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Wabasha County begins culvert lining project

Apr 17, 2024
Culvert lining work was planned to begin approximately Monday, April 15, on Wabasha County Highways 16 and 15, according to the county highway department. Work may be intermittent at roads and locations, and all work is expected to be completed in June. Roads will remain open to traffic, but one...

SWCD meets April 24

Apr 17, 2024
Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 8:15 a.m. at the County Board Room, 625 Jefferson Ave., Wabasha.

Police notify business community of increased downtown parking enforcement

Apr 17, 2024
The Lake City Police Department is planning to increase downtown parking enforcement in response to complaints, according to an email from the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. “[The police department] has asked the Chamber to communicate the following message,” the Chamber wrote. “There have been...

Pass It On donates $2,000 to second annual solo festival

Apr 17, 2024
After offering financial support and seeing the success of the inaugural Lake City Junior High Solo Festival in May of last year, the Pass It On Thrift Shop in Lake City was eager to offer financial support to the event again this year. And for this second annual Solo Festival, Pass It On doubled...

Michael Harvey appointed to county board of adjustment

Apr 17, 2024
Wabasha County Commissioners on April 16 approved the appointment of Michael Harvey to the County Board of Adjustment. Ordinance states that the Board of Adjustment shall consist of five members appointed by the County Board. A vacancy existed due to a recent resignation. A new member shall be...

Charges filed in store burglary

Apr 17, 2024
A rural Zumbro Falls woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly burglarizing a Lake City business. Polly Marie Calhoun, 41, is charged with third degree burglary, a felony, and theft of between $500 and $1,001, a gross misdemeanor, according to the criminal complaint. Lake City Police said...

Wabasha County approves plan to to boost grid improvements

Apr 10, 2024
Wabasha County Supervisors on April 2 authorized a “Good Neighbor” agreement with People’s Energy Cooperative regarding support for improvements in local power grid resiliency. County Administrator Michael Plante said the Oronoco-based cooperative is working with a coalition of utilities in the...

New pavement management plan focuses on maintenance to delay costly rebuilds

Apr 10, 2024
In an April 8 presentation to the Lake City City Council, Matthew Mohs of city engineering firm Bolton Menk described the decision-making process around street maintenance and construction like this: “There’s a little bit of art, there’s a little bit of magic and there’s some science that’s...

City election filing period is May 21-June 4

Apr 10, 2024
The filing period for people who want to run for city council or mayor in Lake City will be May 21 until June 4 at 5 p.m., according to City Clerk Kari Schreck. Three city council members—Cindy McGrath, Megan Kramer, and Brian Quinn—and Mayor Mark Nichols have terms expiring this year. The Graphic...

Beloved tree’s stump shows evidence of ill health

Apr 10, 2024
Recently the large cottonwood tree that stood next to the Ohuta Park seawall and for decades provided shade in the park was removed. The city is replacing the seawall. And after an analysis of the tree revealed it was in poor health and could pose a danger to park users, the City Council approved...

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