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Three ways to vote in Goodhue County

Jun 17, 2020
Goodhue County is halfway through administering the four elections it had to oversee this year, leaving the primary election on Aug. 11 and the general election on Nov 3. However, with the COVID-19 still affecting how we conduct our daily lives and socialize with each other, now would be a good...

Tenneco layoff planned for late summer

Jun 17, 2020
A letter from Tenneco, formerly Federal-Mogul, to regulators offers more details on a previously-announced layoff. The company announced last August that it would cease the production of heavy duty diesel cylinder liners by the end of this year citing business conditions. At the time it estimated...

Stretch of highway could reopen by this weekend

Jun 17, 2020
By the time you read this, it might be possible to take a left off of Grant Street onto Highway 61 and get to Hok-Si-La and parts north for the first time in months. From the weekly Highway 61 reconstruction project update meeting Tuesday came the news that the northern stretch of the project...

Lake City man hit by car, hospitalized

Jun 17, 2020
A Lake City man was seriously injured in an accident at mile marker 77 on Highway 61 just north of Lake City on Tuesday, June 9. According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, Jack Bremer, 18, was traveling southbound at around 11:15 p.m. when his 2017 Honda Accord left the roadway and...

Goodhue County housing study predicts growth

Jun 17, 2020
On Tuesday Goodhue County’s Committee of the Whole discussed the recently completed countywide housing study. The county outlined questions that this study should answer in its request for proposals when looking for a group to conduct the study. Questions included: • What are the demographic and...

City gets big grant for Ohuta Park

Jun 17, 2020
The City of Lake City just received a $250,000 grant for the redevelopment of its waterfront Ohuta Park. It’s from a Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR) Outdoor Recreation Grant program invtended “to increase and enhance outdoor recreation facilities in local and community parks throughout the...

What should happen to Block 13?

Jun 11, 2020
Several years ago Kwik Trip bought the former gas station at the corner of Marion Street and Lakeshore Drive, removed the underground gas tanks, and donated the property to the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). Since then the EDA has been trying to put the property to its best use,...

Pool possible, beaches open

Jun 11, 2020
With new guidance from the governor allowing pools to open at 50 percent capacity, one Lake City City Council member wanted to know Monday what it would take to get the city’s pool up and running. “I tell you in my six years on the council I’ve never heard more comments from Saturday to today,”...

Paving underway on both ends of highway project

Jun 11, 2020
Pavement has come to areas of the Highway 61 reconstruction project in Lake City. Trucks filled with asphalt unloaded one by one ahead of a machine that fixed the material into place along the northern end of the project and the first few blocks of the southern end Tuesday. At Tuesday’s project...

Gillford Twp. LP storage site approved over planning commission opposition

Jun 11, 2020
Wabasha County has announced that the public will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending public meetings. The rules state: “Upon entry, visitors will notice new COVID-19 signage and protective measures in place to help ensure physical distancing guidelines are being followed....

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