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COVID-19 testing sites to converge in Rochester

Jul 15, 2020
Beginning Monday, July 13, Mayo Clinic’s Northwest Clinic drive-through testing site shut down and all testing has been consolidated to a single testing location, according to Kari Etrheim, Olmsted County Public Health.Individuals needing a COVID-19 test will be directed to the Graham Park...

HBC announces extension of free services

Jul 8, 2020
Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) is extending the Federal Communications Commission’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge.“Many of our customers continue to endure significant financial challenges because of COVID-19,” HBC President Dan Pecarina said. “HBC understands that and is committed...

People are asked to report fish die-offs

Jul 8, 2020
Anyone who finds several or more dead fish in a lake or stream can help by reporting these fish die-offs, which happen occasionally and usually result from natural causes.“It can be unsettling and concerning to find a number of dead fish,” said Tom Burri, limnology consultant with the Minnesota...

Doing our best to slow the spread of COVID-19

Jul 8, 2020
Many community members may be asking yourself, “when will this COVID-19 pandemic be over?!”  The answer is, “not for a while, we are in this for the long haul.”  As a community we all need to take actions to help reduce the chances of getting sick.  As we are turning the dial and starting to reopen...

Downtown access shifts as construction proceeds

Jul 8, 2020
Marion Street has replaced Chestnut Street as one of three streets vehicles can use to access downtown Lake City during the Highway 61 reconstruction project. Woodburn Street and Doughty Street remain open to vehicle traffic. Pedestrians can cross into and out of downtown at those intersections...

Injury accident and a new stop sign on South High Street

Jul 8, 2020
A collision between a car and a motorcycle left one person hospitalized on July 4, according to Lake City Police. The accident occurred in the 300 block of South High Street. A passenger on the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by ambulance, police said. Not long after, stop signs arrived...

Haley: Bonding bill still possible

Jul 1, 2020
A special session of the Minnesota State Legislature came to an end last month without an agreement on a bonding bill. This year Lake City has two bonding requests totalling over $1 million – one for a breakwater at Ohuta Park, the other for connecting Hok-Si-La Park to city utilities – that...

More temporary stop signs appear on High Street

Jul 1, 2020
The City of Lake City has placed temporary stop signs on North High Street at the intersections of two streets used to access downtown during Highway 61 construction. Stop signs previously placed at the intersection of High Street and Chestnut Street remain in place. The new signs are intended to...

Homebuyer education classes available

Jul 1, 2020
SEMMCHRA is continuing to offer its in-person homebuyer education class, Home Stretch, online.  Participants will be emailed a link to join an on-line video conference where they will be able to listen to presentations by homebuyer counselors, lenders, real estate agents and home inspectors. ...

Financial wellness program offered

Jul 1, 2020
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) offers a free Financial Wellness program designed to assist people with budgeting, developing savings plans, debt management, and improving credit.   “Whether people are trying to buy a home or just get on better...

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