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Wabasha County announces real-time snowplow tracking

Nov 1, 2023
Wabasha County snowplow locations are now available online, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Daily Wabasha County snowplow location information is available at https://www.razortracking.net/?pv=BgHGGJE. Current condition information for Minnesota State Highways can be found at...

Wabasha County board honors employees for 25 years of service

Nov 1, 2023
Wabasha County commissioners on Oct. 17 honored two longtime employees for their years of service. Barbara Quade was honored for 25 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office, and Lyn Wolf was honored for 25 years of service with the Finance Department. Quade is an administrative assistant with...

Point closed, boats out, and dock repair in progress at Lake City Marina

Nov 1, 2023
The season has changed at the Lake City Marina. Marina crews pulled the last boat of the season out of the harbor on Thursday, Oct. 27, according to administrator Jeff Brand. Seasonal residences on Marina Point closed the week of Oct. 16. But people who look in the marina’s outer harbor will...

One dead in Hwy. 60 motorcycle accident

Oct 25, 2023
A 36-year-old Lakeville, Minn., man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 60 on Oct. 22, according to a State Patrol accident report. Jeffrey Patrick Nelson was driving a motorcycle westbound on Highway 60 when it left the roadway near Wabasha County Road 13 in West Albany Township,...

North 7th Street rebuild nearing completion

Oct 25, 2023
The multi-million dollar rebuild of North 7th Street between Monroe Street and Grant Street is close to being “substantially complete,” according to a project update email from the city’s engineering firm, Bolton and Menk. Construction on the project began in May. It included “new street...

Lake City schools to hold forums as part of strategic plan process

Oct 18, 2023
At the Sept. 18 school board meeting, board members directed Superintendent Ariana Wright to lead a strategic planning process for the district. “The Lake City School District is creating a vision for the future and community input is essential,” Wright said. “While the last strategic plan was...

Ohuta Pavilion now open

Oct 11, 2023
A sign on the door of the Ohuta Pavilion building (above) over the weekend announced that the public restrooms in the building are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The four-season building’s main entrance opens into a foyer (right). A hallway contains doors to two family restrooms. At the end of...

Port Authority survey seeks data on remote work, commute times

Oct 11, 2023
The Lake City Port Authority is conducting a Telecommuting Survey to collect data on remote work and commute times for residents of Lake City. The goal is “to better understand how people are getting to work and how trends have changed over the years,” Port Authority Director Cailin Richard said...

City plans safety fix for downtown sidewalks

Oct 11, 2023
Changes are coming to the downtown sidewalks on South Lakeshore Drive. At the city council meeting on Oct. 9, City Public Works Director Scott Jensen asked for and received city council consensus to modify planters partially surrounded by raised curbs that business owners say have caused falls and...

Highway 61 reopens between Lake City and Red Wing

Oct 4, 2023
The Highway 61 detour between Lake City and Red Wing has been removed and the road is open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists should be alert for construction work that will continue in the work zone over the next several weeks, including final paving...

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