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House bonding committee coming to Lake City

Sep 18, 2019
The last time the bonding committee from the Minnesota House of Representatives visited Lake City, several legislators wondered why the city wasn’t asking for any state bonding money. “Lake City has historically not been proactive in approaching the state for funding,” Mayor Mark Nichols wrote in...

Goodhue County Board trims health care provider funds to set 2020 levy

Sep 18, 2019
The cutting crew brought their suggestions Tuesday to the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners budget and levy talks.Commissioner Jason Majerus started the discussion by asking to cut the $100,000 the county plans to invest in its new drug court program. Majerus further asked that any vote to add...

County GOP meets Monday, Sept. 23

Sep 18, 2019
The Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Zumbro Community Church, 58354 County Rd. 7 in Zumbro Falls.For more information people can contact Alice Atkinson, secretary at 507-753-2142.

Bluff View open house is Sept. 16

Sep 12, 2019
Lake City Public Schools is inviting the public to tour the recently-remodeled and expanded Bluff View Elementary School and have a meal in its new cafeteria on Monday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “The purpose is to get our patrons in,” Supt. Erick Enger said. “Our kids get to enjoy it...

Lake City levy up 3.54 percent

Sep 12, 2019
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously Sept. 9 to approve a 2020 preliminary property tax levy of $3,586,850, a 3.54 percent increase over this year. State law requires cities to set a preliminary levy by the end of September. The council could decide to lower the levy, but not increase it,...

Council signals support for Patton Park performance area

Sep 12, 2019
Faced with contradictory advice and staff looking for guidance on whether and how to incorporate a public performance area into Patton Park, members of the Lake City City Council weighed in Monday, Sept. 9. City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith outlined three concepts for...

Goodhue County identifies $50,000 to cut as preliminary levy approaches

Sep 12, 2019
Goodhue County’s 2020 levy and budget will be finalized after a County Board vote in December. Before that, a preliminary levy will be set on Sept. 17. In order to set the preliminary levy, the board and heads of departments met Tuesday, Sept. 3, to discuss what needed to be cut, added and remain...

Wabasha County Board: Use permits, disaster declaration, and an ominous budget update

Sep 12, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had a short action item agenda at their regular meeting on Sept. 3 – two zoning items and one concerning Public Health. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann and Assistant County Attorney Jordan Cook. Zoning...

Wabasha County Hwy. 4 construction update

Sep 11, 2019
Closure of Wabasha County Highway 4 was delayed until Monday, Sept. 9.The closure will occur at a bridge location approximately one half mile south of Theilman (between 256th Ave. and 258th Ave.) over West Indian Creek.  Bridge work is expected to be completed in two weeks.  Through traffic will...

Years of data point to new fronts in fight against Lake Pepin sedimentation

Sep 5, 2019
Around 30 people who attended an open house Aug. 29 on research into pollution in Lake Pepin and upstream heard information that, while not necessarily new, was timely, according to Rylee Main of Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA), which organized the event. It’s long been known that Lake Pepin is...

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