Internal candidate selected after ‘extensive’ search for assistant ambulance director

Jul 13, 2022
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously at its June meeting to hire Robert Benson as the city’s first assistant ambulance director. “The purpose of the role is to provide operational support to the ambulance staff as the front line supervisor, and also provide support for me for...

School board candidate filing period is Aug. 2-16

Jul 13, 2022
Lake City Public Schools has announced the filing period for candidates running for school board seats in the Nov. 8 election. Candidates can file in the district office at Lincoln High School between Aug. 2 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 16. The filing fee is $2. Candidates must be an eligible voter in the...

Wabasha County Commissioners approve service to streamline permit application process

Jul 6, 2022
In action taken during their regular meeting on June 28, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize the County Planning and Zoning department to enter into a contract with Schneider Geospatial for professional services agreement for creation and ongoing maintenance of...

State takes over Goodhue County landfill and potential multi-million dollar liability

Jul 6, 2022
Back in 2002, Greg Isakson, Director of Goodhue County Public Works, first began planning to hand off the reigns on the county landfill to the state, according to a Goodhue County news release. Due to the landfill being unlined, if contaminant sampling were to pass a certain threshold the State...

Open house on Hwy. 61 projects is July 12

Jul 6, 2022
The public is invited to attend an in-person open house on July 12 in Red Wing to learn more about five Minnesota Department of Transportation projects planned for the Red Wing area. The open-house style meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at the Red Wing Public Library, 225...

Four injured in three-car crash on Hwy. 61

Jul 6, 2022
A three-car collision just north of Lake City on July 1 left four people with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. It happened shortly after 8 p.m. on July 1. A 2013 Ford Escape and a 2002 Ford F150 were northbound on Highway 61. A 2017 Jeep Cherokee was...

Crossing closes for water main repair

Jun 29, 2022
The railroad crossing at Lyon Avenue was closed Monday and Tuesday for repairs to a nearby water main. According to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen: “A citizen in the Peters subdivision contacted the city about a significant amount water coming out of a storm outlet when we had not...

Rainwater running for U.S. House seat

Jun 29, 2022
James Rainwater of Lake City has announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. He will be on the DFL primary ballot scheduled for August 9, 2022. He is an attorney-mediator-arbitrator, as well as a licensed real estate agent. Rainwater was born in Owatonna, raised in Red...

Rolling the hay

Jun 22, 2022
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...

Rising costs impact Wabasha County highway spending

Jun 22, 2022
High inflation is forcing up costs for highway projects and services, which may force Wabasha County to adjust its budgets. These concerns were discussed at a meeting of the Wabasha Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 14 at the County Government Center. Officials said that, with yearly...


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