One injured in Hwy. 63 collision at Cross Street

Jun 15, 2022
One person was injured when two vehicles collided on Highway 63 (Lyon Avenue) at its intersection with Cross Street in Lake City on June 7. According to the State Patrol, at about 8:35 p.m., a Dodge Durango driven by a 49-year-old Lake City man was stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 63...

Downtown street, sidewalk close for sewer repairs

Apr 20, 2022
The 100 block of East Center Street was closed to vehicle traffic and a section of the adjoining sidewalk to pedestrians Tuesday, April 28. According to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen, a sewer line from one of the properties on that block failed, and the owner had to bring in a...

Wabasha County Hwy. 81 closes Feb. 28 for reconstruction

Feb 23, 2022
Wabasha County Highway 81 from Minnesota Highway 60 to US Highway 61 is planned to be closed to through traffic beginning approximately Feb. 28, (weather permitting) for the reconstruction of County Highway 81, according to the county highway department. Through traffic should use the posted...

Morning crash takes out light pole, sign

Jan 5, 2022
A single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 61 and Central Point Road caused damage to a light pole and traffic sign. Lake City Police said a male was driving southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. There were no injuries. Bright morning sunlight could have...

Road closed near Whippoorwill

Sep 1, 2021
Wabasha County has announced that 609th St., from 269th Ave. to 592nd St/273th Ave. closed for road work on approximately Tuesday, Aug. 31, and lasting one month, weather permitting. The road will be impassable during work and closed to all traffic. Road users must use alternate routes. A map of...

Aug. 6 rollover near Zumbro Falls

Aug 11, 2021
A 23-year-old Lake City woman was injured in a single-car rollover near Zumbro Falls on Aug. 6, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The car she was driving was southbound at about 6:52 a.m. on Highway 63 at Wabasha County Road 72 when it left the roadway and rolled. The driver was treated at...

Grant to fund temporary bump-outs on Lakewood Avenue

Feb 24, 2021
A grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will allow Lake City to do a demonstration project at an intersection heavily used by Lincoln High School students. During peak times of the school year, students numbering in the hundreds cross Lakewood Avenue on foot on South...

County - Don’t push snow onto roads

Dec 9, 2020
Goodhue County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation remind the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street, Goodhue County Public Works said in a news release. Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling, or...

Motorcycle crash leaves one dead

Sep 30, 2020
A Wanamingo man was killed in a motorcycle accident in West Albany Township over the weekend, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Kevin Louis Vandewalker, 61, was westbound on Highway 60 near its intersection with 287th Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, when the motorcycle left...

Increased seat-belt enforcement happening now

Sep 23, 2020
Driving in Greater Minnesota with the open countryside and less traffic can be a welcome contrast to the congestion of city driving. What isn’t different is the need to buckle up to stay alive. In 2019, 77 percent of the unbelted deaths occurred in Greater Minnesota. Wabasha County Toward Zero...


The Lake City Graphic
Ph: 651-345-3316 (M-Tu 8am-4pm, W-Th-F 8am-3pm)
Fax: 651-345-4200
P.O. Box 469
111 South 8th Street
Lake City, MN 55041