Wabasha County adopts excess right-of-way policy

Sep 21, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a new policy concerning excess right-of-way conveyance after discussion and debate during its meeting on Sept. 6. The policy formalizes and clarifies the process of handling requests from landowners who would like to have an easement vacated or...

County GOP holding school board debate

Sep 21, 2022
The full committee of the Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake City VFW, 115 N Franklin St, Lake City. They will be hosting the ISD 813 (Lake City Public Schools) School Board Debate at 6:30 p.m. “There are 10 new candidates...

Two injured in Hwy. 61 crash

Sep 21, 2022
Two motorists were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after their vehicles collided on Sept. 13, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The collision occured at around 1 p.m. that day on Highway 61 near mile marker 73. A 2016 Toyota Avalon and a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country were both...

Statewide officer shortage could be felt in Lake City

Sep 21, 2022
With the hire of Nick Sievers as a full time officer, Lake City Police Department has exhausted its candidate list. “The current candidate list is now ended, and we will need to make a new one soon,” Lake City Police Sgt. Bill Weist said. But that might pose a challenge. “Recruiting is a...

LCPD hires Sievers full-time

Sep 21, 2022
Lake City Police Department’s newest full-time officer is also a Lake City native. The Lake City City Council approved the hire of Nick Sievers at its Sept. 12 meeting. Sievers graduated from Lincoln High School in 2014, and from the RCTC Law Enforcement program in 2017, Lake City Police Sgt. Bill...

Lake City man killed in motorcycle crash

Sep 21, 2022
A Lake City man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Sept. 19, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle vs. deer accident at around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Wabasha County Road 17 and...

Styling and listening for 60 years

Sep 21, 2022
When Dee Springer was a child, her mother used to give her and her sisters home permanents. “And then they’d get all icky,” Springer said. “And my hair was so fine. So I started doing my own hair when I was quite young. And so I thought ‘This is what I want to do.’” When she got through with...

Ground broken on park pavilion project

Sep 14, 2022
Chain link fence surrounds the excavated ground at the future site of the Ohuta Park Pavilion, where construction activities began in recent days. The City of Lake City contracted with WAK Construction to manage the project, which will bring four-season restrooms and other amenities to the recently...

Novak resigns from city council

Sep 14, 2022
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of City Council Member Katie Novak. In a resignation letter to the council dated Sept. 11, Novak wrote: “Life has found a new path that will be taking me away from Lake City; and thus, I do not feel it appropriate to...

Council approves firefighter pay increase

Sep 14, 2022
Lake City volunteer firefighters are getting a raise. On Monday the Lake City City Council approved raising the pay rate for the time firefighters are responding to calls from $12 per hour to $15 per hour. The rate of pay for being on call (about 45 cents an hour) and officer pay will remain the...


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