Appointment then election to fill school board vacancy

Aug 25, 2021
The resignation of Lake City School Board member Jack Rol before the board’s Aug. 16 meeting leaves the board with a decision to make: who will take his place. Rol had served on the board for more than a decade. He joined the board as an appointee and won a four year term in 2012. He was re-...

High COVID-19 transmission rate in Wabasha County

Aug 18, 2021
Wabasha County has moved into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) high community transmission rate for COVID-19. According to the CDC COVID Tracker our county has had 28 new cases over the past seven days. Wabasha County Public Health continues to encourage community members to...

Goodhue County Board meets at fairgrounds

Aug 18, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met Thursday, Aug. 12, at the county fairgrounds in Zumbrota to discuss several awards, a Byllesby Park dedication and more. Here is what you need to know: Eugene and Sherri Betcher of have been recognized by the University of Minnesota as a 2021 Farm Family of the year....

Amid calls for mask choice, school board set to try again on COVID-19 guidance

Aug 18, 2021
After trying and failing several times to pass COVID-19 health and safety measures for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, Aug. 16, the Lake City School Board voted to recess and take up the issue again the following night. [Editor’s note: The Tuesday continuation of the meeting took place after...

Aug. 6 rollover near Zumbro Falls

Aug 11, 2021
A 23-year-old Lake City woman was injured in a single-car rollover near Zumbro Falls on Aug. 6, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The car she was driving was southbound at about 6:52 a.m. on Highway 63 at Wabasha County Road 72 when it left the roadway and rolled. The driver was treated at...

Council OKs planning process for former public safety building

Aug 11, 2021
The Lake City City Council on Aug. 9 approved a three-step action plan aimed at developing a long-term plan for the city’s former public safety building across High Street from the fire hall. City ambulance, police, and emergency management departments left the building in July of 2017 for the new...

Fiedler updates board on COVID-19 situation

Aug 11, 2021
“The Delta variant (for COVID-19) is out there, out and about around us.” This was the somber news related by Public Health Director Tammy Fiedler at the County Board meeting on August 3. In more encouraging news, Fieldler went on to say that at this point, here and now, the Delta Variant is in ‘...

Growing loading zone leads to tickets, frustration

Aug 11, 2021
Recent changes to the parking rules on the 100 block of South Lakeshore are causing frustration at Shear Wizards Salon. The block lost parking spaces when a bump-out and right turn lane were added during the Highway 61 reconstruction project last year, leaving three spaces available during the day...

Ohuta pavilion on hold after high bid

Aug 11, 2021
Construction of a four-season multi-use pavilion at Ohuta Beach will wait. On Monday, Aug. 9, the Lake City City Council voted unanimously to reject the only bid received on the building. Plainview-based WAK Construction submitted a bid of $753,277, about 2.5 times the $300,000 budgeted for the...

Hok-Si-La boat launch closes for dredging, concrete work

Aug 4, 2021
The Hok-Si-La Park boat launch was closed Tuesday for work related to the low water on Lake Pepin. City Public Works Director Scott Jensen said that boaters using their engines to propel boats onto trailers created a hole that needed filling. Concrete ramps on either side of the boat launch are...


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