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Several vehicles break through ice in Frontenac

Jan 25, 2023
Six vehicles had to be towed out of the water at Frontenac Beach in Florence Township Saturday after falling through the Lake Pepin ice, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. “When deputies arrived there were approximately 15 vehicles that were parked just off the boat launch area on...

Over 100 fill out superintendent search survey

Jan 25, 2023
Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger told the school board at its Jan. 23 meeting that the district had received 105 responses so far to a survey seeking public input on the qualities and skills the school board should look for in his replacement. Of those, 10 came from community members or...

Police help during railroad crossing malfunction, issue safety reminder

Jan 25, 2023
Lake City Police Chief Cory Kubista happened to be nearby when the railroad crossarms at Lyon Avenue in Lake City malfunctioned Friday, so he helped traffic across the railroad tracks to ease congestion. Canadian Pacific, which owns the rail line, was notified and sent maintenance personnel to fix...

An earlier start at Bluff View?

Jan 25, 2023
Lake City Public School officials are investigating the possibility of beginning the school day earlier at Bluff View Elementary School. In his monthly report to the Lake City School Board at its Jan. 23 meeting, Bluff View Principal Eric Aeschlimann said Bluff View has about a half hour less...

SWCD meets Jan. 26

Jan 18, 2023
Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 8:15 a.m. at the County Board Room, 625 Jefferson Ave., Wabasha.

County board approves tentative deal with dispatchers and jailers

Jan 18, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on Jan. 3 approved a tentative 2023-2025 Dispatch/Jailers Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Wabasha County Negotiation Team met in negotiations with the Dispatcher/Jailer bargaining unit and the parties reached a tentative agreement. County Administrator Michael...

ZF man injured when car collided with stalled semi

Jan 18, 2023
Conditions were snowy and icy Jan. 11 when a car struck a stalled semi just south of Zumbro Falls, leaving the driver of the car with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The collision happened at about 6 a.m. A 2005 Peterbilt tractor driven by a 62-year-old...

Extensive water damage to Bluff View gym floor over the weekend

Jan 18, 2023
An equipment malfunction on Saturday, Jan. 14, led to a water leak that caused extensive damage to a gym floor at Bluff View Elementary School over the weekend. “On Saturday night, while routinely putting up the basketball hoops in gym 2, the ‘stopper’ on the lift failed to engage, and the hoop...

Wener becomes first woman hired as full-time police officer in Lake City

Jan 11, 2023
Monday, Jan. 9, was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a fitting day for history to be made at the Lake City Police Department. The Lake City City Council unanimously approved the hire of Bryttany Wener as a full-time police officer in Lake City. Wener, who previously worked at the Plainview Police...

State legislators sworn in

Jan 11, 2023
State legislature members representing the area have been sworn in. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa) was officially sworn in as a Minnesota State Senator on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Sen. Drazkowski represents Senate District 20, which includes communities in Dakota, Goodhue, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona...

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