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MnDOT: Hwy. 61 paving done, overall project 95 percent complete

Oct 21, 2020
Roadway paving is now complete on the Highway 61 reconstruction project, according to an Oct. 20 project update email from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Also completed recently were the bike trail, concrete sidewalk, and irrigation system along Section 3 of the project, which...

School adjusts learning model for kindergarten through third grade students

Oct 21, 2020
With COVID-19 rates rising in the area and public health officials recommending schools shift away from in-person learning models to hybrid, the Lake City School Board made some changes to the district’s hybrid plan for students at Bluff View Elementary School. Before the school year, the state...

Paving progress on Section 3

Oct 14, 2020
An aerial photo by Steve Brown taken Saturday, Oct. 10 shows bituminous surface covering much of Section 3 of the Highway 61 reconstruction project. The most recent project update email from the Minnesota Department of Transportation said the project was on track for completion by early November,...

City council eliminates meter reader position

Oct 14, 2020
As of Tuesday, the Lake City Public Utilities no longer has a meter reader. The Lake City City Council voted Monday night to eliminate the position. A second vote approved a severance package for the city’s now-former meter reader Ed Borner. In a letter from city Public Works Director Scott Jensen...

Wabasha County has CARES Act funds for farmers

Oct 14, 2020
Wabasha County is announcing that $100,000 in funding is being dedicated to local small farms. Coronavirus Relief Fund is awarding $1,000 to eligible farmers in Wabasha County through the Federal CARES Act Fund. This grant is awarded to the first 100 farming entities that are eligible. Deadline...

County to use COVID-19 assistance for board room improvements

Oct 14, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has decided to move forward with an update to the board room. This action was taken at their regular meeting on Oct. 6 at which all Commissioners were present. Board Chair Mike Wobbe, Don Springer and Cheryl Key were in attendance. Rich Hall and Brian...

Gas project complaints reach city council

Oct 14, 2020
Lake City City Council members expressed concerns Monday about a major utility upgrade underway in Lake City. Since May, contractors working on behalf of Xcel Energy have been replacing miles of natural gas infrastructure in Lake City. It’s part of a project began in 2019 “as part of our...

Heath Oeltjen - Lake City School Board Candidate Q&A

Oct 14, 2020
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? I feel it is important to provide our children with an education that prepares them for the jobs of the future. I have experience of serving on and leading the school board, and feel that I can contribute to providing that education to...

Jack Rol - Lake City School Board Candidate Q&A

Oct 14, 2020
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? I truly appreciate the possibility of continuing to serve as a member of the Lake City School Board. We have a special district that does so much for the youth of this community, and I’d be honored to continue to be a part of it.   What...

Kevin Pavelka - Lake City School Board Candidate Q&A

Oct 14, 2020
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? I am running for this seat because I believe it is important to be involved in our community and I believe I am qualified to make decisions that have the best interests of our students in mind.   What skills or characteristics make you a...

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