City of Lake City

Skating rinks close

Mar 2, 2022
Ice skating season appears to be over in Lake City for the season. Last week Lake City Public Works announced on its Facebook page that the city rink at Underwood Park is closed for the season. Now the Lake City 150th Celebration has announced that the rink on Lake Pepin near the government pier...

Community garden registration begins March 1

Feb 23, 2022
Registration for the 2022 season of the Lake City Community Garden will run from Tuesday, March 1, through Friday, March 25. Registration materials will be posted on the City of Lake City website,, under “Community Programs.” Additionally, printed copies may be obtained at the...

Doesn’t think apartments would actually be affordable

Feb 2, 2022
How much more obvious can our current day economic challenges be? General inflation rate is now estimated to be at 7%, the highest in nearly 40 years. Also stated in the nightly news is that rents are expected to rise. These cost increases are predicted to completely wipe out the wage increases...

Council approves transfer of summer recreation program

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City City Council Jan. 10 approved an agreement with Lake City Public Schools that will see the school district take over the city’s summer recreation program. For decades, the city has operated summer recreation to provide activities for children during the summer break from school. In...

Council adds ambulance position, tweaks administrator contract, and will soon need a Hok-Si-La manager

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City Council handled two employment-related matters at its Jan. 10 meeting, with at least one more coming in the near future. Councilmembers approved a plan to add an assistant ambulance director to the Lake City Ambulance Service. The new position will assist the ambulance director with...

City hires WAK to manage beach pavilion construction

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City City Council has voted to hire WAK Construction to be its construction manager on the Ohuta Beach pavilion project. WAK was the lone bidder to be the general contractor on the project last summer, but the council rejected that bid, which was hundreds of thousands of dollars more than...

Twilight skating in Underwood Park

Jan 5, 2022
Skaters took to the ice at the City of Lake City’s Underwood Park skating rink Monday to practice figure skating moves, play hockey, or just get comfortable on skates. The rink is located at the intersection of Wabasha County Road 5 and North 10th Street in Lake City. Hours of operation are 4 p.m....

School votes to take on summer recreation

Jan 5, 2022
The City of Lake City’s days of actively managing children’s summer activities through a summer recreation program may be coming to an end. At its December meeting, the Lake City School Board approved a contract between the city and the school district that would see the school district take over...

Unusual storm blows through, causing damage and power outages

Dec 22, 2021
A rare December severe thunderstorm system spanning hundreds of miles and spawning numerous tornados across the north-central United States caused wind damage and power outages in the Lake City area on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The National Weather Service called the storm system a “serial derecho.”...

Hickory Way PUD amendment application moves to final stage

Dec 15, 2021
In a 5-2 vote, the Lake City City Council voted Monday to approve the concept stage plans for the Hickory Way project and issue some instructions to the developer, Keller-Baartman, as the company develops its final plans. The company is asking for an amendment to the Planned Unit Development (PUD...


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