coronavirus

Lunch pick-up at Lincoln High School

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City Public Schools staff bring bags of food and cartons of milk to a waiting vehicle outside Lincoln High School’s Door 10 Friday, March 21. Anyone 18 and under is eligible for the packages, which include a lunch and a breakfast for the following morning, at no charge. Pick-up time is from 11...

EDA can help navigate economic assistance programs

Mar 25, 2020
Economic Development Authority Director The Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) is actively working to support local businesses through this difficult time. While we certainly do not pretend to be able to forecast the complexities of the economic ramifications of a global pandemic, we...

County limits in-person services

Mar 25, 2020
As of March 20 at noon, Wabasha County suspended public-facing non-essential services through April 7, 2020, at 8 a.m. Wabasha County offices providing public-facing services will be closed to in-person public contact, the county said in a news release. Employees will still attend work, providing...

Visitors still welcome at Hok-Si-La

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Park is open to visitors, though some events have been canceled or postponed. “The grounds and trails are open,” Park Manager Joanne Klees said. “Outhouses are open throughout the park and boat landing.” She said the park is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

Websites track local restaurant, store info

Mar 25, 2020
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has created a webpage and two Facebook Groups to collect the latest information on which local businesses are open and closed and what services they offer during the pandemic. The “Lake City Retail and Service Industry Changes Amid COVID-19” is the place for...

For healthcare workers, coffee is on Lake City church

Mar 25, 2020
The Lake City United Methodist Church would like to show their appreciation to our healthcare workers with a free coffee at the Railhouse Coffee Depot. Pastor Phil Schmidt said: “Our health care workers are going above and beyond their normal work to keep us safe. They are working long hours...

Fiedler: We can care for others while protecting the fragile

Mar 25, 2020
Editor’s note: The following column originated as a Facebook post. It has been edited slightly. Social distancing is not something that public health officials are asking you to do because we want you to stop having fun, or to stop being neighborly. We are asking you to do social distancing...

St. Mark’s shares coronavirus updates

Mar 25, 2020
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lake City would like the public to know that all U.S. Episcopal churches have been asked to cancel services until after Easter, by Bishop Michael Curry.  St. Mark’s will abide by this recommendation and will update parishioners and the community when they will resume...

Mediacom adjusts pricing, policies in response to virus

Mar 19, 2020
Mediacom Communications has announced a series of company initiatives it says are directed at helping American families address work, education and health care challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic. Specific initiatives include: • Increasing the speed of the Mediacom Connect2Compete low...

At public schools, eight days to prepare for what comes next

Mar 19, 2020
Supt. Erick Enger addressed an all-staff meeting from his office Monday using an online product called Zoom that could play a big role in the education of Lake City Public Schools students in the not-so-distant future. Teachers and other staff dispersed in areas around Lincoln High School and...

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