City hires planner for Ohuta Park, marina beach area

May 15, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday hired the firm WSB to develop a plan for the Ohuta Park and marina beach areas. City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith told the council that the firm “hits all the boxes that the coundil was looking at” in choosing a planner. In particular,...

Council may tweak street plan

May 15, 2019
After hearing from residents on Pine Grove Lane at two consecutive regular meetings, the Lake City City Council has directed city staff to bring its street construction plan back for review and possible amendment. Pine Grove Lane from Cross Street to the cul-du-sac and all or part of Maple Place,...

Highway 60 paving project begins May 20

May 15, 2019
Motorists using Highway 60 will encounter a detour beginning May 20 between Zumbro Falls and Wabasha as crews begin a paving and culvert replacement project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, will be resurfacing and replacing...

Goodhue County: Job 1 - Fill two positions

May 15, 2019
The Goodhue County Board spent part of its meeting May 7 in Kenyon talking about filling two positions: Veterans Service director and District 1 commissioner. The board meets once a year in Kenyon so political science students of former Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel may attend as part of the school...

People's Energy Coop grants go to area organizations

May 8, 2019
People’s Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Trust Board provided $29,673 in grants this quarter to area organizations, including some in Zumbro Falls, Theilman, and Mazeppa: • $3,000 – Zumbro Valley Food Shelf to help with food purchases (Zumbro Falls) • $1,000 – Camp Victory for the...

Highway 61 repaving project begins

May 8, 2019
Work on a Highway 61 resurfacing project that stretches from Kellogg to north of Lake City commenced Monday, May 6, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Rochester Sand and Gravel is the contractor on the $14.6 million project. Between May 6 and Oct. 25, crews will...

Kennedy Drug sold, will become Sterling Pharmacy

May 8, 2019
It’s the beginning of a new era for Lake City’s sole retail pharmacy. In a letter to patients, Kennedy Drug owner Mark Kennedy explained that Sterling Pharmacy will take ownership of his store at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Marion Street on June 12. “Our store has existed in some form in...

Lake City man killed on jobsite in Goodhue County

May 8, 2019
A Lake City truck driver died Sunday morning in rural Goodhue County. “Joshua J. Leonard, 27, Lake City, was operating a tractor/trailer for Ag Partners. Leonard was apparently operating the mechanical arm on the trailer when it came into contact with a power line. Leonard was pronounced dead at...

May 15 deadline for community funding requests in Lake City

May 8, 2019
The City of Lake City will be following a new process for funding community organizations as it develops its 2020 budget, according to a news release. City staff will take requests for funding in 2020 until May 15, 2019, and will then forward the requests to the City Council for review and to...

Robinson out as Veterans service director in Goodhue County

May 8, 2019
Veterans Service Director Lyman “Robby” Robinson was placed on administrative leave April 23, one day after an undisclosed complaint was made against him. The Goodhue County Attorney’s Office confirmed that in a reply to a data practices request. Robinson, who was seen being escorted out of the...


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