Public hearing on Hickory Way apts is Tuesday

Dec 29, 2021
The Lake City Planning Commission will have a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. at City Hall on a proposed multi-family housing development on Hidden Meadow Lane. People who attend the meeting will be given the opportunity to address the commission about the project during the public...

Wabasha County levy up 2% for 2022

Dec 22, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting at 4 p.m. on Dec. 14. The Truth in Taxation (TNT) hearing followed at 6 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to give the public a chance to discuss any questions they might have regarding the budget for 2022. The TNT hearing is...

Unusual storm blows through, causing damage and power outages

Dec 22, 2021
A rare December severe thunderstorm system spanning hundreds of miles and spawning numerous tornados across the north-central United States caused wind damage and power outages in the Lake City area on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The National Weather Service called the storm system a “serial derecho.”...

Tranquil outside, post office is a hive of activity within

Dec 22, 2021
Christmas time has brought a deluge of packages to the Lake City Post Office, and the postmaster is asking people to be patient with their carriers. “Starting with the Thanksgiving Holiday the package volume increases four to five times a normal package day,” Lake City Postmaster Darin Lundell...

School board extends winter break to aid overwhelmed teachers

Dec 22, 2021
Christmas break is coming early to Lake City Public Schools. On Monday, Dec. 20, the School Board voted unanimously not to hold classes on Dec. 23, Jan. 3, Jan. 4, and Feb. 7 in response to reports from teachers, particularly at Bluff View, that they need help. In response to a proposal from...

Brigette Rol named library director

Dec 15, 2021
Brigette Rol is the Lake City Public Library’s new permanent director. The Lake City City Council approved the appointment unanimously at its Monday, Dec. 13 meeting. Rol has been the interim library director since the retirement of her predecessor, Patti Bross, earlier this year. Before that, she...

Hickory Way PUD amendment application moves to final stage

Dec 15, 2021
In a 5-2 vote, the Lake City City Council voted Monday to approve the concept stage plans for the Hickory Way project and issue some instructions to the developer, Keller-Baartman, as the company develops its final plans. The company is asking for an amendment to the Planned Unit Development (PUD...

Council finalizes levy and budget

Dec 15, 2021
The Lake City City Council voted 5-2 on Dec. 13 to approve a property tax levy that grew 6.06 percent to $3,937,427 over last year’s levy. Over the same period, the city’s net tax capacity was up about 6.7%, meaning the tax rate is falling from 64.31% to 63.93% according to information presented...

Crash between minivan, tractor injures one

Dec 8, 2021
A collision between a tractor and a minivan south of Zumbro Falls on Dec. 2 sent the driver of the van to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash report said that a 2010 Honday Odyssey driven by a 39-year-old Rochester woman was...

Plows activated after Tuesday snow

Dec 8, 2021
A warmer-than-usual autumn gave way to single-digit temperatures Monday. Tuesday brought with it the first snow accumulations of the oncoming winter season. At about 1 p.m. the City of Lake City sent word via CodeRED that plowing would begin on city streets once the snowfall was over. With winter...


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