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Port authority switch could be done by the end of 2021

Aug 4, 2021
Lake City could have a port authority as early as this year. The Lake City City Council at a special July 26 meeting discussed an enabling resolution that would create the new entity. It would replace the city’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) and fill much the same role. Port authorities...

Council talks O’Neil pool - What’s its condition? What do residents want?

Aug 4, 2021
The Lake City City Council devoted the majority of its special meeting July 26 to a discussion of the city’s aging O’Neil Community Swimming Pool. Constructed in the mid-1980s, the pool appears to be in good shape – though what lurks below the deck is a mystery, and some of its amenities are...

Council members cool on community center prospect

Aug 4, 2021
One of the subjects that came up during the Lake City City Council discussion of O’Neil Community Swimming Pool was the prospect of building a community center in Lake City. If a community center is on the horizon and would have an indoor pool, how should that impact the city’s plan for an outdoor...

Concrete progress at Ohuta Beach

Jul 28, 2021
Curb and gutter and sections of what will be a concrete plaza were taking shape at the Ohuta Beach construction site last week. The extensive lakefront park renovation project is expected to conclude by October’s end.

Board approves software contract and information security program

Jul 28, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, with UKG, Inc., has moved forward with a contract for payroll and human resources software. This action was taken at their regular meeting on July 26. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante. The contract includes...

Goodhue County financial position stable

Jul 28, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday morning to discuss the 2020 annual audit, a change order for the Kenyon Township culvert and more. Here is what you need to know: The board approved the final 2020 annual audit of the county’s financial records as prepared by Brian Anderson, director of Finance...

Corps: River navigation continues despite low water

Jul 28, 2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues to closely monitor water levels on the Upper Mississippi River as drought conditions continue across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, the Corps said in a news release. The low water is not affecting shipping conditions on the river and...

City promotes Adopt a Drain program to keep pollutants out of Lake Pepin

Jul 28, 2021
Every Lake City resident lives on the lakefront, hydrologically speaking. That’s the message the Lake City Environmental Commission is trying to communicate and why it’s promoting an Adopt a Drain program locally. Rainwater falls on streets and yards, picking things up along the way and carrying...

Hopes for a more normal school year

Jul 21, 2021
Lake City Public Schools students will return to the classroom five days a week for the 2021-2022 school year. “Hopefully we can be five days and mask-free and hopefully have less restrictions,” Bluff View Principal Jim Borgschatz told the school board at its monthly meeting on July 19. If it...

Fatal helicopter crash near Elgin

Jul 21, 2021
A helicopter crashed near Elgin on July 19, killing the pilot, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. The crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. The deceased pilot was identified as Corey James Adcock, 40, of Victoria County, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration, National...

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