Fatal dirt bike accident on Sept. 9

Sep 13, 2023
A 23-year-old man from Le Center, Minn., was killed in a dirt bike crash in Wabasha County on Sept. 9, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. “At approximately 1:10 PM the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to an accident at the Meadow Valley Motocross...

County issues update on upcoming bridge work

Sep 13, 2023
Wabasha County has released approximate dates for upcoming bridge work. Work is planned to begin approximately, Sept. 18. Work at each bridge location is expected for the dates listed for each bridge below (date subject to change depending on weather and progress) and be completed in one day, and...

Commissioners approve preliminary plat request for Millville-area parcels

Sep 13, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on Sept. 5 approved a preliminary plat request submitted by Dan and Doreen Johnson of rural Millville. The couple submitted an application on June 20 for a preliminary plat to create four new parcels on existing parcels in Oakwood Township. The respective parcels are...

City prelimary levy increase set at 9.9%

Sep 13, 2023
On Sept. 11, the Lake City City Council has set a preliminary property tax levy for 2024 of $4,596,601, an increase of about 9.9% over 2023. They also approved proposed general fund revenue and expense budget with proposed revenues equalling proposed expenditures at $7,535,230. The council...

State grants awarded to city for well-capping, ash tree replacement

Sep 6, 2023
The City of Lake City has received a state grant to continue removal and replacement of ash trees and one to find and seal an old railroad water well. Both grants were on the City Council’s August regular meeting agenda. The ash tree grant is a $49,784 grant from the state Department of Natural...

MnDOT to begin using Wireless Emergency Alerts

Aug 23, 2023
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has entered into an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to begin using Wireless Emergency Alerts through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, FEMA’s national system for local alerting that shares emergency information...

Wabasha County approves interim ordinance prohibiting cannabis-related businesses

Aug 23, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on Aug. 15 approved an emergency interim ordinance prohibiting the establishment of new uses or the expansion of existing uses related to sales, testing, manufacturing and distribution of cannabis (marijuana) products. Minnesota statute provides that a county can adopt...

Governor appoints ambulance director to chair state board

Aug 23, 2023
Lake City Ambulance Director Sara Rybarczyk is the new chair of the state Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). Last year Minnesota Governor Tim Walz appointed Rybarczyk to fill a vacancy on the board, which has a number of duties related to emergency medical services in the state,...

As city parks fill up, city considers changes to memorial procedures

Aug 23, 2023
A request from city staff for council action to cease allowing memorial donations for public parks in Lake City didn’t get council support Monday, Aug. 14, but councilmembers seemed to agree that some parks are at capacity with tables, benches, and other memorials and planned to revisit the issue...

Council looks at cannabis use, sale

Aug 16, 2023
With the legalization of cannabis use in the State of Minnesota beginning Aug. 1, the Lake City City Council considered one policy relating to cannabis use and one related to the sale of cannabis products at its Aug. 14 meeting. The council tabled a city staff recommendation that the City Council...


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