Community

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance rep speaks to Rotary Club

Mar 4, 2020
Mac Becco, the communications director for the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, talked about their mission to improve water quality, habitat, and accessibility of the lake at the Rotary Club’s March 2 meeting. The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) was founded in 2009 by a group of neighbors in Wacouta...

Land Trust seeks participants in conservation easement program

Mar 4, 2020
Minnesota’s distinctive Southeast Blufflands are home to the state’s most diverse array of forest, prairies, streams, and wildlife. This unique habitat has diminished dramatically in the past several decades, though, threatening the plants and animals that call our state home, according to the...

Maple syrup making and tasting programs offered at state parks

Mar 4, 2020
It’s a sure sign of spring when the annual tradition of tapping maple trees for syrup returns to Minnesota state parks, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR is offering several free programs in March and April to help people learn about making maple syrup. Some parks...

New fishing rules on Lake Pepin and other state border waters

Mar 4, 2020
Anglers will find a variety of changes in the 2020 Minnesota fishing regulations booklet, including new possession and length limits on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters of the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is the first comprehensive...

St. Elizabeth’s hosts ‘Food as Medicine’ talk

Mar 4, 2020
Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center invites community members to “Food as Medicine” on Thursday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sister Gerina Room at Saint Elizabeth’s, 1200 Grant Blvd. W., Wabasha. Facilitator and pharmacist Amy Sapola, PharmD, will discuss how bodies receive nutrients, functional...

Suicide prevention workshop focuses on ag communities

Mar 4, 2020
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southeast Minnesota and Zumbro Valley Medical Society are sponsoring safeTALK training workshops for the agricultural communities. People will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention...

Vintage sled show announces winners

Mar 4, 2020
This year’s vintage snowmobile show at Mount Frontenac Feb. 29 was the biggest yet. “We had the biggest turn out ever with over 150 sleds in the show,” said Dan Diggens of Mount Frontenac. “It was an awesome day that was enjoyed by many people. This years show also featured a Winners Circle to...

Workshop covers soil building on rented land

Mar 4, 2020
Farmers looking to invest in soil building on rented land can participate in an upcoming workshop from Land Stewardship Project (LSP). It will be held Friday, March 13, at the Bluff Country Co-op, 121 W. 2nd St., in Winona, Minn. v This workshop is an introduction to soil health and the resources...

Zumbro Valley Food Shelf receives Pass It On donation

Mar 4, 2020
On Feb. 20, Pastor David Badgley met up with Pastor Colleen Hoeft at the Zumbro Valley Food Shelf, which is located in the basement of the South Troy Wesleyan Church, six miles south of Zumbro Falls on Highway 63. Pastor Hoeft, who is the director of the food shelf and minister of the South Troy...

Dr. Arrieta to speak on myths and facts about CBD

Feb 26, 2020
There is a lot of media attention lately about the miracles of cannabidiol (CBD).The Lake City Public Library invites the public to gain a better understanding of CBD, on Tuesday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the library. Dr. Soleil Arrieta, M.D., will discuss what exactly CBD is, how it works, how...

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