Lake City Economic Development Authority

Alley might be fixed, but unknown costs trouble one owner

Jun 9, 2021
Stormwater drainage has long been a problem in the alley shared by numerous buildings in downtown Lake City that occupy Block 15. Bounded by Lakeshore Drive, Lyon Avenue, Washington Street, and Center Street, the block is home to many businesses and apartments. The alley itself is privately owned....

House passes Lake City port authority bill

May 20, 2021
By a vote of 121-10, legislation enabling the City of Lake City to establish a port authority passed in the Minnesota House of Representatives on May 14. The Minnesota Senate passed identical language 66-0 on March 4. Rep. Barb Haley, the author of the House version of the bill, said the passed...

More details emerge on potential affordable housing project

Apr 21, 2021
A public meeting on a potential affordable housing project at the former Cemstone site in Lake City will take place Monday, May 3, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Named Underwood Terrace after Anna Underwood, one of Lake City’s early leading citizens, the proposed 32-unit complex would be a mix of one-, two-,...

Final food distribution set for Dec. 29

Dec 23, 2020
A third and final free food distribution for anyone negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will take place Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Underwood Park parking lot in Lake City. There are no residency or eligibility requirements or forms to fill out. Anyone can pick up food. Like on...

UPDATED: City creates reimbursement program for COVID-19 expenses

Aug 12, 2020
Lake City businesses and non-profits can be reimbursed up to $500 for qualifying COVID-19-related expenses under a program approved by the city council on Aug. 10. The council voted unanimously to use up to $40,000 of the money it’s receiving through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and...

What should happen to Block 13?

Jun 11, 2020
Several years ago Kwik Trip bought the former gas station at the corner of Marion Street and Lakeshore Drive, removed the underground gas tanks, and donated the property to the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). Since then the EDA has been trying to put the property to its best use,...

Downtown restaurant opens in Patton Park

May 6, 2020
Cinco de Mayo was on Tuesday. It’s the annual celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla. The appearance of a Mexican food trailer in Patton Park on that day was fitting, if coincidental. But it is something of a victory for the owners of Fiesta...

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...

Penny - Celebrating 25 years of national service

Mar 4, 2020
One of my proudest moments as a congressman was voting to support the creation of the national AmeriCorps program 25 years ago. Little did I know at the time how central this program would become to our culture of volunteerism and giving back to our communities. Even more surprising, and...

Outreach efforts target growing Hispanic population

Feb 26, 2020
Two speakers detailed efforts to reach out to the Lake City-area Hispanic community last Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Katie Yoder is an AmeriCorps VISTA member working with the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Hispanic community outreach. AmeriCorps is the domestic...

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