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Wabasha asks county for help with road project

Nov 10, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners heard a request from the City of Wabasha to contribute more to a project to upgrade roads in the city in exchange for the city assuming jurisdiction of those roads. All commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County...

Hickory Way apartment plans move forward

Nov 10, 2021
A 57-unit apartment building and surrounding development on Hickory Way is headed for the next stage. By a vote of 5-2, the Lake City City Council directed city staff to prepare a resolution approving the concept-stage planned unit development (PUD) for the project and bring it back to the council...

State park seeks comment on plans for newly acquired land

Nov 3, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an open house for the public to review and comment on a proposed master plan amendment for Frontenac State Park. The open house will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, at the Frontenac Community Center, 30301 Territorial Road...

Correction: Daylight Saving Time Ends November 7

Oct 27, 2021
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday November 7, not October 31 as reported in this week's print edition of the Lake City Graphic.  We apologize for the error.

Legislators lend support to Samuelson stamp campaign

Oct 27, 2021
Efforts to convince the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ralph Samuelson’s invention of water skiing on Lake Pepin next year got a boost from the nation’s capital. A Lake City native, Samuelson invented the sport here on July 2, 1922. Lake City is...

Riverboat landing for Lake City?

Oct 20, 2021
The cruise industry on the Mississippi River is growing, with major lines constructing several boats expected to begin traversing the river in the coming years. And they are looking for more stops. That was the message Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols relayed to the city council Oct. 11 after...

Soil and water board filling vacancy for Lake City area

Oct 13, 2021
The Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking to fill a vacancy created by a recent resignation. The existing Board will appoint an individual to serve until Dec. 31, 2024. “If you are concerned about our natural resources, maintaining and improving water quality, and...

Peterson family sells opera house building

Oct 13, 2021
A landmark building in downtown Lake City has a new owner. Lake Pepin Development, LLC, purchased the building at 105 W. Center Street from Peterson Opera House, LLC, on Sept. 27, according a state database. The Peterson family operated several businesses in Lake City in the 20th century,...

County board waits for more information on possible rail petroleum facility zoning change

Oct 13, 2021
The Wabasha County Board did not take action at its regular meeting Oct. 4 on the request for a revision to the Zoning Ordinance that would allow for a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) transfer facility in the Kellogg area. The board agreed to consider the request after further investigation, with a...

Councilmembers open to trial use of former public safety building

Oct 13, 2021
The former Lake City Public Safety Building at 209 S. High Street has sat mostly empty since the city’s police, ambulance, and emergency management departments left for a new facility on North 10th Street in 2017. On Monday, Oct. 11, the Lake City City Council listened to a report from Brigette...

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