Paving underway on both ends of highway project

Jun 11, 2020
Pavement has come to areas of the Highway 61 reconstruction project in Lake City. Trucks filled with asphalt unloaded one by one ahead of a machine that fixed the material into place along the northern end of the project and the first few blocks of the southern end Tuesday. At Tuesday’s project...

Pool possible, beaches open

Jun 11, 2020
With new guidance from the governor allowing pools to open at 50 percent capacity, one Lake City City Council member wanted to know Monday what it would take to get the city’s pool up and running. “I tell you in my six years on the council I’ve never heard more comments from Saturday to today,”...

What should happen to Block 13?

Jun 11, 2020
Several years ago Kwik Trip bought the former gas station at the corner of Marion Street and Lakeshore Drive, removed the underground gas tanks, and donated the property to the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). Since then the EDA has been trying to put the property to its best use,...

Collision under investigation

Jun 3, 2020
Police are investigating a head-on collision that took place on the Highway 61 viaduct over the railroad tracks on the city’s south side Monday that left at least one person seriously injured. According to an email Lake City Police Sgt. Bill Weist, a southbound 2007 Toyota Camry crossed the center...

Two file for mayor, five for city council

Jun 3, 2020
Five people are running for three city council seats and two are running for mayor in Lake City. Candidate filing for the Nov. 3 election ended Tuesday, June 2. John Redmond is challenging incumbent Mark Nichols for the office of mayor. Nichols ran unopposed four years ago. On the council,...

State Rep. Barb Haley to seek re-election

Jun 3, 2020
State Rep. Barb Haley (R-Red Wing) has announced her candidacy for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 21A serving Wabasha and Goodhue counties.  Haley was first elected in 2016 and has completed her second term in the legislature. She has served on the following...

Road closures north of Plainview go into effect

Jun 3, 2020
County Highway 4 (north of intersection with Highway 42) and County Highway 27 (east and west of the intersection with Highway 42) are planned to be closed to traffic for construction beginning on approximately June 13.  County Highway 4 is expected to re-open to traffic by July 13.  Access to SEMA...

Council candidate filing ends June 2

May 28, 2020
Filing for three Lake City City Council seats and the office of mayor ends Tuesday, June 2. Mayor Mark Nichols and City Council member Cindy McGrath have said they will seek second terms. Jason DeVinny, who was appointed to the seat resigned by Mary Lou Waltmann in 2019, will seek a full term on...

Council to meet on business reopenings

May 28, 2020
With a new executive order from Gov. Tim Walz allowing restaurants and other businesses to reopen, the Lake City City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, June 1, to see what the city can do to assist those businesses. Mayor Mark Nichols said the 5 p.m. meeting will be for the council to...

Old building gives way to boat lot

May 28, 2020
It wasn’t one of downtown Lake City’s most beautiful buildings, but it was one of the oldest, with a history that began miles upriver. On Tuesday, May 26, the building at 128 North Washington Street that most recently housed Lake City Glass came down. In its place will be a parking lot for Marine...


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