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Sidewalk planning underway in Lake City

Dec 27, 2018
At its Dec. 10 meeting, the Lake City City Council heard an update on sidewalk planning work undertaken by the city’s planning commission. Sidewalk planning was on the commission’s 2018 work plan. Although no recommendations were before the council at the meeting, Planning and Community...

Work zone crashes prompt MnDOTsafety reminder

Dec 27, 2018
With three recent work zone crashes in southeastern Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds drivers to slow down and pay attention, according to a news release. MnDOT crews have been out in the warmer winter weather doing maintenance work on the roads and repairing...

Home invasion investigation leads to raid of Zumbro Falls home

Dec 27, 2018
An investigation into a fatal Eden Prairie home invasion led to a raid on a rural Zumbro Falls home Dec. 20. U.S. Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced the unsealing of a federal indictment charging Lennie Dwayne Brooks, 33, of Zumbro Falls, Randy Lorenzo Brooks, 23, of Wabasha, and Autumn Marie...

Controversial Wabasha County highway projects advance

Dec 20, 2018
The annual Wabasha County Truth in Taxation meeting was held as scheduled on Dec. 11, but it was two proposed Highway projects that brought people who opposed the projects to the meeting. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County Attorney Karrie...
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Rollover on Hwy. 61 injures one

Dec 20, 2018
A rollover on Highway 61 just north of Lake City just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, left a Red Wing man injured. Mark Renshaw, 56, received non-life-threatening injuries in the three-vehicle crash, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. All three cars were south-bound in a...

Lake City Public Schools levy up 1.73 percent

Dec 20, 2018
The Lake City School Board unanimously certified a 1.73 percent property tax levy increase at its December meeting on Monday, Dec. 17. Local property taxes account for about 16 percent of the district’s annual general fund revenue, according to a chart presented at a Truth in Taxation meeting...

Eagle mascot will be at Eagle Center Dec. 26-28

Dec 19, 2018
Sky, the National Eagle Center’s mascot, will be at the center to greet guests and pose for photos from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28.“Sky brings a fun new addition to the visitor experience”, said Andrea Chapman, director of development at the...

Lake City approves 2019 levy

Dec 13, 2018
The Lake City City Council unanimously approved a 3.58 percent levy increase. The vote was 6-0. Council Member Greg Schreck was absent. In a Truth In Taxation presentation before the vote, Amy Hove said rising property valuations mean the tax rate in Lake City is actually decreasing to its lowest...

City Council may tighten leash law

Dec 13, 2018
More restrictive rules for dogs and their people could be on the way for Lake City. On Monday, Dec. 10, the city council waived a first reading of an ordinance that would require dogs within the city limits to be leashed when off the premises of its owner. Current city ordinance allows dogs to be...

Disappointment, unhappiness after Goodhue County approves levy hike

Dec 13, 2018
Rachel Fergus, Republican Eagle Goodhue County passed a $35,963,370 levy on Thursday, Dec. 6. This is an increase of $2,963,370 from 2018’s levy. Community members in the meeting were not happy. Russ Foss of Kenyon told the board, “We’ve got to really think hard, gentlemen, about the money we’re...

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