Prepping for trail

May 26, 2021
Traffic cones and other changes have come to the stretch of Highway 61 between Central Point Road and the Hok-Si-La Park entrance. Construction of a multi-use trail between the two points officially begins June 1, according to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen, but some minor tree...

Racquet sports era at Marina comes to an end

May 26, 2021
For more than 60 years, the Lake City Marina has provided the community with a place to play tennis (and later pickleball) during the warm months, at least. But no more. The tennis courts have been demolished as part of the Ohuta Beach reconstruction project. Some of the parking and winter boat...

Police seek help locating Lake City man

May 26, 2021
The Lake City Police Department is asking the public to call 911 if they locate a missing Lake City man described as a vulnerable adult. John E. Vater, 62, was last seen leaving his group home in Lake City at about 7:30 a.m. May 22 on his way to have breakfast at a restaurant, according to police...

In-person meeting on housing project is June 1

May 26, 2021
Three Rivers Community Action is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. June 1 in the Bluff View Elementary School (enter through Door No. 6) to present a proposed housing project in Lake City and collect public feedback. It follows a Zoom meeting that took place May 24 and a City Council workshop...

Deceased boater IDed

May 26, 2021
The person whose body was discovered May 16 near an unoccupied fishing boat on the Mississippi River near Weaver, Minn., has been identified. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office says the body was that of Victor Dale Grabau, 89. The cause of death was drowning.

County board denies request to waive after-the-fact permit fee

May 26, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had one item on their action agenda for the May 18 meeting. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County Attorney Karrie Kelly. The item on the action agenda was a zoning issue concerning a request from Stacey...

Goodhue County Board approves funds for pond weed removal

May 26, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday to discuss an invasive species found in Lake Byllesby, Goodhue County Ditch 1 repairs and a resource officer for the Zumbrota-Mazeppa School District. Here is what you need to know: The Lake Byllesby Improvement Association found the invasive curly leaf...

Baseball: Bears beat Tigers 5-1

May 26, 2021
Lake City Tigers varsity baseball watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 5-1 loss to Byron on Monday, May 17. Ried Bielen was credited with the victory for Byron. Bielen lasted five innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out eight. Justin Wohlers took the...

House passes Lake City port authority bill

May 20, 2021
By a vote of 121-10, legislation enabling the City of Lake City to establish a port authority passed in the Minnesota House of Representatives on May 14. The Minnesota Senate passed identical language 66-0 on March 4. Rep. Barb Haley, the author of the House version of the bill, said the passed...

First of two public meetings on housing project is May 24

May 20, 2021
Three Rivers Community Action is hosting a public Zoom meeting May 24 to present a proposed housing project in Lake City and collect public feedback. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The direct link is, and the Zoom Meeting ID is 892 2120 8802. An in-person...


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