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West Chestnut Street to close Oct. 7 for repairs

Oct 6, 2021
West Chestnut Street at Hwy 61 in Lake City is scheduled to be closed beginning Oct. 7 for repairs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The work is expected to be finished by Oct. 15, weather permitting. Crews will be reconstructing the pedestrian ramp and gutter to help with...

Hickory Way project seeks density increase

Oct 6, 2021
Plans for a 57-unit apartment building and five six-unit townhouses along Hickory Way were scheduled to go before the Lake City Planning Commission at its Tuesday, Oct. 5, meeting. Keller-Baartman, the developers of the project, are asking the city to raise the allowed density of the site from 70...

Wabasha County preliminary levy up 3%, tax rate expected to decrease slightly

Sep 29, 2021
At their regular meeting on Sept. 21, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously for a proposed budget amount of $15,954,131. This would mean a 3% increase over 2021. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County Attorney Karrie Kelly....

Final layer of bituminous put down at Ohuta Beach

Sep 22, 2021
A lot has happened recently at the Ohuta Beach construction site: some of it obvious, some of it hidden from sight. “The big progress to report is that the wear course was put down on Saturday,” said Megan Smith, Lake City’s Planning and Community Development director. “This is the finished layer...

Dwelle appointed to school board

Sep 22, 2021
The Lake City School Board voted unanimously to appoint Patrick Dwelle to the vacant school board seat at its Monday, Sept. 20, meeting. Unless the appointment is challenged, Dwelle will join the board 30 days from the appointment and serve until someone is elected to fill the seat in the November...

Goodhue County Board: Limestone extraction to commence near West Concord

Sep 15, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, Sept. 7, to discuss a non-metallic mineral extraction, different construction projects and more. Here is what you need to know. The board has granted Doug Herrick of Herrick Properties LLP permission to create a non-metallic mineral extraction facility near...

County Board votes to use up to $1 million for broadband expansion

Sep 15, 2021
At their regular meeting on Sept. 7, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 in favor of investing up to $1 million of the Federal American Rescue Funds (ARF) to Broadband (Internet) projects. Commissioner Don Springer was absent. County Administrator Michael Plante and County...

Council approves 6.06% levy increase

Sep 15, 2021
By a 5-2 vote Monday, the Lake City City Council approved a preliminary property tax levy of $3,937,427. Once the preliminary levy is set, it can be lowered or kept the same when the council approves a final levy. The actual amount of city property taxes paid by individual property owners is...

Meeting on Frontenac Station on-site septic systems is Monday

Sep 15, 2021
Florence Township officials and citizens will meet Monday, Sept. 20, to hear a presentation on a study finding that either 85 or 87 of 91 sub-surface treatment systems (SSTS, also referred to as septic systems) are out of compliance. A summary of the report MSA Professional Services published...

Source of loud noises a mystery

Sep 15, 2021
Several loud booming noises audible in and around Lake City Sunday evening triggered several reports to law enforcement, but the source of the noises remained a mystery as of Tuesday, Sept. 14. A representative of the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports from the areas of...

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