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Firetruck, beach access among council's capital considerations

Nov 14, 2018
City Finance Director Amy Hove outlined proposed budget changes and adjustments to the city’s capital budget at a Lake City City Council workshop meeting as the council works toward a December vote on a final property tax levy for 2019. The council set a preliminary levy in September that is a 3....

MnDOT: New 60 mph speed limit on Hwy. 247

Nov 14, 2018
Motorists using Highway 247 from Highway 63 to Plainview in Olmsted and Wabasha counties will see speed limits raised to 60 mph where the previous posted limit was 55 mph on the two-lane roadway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The reduced speed zone in Potsdam in...

Election 2018: Alkire, Brown and Boe elected to city council

Nov 8, 2018
Voters in Lake City may have made history Tuesday night. When newly-elected council members Amy Kohrs Alkire and Faye Brown join Cindy McGrath and Mary Lou Waltman on the council in January, women will be the majority of the council, perhaps for the first time. “I think we’ll have a great group,”...

Goodhue County becomes Purple Heart County

Nov 8, 2018
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to proclaim Goodhue County a Purple Heart County at their meeting Nov. 6. Veterans Service Officer Robby Robinson requested that the board make that designation. He also reported that 1,910,162 Purple Hearts have been awarded to United...

MnDOT release 10-year highway investment plan

Nov 8, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released its 2019-2028 Capital Highway Investment Plan (CHIP) detailing the agency’s planned investments on the state highway network during the next decade. For 2019-2028, the plan identifies more than 760 pavement projects and nearly 380 bridge...

High 48s to perform in Oak Center Nov. 10

Nov 8, 2018
Bluegrass band The High 48s will make their return to the Oak Center General Store Folk Forum with an 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, Nov. 10. The band takes their name from railroad slang for the boxcars originally used to transport troops on the front lines in WWI that could carry 40 soldiers or...

Sheldon to speak on Great War in Red Wing

Nov 7, 2018
On Nov. 13 at 1 p.m., people can join the Goodhue County Historical Society at the Red Wing Public Library for a discussion of many of the roles America played in support of the Great War.Ames Sheldon, author and historian, will discuss the primary sources she used in the process of doing research...

Gym and cafeteria take shape

Nov 1, 2018
A crane at Bluff View Elementary School lowers a section of pre-cast concrete into place. The concrete will form the walls of the school’s new gymnasium and performance space, part of a $12 million renovation and expansion project approved by voters last November. Hidden behind the walls are the...

Consent vote signals growing council support for Hwy. 61 project

Nov 1, 2018
In one sense, the Lake City City Council’s 6-1 vote to give municipal consent to the final layout changes for the Highway 61 three-lane conversion on Monday, Oct. 29, was routine. State law requires the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to obtain consent from cities when projects...

Forum transcript - Council candidates address experience, policy, and priorties

Nov 1, 2018
Editor’s note: This is a transcript from the Oct. 25 candidate forum of Lake City City Council candidates’ answers to the three questions they were given in advance as well as their opening and closing remarks. The candidate forum featured candidates for local, state, and federal offices. It was...

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