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Buhmann takes helm in Wabasha County

May 29, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on May 21 with a new face at the Commissioners’ table. The County’s new administrator, Brian Buhmann, was present for his first County Board meeting. Buhmann previously served as the director of human resources for Freeborn...

Lake City offers emergency messaging service

May 29, 2019
Lake City Emergency Management is asking citizens to make sure they have signed up for public safety and other time-sensitive messages from the city. The CodeRED system provides Wabasha County and Lake City officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city and...

Hikers rescued from Lake City bluff

May 29, 2019
Two hikers had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a bluff overlooking Lake City last week. The call came in at about 9:45 p.m. on May 22. Lake City Fire Department, Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, Lake City Police, and Lake City Ambulance responded. Lake City Fire Chief Greg Sievers said...

No action on solar from Goodhue County Board

May 29, 2019
Utility scale solar energy systems continue to be a frequent conversation for the Goodhue County Board. On Tuesday, May 21, the board was presented with two requests for utility-scale solar energy systems. Lisa Hanni, the director of land-use management, explained that the county defines a...

Goodhue County Board seat remains empty

May 29, 2019
For the second time in two weeks the Goodhue County Board considered appointing a commissioner to represent District 1. Once again, no one was appointed. The board met on Tuesday, May 21. During the special meeting held Monday, May 13, Commissioner Barney Nesseth explained that he was concerned...

Goodhue County Board deadlocks on appointment

May 23, 2019
Goodhue County commissioners gathered for a special session on Monday, May 13, to appoint a representative for District 1. No one was appointed. The seat became vacant when Ron Allen, who had served on the board for 14 years, died on April 19 from leukemia. The earliest that an election can be...

Bills could deliver $2.67 million for local projects

May 23, 2019
Companion bills authored by State Rep. Barb Haley and State Sen. Mike Goggin have put Lake City in the running for state bonding money, possibly for the first time. The bills seek an appropriation of up to $2.67 million to fund “recreational activities, and address storm water mitigation and...

Wabasha County: Auditor/Treasurer departs for Rice County

May 15, 2019
Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Anderson has announced her resignation, effective May 24. “May 24 will be my last day,”Anderson said during a conversation last week in her office. “I’ll be in Rice County starting May 28.” Anderson said that she had accepted a position as Property Tax...

Wabasha County: Board okays DNR land sale but denies exemption

May 15, 2019
In action taken at their regular meeting on May 7, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a request from McNallan Real Estate Company that they be allowed to sell 300 acres (100 of which are tillable) to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). However, the board would not...

City bid for Hearth and Home expansion includes over $2 million in TIF financing

May 15, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday approved a tax increment financing (TIF) package worth over $2.3 million in an effort to pursuade Hearth and Home Technologies (HHT) to expand operations here rather than in Iowa or Pennsylvania. HHT is proposing to add 150,000 square feet to its 100,000 square...

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