Lake City Public Works

Letter: Replacing overhead wires compounded storm damage

Oct 2, 2019
To the editor: I’ve lived in a house on S. Oak Street for about 15 years. A five-block stretch of S. Oak Street from Center St. to Lakewood St. was designated an historic district by the Lake City City Council in 2016 as a “means of protecting the history and character of one of the city’s most...

Letter: Council made the wrong decision about street repairs

Jun 19, 2019
To the editor: A special thanks to the Graphic on the article in the June 13 paper about citizens trying to get streets repaired. Pine Grove Lane and Lilac Lane were put on a resurfacing plan in 2017 to be reclaimed. I went to meetings of the City Council to understand why streets that were noted...

Luncheon touches on many subjects

May 23, 2019
People in attendance at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Luncheon May 17 heard about a broad swath of initiatives underway around the city from government, education, and non-profit leaders. From left are: Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger, Lake City Mayor Mark...

Crest leaves mess but could have been worse

Apr 3, 2019
By the time you read this, Mississippi River levels at Lake City will most likely be on their way down. The crest of 17.63 feet came sometime Monday, according to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. The service expected water levels to make steady downward progress...

Flood forecasts put Lake City on alert

Mar 20, 2019
With the National Weather Service reporting that low level flooding on the Mississippi River at Lake City is a virtual certainty and a better than 50 percent chance of major flooding, city officials are developing response plans. Lake City’s marina, public works department, and emergency...

Red Wing Y to take over Lake City pool operations

Mar 20, 2019
Big changes are coming to O’Neil Swimming Pool on West Marion Street. This summer, for the first time, the Red Wing YMCA will manage pool operations, including staffing and programming, things the city had done itself since the pool was constructed in the 1980s. The Lake City City Council approved...

Lake City’s snow wranglers

Mar 6, 2019
Snow keeps falling, and Lake City Public Works employees have been plowing and hauling at all hours of the day and night to keep city streets passable. This year the city has had to augment its Streets and Parks snow crew with help from the city’s water and electric utilities. Many, but perhaps not...

Public works: Protect water by using less salt

Dec 6, 2018
There is no denying it; winter has arrived in Lake City and so, too, will snow and ice on our sidewalks. We all want safe sidewalks and driveways, but did you know that most of us over-salt, thinking that more is better when it comes to keeping sidewalks and driveways ice free? The problem is...

Letter: Great job street department

Sep 26, 2018
To the editor: Again our street department did a great job after the storm Thursday night. Thank you! Toni Anderson Lake City  

Downed trees, power outages in storm’s wake

Sep 26, 2018
A storm with high winds passed through the area Thursday night, causing downed trees, power outages, a fire, and an unexpected uptick in the population at the care center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City. Severe weather spotters from Lake City were activated at 6:53 p.m., according to...


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