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Novak resigns from city council

Sep 14, 2022
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of City Council Member Katie Novak. In a resignation letter to the council dated Sept. 11, Novak wrote: “Life has found a new path that will be taking me away from Lake City; and thus, I do not feel it appropriate to...

Council approves firefighter pay increase

Sep 14, 2022
Lake City volunteer firefighters are getting a raise. On Monday the Lake City City Council approved raising the pay rate for the time firefighters are responding to calls from $12 per hour to $15 per hour. The rate of pay for being on call (about 45 cents an hour) and officer pay will remain the...

‘Meet the Candidates’ in person, on TV

Sep 14, 2022
The Woman’s Club of Lake City and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce are holding a public Meet the Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at City Hall in the council chambers (205 West Center Street, Lake City). Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will also be televised live on Lake City’s...

Hwy. 60 opens from Zumbro Falls to Hwy. 52

Sep 7, 2022
Highway 60 opened to traffic Sept. 2, allowing drivers to travel the road from Highway 63 in Zumbro Falls through Mazeppa to Highway 52, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Additional paving and striping work is still occuring along the route. Work began in May on the...

Purchase agreement signed for 303 S. Lakeshore

Aug 31, 2022
A monthslong process has culminated in a signed purchase agreement for the property at 303 S. Lakeshore Drive. According to the agreement, the Lake City Port Authority will sell the property for $190,000 to Rochester-based Meier Companies, which will combine it with the other parcels on the block...

School board candidate field grows to 12

Aug 24, 2022
Two more candidates joined the race for Lake City School Board after the Graphic went to press last week, bringing the total number of candidates to 12. The candidate filing period ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Ten are running to fill one of three available four-year seats. Ann Johnson and Tim...

Wabasha County approves lease agreement with City of Wabasha

Aug 24, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a lease agreement for an office on county property with the City of Wabasha during its meeting on Aug. 16. The agreement sets the initial lease price at $12,000 with a 5 percent increase rate for a three-year contract, starting in 2023...

Army Corps seeks comment on lake habitat rehabilitation project

Aug 17, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on the Lower Pool 4 Big Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project and will host a public meeting Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. Wabasha-Kellogg High School is located at 2113...

School year is just weeks away

Aug 17, 2022
Lake City Public Schools will begin classes on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for Lincoln High School grades seven through 12 and on Thursday, Sept. 8 for Bluff View Elementary grades kindergarten through six. Bluff View will be holding Meet the Teacher Conferences for students on Sept. 6 and 7 from 7:30 a.m....

Debate response hints at law enforcement rift

Aug 17, 2022
At a Wabasha County Sheriff debate organized by the Wabasha County Republicans in July, the moderator offered the following prompt to candidates Rodney Bartsh (the incumbent), and Jason Bade: “Tell us about working with the other police departments throughout Wabasha County. Tells us about the...

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