Reimbursement sought for Wabasha County flood damage

May 17, 2023
Wabasha County’s Board of Commissioners on May 2 declared a state of emergency in response to the conditions resulting from spring flooding. The Board passed the resolution in order to request reimbursement from the State of Minnesota for damages from the flood event that began on April 11 and has...

Police: Rahn admits to sexually assaulting four juveniles, will be sentenced to at least 45 years

May 17, 2023
A Lake City man will be sentenced to at least 45 years after admitting to sexually assaulting four juveniles, according to the Lake City Police department. Lake City Chief of Police Cory Kubista announced that Matthew Raymond Rahn, 43, of Lake City, entered guilty pleas in both of his pending...

July hearing set for PMI TIF proposal

May 17, 2023
The Lake City City Council has set a public hearing date of July 10 for a tax increment financing (TIF) proposal for Pepin Manufacturing, Inc. According to the Lake City Port Authority, the company is planning a roughly 6,800 square foot expansion of its Lake City location on Highway 61 South as...

Pearl of the Lake sold to Florida company

May 10, 2023
After 17 seasons on Lake Pepin, the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel boat is saying bon voyage to Lake City. Larry Nielson, who owned and captained the boat, announced last week that the excursion boat had been sold to Toho Riverboat Adventures and would be relocating to St. Cloud, Fla. “We really...

Flooded homeowners asked to contact city, county

May 10, 2023
If your home was flooded by the Mississippi River flooding in April, please contact the Lake City Emergency Management at 651-345-3344 or email to If you live in Wabasha County and not in city limits, please contact Brenda Tomlinson at Wabasha County Emergency Management at...

City extends flood emergency declaration

May 10, 2023
Mississippi River levels in Lake City were more than a foot below flood stage Monday and forecast to continue receding after the highest crest in more than 20 years, but at City Hall, the Lake City City Council voted unanimously to extend an emergency declaration originally made on April 21....

Chase ends with rollover, arrest

May 3, 2023
A multi-county law enforcement pursuit that passed through Lake City Sunday, April 30, ended with a vehicle rolled over near Staehli Park and one person in custody. According to the Lake City Police Department: “Lake City Police responded to assist other agencies in a pursuit that entered the city...

Body identified as missing man

May 3, 2023
The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the person’s body found in the Mississippi River on Sunday, April 23, 2023, as Isaac Paul Russell-Hart, 42, from Minneapolis. Cause of death is pending final report from Medical Examiner, according to the Goodhue County...

N. 7th Street reconstruction project begins

May 3, 2023
A major reconstruction project of North 7th Street in Lake City began Monday, May 1. “They reclaimed the entire segment (grinding of blacktop and a little subsurface material) and laid it back down,” City of Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen said. The roughly $2.8 million project...

Squirrel knocks out power to much of town, perishes

May 3, 2023
A squirrel caused a malfunction at the South 10th Street power substation in Lake City Thursday that left a sizable chunk of the city without power for over an hour on Thursday, April 27, according to officials. Crews from Lake City Public Utilities and Xcel Energy worked to restore power. In a...


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