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EV charging stations take shape in Fiesta lot

Feb 24, 2021
Majerus Electric was at work on two electric vehicle charging stations being installed in a corner of the Fiesta Foods parking lot Monday, Feb. 22. Lake City Public Utilities will own the two stations and is leasing the location from the store. Majerus Electric owner Nick Majerus expected to finish...

Board picks Plante to once again lead Wabasha County

Feb 24, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had scheduled a work session to discuss the candidates for the County Administrator position that was to follow the regular meeting on Feb. 16, but after discussion, they re-scheduled it for the next day, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m., a convenient time for all Board...

City doesn’t do private tree work

Feb 24, 2021
After an article in the Graphic about the city cutting down ash trees and otherwise trimming trees on public rights-of-way and public property, the city public works department started getting calls from people asking the city to work on trees growing on private property. The department wants to...

Bids sought on Ohuta Park

Feb 17, 2021
The Lake City City Council could be ready to accept a bid for the majority of the work on the Ohuta Park redevelopment next month. On Feb. 8, the council voted unanimously to approve the final plans and seek bids for a project that will bring major changes to one of the city’s most prominent...

City Council 2021 work plan

Feb 17, 2021
The Lake City City Council approved its 2021 work plan at the Feb. 8 regular council meeting. Items that have the support of at least four of the seven city council members “will guide staff’s time and resources,” according to the agenda. Seven council members: • Create and implement a simple city...

City weathers bitter cold snap

Feb 17, 2021
A bitter streak of days where temperatures remained mostly below zero appear to be coming to an end. A mostly mild winter has given way to plunging temps as the Lake City-area, along with most of the nation, has found itself mired in cold, even for winter, weather. Lake City Public Works Director...

Goodhue County drops liquor license fees

Feb 17, 2021
Commissioner Jason Majerus raised the possibility two weeks ago of prorating or reimbursing the fees for eight establishments that sell alcohol in the county’s jurisdiction. Majerus said of the eight businesses, “They were hit a little bit harder than average and they’re not eligible for some...

Wabasha County Board refers Extension contract to committee

Feb 10, 2021
During the staff updates segment of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 2, Public Health Director Tammy Fiedler gave the board an update on the COVID-19 vaccine program and how it is being administered in Wabasha County. The following is the update that was provided by Fiedler for...

Council taps Chamber to get lodging tax money

Feb 10, 2021
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce will be the recipient of the city’s lodging tax revenues this year. The three percent tax is levied on short term rentals like hotel rooms and vacation rentals by owner. In recent years it has generated over $60,000. The city retains 5 percent for administrating...

Goodhue County approves Lake Byllesby pavilion 4-1

Feb 10, 2021
Goodhue County Board members voted 4-1 to approve the next installment of the Lake Byllesby project Tuesday, Feb. 2. This portion will include the construction of a new pavilion, modern bathrooms and the relocation of the picnic shelter. The Byllesby Park Master Plan was approved in December 2017...

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