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County Hwy 68 closed for culvert replacement

Jun 22, 2022
Wabasha County Hwy. 68 from 403rd Ave. to Wabasha County Hwy. 75 closed to all traffic beginning Monday June 20th for replacement of a large culvert. Construction is expected to last for approximately 2 weeks from the start date, according ot the Wabasha County Highway Department. Road users will...

Board hires principal, assistant principal for Bluff View Elementary School

Jun 22, 2022
The Lake City School Board unanimously voted to hire Eric Aeschlimann as Bluff View Elementary School principal and Jessica Holst as Bluff View Elementary School assistance principal at the board’s June 20 meeting. Aeschlimann replaces Jim Borgschatz, whose retirement, effective at the end of the...

Ruiz charged with terroristic threats, domestic assault

Jun 15, 2022
A Lake City man is charged with three felony counts of terroristic threats and one gross misdemeanor count of domestic assault following alleged events on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. Tyler Ruiz, 25, made his first court appearance on Monday, June 13, according to Minnesota Court...

Principal, assistant principal jobs on school board agenda

Jun 15, 2022
A new Bluff View Elementary School principal and assistant principal will be on the Lake City School Board’s June 20 meeting agenda. After interviewing candidates for both positions, committees have recommended Eric Aeschlimann to be the school’s next principal and Jessica Holst to be the next...

One injured in Hwy. 63 collision at Cross Street

Jun 15, 2022
One person was injured when two vehicles collided on Highway 63 (Lyon Avenue) at its intersection with Cross Street in Lake City on June 7. According to the State Patrol, at about 8:35 p.m., a Dodge Durango driven by a 49-year-old Lake City man was stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 63...

Anthony Cox to be next school resource officer

Jun 15, 2022
Lake City Police Officer Anthony Cox is the new school resource officer at Lake City Public Schools. He’ll replace the outgoing school resource officer, Officer Aaron Foss. The Lake City City Council approved the appointment as part of its consent agenda during the June 13 regular meeting. Lake...

Boe makes six in city council race

Jun 8, 2022
Lake City City Council Member Russell Boe has filed to seek re-election, bringing the total number of candidates for three seats on the council to six. Filing for the office closed on May 31. Incumbents Faye Brown and Amy Alkire have also filed for re-election. Also in the race are John Mortenson...

Marina parking lot getting a new surface

Jun 8, 2022
After a few years of replacing docks, this year’s major construction project at the Lake City Marina is taking place on land. “We have a major parking lot reconstruction project going on right now, which we have been planning for the last several years,” Lake City Marina Administrator Jeff Brand...

Corrected: Passing lanes part of $8.7 million resurfacing project

Jun 1, 2022
One of the frequently-cited concerns of the four-to-three lane conversion of Highway 61 in Lake City was the elimination of a place to pass slower traffic between Red Wing and Wabasha. At the time, there were suggestions that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) was considering...

Updated: Candidate filings so far

Jun 1, 2022
Six file for Lake City City Council Six candidates had filed for three available seats on the Lake City City Council as of 2 p.m., May 31, the last day of filing, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Incumbents Faye Brown, Amy Kohrs Alkire, and Russell Boe are seeking re-election...

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