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Update: Hwy. 61 detour delayed due to cold weather

Apr 8, 2020
Cold weather has delayed the first detour of the Hwy. 61 reconstruciton project The detour was supposed to begin Tuesday, April 14 as construction crews start work on the Hwy. 61 reconstruction project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), but on Monday, April, 13,...

Marina dock replacement moves forward

Apr 8, 2020
The former 300 Dock at the Lake City Marina floated away last weekend. The buyer began disassembling portions of the dock last week, according to Lake City Marina Administrator Jeff Brand. Once the waters calmed, they floated the pieces out of the harbor and into Lake Pepin. There they were...

Corrected: Mayo, PMI partner to produce ‘much-needed’ PPE

Apr 8, 2020
A Lake City manufacturer has joined forces with the Mayo Clinic to produce hundreds of thousands of face shields to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Pepin Manufacturing (PMI) is running two shifts, six days a week, for two weeks to produce the roughly 200,000 pieces of personal...

MnDOT explains load restrictions as they apply to Hwy. 61 project

Apr 8, 2020
Editor’s note: The Graphic asked the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for more information about spring weight restrictions and their impact on the timing of the Lake City Highway 61 reconstruction project. Their response is below.   The spring road restrictions affect many roads in...

Public forum protocol changes as city council meetings go online

Apr 8, 2020
Lake City City Council will use the Zoom online platform to conduct its workshop and regular meeting Monday, April 13. Zoom meetings are accessible at no charge through an app on computers, tablets, and smartphones and also by phone (numbers are not toll-free and long distance charges may apply...

Corps provides free sand for beneficial use

Apr 8, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, encourages public, private and government entities to pick up dredged material, or sand, free of charge from the Corps’ beneficial use placement areas.The material available at the sites is generally on a first-come, first-served basis. The Corps...

First COVID-19 hospitalization in Goodhue County

Apr 6, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed two new positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Goodhue County. This brings Goodhue County to a total of ten lab confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.  Of the two new cases, one resident is in their 40s and one is in their 50s.  The...

Fifth COVID-19 case detected in Goodhue County

Apr 3, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a fifth positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Goodhue County.  This fifth case is of a resident in their 20s who was in contact with a known positive case.  This patient is in isolation at home and recovering.   We urge county...

Goodhue County announces fourth COVID-19 case

Apr 2, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a fourth positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Goodhue County.  This fourth case is of a resident in their 20s. No other information is available at this time. Minnesota is nearing the end of its first week of Governor Tim Walz’s Stay...

Three re-elected to BOD of People’s Energy Coop

Apr 1, 2020
Results of People’s Energy Cooperative’s (PEC) director elections were announced on Tuesday, March 24.Five candidates vied for three seats with three-year terms on PEC’s board of directors. The results are as follows:In District 3, incumbent Robert Hoefs of Mazeppa ran un-opposed.  Hoefs received 1...

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