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Mayor pushes to trim levy increase

Jul 17, 2019
During a budget presentation from city staff showing a possible 4.58 percent increase in the city property tax levy on June 10, Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols said he’d like to see that number come down. “Last year we had an increase of 3.6 percent,” he said. “I would like to see us tow that line....

Highway 60 detour from ZF to Wabasha lifted

Jul 17, 2019
Highway 60 motorists will be able to drive from Zumbro Falls and Wabasha until July 22 as crews prepare for the next stage of the paving and culvert replacement project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, has been...

Highway 61 culvert replacement begins south of Lake City

Jul 17, 2019
Highway 61 motorists will encounter a detour for construction between Lake City and Reads Landing beginning July 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, is replacing culverts at three locations along Highway 61 between Lake...

Goodhue County declares state of emergency in response to Pine Island Flooding

Jul 17, 2019
A state of emergency was declared by the Goodhue County Board on Wednesday, July 10, due to the flooding on June 28-29 in Pine Island. The brief meeting was called because the county’s threshold for the State Disaster Program exceeds $87,285.87. Severe thunderstorms on June 28 brought 3 to 4...

Southbound Highway 61 lane closures planned near Weaver

Jul 10, 2019
Southbound Highway 61 motorists will encounter a lane closure beginning July 15 south of the Highway 74 junction near Weaver at the bridge over the Whitewater River as crews complete upgrades and repairs, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The project is expected to...

National Eagle Center to host Jan Killian painting demonstration event

Jul 10, 2019
On Saturday, July 20, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha will host artist Jan Killian in the Watershed Gallery for a live painting and artist meet and greet event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Killian, an artist from Cumberland, Wis., is currently exhibiting work in the Watershed Gallery at the National...

Wabasha County Board creates taxpayer services director role

Jul 10, 2019
At their regular meeting on July 2, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to hire an individual for the position of director of taxpayer services – a new position for the county. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann and County Attorney...

Boards weigh in on former public safety building, lot

Jul 10, 2019
The Lake City City Council discussed the fate of the vacant former public safety building at its monthly meeting on July 8. City staff had previously reported that they couldn’t identify a public use for the site, which includes the building at 209 S. High Street and an adjacent parking lot, and...

More tech, communication coming to Goodhue County jail.

Jul 10, 2019
Goodhue County’s Adult Detention Center will soon see updates to its vending services — banking software, phone services, release debit cards, credit card transactions and vending machines — as it transitions from working with multiple vendors to TurnKey, which provides all of the above services...

Pelz sworn in at Goodhue County Board's fair meeting

Jul 10, 2019
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, July 2, at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds. This is the second of the three board meetings planned to be held outside of Red Wing this summer. The board met at Kenyon City Hall in May and will meet at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota Thursday, Aug. 8. While...

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