City of Lake City

City recognizes employee milestones

Jun 12, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday recognized several employees for reaching five-year increment milestones in their employment with the city. Pictured are Mayor Mark Nichols with City Clerk Kari Schreck (15 years), and Marina Administrator Jeff Brand (20 years). Also recognized, but not present,...

Public art paused, sort of

Jun 12, 2019
The Lake City City Council looked at public art from a few different angles at its meeting Monday, June 10, and decided to put a moratorium on the placement of new pieces while it develops a public art policy. Ron Schimbeno and sculptor Colin Atkinson presented a concept and scale models of large...

Push to reclaim spalling streets fails

Jun 12, 2019
A divided City Council on June 10 twice voted down motions to reclaim and repave several streets on the city’s south side before settling on a partial fix until the road can be reclaimed in 2021. Residents on Lilac Lane and nearby streets have lobbied the council for months to do something about...

First day of pool

Jun 5, 2019
A pool patron drops backward off the new climbing wall in the deep end of O’Neil Swimming Pool on June 3, the first day of the 2019 season. The Red Wing Family YMCA is managing the pool this summer under an agreement with the City of Lake City, which owns the facility. A week-long safety around...

Lake City offers emergency messaging service

May 29, 2019
Lake City Emergency Management is asking citizens to make sure they have signed up for public safety and other time-sensitive messages from the city. The CodeRED system provides Wabasha County and Lake City officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city and...

Shelter from the sun

May 23, 2019
Two newly-installed canopies at O’Neil Swimming Pool in Lake City await the arrival of summer and swimmers. Also new this year is a climbing wall to replace a broken diving board at the city-owned facility. Pool programming will be run by the Red Wing Family YMCA this year for the first time. More...

School contractors join flood cleanup effort

May 23, 2019
Representatives of contractors working on the Bluff View Elementary School expansion project recently joined Lake City Streets and Parks employees at the Hok-Si-La Park boat landing to help clean up debris washed ashore during the recent flooding. Among the companies represented were: Kraus-...

Luncheon touches on many subjects

May 23, 2019
People in attendance at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Luncheon May 17 heard about a broad swath of initiatives underway around the city from government, education, and non-profit leaders. From left are: Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger, Lake City Mayor Mark...

Letter: Drop in power outages due to utility employees' hard work

May 23, 2019
To the editor: If the winter of 2019 reminded you of the winters of your childhood you are not alone. Consistent heavy snowfall, icy sleet and bone chilling temperatures brought back memories of an old fashioned Minnesota winter. As a child I remember shoveling snow for weeks on end, inching out...

Bills could deliver $2.67 million for local projects

May 23, 2019
Companion bills authored by State Rep. Barb Haley and State Sen. Mike Goggin have put Lake City in the running for state bonding money, possibly for the first time. The bills seek an appropriation of up to $2.67 million to fund “recreational activities, and address storm water mitigation and...


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