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2018 midterm election draws near

Nov 1, 2018
The midterm general election is Nov. 6, with local, state, and national offices on the ballot. Lake City will elect three city council members. Incumbents Russell Boe and Greg Schreck are seeking re-election. Amy Kohrs Alkire, Faye Brown, Jason DeVinny, and John Mead are seeking a first term. A...

Letter: Highway plans look good, but how will they work?

Nov 1, 2018
To the editor: First of all the rendition of the new super two lane is very well done, and looks impressive on paper. My personal opinion instead of the project would be: • Reroute the Riverwalk halfway down the bank just above 100 Year Flood Level . • Add another lane where the Riverwalk was. •...

Fate of nine trailers in dispute

Oct 25, 2018
Last week, dozens of summer residents of trailer homes at the Lake City Marina signed a letter opposing what they claim are plans to remove nine trailers (pictured) that lie between the road leading to Marina Point and the marina’s inner harbor. This week, Mayor Mark Nichols and Council Member Greg...

School district receives financial audit

Oct 25, 2018
The Lake City School Board heard a presentation on its most recent audit from the firm CliftonLarsonAllen at its Oct. 15 meeting. The annual audit analyzes the district’s financial health and accounting processes and identifies any weaknesses. Each year the audit finds that the district lacks...

Federal-Mogul fined for air quality violations at Lake City plant

Oct 25, 2018
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) fined Federal-Mogul Powertrain in Lake City $8,820 for air quality violations. The fine appears on a list of 39 enforcement actions completed by the MPCA in the third quarter of this year released on Oct. 18. Fines on the list total over $209,000 and...

Candidate forum planned as Nov. 6 vote nears

Oct 18, 2018
The Nov. 6 general election is just weeks away. Voters in the area will choose their representatives at the school, city, county, state, and federal levels of government. People will have an opportunity to hear directly from many of the candidates at a candidate forum Oct. 25 at city hall in Lake...

County GOP to meet

Oct 17, 2018
The Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Zumbro Community Church south of Zumbro Falls on County Rd. 7.For more information people can contact Alice Atkinson at 507-753-2142.

Eagle Center offers special programs

Oct 17, 2018
The National Eagle Center is offering nature-centric things to do during MEA break Oct. 18-20. Special programs and exhibits are offered in additional to all regularly scheduled educational programs.The summer fishing program Fishing on the Refuge will return on Thursday, Oct. 18 and run through...

Beach house demolished

Oct 11, 2018
An excavator owned by Glander Excavating pulls a section of roof from the beach house at the Lake City Marina swimming beach on Tuesday, Oct. 9. In May the City Council tasked City Administrator Rob Keehn with developing a plan to replace the structure and bringing it back to the council with cost...

Cemstone site plan adopted

Oct 11, 2018
The Lake City City Council unanimously accepted a site plan for the 102 acre city-owned Cemstone site and a nearby site known as Outlot D. The Lake City Planning Commission and Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) have spent over a year developing the plan, with help from hired...

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