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More students, more days

Feb 10, 2021
Most students at Bluff View Elementary School and Lincoln High School will be spending less time in distance learning and more time in class as the school district modifies its learning model. Currently, students in grades four through 12 attend in-person classes either Tuesday and Thursday or...

Chamber, Tourism Bureau vie for lodging tax money

Feb 3, 2021
For years the Lake City Toursim Bureau has been the sole organization seeking to promote tourism in Lake City using money generated by the local lodging tax. Now it has some competition. At a city council workshop in December to go over the Tourism Bureau’s proposed budget for 2021, the Lake City...

County to begin vaccinating residents 65 and older

Feb 3, 2021
Wabasha County Public Health continues to vaccinate our remaining health care personnel from the Phase 1a Priority Three group. We anticipate completion of this phase on Friday, Feb. 5. We will begin to vaccinate adults 65 and older next. We are not currently accepting registrations or creating...

Driver’s license extensions ending

Feb 3, 2021
Minnesotans with driver’s licenses or ID cards that expire as COVID-19 extensions come to an end will have options to renew online or in person, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS). The deparment is urging cardholders to plan now,...

New guidance leads some city facilities to reopen to the public

Feb 3, 2021
The Lake City Public Library welcomed patrons inside Feb. 1 for the first time in months. Library Administrator Patti Bross said it was a quiet first day, but she thinks more people will begin coming in as word spreads that the library is open again. The City of Lake City closed the library, along...

Familiar names emerge as finalists for Wabasha County administrator

Jan 27, 2021
Two of the three finalists for the Wabasha County administrator job will be familiar to people who have followed Lake City and Wabasha County government over the last few years. One is Michael Plante, who was previously Wabasha County administrator, and before that, an assistant county attorney....

Printer change results in earlier deadlines for Graphic and Shopper

Jan 20, 2021
A change in printing facilities will result in earlier deadlines for the Lake City Graphic and Lake City Shopper.  Beginning with the Feb. 2 Shopper and Feb. 4 Graphic, printing will move from RiverTown Multimedia in Red Wing to House of Print in Madelia, Minn. The Graphic office will remain open...

County board airs Extension concerns

Jan 20, 2021
During their regular meeting on Jan. 19, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had an update on the Wabasha County Extension. All Commissioners were present, along with Interim Administrator Carolyn Holmsten and County Attorney Karrie Kelly. This was the one item was listed on the action...

Planning report strikes optimistic note

Jan 20, 2021
“2020 was a good year for the city” as far as planning was concerned, Lake City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith wrote in the Jan. 11 city council agenda introducing her department’s annual report. “Planning and Community Development Department again saw increases in permit...

Faulty equipment blamed for 911 issues

Jan 13, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks division (DPS-ECN) is learning more about the incident that affected 911 service for residents in eight southeastern Minnesota counties, including Wabasha County, on Monday, Jan. 11, according to a news release. CenturyLink...

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