First glimpse of Aurora Condominiums

Jan 24, 2024
An application for a density variance has provided what appear to be the first publicly available renderings of the Aurora Luxury Lakeside Condominiums planned for the downtown city block bounded by Lakeshore Drive, Marion Street, Washington Street, and McCahill Park. The Lake City Board of...

Chamber welcomes new member Lake City Floral

Jan 10, 2024
On Tuesday, Jan. 2, Lake City Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors joined at Lake City Floral to welcome this new business to our downtown community with a Ribbon Cutting event. “Located at 110 S. Lakeshore Dr. Lake City Floral provides full floral and gift services suitable for everyone....

El Barco Bar and Grill sails into Lake City

Dec 27, 2023
The management of a new bar and grill hopes to be open in just days at 209 S. Lakeshore Drive. Located at the former location of Resh Wok, El Barco Bar and Grill will be a Tex-Mex restaurant serving Mexican and American food, including some seafood, and offering a full bar, according to manager...

Updated: Gartner and Shell say farewell

Dec 27, 2023
A Lake City duo with about a century of experience between them working on behalf of legal clients is retiring together after nearly 40 years working together. Phil Gartner sold the Gartner Law Office, Ltd., legal practice to Wagner Oehler, Ltd., a Rochester-based firm that also has offices in St...

Lake City Federal Bank and Forward Bank agree to merger

Dec 13, 2023
Lake City Federal Bank has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Forward Bank based in Marshfield, Wis., according to a news release. The merger will bring the total number of Forward Bank offices to 15 offices with 14 in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. The merger, which is subject to...

New barber in refreshed barbershop

Dec 13, 2023
A longtime barbershop in Lake City has reopened under a new owner. Marco Lopez opened Lakeside Barbershop on Dec. 8 at 200 S. Washington St., the same space where Lakeside Barbers was open for decades. In the weeks before opening, he gave the shop itself a new look. “We completely tore everything...

Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s recognized in multiple areas

Nov 22, 2023
Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Clinics has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for outstanding care in a variety of areas, according to a news release. St. Elizabeth’s received a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in quality, as it ranks in the 75th...

Lake City shops join Pink Friday movement

Nov 15, 2023
On Friday, Nov. 17, shops in Lake City are joining shops across the U.S. and around the globe to declare Pink Friday. “Pink Friday is the Black Friday for small businesses. It’s an annual event that started in 2020 by the Boutique Hub with over 5,000 businesses participating. It’s now held each...

Gartner Law Office sold, Gartner and Shell to retire

Nov 15, 2023
Long time Lake City based law firm Gartner Law Office, Ltd. has announced the retirement of attorney Phil Gartner and that of his long-term associate, Maxine Shell, as he transitions his practice to the law firm of Wagner Oehler, Ltd. “Phil appreciates the opportunity to have served his clients...

Mutt Cuts shears handed to next generation

Nov 1, 2023
Maria Voorhees-Reincke (right) of Maria’s Mutt Cuts hands the dog grooming shears to her daughter, Kylee Voorhees. Kylee is taking over the grooming business at 155 Hillwood Drive. People who would like to make an appointment can call 651-448-0437.


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