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Reported printer problems delay county property tax statements

Apr 13, 2022
The Wabasha County Property Tax Statements and Evaluations have been delayed due to the vendor that does the printing for the tax statements and evaluations, according to Wabasha County Assessor Jeff Wagner. Wagner and Auditor/Treasurer Rhonda Otto were present for the April 5 regular meeting of...

Port Authority approves Conoco property purchase agreement

Apr 13, 2022
The Lake City Port Authority voted to approve the sale of its property at 303 S. Lakeshore Drive. The Kwik Trip company purchased the now-former gas station property in 2014 and donated it to the Lake City Economic Development Authority, which this year was superseded by the Lake City Port...

Planning department reports heavy permit activity in 2021

Apr 6, 2022
The Lake City Planning and Community Development department had “an exceptionally busy and successful year in 2021,” according to the introduction to its annual report that was part of the Lake City City Council’s March 14 agenda packet. According to the department, Lake City issued the most...

Property valuations reflect strong market

Apr 6, 2022
Property valuation notices have been mailed to Wabasha County property owners on March 31. Generally, property owners may see increases of 5-30% depending on the type of property they own. The majority of central and southeast Minnesota saw a residential value increase of 20% or more. The valuation...

Five for Food raises $42,009, exceeding goal by $2,000

Apr 6, 2022
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, has completed its eighth year with a record $42,259 in total donations, the foundatin has announced. The 2022 donations exceeded the previous record donations of $41,065 in 2021. Twenty-five...

Port Authority hearing on 303 S. Lakeshore sale is April 7

Mar 30, 2022
The Lake City Port Authority will hold a public hearing on April 7 regarding the potential sale of the property it owns at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Marion Street for a condominium project. “The (Port Authority) board unanimously voted to approve the purchase agreement presented at our...

Wabasha County Board approves permit, consent agenda in 15-minute meeting

Mar 23, 2022
The March 15 meeting of the Wabasha County Commissioners was brief with one zoning action item and a consent agenda. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and Assistant County Attorney Jake Barnes. The action item was a request for an amendment to a...

Tree clearing begins ahead of Hwy. 60 construction project

Mar 23, 2022
Motorists on Hwy. 60 will see crews begin tree clearing work between Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 63 as they prepare for the Hwy. 60 improvements project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Temporary lane closures may occur with flaggers directing traffic. Work is scheduled to be...

Heise is All-American, finalist for Kazmaier

Mar 23, 2022
Taylor Heise of Lake City continues to rack up recognitions after a senior season in which she was the leading scorer in all of NCAA Division 1 women’s Hockey. She’s a women’s Division I First Team All-American and a top-three finalist for the 2022 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. “An award of The...

Council approves Ohuta pavilion bids

Mar 23, 2022
Construction of a long-awaited replacement for the beachhouse in Lake City is poised to proceed. On Monday, March 14, the Lake City City Council unanimously approved the restroom pavilion building at Ohuta Beach. Bids for that project came out to $760,143. The four-season building will include...

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