City of Lake City

Popular service gets an upgrade

Jul 8, 2020
The City of Lake City has a new leaf vac truck. It replaces an old unit that was built in 2000 on a 1994 chassis by Lake City Public Works, according to Public Works Director Scott Jensen. The old leaf truck was becoming expensive to maintain and unreliable. “We had growing breakdowns that kept...

Injury accident and a new stop sign on South High Street

Jul 8, 2020
A collision between a car and a motorcycle left one person hospitalized on July 4, according to Lake City Police. The accident occurred in the 300 block of South High Street. A passenger on the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by ambulance, police said. Not long after, stop signs arrived...

Downtown access shifts as construction proceeds

Jul 8, 2020
Marion Street has replaced Chestnut Street as one of three streets vehicles can use to access downtown Lake City during the Highway 61 reconstruction project. Woodburn Street and Doughty Street remain open to vehicle traffic. Pedestrians can cross into and out of downtown at those intersections...

Letter: A retro beach in Lake City? Why not?

Jul 8, 2020
I recently had a deja vu experience: seeing a swimming beach, with groomed sand and with lifeguards sitting under umbrellas on raised chairs. This view was one I enjoyed and actually lived over the past years when spending summers in Lake City. Where? The bathing beach at Ohuta Park of course. In...

More temporary stop signs appear on High Street

Jul 1, 2020
The City of Lake City has placed temporary stop signs on North High Street at the intersections of two streets used to access downtown during Highway 61 construction. Stop signs previously placed at the intersection of High Street and Chestnut Street remain in place. The new signs are intended to...

Mayor: City resilient in the face of COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020
As we address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded of the resilience of our community. Citizens have stepped up and are helping neighbors and continuing their good work with their churches, schools, and service organizations. Our local hospital and clinics are implementing...

Letter: Make the traffic lights permanent

Jul 1, 2020
My name is Michelle Charlene Larkins and I use a power wheelchair to get around for long distances. I live in the Pepin Apartments on the corner of Marion and 10th Streets. Since the warmer weather and the construction has begun on Highway 61 through the heart of downtown, they put a traffic light...

Letter: High Street ripe for tragedy

Jul 1, 2020
Today we lost a beloved resident of our neighborhood. Thank goodness it was not a child or other person. Instead it was a rare and beautiful albino squirrel that everyone loved to watch as it scurried around playfully on neighborhood lawns. Today it lay dead in the street - crushed under the...

Firemen’s dance canceled, modified door prize drawing planned

Jul 1, 2020
In what could be the first time in over 120 years, the Lake City Fire Department won’t be holding the Lake City Fireman’s Dance. “This would have been the 122nd year of the dance,” Firefighter Justin Novak said. “To my knowledge we’ve never had a canceled dance even during times of war and...

Haley: Bonding bill still possible

Jul 1, 2020
A special session of the Minnesota State Legislature came to an end last month without an agreement on a bonding bill. This year Lake City has two bonding requests totalling over $1 million – one for a breakwater at Ohuta Park, the other for connecting Hok-Si-La Park to city utilities – that...


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