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Incumbents re-elected to Lake City City Council

Nov 16, 2022
Voters in Lake City opted not to make any changes to the make-up of their city council in the Nov. 8 election. All three incumbents running for the three available seats won re-election. Amy Kohrs Alkire was the top vote-getter with 1,307, followed by Russell Boe with 1,252, and Faye Brown with 1,...

Free CodeRED service provides snow emergency notifications

Nov 16, 2022
The accumulation of snow in the Lake City area earlier this week was a grim reminder that winter is on its way. And winter usually means snow—sometimes a lot of it. A snow emergency is declared after a snowfall of more than four inches. Plowing typically starts on the snow emergency routes first,...

Cemstone site getting a closer look

Nov 9, 2022
On Nov. 3, members of the Lake City Port Authority Board and its two directors toured the City of Lake City property known as the “Cemstone property” for the large defunct mining pit that occupies a portion of it. The city purchased the roughly 100-acre property at auction in 2006. It lies between...

Correction and updated: General election held

Nov 9, 2022
Voters headed to the polls in the general election on Nov. 8. It was a mid-term election—the presidency won’t be decided until 2024—but Minnesotans were electing statewide officers, including governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, and secretary of state. Down-ballot were races for...

Greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) vegetation control

Nov 3, 2022
Frontenac State Park currently has a herd of goats at work in the western parts of the park doing woody invasive control. Park Manager Jake Gaster stated in an email, “(the goats) came to the park in late June and will be leaving us for the year in a week or so. The overall goal of the project was...

National Eagle Center honoring veterans throughout November

Nov 3, 2022
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans, the National Eagle Center will offer complimentary admission for all veterans during the month.“One of the things we know about Bald Eagles, the living symbol of our nation, is that they hold a very special significance...

Doe Day is Saturday

Nov 3, 2022
Several local businesses are holding Doe Day Saturday, Nov. 5, a day set aside for deer hunter’s widows looking for bargains. Various businesses will offer specials, some will have prize drawings and refreshments. There will be a grand prize drawing for a spa package.The VFW Auxiliary will offer...

Highway 60 paving project wraps up

Nov 3, 2022
Construction on Highway 60 between Zumbro Falls and Highway 52 was completed last week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.Crews reconstructed Highway 60 in Zumbro Falls. Railing along some of the sidewalk area in Zumbro Falls will be completed in late-November or early-...

Election day is nigh

Nov 2, 2022
The general election on Nov. 8 is less than a week away, with voters casting ballots for offices at many layers of government. People can find polling place locations and other information on the State of Minnesota’s voter information portal at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/. Complete...

Ground broken on 32-unit affordable housing development Underwood Terrace

Nov 2, 2022
Representatives of the City of Lake City, Three Rivers Community Action, Wabasha County, the Lake City Port Authority, the general contractor, the architect, and other organizations were on hand Wednesday, Oct. 26, at a ceremonial ground-breaking for Underwood Terrace. The 32-unit apartment...

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