City: Be aware of snow emergency rules, sign up for CodeRED notifications

Nov 29, 2023
With winter coming, the City of Lake City is reminding people that when a snow emergency is declared in Lake City by city crews, vehicles must not park on city streets until they are plowed curb to curb. Fines for being parked on City Streets during a Emergency are $150 per vehicle. Notification...

Bellechester Lions plan lighted Christmas parade

Nov 29, 2023
The Bellechester Area Lions Club is having a lighted Christmas parade in Bellechester on Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5 p.m. The parade route will be in new town Bellechester. There is a $10 entry fee for parade floats with no preregistration. Any kind of decorated or lighted Christmas float is...

Public meeting on Hwy. 61 railroad bridge replacement in Red Wing

Nov 22, 2023
The public is invited to attend an in-person public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 29 to learn more about a project to replace the Highway 61 bridge over CP Rail south of Red Wing, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. People can go to the meeting any time from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p....

County emergency management offers winter weather awareness facts, tips

Nov 22, 2023
Facts • While freezing winter temperatures keep many adults indoors, children may want to play outside all day. Set reasonable time limits on outdoor play. Occasionally call children in to warm up. Provide warm drinks such as hot chocolate. • Each year, emergency rooms in the United States treat...

Public works director: City not seeing elevated nitrate levels in drinking water

Nov 22, 2023
After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the State of Minnesota in a letter to take action on concerns over nitrate levels in some southeastern Minnesota drinking water that could pose health risks, Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen said that so far, the city has not seen...

Negotiations between teachers, district go on after contract vote fails

Nov 22, 2023
Both the Lake City School District and the teachers union, known as the Lake City Education Association, have pledged to keep working toward an agreement after union members voted down a tentative contract. The district and the teachers are working on a new two-year contract to replace the one...

First downtown planter removed

Nov 15, 2023
Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen told the City Council at its Nov. 13 meeting that the city had removed a planter near the former Conoco station in the 300 block of South Lakeshore Drive. Businesses in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Lakeshore Drive came before the council at an...

County Board approves amended solar CUP in Greenfield Township

Nov 15, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on Nov. 7 approved an amended Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a commercial solar energy system on a parcel in Greenfield Township, plus Daniel and Doreen Johnson’s final plat of ‘Johnson Acres’ in Oakwood Township and a preliminary plat request submitted by Brent Beck...

EPA warns state over well water quality in southeastern Minnesota

Nov 15, 2023
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked the State of Minnesota for action on potentially hazardous amounts of nitrate in drinking water in roughly eight counties, including Goodhue and Wabasha. The request came in a letter dated Nov. 3. It was in response to a petition...

Veterans Day is Saturday, school Veterans Day programs will be Friday

Nov 8, 2023
With Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falling on a Saturday this year, local schools are having their annual Veterans Day programs on the nearest school day on the calendar, Friday, Nov. 10. St. John’s Lutheran School and Roots to Wings Learning Center will hold its Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 10,...


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