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Become a master gardener

Aug 5, 2020
Twenty-four hundred Extension master gardeners from all walks of life volunteer across Minnesota. Their efforts promote healthy landscapes, healthy people, and a healthy planet. If you are interested in volunteering in Goodhue County, here’s how to get started:• Submit the online application at: z....

Wabasha SWCD offers cost-share to protect groundwater

Aug 5, 2020
Property owners in Wabasha County can apply for financial help to seal unused wells. This state grant is aimed at protecting groundwater resources that provide drinking water to residents in municipal drinking water supply areas. There are options sealing wells for those not in the supply areas, as...

Wabasha SWCD receives grant

Aug 5, 2020
The Wabasha SWCD in Wabasha County has announced it was awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).Terry Helbig said “Wabasha and our area partners rely upon the area engineering staff for assistance with a variety of projects, as well as for...

Corn and Soybean Growers donate money to fund jackets

Aug 5, 2020
The Olmsted/Wabasha County Corn and Soybean Growers are using their checkoff dollars to donate to the FFA Blue Jackets Bright Futures Program.“The program truly supports the young leaders in our counties,” says Olmsted/Wabasha County Corn and Soybean Board Chair Ben Storm. “It is important for the...

Wabasha County matches Goodhue 
in per-capita COVID-19 infection rate

Aug 5, 2020
After months of a relatively low per-capita COVID-19 infection rate compared to its northern neighbor, reported infections in Wabasha County have risen more quickly since about mid-July, leaving the counties with a comparable per-capita rates as August begins. As of Aug. 4, both counties had a per-...

Sheriff raising funds to investigate baby deaths

Aug 5, 2020
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking the public’s help with three unsolved infant deaths, according to a news release. In 1999, a newborn Caucasian girl was found by a fisherman, wrapped in a towel and floating in the water near Red Wing. In 2003, a newborn Caucasian boy was found...

Highway about half way complete

Aug 5, 2020
Half way, or thereabouts. That’s the completion status of the Highway 61 reconstruction project in Lake City, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s weekly project update email. At Tuesday’s weekly construction update meeting, Cindy Morgan, the public engagement coordinator for...

Highway 63 crash results in life threatening injuries

Aug 5, 2020
A crash on Highway 63 sent a 31-year-old Kasson woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident took place at about 4:19 p.m., July 29, near the intersection of Highway 63 and 712th Street. The woman was traveling northbound in a 2003...

Families face choice as school year nears

Aug 5, 2020
Lake City Public Schools officials and contractors presented an overview of the current state of plans for what is expected to be a very atypical school year on Aug. 4. At one point, Board Chair Heath Oeltjen said over 120 people were logged on to the meeting over Zoom, an indication of high...

Chip sealing on Green Parkway, Clubhouse Drive

Aug 5, 2020
On Tuesday, Lake City Public Works announced that chip sealing will take place on all of Green Parkway and Clubhouse Drive in Lake City beginning Thursday (today) and lasting roughly two days. Seven to 10 days later the street sweeper will sweep the streets.

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