One dead, another hospitalized after collision on Highway 63

Jul 26, 2023
Two vehicles traveling opposite directions on collided on Highway 63 on July 19, leaving one driver dead and the other hospitalized. Spencer Davis Sommerfield, 26, of Millville, died in the crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At about 4:30 p.m. that day Sommerfield was southbound in a...

One dead in collision involving tractor in Goodhue County

Jul 19, 2023
A Stewartville woman was killed after the vehicle she was driving collided with farm machinery in Goodhue County on July 11, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 10:42 a.m. that day of an accident involving a tractor and vehicle on...

Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer

Jul 19, 2023
A 29-year-old Lake City man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Hwy. 63 near Orchard Lane in Lake City on July 14. According to the State Patrol report, Spencer Neal Streed was southbound on Hwy. 63 shortly before noon that day when the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer and Streed...

Hwy. 61 closure at Ski Road begins July 20

Jul 19, 2023
Hwy. 61 will be closed at the Ski Road intersection starting Thursday, July 20 near Frontenac as crews construct passing lanes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The closure means people traveling from Red Wing to Frontenac on Highway 61 will need to use the detour – Highway...

City council approves TIF to enable Pepin Manufacturing, Inc., expansion

Jul 19, 2023
On July 10, the Lake City City Council held a public hearing on and later approved a tax increment financing (TIF) district to aid Pepin Manufacturing, Inc., in an expansion at its Lake City site on Hwy. 61 S. The company—which produces medical electrodes, lint rollers, and other products—is...

Council approves full-time officer position with code enforcement duties

Jul 12, 2023
After a search for a part-time police officer who would handle code enforcement for the city yielded no applicants, the Lake City City Council on July 10 approved a full-time officer position in an effort to fill the role on a 5-2 vote. The council approved the part time position on June 12. It...

MnDOT: Expect delays during sealcoat work on state highways

Jul 12, 2023
Motorists traveling on various state highways in Fillmore, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Freeborn counties should plan for extra travel time while sealing work is performed to help extend state roadways’ life expectancy, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Delays should...

Goodhue County urges people to complete broadband access survey

Jul 12, 2023
Goodhue County officials are urging the public to participate in the county’s Broadband Access Survey, according to a news release. “The survey takes only a few minutes and helps local internet providers better identify areas they could potentially grow into. In the survey, it asks for your...

Port Authority gets AARP grant to promote Accessory Dwelling Units

Jul 12, 2023
The Lake City Port Authority has received a 2023 Community Challenge grant from AARP the promote Accessory Dwelling Units. “An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a small, independent, self-contained residence with its own kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom, and sleeping area that shares a single-...

Wabasha County Recorder Jeff Aitken to resign

Jul 5, 2023
Wabasha County’s Board of Commissioners on June 27 approved the resignation and separation agreement with County Recorder Jeff Aitken, who voluntarily agreed to resign effective on or before Dec. 31. The Board also established the appointed office of County Recorder. Minnesota Statute allows each...


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