Beach house not quite ready

Jun 21, 2023
The four-season restroom and multi-use facility at Ohuta Beach is about three to four weeks from being complete, according to Megan Smith, the City of Lake City’s planning and community development director. “Tile, and final electric connections and lighting are happening this week, and then final...

Council approves hire of assistant public works director

Jun 14, 2023
The Lake City City Council on June 12 voted unanimously to hire Travis Dunn as the city’s assistant public works director. In this new role, Dunn will assist the public works director in managing, planning, coordinating and implementing required public works services and infrastructure within the...

Goodhue County seeks feedback for updated hazard mitigation plan

Jun 14, 2023
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office – Division of Emergency Management is working with USpatial at the University of Minnesota Duluth to update the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), and they are asking for the public’s help. The plan assesses the natural hazards that pose risk to the county,...

Pond access process moves forward

Jun 14, 2023
The process to secure city access to maintain a stormwater retention pond took a step forward Monday, June 12, with the creation of a new lot in Eaglewood Estates. As more homes have been built around the ponds, the city has found accessing the ponds increasingly difficult, according to the...

Wabasha County Hwy. 7 to close for construction

Jun 7, 2023
A road closure is scheduled to begin Monday, June 12, on Wabasha County Hwy. 7 from Hwy. 63 to 404th Ave near the Zumbro River bridge for road construction, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Through traffic must use alternate routes; a detour is planned to be posted on Hwy. 63/...

Injury accidents on Hwy. 61, Hwy. 63 over weekend

Jun 7, 2023
Two people were injured in accidents on highways near Lake City over the weekend, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. On June 2 at around 7:22 p.m., a 43-year-old Rochester man was hurt while heading northbound on Highway 63 on Harley Davidson motorcycle in Mount Pleasant Township. The...

Lake City Federal merger effort ends

Jun 7, 2023
A merger between Lake City Federal Bank and East Wisconsin Savings Bank has been abandoned. Lake City Federal Bank published a notice on its website that efforts to merge had been discontinued. On Tuesday, June 6, the bank issued the following statement: “By mutual agreement, Lake City Federal...

Housing coming to former Whitings site

May 31, 2023
Excavation work has begun on the former Whiting’s Nursery retail location on the 900 block of North Lakeshore Drive. The Whitings sold the property in May of 2022, according to state property sale records. Replacing the nusery store will be three-story, multifamily building with 19 units,...

State grants city request to amend bonding language

May 24, 2023
The City of Lake City notched a victory at the state capitol with the passage of the bonding bill containing a language change sought by the city. It now awaits the governor’s signature. Lake City had been awarded $1,058,000 in a previous bonding cycle to fund 50% of a breakwater at Ohuta Park....

Commissioners authorize right-of-way acquisition for County Hwy. 2 project

May 24, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on May 16 approved a right-of-way plat and authorized the acquisition of a right-of-way in order to make improvements on County Highway 2 from County Highway 17 to an area near Highway 63. The right-of-way is required for the reconstruction of County Highway 2 on this...


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