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City breaks ground on Ohuta Beach project

May 20, 2021
A major redevelopment of a prominent piece of lakefront property got ceremonially underway Friday, May 14 with a groundbreaking event. The City of Lake City’s Ohuta Beach area will be home to a large plaza area, a four-season multi-use restroom facility, an interactive fountain, and more as the...

Body discovered near empty fishing boat

May 20, 2021
The body of an 89-year-old man was found in the water at Weaver Bottoms on May 17, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. At about 7:30 p.m., “the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an unoccupied fishing boat with motor running driving in circles off the main channel...

Council holds regular meeting in council chambers

May 12, 2021
For the first time since February of 2020, the Lake City City Council held its regular meeting in the council chambers at City Hall. The council moved to Zoom for its meetings in March of last year as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened. Signs of the pandemic were evident on the dais Monday, where...

Voth dairy expansion approved and other things to know

May 12, 2021
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met on May 4 to discuss an array of topics, including the Voth Dairy expansion, aquatic invasive species removal and a new solar energy system. Here is what you need to know: Aquatic invasive species Through a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...

Ohuta Beach ground-breaking is Friday

May 12, 2021
A ground-breaking ceremony for the Ohuta Beach reconstruction project will be held Friday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the park. It’s the ceremonial start of a multi-million dollar project that will bring major changes to the park, like a new four-season multi-use facility, a large plaza, an...

Wabasha County Board tables one zoning request, denies another

May 12, 2021
The May 4 meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners focused on several zoning items. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante. County Attorney Karrie Kelly was absent. Zoning Administrator Kevin Krause was present for the Zoning matters. The...

Council sets housing project approval timeline

May 12, 2021
The Lake City City Council expects to reach a decision by June 21 on whether to support an application by Three Rivers Community Action for financing to construct a housing development in the city. In a unanimous vote and with little discussion, the council approved a timeline proposed by City...

Council moves to replace unreliable fire engine

May 12, 2021
Lake City Fire Department’s aging engine No. 10 will be replaced a year ahead of schedule, the City Council decided on Monday, May 10. The 36-year-old pump truck has become unreliable, Fire Chief Dan Patterson told the council. “The equipment’s out of date. The truck is no longer trustworthy,”...

City seeking bids on Ohuta Beach facility

May 12, 2021
The building that triggered a major redevelopment of Ohuta Beach now has an council-approved plan. Several years ago the Marina Board presented the City Council with a plan to replace the aging beach house with a new restroom facility. The City Council debated and eventually approved a four-season...

Things appear down by the water

May 5, 2021
With temperatures in the 80s on Saturday, the lake and lakeshore saw a lot of activity. At Roschen Park, boaters encountered a “Clean, Drain, Dry, and Dispose” (CD3) trailer that gives boaters the opportunity to “clean, drain, dry, and dispose their aquatic equipment and help stop the spread of...

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