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Lake City Facts

Water Skiing Invented in
Distance From Twin Cities Metro
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Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are limited to 11 cumulative hours driving in a 14-hour period, following a rest period of no less than 10 consecutive hours.

Drivers employed by carriers in "daily operation" may not work more than 70 hours within any period of 8 consecutive days.

Lake City is ideally located to reach many major cities in 1 day within that ruling.

EDA News & Announcements

Pepin Orchards is Manufacturer of the year

Pepin Heights Orchards is 2016 Manufacturer of the Year!

The Lake City EDA and Chamber of Commerce named Pepin Heights Orchards, Inc., has been named Lake City Manufacturer of the Year for 2016. In addition to growing, harvesting, packaging and shipping apples from its Lake City operations, Pepin Heights Orchards also presses and sells apple cider. Pepin Heights Owner Dennis Courtier purchased his parents’ small […]

Conoco Station Donated to Lake City EDA

Kwik Trip has donated us a Building!

We are happy to announce that Kwik Trip, Inc. has donated the vacant gas station, across from Fiesta Foods, to the EDA! The EDA Board will be discussing potential uses for the building over the next few months. This is a prime location for either a hotel, or a welcome center. Thank you Kwik Trip.

Lake City Front Facade Program

Lake City Facade Improvement Program

Lake City Economic Development Authority downtown façade improvement program’s purpose is to make appropriate façade improvements to buildings in downtown Lake City in order to highlight the City’s rich architectural heritage as well as enhance the  visual appeal and vibrancy of the downtown area. The façade improvement program can only be used for exterior repairs/improvements, code violation corrections, […]

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Success Stories

Success Stories

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Creative Minds of Lake City

Why Choose Lake City Minnesota?

  • It costs less to do business here.
  • You will find resources, room to grow.
  • A skilled workforce ready to help you succeed.
  • Proximity to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.
  • Excellent school district.

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I Love Lake City, Minnesota!


Thank you EDA for supporting us and giving the seed money to start our printing business.
– Joan Kaartinen, Owner of Creative Minds of Lake City

Lake City Media

Where is Lake City?

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Properties in Lake City

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Lake City Minnesota from Space

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LocationOne can help you find potential buildings and sites that match the criteria for your development or expansion.

With access to thousands of properties throughout the United States, we are confident you can find the site you are looking for.

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