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Hok-Si-La project on Walz bonding list

Jan 15, 2020
Lake City’s hopes for state bonding funds got a boost Jan. 11 when the sewer and water extension to Hok-Si-La Park appeared on Gov. Tim Walz’s list of recommended water and infrastructure projects. Walz’s proposal is to fund $587,000, or about half, of the estimated $1.175 million cost of the...

MnDOT, Chamber meet with businesses about Highway 61 project communication

Jan 15, 2020
Cindy Morgan of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Michelle Larson of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce have been going door-to-door to businesses in the area expected to feel the greatest impact from the upcoming Highway 61 reconstruction project. Their goal is to meet with all...

Daycare provider appeals license suspension

Jan 15, 2020
A Lake City childcare provider is appealing a temporary license suspension that prevents her from offering childcare. The state Department of Human Services (DHS) suspended the childcare license of Amber Eggenberger of Lake City effective Jan. 9. According to a Jan. 8 letter ordering the...

Drotos to chair Goodhue County Board in 2020

Jan 15, 2020
Paul Drotos was named chairman of the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday as the county board met for the first time in 2020. The board rotates its chairmanship, and Drotos, the District 5 commissioner whose district encompasses southern Red Wing and Wacouta Township, will take his...

Goodhue County reschedules solid waste hearing to Feb. 18

Jan 15, 2020
Goodhue County residents will have another opportunity to voice opinions about the solid waste plan that the county and city of Red Wing are working towards. According to Goodhue County Public Works Director Greg Isakson, the county is required to publish notices about the solid waste hearing in...

Tree and brush cutting for Highway 61 project has begun - MnDOT

Jan 15, 2020
Hwy. 61 motorists in Lake City will encounter temporary lane closures and construction crews removing trees and brush along the route beginning Jan. 15, as they prepare for this spring’s reconstruction project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). A project...

Wobbe is new Wabasha County chair

Jan 15, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners followed their long-standing format for the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 7 – with the first item on the agenda being the election of a new chairman of the board. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann and...

St. Elizabeth’s earns ACR accreditation

Jan 15, 2020
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Wabasha has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians...

New county administrator is Zumbro Falls resident, outdoor enthusiast

Jan 9, 2020
Wabasha County’s new county administrator, Brian Buhmann, and his family are settled in now in their new home on the hill over-looking the City of Zumbro Falls. With three young children and two pets, it sometimes takes awhile to get everything organized and in place after a move, but the family...

Permit numbers spiked, but their values decreased in 2019

Jan 9, 2020
Home construction is down from a peak a few years ago, but flat fee permits have nearly doubled from a year ago. Those are two of the data points from the Lake City Planning and Community Development Department’s annual report, which was on the agenda for the city’s planning commission Tuesday...

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