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Truck tips over at construction site

Jun 16, 2021
A semi tractor-trailer was laying on its side Tuesday, June 8, in the construction site next to Highway 61 where the new multi-use trail from Central Point Road to Hok-Si-La is being built. Details about the incident are few. The Lake City Police Department reported that it didn’t receive a call...

Wabasha County still holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Jun 16, 2021
Wabasha County Public Health is continuing to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics. They are not as often as they had been previously due to decreased demand. Public Health receives Moderna vaccine which comes in vials with 10 or 15 doses per vial. We would like to have the number of those registered...

Open swim after all

Jun 16, 2021
O’Neil Swimming Pool in Lake City opened for its first open swim session of the 2021 summer season Monday, June 14. The first day of open swimming at the municipal pool is just one of the traditional milestones of summer that didn’t happen last year because of COVID-19. This year a lifeguard...

Goodhue County plans phased re-opening

Jun 16, 2021
The health and safety of Goodhue County residents and employees continues to be the top priority for Goodhue County. As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, Goodhue County is phasing in re-opening of buildings but with modifications to protect the public and our employees. Starting June 28, 2021 at 8...

Council unanimous in support of Three Rivers housing plan

Jun 16, 2021
The Lake City City Council on June 14 unanimously approved three motions related to an affordable housing development proposed by Three Rivers Community Action. The 32 unit complex dubbed “Underwood Terrace” would house a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and would be located on North...

Goodhue County Board hires new emergency management director

Jun 9, 2021
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss changes to the Byllesby Park ordinance, county map rezoning, a feedlot expansion and more. Here is what you need to know: The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office has conducted many interviews to fill the emergency management director...

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....

Digging the new Ohuta Beach area

Jun 3, 2021
A Pember Co. excavator digs near the rip rap of the Lake City Marina inner harbor on May 26. The work is part of a multi-million dollar makeover of the area taking place this summer.

Open swim uncertain

Jun 3, 2021
O’Neil Community Swimming Pool is set to open again this summer after remaining closed all last year because of concerns related to COVID-19, but it won’t be a return to normal. City staff reported to the Lake City City Council at its May meeting that a shortage of lifeguards could mean the pool...

Quist: Dedication evident in history essays bodes well for students’ futures

Jun 3, 2021
Last week the Lake City Historical Society, Greater Lake City Community Foundation (GLCCF), and high school officials presented $500 in cash prizes to the winning Lincoln High School contestants in the second annual “Why History Matters Essay Contest.” Advanced Placement (AP) History students in...

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