City of Lake City

Flood forecasts put Lake City on alert

Mar 20, 2019
With the National Weather Service reporting that low level flooding on the Mississippi River at Lake City is a virtual certainty and a better than 50 percent chance of major flooding, city officials are developing response plans. Lake City’s marina, public works department, and emergency...

Council recognizes departed colleague

Mar 14, 2019
Family members of the late former City Council Member Mary Lou Waltman (inset) accepted a plaque on her behalf at the March 11 meeting of the Lake City City Council. Waltman resigned in January after more than a decade on the council citing declining health. She passed away Jan. 26. Current council...

Sold: Chatfield developer buys Outlot D

Mar 14, 2019
The Lake City City Council emerged from a closed session Monday, March 11, and voted to sell the city’s Outlot D property to a Chatfield developer for $45,000. Outlot D consists of lots stretching south from North 10th Street along Kemp Lane and Kemp Court. City Administrator Rob Keehn said that...

Hearth and Home considers expansion, seeks TIF money

Mar 14, 2019
Hearth and Homes Technologies is asking the City of Lake City to consider providing tax increment financing (TIF) to help the company add 150,000 square feet to its 100,000 square foot building on the corner of Monroe Street and North 10th Street. The estimated $10.2 million project would increase...

Lake City’s snow wranglers

Mar 6, 2019
Snow keeps falling, and Lake City Public Works employees have been plowing and hauling at all hours of the day and night to keep city streets passable. This year the city has had to augment its Streets and Parks snow crew with help from the city’s water and electric utilities. Many, but perhaps not...

Solving the marina beach puzzle

Mar 6, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn presented a concept for a four-season beach house to the City Council at a council workshop on Feb. 11. The council voted in 2018 to demolish the old beach house and replace it with a four-season structure. They charged Keehn with developing a plan for the...
Photo by Ben Threinen

Mayor, administrator deliver State of the City talk

Feb 21, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn (right) speaks during a State of the City luncheon put on by the Lake City Chamber of Commerce Friday, Feb. 15, in the City Hall ballroom. Next to him is Mayor Mark Nichols who also delivered remarks. Nichols and Keehn spoke individually before returning to...

Mayor: Waltman was a dedicated public servant

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: Our community recently lost a dedicated public servant. Council Member Mary Lou Waltman passed away on Jan. 26. I met Mary Lou eight years ago when she was on the City Council and I was on the Planning Commission. We spent many evenings working together on the City’s...

Letter: DeVinny an excellent choice for City Council

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: In response to the letter from Jake Mead (“Council missed an opportunity with Mead,” Feb. 14): as Mayor Nichols so succinctly and tactfully explained at the city council meeting, the council is governed by a charter. That charter is the blueprint they must follow. The process to...

Demolition permit sought for vacant downtown buildings

Feb 21, 2019
Some long-vacant downtown Lake City buildings could soon be coming down. Lake Pepin Development is seeking a demolition permit from the city for 208-214 S. Lakeshore Drive, across the highway from Total Look and Kennedy Hallmark. Plans call for the development of a parking lot, and later, a...

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