School year begins Sept. 5 at Lincoln High School, Sept. 7 at Bluff View

Aug 16, 2023
Lake City Public Schools will begin classes on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for Lincoln High School grades seven through 12 and on Thursday, Sept. 7 for Bluff View Elementary grades kindergarten through six. Bluff View will be holding Meet the Teacher Conferences for students on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m...

Hwy. 61 reopens to Hansen’s Harbor

Aug 16, 2023
Motorists on Highway 61 north of Lake City can directly reach Hansen’s Harbor on the highway, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The road remains closed at the Wells Creek bridge, which is expected to be completed in late August. Motorists traveling to Frontenac or Red Wing...

Goodhue County seeks public input for rebranding effort

Aug 16, 2023
In 1990, the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners held a county-wide contest to create a logo for the county. Two county employee’s designs were chosen and mixed to form the current county seal. This year, the board of commissioners took steps to embrace a new look and feel for Goodhue County...

Wave goodbye?

Aug 16, 2023
Officials say the wave sculpture in Ohuta Park will have to be removed when a new seawall is constructed at the park. Beyond that the fate of the decades-old public artwork depends on a few factors. The first is whether it can be restored, the second is whether there is a group willing to fund the...

Wabasha County Hwy. 86 reopens

Aug 16, 2023
Wabasha County Hwy. 86 from approximately one half mile north of 570th St. to County Hwy. 4 (near Whippoorwill) is open to all traffic after being closed for reconstruction and culvert replacements, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. County Hwy. 86 will remain an aggregate...

Commissioners hold hearing on County Recorder issue

Aug 9, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on Aug. 1 held a public hearing to allow citizens to comment on whether to change the County Recorder position from appointed to elected. Three people spoke in favor of keeping the position elected. The Commissioners will make a final decision on the issue during their...

Lake City postcard mural coming to pharmacy wall

Aug 9, 2023
Lake City is about to experience a splash of color as the transformation of the Kennedy Drug by Sterling’s south facing exterior wall becomes a colorful, eye-catching and welcoming mural. The Lake City Mural Committee (formerly the LC 150th Celebration Committee) and Destination Lake City (DLC)...

Ground faults cause outages, close street

Aug 9, 2023
Ground faults have caused two recent power outages in Lake City. Last week a ground fault near the dead end of West Marion Street left three customers without power for about nine hours, according to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen, whose department oversees the municipal power...

Blacktopping set to begin on N. 7th Street

Aug 2, 2023
After being delayed by hot weather last week, blacktopping was tentatively scheduled to begin along a section of N. 7th St. this week, according to a July 28 weekly project update email from Bolton and Menk, the City of Lake City’s engineering firm. “The contractor has a safety policy to protect...

Wabasha County Board approves driveway

Jul 26, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on July 18 approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request submitted by John and Kelsey Martin of rural Millville. The Martins submitted a conditional use application on May 18 to construct a driveway in a bluff impact zone in West Albany Township. The 136.55-acre...


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