The Lake City City Council voted unanimously to remove a large cottonwood tree growing near an Ohuta Park seawall that’s due to be replaced.
The parking lot at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club overflowed with vehicles Saturday, Feb. 17, as people turned out for the club’s annual ice fishing contest fundraiser, though uncertain ice conditions meant there wasn’t any actual fishing.
On Friday, January 19, 2024 Lake City Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors joined Copper Mug Restaurant to welcome this new business to the Lake City community with a Ribbon Cutting event. “Located at 800 W. Lyon Ave., Copper Mug is family...
Jim Post emerged from watching a youth bowling event at Port 104 last fall to see a cloud, backlit by the sun, that’s reminiscent of the walleye species that’s popular with anglers on nearby Lake Pepin. In May Lake City will play host to the annual...
The seniors on the Lake City High School girls basketball team gather together to be honored on Senior Night. From left: Clara Loda, Grace Morrisey, Ella Matzke, Emily Gates, Natalie Gates, Bailee Kohrs.
-Photo by Michelle Bremer
The Lake City High School speech team finished in sixth place at the Wabasha Midwinter Warmup Speech Meet.
Several Tigers took home individual awards. Ada Alkire took second place in Prose. Abi Peters took fourth place in Prose. Margaret Rol took...
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously to remove a large cottonwood tree growing near an Ohuta Park seawall that’s due to be replaced. Due to its proximity to the wall, the city commissioned a tree assessment that identified “significant risks” to safety posed by the tree in its current...
The parking lot at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club overflowed with vehicles Saturday, Feb. 17, as people turned out for the club’s annual ice fishing contest fundraiser, though uncertain ice conditions meant there wasn’t any actual fishing. Still, there were many activities inside the clubhouse on...
Lake City Public Utilities is offering its customers the opportunity to purchase solar power without actually installing solar equipment. For an upfront fee based on the number of solar panels, customers will receive a per-panel credit on their bill each month for five years.
The City of Lake City is getting a new building code administration service. On Feb. 12, the Lake City City Council approved a motion hiring MNSPECT to administer the Minnesota Building Code, pending city attorney review, from April 1 through the end of the year. The city has been evaluating...
The Lake City High School speech team finished in sixth place at the Wabasha Midwinter Warmup Speech Meet.
Several Tigers took home individual awards. Ada Alkire took second place in Prose. Abi Peters took fourth place in Prose. Margaret Rol took fourth place in Creative Expression. Ashtyn Fuller...
The seniors on the Lake City High School girls basketball team gather together to be honored on Senior Night. From left: Clara Loda, Grace Morrisey, Ella Matzke, Emily Gates, Natalie Gates, Bailee Kohrs.
-Photo by Michelle Bremer
Jim Post emerged from watching a youth bowling event at Port 104 last fall to see a cloud, backlit by the sun, that’s reminiscent of the walleye species that’s popular with anglers on nearby Lake Pepin. In May Lake City will play host to the annual Governor’s Fishing Opener.
On Friday, January 19, 2024 Lake City Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors joined Copper Mug Restaurant to welcome this new business to the Lake City community with a Ribbon Cutting event. “Located at 800 W. Lyon Ave., Copper Mug is family owned. Each owner is heavily involved in day to day...
Lake City native Gracie Pierson is a member of the Central College (Iowa) Dutch women’s track and field team competing in the high jump. The Dutch return 24 letterwinners from last year’s squad that finished third both indoors and outdoors at the American Rivers Conference Championships. Central...
The team portion of Lake City High School varsity wrestling season concluded Thursday, Feb. 15, when the No. 9 seed Tigers fell to No. 8 seed Byron 34-37. Winning matches for Lake City were Lyncoln Watters (pin), Adrian Lopez Ramirez (pin), Danny Keller (forfeit), Benny Lopez Ramirez (forfeit),...
Wabasha County Commissioners on Feb. 6 approved a final plat request by Brent Beck of Cornerstone Real Estate LLC in Rochester, for a land division involving the creation of more than three new and residual parcels in West Albany and Oakwood townships. The County Planning Commission conducted a...
Our Lake City Port Authority believes the best use for 303 S. Lakeshore Drive is to take this property that was donated by the Kwik Trip Corporation and sell it to a real estate developer who plans to build a four-story condo building. This donated parcel lies within the special lakeside zone...
Lake City Tiger girls basketball players and coaches and bus driver Pete Holmstadt attended a Minnesota State University (MSU) Mavericks women’s basketball game at the Taylor Center in Mankato on Saturday Feb. 10. The Tigers were able to pull off surprising Natalie Bremer, a 2022 Lake City...
I read the council article about whether or not they should make policy about pot in the park. I question the naivety of some of the council not wanting to take action. Let me give a bit of Lake City history. In 1975 the neighbor of the mayor and his wife, decided after drinking and drugs (pot), to...
I would care to add my support to the “save the old jail initiative.” Over the past years there has been an effort to honor and celebrate aspects of Lake City history by a variety of groups. Sculptures have been created to honor figures important to the life of the city. Trees have been...
No one in Minnesota would have expected no snow on the ground on the last day of January. Yet that’s how it was when I met up with the Lake City Nordic team in the front of Lincoln High School on Jan. 31, 2024. I was there to see the team’s new uniforms and equipment, which our Pass It On Thrift...
You may not believe this, but we have an active, organized, Mafia-like nuisance gang right here in the county. But don’t panic, it is basically just a self-made “B” team. They call themselves Snoots, you know like someone having their snoot in the air because they are better than anyone else....
The Lake City Public Library invites the public to The Art and Science of Sourdough, with local educator Anna Karsten on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Lake City Public Library.
Knights of Columbus Council 1865 conducted their annual Free Throw Shooting contest on Thursday, Jan. 25. There were 99 participants across all age groups. Participants age 10 and 11 shot from 12 feet and used a girls’ size ball. Participants, ages 12-14 shot from 15 feet and used a regulation...
Keegan Ryan scored 26 points becoming the 12th boys basketball player in school history to reach the 1000-point plateau as Lake City blew out La Crescent-Hokah 92-52 last Monday night at Lincoln High School. Ryan had two early three-pointers as Lake City jumped to a 15-9 lead after six minutes as...
Well, due to warm weather we’ve missed our chance to celebrate The History of Ice in Lake City. That history lasted longer and bears more weight than water skiing stories. ln 1880 a Mr. Creco had a contract to furnish 12,000 tons of clear lake ice to a St Louis firm. That doesn’t count the 3,000...
The public is invited to join Lake City Historical Society volunteers for a chance to touch and see some of the objects in the collection during Open Hours on Friday, Feb. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. Collection Committee volunteers will be boxing up some old treasures that are in storage along with...
Lincoln High School has announced the January, 2024 Students of the Month for grades 7 through 9. Two students from these grades are selected each month. January students include: • 7th grade: Eric Hernandez Nestor and Alexis McCoy • 8th grade: Rylee Thieren and Greyson McElmury • 9th...
The Lake City High School Tiger girls basketball team had a very successful two-game week. On Feb. 12, Lake City defeated Chatfield 56-44. Individual stats: Peyton Meincke - 16 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks; Ella Matzke - 14 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals; Emily...
A large crowd gathered Feb. 9 at the Front Porch Bar and Grill in Kellogg for the annual Wabasha Forestry Day, which featured speakers and topics including land ethics, foraging, invasive species, markets and utilization, and landowner assistance and program updates.
Some of the sponsors of the Five for Food Initiative for the Lake City Food Shelf gathered at the Food Shelf to kick off the 2024 campaign. Sponsors pledge $500 or more to the sponsors’ pool. The sponsor pool is used to match community contributions of $5 or more, dollar for dollar, to the...
In a game that featured nine lead changes and eight ties, it was a decisive 11-3 run by Cannon Falls over the final four minutes that lifted the Bombers past Lake City 69-61 Friday night in an intense battle between the top two teams in section 1AA. The first five minutes saw the lead change...

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