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High COVID-19 levels in Wabasha County

May 4, 2022
Wabasha County is now considered to have a “high” COVID-19 community level under parameters set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to Wabasha County Public Health. New COVID-19 related hospital admissions have increased over the past seven days. The CDC also looks...

Section of County Road 30 closed for two weeks

May 4, 2022
Concrete repairs on Wabasha County Hwy 30 have closed the road from North County Road 24 to 645th St. intersection (near railroad crossing) for approximately two weeks from when it began on April 27, depending on weather, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Drivers will need to use...

Council approval paves the way for development along North 10th Street

Apr 27, 2022
A replatting approved by the Lake City City Council on April 11 could herald some development on a 7.8 acre vacant area adjoining North 10th Street. The new plat approved by the council converts what had been 24 townhome lots into five lots zoned light industrial. Grisim Enterprises owns the...

Downtown street, sidewalk close for sewer repairs

Apr 20, 2022
The 100 block of East Center Street was closed to vehicle traffic and a section of the adjoining sidewalk to pedestrians Tuesday, April 28. According to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen, a sewer line from one of the properties on that block failed, and the owner had to bring in a...

County Hwy. 84 work begins

Apr 20, 2022
Road work to improve Wabasha County Hwy 84 approaching a railroad crossing (approximately a quarter mile east of County Hwy 18) near Kellogg is planned to begin Thursday, April 21, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Initial road work of asphalt pulverization is expected to last...

Pool gets favorable assessment

Apr 20, 2022
Last year the Lake City City Council approved an assessment by USA Aquatics to determine the condition of the city’s more-than-30-year-old O’Neil Community pool facility. The results of that assessment were on the agenda at the City Council’s April 11 meeting as an information item. City...

Jewel HOA approves lawsuit against apartment developer

Apr 20, 2022
The Jewel Homeowners Association (HOA) Board of Directors has approved legal action against Keller-Baartman, the developer of a proposed apartment complex on Hickory Way, according to a message from the board to members. The board directed attorney John Beatty with the law firm Dunlap and Seeger...

Bluff View COVID numbers rise again

Apr 20, 2022
After weeks of some of the lowest case counts of the school year, COVID-19 confirmed cases have risen again at Bluff View Elementary School. Lake City Public Schools reports confirmed cases (whether student or not) each Friday at its two schools, Lincoln High School and Bluff View Elementary...

As public ash tree removal continues, city urges residents to watch for EAB on private trees

Apr 13, 2022
One of the biggest ash trees in Lake City came down last week. The former boulevard resident on the 400 block of Woodburn Street was a recent casualty of the emerald ash borer (EAB). Since it first appeared in Lake City in 2017, the invasive insect infestation has claimed over half of the city’s...

Hammond bridge work begins April 18

Apr 13, 2022
Wabasha County Hwy. 11 at the bridge over the Zumbro River in Hammond is planned to be reduced to one lane of traffic beginning approximately April 18th for bridge painting work, according to the Wabasha County highway department. Bridge painting work will be performed under the concrete bridge...

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