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Tree limb causes weekend power outage

Mar 20, 2024
A tree limb knocked out power to a portion of Lake City Saturday when it fell on a power line, according to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen. “There was a large limb that fell on a three-phase power line on the north end of town,” he said. “It did significant damage but all was...

Loans available to businesses impacted by lack of winter snow

Mar 20, 2024
Minnesota businesses engaged in hospitality, winter tourism, their suppliers, and those that provide support services to the hospitality and tourism industry are advised to also consider the impact of lack of snow, low snow or low precipitation on their revenues and operations this past winter when...

Commercial navigation season begins on Lake Pepin

Mar 20, 2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, locked the Motor Vessel Joseph Patrick Eckstein with 12 barges through Lock and Dam 2, in Hastings, Minnesota, March 17, en route to St. Paul. The St. Paul District considers the first tow to arrive at Lock and Dam 2 as the unofficial start of...

Work on Wabasha County Hwy. 2 south of U.S. Hwy. 63 scheduled to begin

Mar 13, 2024
The existing asphalt pavement on Wabasha County Hwy. 2 between County Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 63 near Lake City was planned to be pulverized in-place beginning Wednesday March 13, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Pulverized asphalt will be left in-place until earthwork operations...

Wabasha County commissioners approve culvert lining project

Mar 13, 2024
Wabasha County Commissioners on March 5 approved a resolution authorizing the County to enter into an agreement for a culvert-lining project on County Highway 11 between Hammond and Millville, and County Highway 4 north of Plainview. The County successfully applied for and was granted $270,000 in...

No apparent injuries in Sunday morning crash

Mar 13, 2024
Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a Sunday morning collision in Lake City, according to police, but there were no reported injuries. Emergency personnel from the city police, fire, and ambulance services responded to a call at about 10:12 a.m. of a t-bone crash at the intersection of High...

Trump gets most local voters, votes in primary

Mar 13, 2024
Nearly 2,000 people voted in Wabasha County’s Republican presidential primary election, and nearly 700 voted in the Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) primary on March 5, according to information on Minnesota’s Secretary of State website at election results.sos.mn.gov. A total of 1,829 votes were cast...

Lake City area Goodhue County precinct results

Mar 13, 2024
Below are the results from some of the Goodhue County precincts in or near Lake City in the Presidential Primary Election that occured on Tuesday, March 5. See related story for Wabasha County precinct results. Lake City (Goodhue County Precinct): Republican, Donald J. Trump 42, Nikki Haley 36;...

Early ice out doesn’t necessarily mean early marina operations

Mar 6, 2024
Looking out from McCahill Park Tuesday morning, it was hard to spot any ice either in the Lake City Marina’s outer harbor or Lake Pepin itself. Two days earlier, Steve Brown used a drone in heavy winds to photograph a trail of ice chunks around Marina Point. It’s been a warm winter, with less ice...

Wabasha County Board votes 3-2 to stay with CMS for building inspection services

Feb 28, 2024
Wabasha County Commissioners on Feb. 20 approved a contract proposal by Construction Management Services (CMS) of Rochester to provide building inspection services within the county. The County’s Zoning Enforcement Committee had considered contract proposals by CMS - the current provider - and...

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