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Highway 42 detoured as and resurfacing works

Aug 27, 2015
Motorists driving to Elgin from the east will encounter a detour on Highway 42 due to culvert replacement work north of Elgin, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The detour on the east side of Highway 42 will follow the current detour route from Eyota to Plainview:...

New state bike map to debut at state fair

Aug 27, 2015
The 2015 state bicycle map is now available from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Bicyclists can get the new map at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 27 to Sept. 7 at the Kick Gas exhibit inside the Eco Experience building on Randall Avenue. The map is also available at MnDOT’s...

Mediacom drops KTTC-TV in Lake City

Aug 27, 2015
A complicated mix of federal law, exclusivity deals and a new contract means a Rochester television station will no longer be available to subscribers of one Lake City cable service beginning next month. Mediacom recently sent a letter to Lake City subscribers notifying them that “(o)n or around...

Wabasha County Board pledges $100,000 to Lake Zumbro dredging

Aug 27, 2015
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted to contribute $100,000 to the Lake Zumbro Improvement district (LZID) restoration project at their Aug. 18 meeting. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and Assistant County Attorney Jake Barnes. The $100,000...

3 sleeping cabins to go in at Hok-Si-La

Aug 27, 2015
Work could begin around Oct. 1 on construction of three camping cabins for Hok-Si-La Park. Local contractors are being sought to build the cabins with plans for them to be ready for use next May 1. The 16-by-24-foot cabins with six-foot porches will not have running water but they will have...

Junk Market guru shows people how to remake their surroundings

Aug 27, 2015
Sue Whitney doesn’t decorate people’s living environments for them; she shows them how to do it. And her odd mix of creativity and practicality has made her a guru in the current junk market craze. Through magazine columns, two books, her Junk Market Style website and classes and seminars, Whitney...
Photo by Ben Threinen

Jet skiers are a happy fit at Hok-Si-La

Aug 27, 2015
When members of the Twin Cities Jet Pilots came looking for a place to play several years ago, Hok-Si-La Park Manager Joanne Klees was skeptical. “You guys are not a good fit for us,” she told them. The sometimes rowdy, always fun-loving, youthful and acrobatic skiers pleaded. They had had a couple...

School Board approves 2-year contract with teachers union

Aug 25, 2015
The Lake City School Board unanimously approved a two-year contract with the district's teachers union at a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. Board member Pat Dwelle was absent. Under the agreement, the teachers will receive a 2 percent raise the first year of the contract and a 3 percent raise the...

Junk Crush will let people get their feet messy

Aug 20, 2015
People who attend Lake City’s first Junk Crush Sept. 12-13 will get a chance to get their feet wet in the ancient art of wine making. The Junk Crush, to be held in downtown Lake City will feature “junk” vendors selling vintage, repurposed and handmade items. The event also will include a grape...

17 new homes to up in two years

Aug 20, 2015
Site preparation could begin in the next week or two on 14 new town homes to be built along 10th Street. The homes will be built by Bigelow Homes, LCC, of Rochester and Philip Martin through a novel building incentive program created by the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). The sale...

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