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Sheriff’s office pursuit passes through Lake City

Dec 1, 2021
Lake City Police assisted the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Nov. 29, when a vehicle deputies were pursuing passed through Lake City. According to this week’s police report, the department assisted until the pursuit left Lake City. Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Warren...

School board raises substitute teacher pay

Dec 1, 2021
Amid a shortage of substitute teachers, the Lake City School Board has approved an increase to the daily rate it pays subs. Up to Nov. 16, the district was paying subs $120 per day. On Nov. 16, that increased to $170 per day, effective through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Bluff View...

Wabasha County board holds short meeting before heading to conference

Nov 24, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in their regular meeting on Nov. 16 with a short agenda. Don Springer was absent due to medical reasons. He was present via computer technology known as ZOOM. County Administrator Michael Plante and County Attorney Karrie Kelly were present. There...

School district could take over Lake City’s summer rec program

Nov 24, 2021
The City of Lake City and Lake City Public Schools could be nearing a deal that would see the school district take over youth summer recreation programming that the city has managed for decades. Discussions about the possibility have been ongoing for years. The city has shown an interest in...

Dwelle rejoins school board

Nov 17, 2021
Lake City School Board Chair Heath Oeltjen administered the oath of office to Patrick Dwelle on Nov. 15 as Dwelle rejoined the school board. The school board voted unanimously on Sept. 20 to appoint Dwelle to the vacancy created by Jack Rol’s resignation in August. The appointment then entered a...

Crash into home leads to arrest, charges

Nov 17, 2021
A Wisconsin man is facing charges after allegedly crashing a vehicle into a home in Lake City. “This incident happened Friday (Nov. 12) evening at about 8 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a house at 220 S. 6th St. Fire and ambulance crews were also dispatched to...

Census shows city grows

Nov 17, 2021
Lake City added 189, or about 3.7%, to its population between the 2010 and 2020 census, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, Wabasha County and many townships in the area lost population. Lake City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith included the city’s...

Chamber presents contribution to Hok-Si-La trail extension

Nov 10, 2021
Some of the original Riverwalk fundraisers were on hand Monday as the Lake City Chamber of Commerce presented the City of Lake City with a $25,000 check to help pay for the multi-use trail extension from Central Point Road to the entrance at Hok-Si-La Park. Ray and Gloria Poncelet spurred the...

County SWCD meets Nov. 18

Nov 10, 2021
Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 8:15 a.m. at the County Board Room, 625 Jefferson Ave., Wabasha. The meeting is one week earlier this month due to the fourth Thursday being Thanksgiving Holiday. People who...

Council approves two commission appointments

Nov 10, 2021
The Lake City City Council appointed two citizens to city commissions at its Nov. 8 meeting. Gaylen (Ben) Threinen was confirmed to the Heritage Preservation Commission to complete a term ending March 1 of next year. Marco Molinari was confirmed to the planning commission to complete a term ending...

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