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City gets big grant for Ohuta Park

Jun 17, 2020
The City of Lake City just received a $250,000 grant for the redevelopment of its waterfront Ohuta Park. It’s from a Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR) Outdoor Recreation Grant program invtended “to increase and enhance outdoor recreation facilities in local and community parks throughout the...

Goodhue County housing study predicts growth

Jun 17, 2020
On Tuesday Goodhue County’s Committee of the Whole discussed the recently completed countywide housing study. The county outlined questions that this study should answer in its request for proposals when looking for a group to conduct the study. Questions included: • What are the demographic and...

Lake City man hit by car, hospitalized

Jun 17, 2020
A Lake City man was seriously injured in an accident at mile marker 77 on Highway 61 just north of Lake City on Tuesday, June 9. According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, Jack Bremer, 18, was traveling southbound at around 11:15 p.m. when his 2017 Honda Accord left the roadway and...

Stretch of highway could reopen by this weekend

Jun 17, 2020
By the time you read this, it might be possible to take a left off of Grant Street onto Highway 61 and get to Hok-Si-La and parts north for the first time in months. From the weekly Highway 61 reconstruction project update meeting Tuesday came the news that the northern stretch of the project...

Tenneco layoff planned for late summer

Jun 17, 2020
A letter from Tenneco, formerly Federal-Mogul, to regulators offers more details on a previously-announced layoff. The company announced last August that it would cease the production of heavy duty diesel cylinder liners by the end of this year citing business conditions. At the time it estimated...

Three ways to vote in Goodhue County

Jun 17, 2020
Goodhue County is halfway through administering the four elections it had to oversee this year, leaving the primary election on Aug. 11 and the general election on Nov 3. However, with the COVID-19 still affecting how we conduct our daily lives and socialize with each other, now would be a good...

Utility shutoffs may soon resume

Jun 17, 2020
Lake City Public Utilities hasn’t been cutting service or charging penalties on delinquent accounts as a way to help residents weather the COVID-19 pandemic, but officials are discussing when and how to resume that policy. City Administrator Rob Keehn raised the issue with the city council at a...

City refunds fourth quarter liquor license fees

Jun 11, 2020
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously Monday to refund liquor license fees as a way to help local bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars and restaurants have been “closed or extremely limited” in their operations for months during the pandemic, according to the council...

Council OKs source to fill gap created by high Highway 61 bid

Jun 11, 2020
The Lake City City Council Monday approved a plan to pay its share of the increased costs for the Highway 61 reconstruction project that resulted from a higher-than-expected bid for the project last year. The city is splitting the cost of the project with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...

Gillford Twp. LP storage site approved over planning commission opposition

Jun 11, 2020
Wabasha County has announced that the public will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending public meetings. The rules state: “Upon entry, visitors will notice new COVID-19 signage and protective measures in place to help ensure physical distancing guidelines are being followed....

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