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Pelz named Goodhue County veterans service officer

Jun 12, 2019
Nathan Pelz, the veterans service officer of Wabasha County, emerged from three finalists in Goodhue County’s search for a new VSO. He received the highest rating from the interview panel and was offered the position Friday, June 7. The three finalists considered were Pelz, Scott Fausch (...

Public art paused, sort of

Jun 12, 2019
The Lake City City Council looked at public art from a few different angles at its meeting Monday, June 10, and decided to put a moratorium on the placement of new pieces while it develops a public art policy. Ron Schimbeno and sculptor Colin Atkinson presented a concept and scale models of large...

Push to reclaim spalling streets fails

Jun 12, 2019
A divided City Council on June 10 twice voted down motions to reclaim and repave several streets on the city’s south side before settling on a partial fix until the road can be reclaimed in 2021. Residents on Lilac Lane and nearby streets have lobbied the council for months to do something about...

Multi-county watershed planning underway

Jun 5, 2019
In 2018, the Zumbro River watershed was awarded a planning grant by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) for the One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P) program. The goal of 1W1P is to align local water planning on major watershed boundaries with state strategies towards prioritized,...

Eagle Center to offer summer fishing program

Jun 5, 2019
The National Eagle Center’s summer fishing program, Fishing on the Refuge, is back and ready to welcome young anglers.Fishing on the Refuge is an experiential learning opportunity for kids ages 15 and younger. It begins on Wednesday, June 19 and is offered every Wednesday and Thursday through Aug....

On the Lake cruises to be offered by Eagle Center

Jun 5, 2019
As part of their annual Bald Eagle Days celebration in June, the National Eagle Center will host a pair of interpretive cruises on Lake Pepin. The On the Lake cruises will take place on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 aboard the Pearl of the Lake paddleboat in Lake City.Similar to the Center’...

Tigers baseball gets eliminated in round one of subsection 6-1

May 29, 2019
The No. 7 seed Lake City Tigers baseball team traveled to La Crescent May 22 to take on the No. 2 seed La Crescent Lancers and were defeated 6-1.The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the first inning with two outs Lake City strung together three consecutive singles by Josh Matanich, Jake...

Buhmann takes helm in Wabasha County

May 29, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on May 21 with a new face at the Commissioners’ table. The County’s new administrator, Brian Buhmann, was present for his first County Board meeting. Buhmann previously served as the director of human resources for Freeborn...

Lake City offers emergency messaging service

May 29, 2019
Lake City Emergency Management is asking citizens to make sure they have signed up for public safety and other time-sensitive messages from the city. The CodeRED system provides Wabasha County and Lake City officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city and...

Hikers rescued from Lake City bluff

May 29, 2019
Two hikers had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a bluff overlooking Lake City last week. The call came in at about 9:45 p.m. on May 22. Lake City Fire Department, Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, Lake City Police, and Lake City Ambulance responded. Lake City Fire Chief Greg Sievers said...

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