ann Nibbe, a member of the committee organizing the celebration, said they first began meeting about two years ago, and for the last 18 months or...

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