Thrift shop donates for preschool tuition assistance

Nov 18, 2020
Some pre-school children at Bluff View Elementary School were outside enjoying their new playground equipment last week, when a couple of adults joined the kids for a photo opportunity. The Rev. David S. Badgley, representing the Pass It On Thrift Shop in Lake City, presented a donation of $1,...

Women elected to five city council seats for the first time

Nov 18, 2020
For the second straight general election, voters in Lake City have selected a record number of women to represent them on the city council. In 2018, when Faye Brown and Amy Alkire won seats on the council, women outnumbered men on the council for the first time in history at 4-3 (if you include...

Boe provides Mayo update

Nov 11, 2020
Lake City City Council Member Russell Boe provided updates on Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City at the Nov. 9 city council meeting. Boe is the council’s representative on the Mayo Community Board, which has some oversight authority over hospital operations. Mayo is in the midst of a three-...

County approves Mazeppa-area solar system at brief meeting

Nov 11, 2020
The Nov. 3 regular meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a brief session between two closed sessions – one before the regular meeting, and another one that followed it. State regulations allow governmental meetings to be held on election day, but they cannot go beyond noon....

County gives city money for new ambulance

Nov 11, 2020
Lake City will get a new ambulance thanks to a $175,000 grant of CARES Act funds from Wabasha County. The City Council voted unanimously to accept the money at its Nov. 9 meeting. City Administrator Rob Keehn said the money will pay for most of a new ambulance, and the city should be able to take...

Lake City election to be finalized

Nov 11, 2020
With the Lake City City Council set to meet Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. to certify the Nov. 3 election results, it appears the results haven’t changed enough since election night to affect who won. The margin between Mark Nichols, who won reelection, and challenger John Redmond narrowed by one...

Losing ground to COVID-19

Nov 11, 2020
Organizations both private and public are tightening restrictions as COVID-19 rates spike in the area and around the state. With Minnesota setting daily records for new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz has announced further restrictions on social gatherings that go into effect Friday, Nov. 13, at 10...

Election ends, count continues

Nov 4, 2020
Two races in Lake City were too close to call the morning after the Nov. 3 general election. As of Wednesday morning, incumbent Mayor Mark Nichols led John Redmond by 69 votes. In the city council race, Katie Novak was eight votes ahead of incumbent Jason DeVinny for the third and final open seat...

Lake City schools will post weekly COVID-19 updates

Nov 4, 2020
Lake City Public Schools will post a weekly update with COVID-19 data on its website, Supt. Erick Enger announced in an email to families. The information can be found by going to, navigating to the “District” menu, clicking on “Superintendent” and then “Covid Update” in the “...

Ribbon cut, road re-open

Nov 4, 2020
Highway 61 in Lake City ceremonially reopened Thursday, Oct. 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, then it reopened for real. Michelle Larson, executive director of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, was the emcee for the afternoon gathering of of local officials, representatives of the Minnesota...


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