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Summer activities for kids in full swing at Public Library

Jun 17, 2020
The Lake City Public Library Summer Reading Program has begun. “This year we’re focusing on activities for the entire family to add a little fun to the socially distanced summer,” the library said in a news release.. They are using the Beanstack program to help families keep track of reading...

Lake market opens season

Jun 17, 2020
Lake City Market by the Lake opened to warm and windy conditions for its first market of the year on June 11. Turnout was good despite a scaled-back market this year due to the pandemic. Music, food sampling and the Power of Produce Club are on hold pending guidance from Govenor Tim Walz and the...

Round-up fundraiser nets over $1,000 for Lincoln High after-grad party

Jun 11, 2020
The Lake City After Grad Party Committee is thanking the Lake City community for their support in the Hats Off and Round Up to the Class of 2020 fundraiser held during the month of May at Fiesta Foods. At left is Fiesta Foods store manager Chris Weinrich presenting a check for just over $1,000 to...

City refunds fourth quarter liquor license fees

Jun 11, 2020
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously Monday to refund liquor license fees as a way to help local bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars and restaurants have been “closed or extremely limited” in their operations for months during the pandemic, according to the council...

Legion resumes monthly meetings

Jun 11, 2020
American Legion Post 110 in Lake City will resume its regular monthly meetings on Monday, June 15. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Legion clubrooms at 224 S. Washington Street in Lake City. All legion members are invited to attend. This will be the first general monthly meeting since...

Church holds drive-in worship services during pandemic

Jun 11, 2020
On May 17, Valley View Assembly of God began Drive In Church in their parking lot with service being held at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. Upon arrival people are directed where to park their vehicles in a semi-circle around the parking lot to observe the Pastor Sandberg and worship team under the...

Officials - With COVID-19 infection rate rising, simple steps can have an impact

Jun 11, 2020
Spring has turned to summer, but this year, as has been the case for most of 2020, it is a different experience for most of us. As health and human services professionals, we have been watching and learning about COVID-19 since reports first emerged in late 2019 and early 2020. We have worked...

Church and coffee shop’s support totals over $2,000

Jun 11, 2020
The Railhouse Grill’s Coffee Depot and the Lake City United Methodist Church donated over $2,000 worth of coffee and other beverages to local healthcare workers between March 18 and June 1, when the offer ended. Railhouse Grill owner Lisa Wallerich said members of the church approached the...

Community turns out to congatulate 2020 grads

Jun 3, 2020
Scenes from commencement 2020

Wabasha County Fair canceled

Jun 3, 2020
The Wabasha County Fair Board has announced that this year’s county fair is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “After much consideration and discussion by the Wabasha County Fair Board over the past couple months it was voted on last night to cancel this year’s fair,” the board said in a...


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