Local leaders question solar program's usefulness to low income families

Mar 6, 2019
Xcel Energy recently announced a new incentive to help low-income individuals and families go solar. That produced mixed reactions from local leaders. According to the Minnesota Commerce Department, members of this program who install a 4-Kw system will “receive an $8,000 upfront payment. With the...

Mayo Clinic Health System temporarily opens Saturday morning clinics for patients affected by recent storms

Mar 6, 2019
February has been a month filled with long stretches of cold temperatures, several winter storms, blizzards and record breaking snowfall numbers. It’s safe to say Mother Nature has made an impact on everyone, including local patients. “Despite Mayo Clinic Health System staff going above and...

Solving the marina beach puzzle

Mar 6, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn presented a concept for a four-season beach house to the City Council at a council workshop on Feb. 11. The council voted in 2018 to demolish the old beach house and replace it with a four-season structure. They charged Keehn with developing a plan for the...

Goodhue County board approves roof, solar projects

Feb 28, 2019
The Goodhue County Board decided to reroof the Public Works building on Pioneer Road in Red Wing. This project was delayed for a couple of years but was budgeted for in the 2019 capital plan. Because the board approved a contractor during the Tuesday, Feb. 19 meeting, the roof will be the first...

Council funds Hwy. 61 amenities

Feb 28, 2019
The Lake City City Council voted 4-2 on Feb. 11 to dedicate $1.2 million for amenities associated with the 2020 reconstruction of Hwy. 61. The amount is about $140,000 shy of the projected cost of the amenities package chosen by the council last year to spend on benches, lighting, and other...

Wabasha County approved Hwy. 42, County Road 4 intersection layout

Feb 28, 2019
At their regular meeting on Feb. 19, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the alternate road improvement plan for County Highways 4 and 27 and Highway 42 intersection. Mike Wobbe cast the no vote. All Commissioners were present, along with Interim Administrator Carolyn...

Snow Blows: Blizzard closes school, highway

Feb 28, 2019
The aftermath of a weekend blizzard left Highway 63 between Lake City and Zumbro Falls closed until Tuesday afternoon, Lake City public schools closed Monday and Tuesday, and city streets and parks crews digging out yet again. At Monday’s School Board Meeting, Supt. Erick Enger went over the...

Lincoln High School student killed in weekend collision

Feb 28, 2019
Friends, family, classmates, school staff, and community members are remembering Lincoln High School student Karina Gonzalez-Baltazar and raising money for her family. Gonzalez-Baltazar, 17, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her sister, Fidelina Gonzalez, 35, when it was struck by a large...

Lake City Ambulance service grows

Feb 21, 2019
The Lake City Ambulance Service (LCA) expects to hire four additional paramedics in the coming months, a move that the service’s director said is designed to improve service and may help the service become self-sufficient. The City Council paved the way for the expansion on Jan. 23 by approving a...

Demolition permit sought for vacant downtown buildings

Feb 21, 2019
Some long-vacant downtown Lake City buildings could soon be coming down. Lake Pepin Development is seeking a demolition permit from the city for 208-214 S. Lakeshore Drive, across the highway from Total Look and Kennedy Hallmark. Plans call for the development of a parking lot, and later, a...


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