City of Lake City

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Council OKs detour deal and hires social media rep for 2020 highway project

Aug 14, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday made two decisions relating to the Highway 61 reconstrution project taking place next year. Councilmembers unanimously approved a detour agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) that will allow the city to be compensated for road wear...

Donna Kieffer awarded key to the city

Aug 14, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday presented Donna Kieffer with a key to the city and named her an “outstanding citizen.” Kieffer moved to Lake City with her husband, Bill, and their young family 63 years ago from Breckenridge, Minn. Since then she’s been a fixture at Lake City High School sporting...

Letter: City should keep public safety building land

Aug 8, 2019
To the editor: I have been mulling over in my mind the idea of having the hardware store build on the space where the public safety building is now. I just don’t think it is the best place for them and I feel very strongly that the city should keep that land for the future needs of the community....

2020 detours detailed

Jul 31, 2019
About 25 attendees at a luncheon for large manufacturers at City Hall Thursday heard an update on the 2020 Highway 61 reconstruction project, as well as timelines for detours that will be in effect during construction. “This is a complete reconstruction. It’s going to be a challenging time,” said...

Wise Ace owners announce plans for former public safety building

Jul 25, 2019
To the editor: Due to the recent article and subsequent letter to editor in The Graphic, we felt a reply was necessary to expound on our offer to save the old public safety building as part of an expanded Wise Ace Hardware Store. The Wise family has been in the Hardware business in Lake City for...

Letter: Selling public safety building property would be shortsighted

Jul 17, 2019
To the editor: Last Monday’s City Council meeting again addressed the future for the former Public Safety property. Whether the existing structure has a viable use has been summarized as “no.” But the Council is weighing selling the building for some undetermined use when the downtown as a whole,...

Lake City Historic Preservation Commission seeks members

Jul 17, 2019
The Lake City Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) needs members. If you are inclined to think about the future and how to keep a small town intact and vibrant, consider making an application. Anyone at least 18 years of age and a resident of the City, is eligible. Every town has a story. Some...

Mayor pushes to trim levy increase

Jul 17, 2019
During a budget presentation from city staff showing a possible 4.58 percent increase in the city property tax levy on June 10, Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols said he’d like to see that number come down. “Last year we had an increase of 3.6 percent,” he said. “I would like to see us tow that line....

Boards weigh in on former public safety building, lot

Jul 10, 2019
The Lake City City Council discussed the fate of the vacant former public safety building at its monthly meeting on July 8. City staff had previously reported that they couldn’t identify a public use for the site, which includes the building at 209 S. High Street and an adjacent parking lot, and...

City selling farmland

Jul 10, 2019
Lake City is selling 77 acres of farmland in Lake Township. On July 8 the City Council unanimously approved selling the land by sealed bid with a minumum bid amount of $450,000. The money will go into the city’s capital fund where it could be used to help pay for amenities and any cost overruns...


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Lake City, MN 55041

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