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Council sets budget; levy to rise 3.5 percent

Dec 13, 2017
The Lake City City Council Monday unanimously approved a 2018 budget and a tax levy increase of 3.5 percent over 2017. While there was general consensus on the amount of the budget, councilmembers picked out a few items to discuss as the various elements of the budget came to a vote and expressed...

People’s Energy warns public of phone scam

Dec 13, 2017
A member of People’s Energy Cooperative (PEC) was the target of a phone scam threatening disconnection if they did not pay within one hour, the company said.The scam involved a telephone caller claiming to be from the Cooperative and stating the member was past due on their account and that their...

Wabasha County gets share of refuge revenue

Dec 13, 2017
Under the provisions of the Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, payments totaling $190,953 were made in July 2017 to counties, cities and townships in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois for lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and managed as part of the Upper...

Wabasha County board reviews conference

Dec 13, 2017
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a very short session before the Truth in Taxation meeting on Dec. 6.  All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante. Plante had several items for his weekly update.  He said the National Eagle Center has requested a...

Wabasha County Board sets 2018 salaries

Dec 6, 2017
The Wabasha County Board set the salaries and per diems for the county’s elected officials at their regular meeting on Nov. 28. All commissioners were present, along with County Attorney Karrie Kelly and County Administrator Michael Plante. The elected officials are not represented by a union and...

Highway 61 open house planned for Dec. 14

Dec 6, 2017
The public will have an opportunity to view and offer feedback on the current state of the Highway 61 reconstruction project at a public open house from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at City Hall. “No formal presentation is planned. City staff, (the Minnesota Department of Transportation...

Energy assistance available for low income residents

Dec 6, 2017
As cold winter weather returns to the state this week, the Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages eligible Minnesotans to get help paying their heating bills through the state’s Energy Assistance Program.“The winter weather may be slow in arriving this year, but we know there will be plenty of...

History Center to offer Christmas traditions series

Dec 6, 2017
The Goodhue County Historical Society will host historian Jayne Becker for a look at holiday seasons of the past during this month’s History Break on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at noon. People are invited to spend their lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring...

“It’s a Wonderful Life” to be performed at WideSpot

Dec 6, 2017
WideSpot in Stockholm, Wis. will present the 1940’s style radio version of the seasonal chestnut “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  This version, written by Joe Landry, features the WideSpot players performing the show as a radio drama, complete with period style advertisements and old-fashioned sound...

U of M offers Cattle Feeder Days workshops

Dec 6, 2017
The University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension Beef Team will present two workshops focused on opportunities to influence cattle growth through targeted backgrounding feeding strategies and use of growth-promoting technologies to maximize efficiency and profitability.The first workshop will be held...

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