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School COVID-19 cases set records

Jan 19, 2022
COVID-19 active cases are at the highest levels yet seen at both of Lake City’s public school campuses, but so far the district has been able to avoid the staff crunch that has led other districts to switch to distance learning. According to the weekly COVID-19 update on the school district...

Monday night Fire on Park Street

Jan 12, 2022
Lake City Firefighters outside and on the roof of a house that caught fire Monday evening, Jan. 10, in Lake City. The fire was on the 500 block of Park Street, according to the Lake City Police Department, which assisted on the call. It’s not clear if anyone was inside the house at the time of the...

One hurt in Jan. 7 roll-over

Jan 12, 2022
One person was injured in a single-vehicle roll-over that happened before midnight on Jan. 7. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2016 GMC Sierra was southbound on Highway 63 in Mount Pleasant Township when it left the roadway and rolled. The driver, a 37-year-old Byron man, was treated for...

Offers popping up for downtown EDA property

Jan 12, 2022
Signs on the exterior of the building at 303 S. Lakeshore Drive let anyone passing by know that the site is available for development. The site operated as a gas station for many years until it was purchased by Kwik Trip, which removed the pumps and donated the land to the Lake City Economic...

Goihl to serve as Wabasha County Board chair in 2022

Jan 12, 2022
Following the county tradition for the first meeting of the new year, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners elected a chairman and a vice chairman for 2022 as the first order of business. At the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 4, the board elected Brian Goihl to serve as chairperson and...

Council approves transfer of summer recreation program

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City City Council Jan. 10 approved an agreement with Lake City Public Schools that will see the school district take over the city’s summer recreation program. For decades, the city has operated summer recreation to provide activities for children during the summer break from school. In...

Council adds ambulance position, tweaks administrator contract, and will soon need a Hok-Si-La manager

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City Council handled two employment-related matters at its Jan. 10 meeting, with at least one more coming in the near future. Councilmembers approved a plan to add an assistant ambulance director to the Lake City Ambulance Service. The new position will assist the ambulance director with...

City hires WAK to manage beach pavilion construction

Jan 12, 2022
The Lake City City Council has voted to hire WAK Construction to be its construction manager on the Ohuta Beach pavilion project. WAK was the lone bidder to be the general contractor on the project last summer, but the council rejected that bid, which was hundreds of thousands of dollars more than...

Morning crash takes out light pole, sign

Jan 5, 2022
A single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 61 and Central Point Road caused damage to a light pole and traffic sign. Lake City Police said a male was driving southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. There were no injuries. Bright morning sunlight could have...

Wabasha County Board ends 2021 with brief meeting

Jan 5, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners held their last meeting of 2021 with approval for seven county financial matters and one dealing with maintenance. A number of items were approved without further discussion and there was a report regarding a Maintenance issue. This board meeting was brief...

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