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Port Authority sets deadline for purchase agreement on downtown property

Jul 27, 2022
The former gas station property at 303 S. Lakeshore Drive in Lake City could be back on the market in the coming months. In April the Lake City Port Authority, which owns the site, approved a purchase agreement with Rochester-based Meier Companies for $190,000. The company intended to use the land...

Motorcycle hits guard rail, driver injured

Jul 27, 2022
A 33-year-old Rochester man was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Highway 60 on July 21. The incident happened at around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 60 and Wabasha County Road 13 in West Albany Township, according to the report. The driver was westbound on Highway 60 on...

Strand joins Port Authority staff

Jul 27, 2022
The Lake City Port Authority again has two executive directors. Ben Strand fills the role vacated by Beth Tomscak earlier this year. He will share the role with Cailin Richard, who came to the Port Authority with Tomscak last year as it succeeded the Lake City Economic Development Authority. The...

Betcher replaces ailing Drotos on Goodhue County Board

Jul 27, 2022
Citing illness, Paul Drotos has left the Goodhue County Board and asked to be replaced by Susan Betcher, a request his fellow commissioners granted. “Commissioner Paul Drotos has dedicated his life to being a public servant by ensuring the people’s interests are always put first. It is with this...

County considering rent hike for City of Wabasha

Jul 27, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners came to a consensus at its meeting last week Tuesday, July 19, to increase the rent for the space it leases out to the City of Wabasha at the County Government Center. How much that increase will be will be determined at the next county board meeting....

Two injured in rollover crash

Jul 20, 2022
Two Zumbro Falls residents were injured in an auto accident on July 16, according to the State Patrol. It happened before 7 p.m. at Highway 63 and 645th St. A 2003 GMC Sierra and a 2009 Chrysler Aspen were traveling southbound on Highway 63. The vehicles collided and the Aspen rolled. Both...

Sheriff’s office: Motorcycle passenger dead after single-vehicle accident

Jul 20, 2022
A Plainview woman is dead after the motorcycle she was a passenger on swerved to miss a deer on July 16, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff’s office responded to the call in Hyde Park Township at about 7:46 p.m. “The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle...

Commissioners approve camera system upgrade for county jail

Jul 20, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Sheriff’s Department to upgrade the security camera system for the county jail, during its meeting on July 5. The board approved an upgrade to the Bosch camera system and its computer server. This includes the...

Detours coming to Highway 61 next summer

Jul 20, 2022
Detours will go into effect on Highway 61 between Lake City and Red Wing next summer as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) completes a resurfacing and related road work project. “When crews are working on the bridge over Wells Creek and near Hansen’s Harbor, detour A will be used....

Active shooter training coming to Lake City Public Schools on July 25, Aug. 2, and Aug. 16

Jul 20, 2022
Lake City Police Department (LCPD) and other emergency personnel will be conducting active shooter training on Lake City Public Schools campuses on July 25, Aug. 2, and Aug. 16, according to the police department. Lake City Police Officer Anthony Cox, the district’s school resource officer, said...

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