State takes over Goodhue County landfill and potential multi-million dollar liability

Jul 6, 2022
Back in 2002, Greg Isakson, Director of Goodhue County Public Works, first began planning to hand off the reigns on the county landfill to the state, according to a Goodhue County news release. Due to the landfill being unlined, if contaminant sampling were to pass a certain threshold the State...

Open house on Hwy. 61 projects is July 12

Jul 6, 2022
The public is invited to attend an in-person open house on July 12 in Red Wing to learn more about five Minnesota Department of Transportation projects planned for the Red Wing area. The open-house style meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at the Red Wing Public Library, 225...

Four injured in three-car crash on Hwy. 61

Jul 6, 2022
A three-car collision just north of Lake City on July 1 left four people with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. It happened shortly after 8 p.m. on July 1. A 2013 Ford Escape and a 2002 Ford F150 were northbound on Highway 61. A 2017 Jeep Cherokee was...

Crossing closes for water main repair

Jun 29, 2022
The railroad crossing at Lyon Avenue was closed Monday and Tuesday for repairs to a nearby water main. According to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen: “A citizen in the Peters subdivision contacted the city about a significant amount water coming out of a storm outlet when we had not...

Rainwater running for U.S. House seat

Jun 29, 2022
James Rainwater of Lake City has announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. He will be on the DFL primary ballot scheduled for August 9, 2022. He is an attorney-mediator-arbitrator, as well as a licensed real estate agent. Rainwater was born in Owatonna, raised in Red...

Rolling the hay

Jun 22, 2022
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...

Rising costs impact Wabasha County highway spending

Jun 22, 2022
High inflation is forcing up costs for highway projects and services, which may force Wabasha County to adjust its budgets. These concerns were discussed at a meeting of the Wabasha Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 14 at the County Government Center. Officials said that, with yearly...

County Hwy 68 closed for culvert replacement

Jun 22, 2022
Wabasha County Hwy. 68 from 403rd Ave. to Wabasha County Hwy. 75 closed to all traffic beginning Monday June 20th for replacement of a large culvert. Construction is expected to last for approximately 2 weeks from the start date, according ot the Wabasha County Highway Department. Road users will...

Board hires principal, assistant principal for Bluff View Elementary School

Jun 22, 2022
The Lake City School Board unanimously voted to hire Eric Aeschlimann as Bluff View Elementary School principal and Jessica Holst as Bluff View Elementary School assistance principal at the board’s June 20 meeting. Aeschlimann replaces Jim Borgschatz, whose retirement, effective at the end of the...

Ruiz charged with terroristic threats, domestic assault

Jun 15, 2022
A Lake City man is charged with three felony counts of terroristic threats and one gross misdemeanor count of domestic assault following alleged events on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. Tyler Ruiz, 25, made his first court appearance on Monday, June 13, according to Minnesota Court...


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