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Lake City school learning model likely to remain stable - superintendent

Oct 14, 2020
Lake City Public Schools will not follow the Wabasha-Kellogg School District (W-K) in adopting a more distant learning model at this time, according to Lake City Supt. Erick Enger. W-K announced Oct. 8 that “due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases within the school and the community,” pre-...

Mayo staffing up for surgery in Lake City

Oct 14, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City is in the process of recruiting staff so it can resume offering surgeries in Lake City, according to a spokesperson. “Surgery was temporarily shut down as part of our COVID-19 response, and has not reopened yet,” Mayo Lake City spokesperson Kristy Jacobson...

Michelle Larson - Lake City School Board Candidate Q&A

Oct 14, 2020
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? Lake City is home. It’s where I was raised, where my husband was raised, and where my husband, Nate, and I now choose to raise our 3 boys because being in a community with a strong, safe school district with caring teachers and support...

Short-term rentals are seen as boon to Welch

Oct 14, 2020
The Goodhue County Board approved the request for a conditional-use permit on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for the development and operation of a three-unit bed-and-breakfast inn in Welch. Anthony Verch, the applicant, proposed to convert the first floor of a two-floor apartment building into three units...

Council, mayor candidates participate in online forum

Oct 7, 2020
Candidates for local and state offices shared their views on issues impacting Lake City during an online candidate forum Oct. 1 organized by the Woman’s Club of Lake City and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. All five candidates who filed for three city council seats – incumbents Cindy McGrath and...

New home construction continues despite cost, COVID-19 headwinds

Oct 7, 2020
Homes continued to be built in Lake City at a rate comparable to the past few years, according to data from the Lake City Planning and Community Development Department. After a recent peak of 22 new single-family housing units constructed in 2017, Lake City saw 12 new single-family units...

New leaf vac truck making rounds

Oct 7, 2020
Lake City’s annual leaf pickup service began this week. Residents can rake their fallen leaves into the gutter to be picked up by the city’s new leaf vac truck. The $209,000 vehicle from MacQueen Equipment arrived this summer. It can be operated by a single person. The truck it replaced required...

Andru Peters - Lake City City Council Candidate Q&A

Sep 30, 2020
Why are you running for mayor or city council? Interestingly, a number of citizens urged me to run again for city council. It has been said I never stop working for Lake City’s interest, and still continue to work well with various levels of government, whether in Wabasha County, Goodhue County,...

Cindy McGrath - Lake City City Council Candidate Q&A

Sep 30, 2020
Why are you running for mayor or city council? I’m seeking re-election because I enjoy representing the citizens of Lake City and consider it an honor to serve on the city council.   What qualities or characteristics make you a good choice to represent Lake City and why? I’m a lifelong resident of...

City election DELUGE

Sep 30, 2020
People waiting to hear more about the candidates for mayor and city council before they cast their ballot might find what they’re looking for in this issue or at tonight’s (Oct. 1) online candidate forum, or both. Both mayor candidates and all five people who filed for three available city council...

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