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USDA helps fund community projects

Aug 12, 2015
The USDA Rural Development Agency is accepting applications for loans and grants offered through the Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program. Public entities (counties, township and communities), non-profit organizations and tribal communities with a population of 20,000 or less can be...

Several groups planning for Lake City's future

Aug 12, 2015
All around Lake City people are making plans for the future. On Monday night, the City Council spent an hour identifying goals for the city ahead of their regular council meeting. On Tuesday night, 16 members of the Chamber of Commerce put in three hours developing a strategic plan for that...

home care service gets 4-star rating

Aug 12, 2015
Home Health Care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing has earned four of five stars in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) newly created star ratings. Only 10 percent of home health care agencies in Minnesota earned four stars; the state average is three stars and no agencies...

Suspect building to get new roof, maybe

Aug 12, 2015
For years the city has struggled with what to do with its outdated, undersized and decrepit Public Safety Building. Monday night, the City Council was forced into a tough choice, to spend more money on it. The building needs a new roof, which will cost $57,000, according to quotes received by city...

'Crush' will feature junk transformed

Aug 12, 2015
Lake City’s new event, the Sept. 12-13 Junk Crush, is old hat for one of its promoters. Julie Grobe, owner of the Mill House Market, 111 E. Center St., has been in the junk business for 22 years. She is helping to promote the September weekend which will include vendors of vintage, re-purposed and...

Wabasha Board objects to state plan for people with subsidized healthcare

Aug 12, 2015
Wabasha County Public Health Director Judy Barton discussed a matter of grave concern to her involving the County Board and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at the Wabasha County Board’s Aug. 4 meeting. Board Chair Mike Wobbe was absent. Vice Chair Rich Hall chaired the meeting in his absence. County...

Teague out; Bruett in as guest speaker

Aug 12, 2015
Former University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague will not be the guest speaker at tonight’s (Thursday) 7 p.m. meeting for Lincoln High School fall sports participants and their parents, according to Lincoln High School Activities Director Doug Vaith. Teague resigned from the...

Kids grow snacks outside their window

Aug 12, 2015
Amanda Durand, the director of the Lake City Public School childcare program Tiger Time, said she was unsure at first whether children would show any interest in tending a garden over the summer. The school received grant money from the State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and a private donation...
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Local market now offers EBT food purchases

Aug 6, 2015
Lake City’s Thursday Market has a new look this year: more advertising,  more visitors, more reasons to come, more fun to be had. “We are much encouraged by the great start we are seeing,” said John Marshall, a member of the market committee. There’s another new program offered at Thursday’s market...

When someone is sexually assaulted, someone is waiting for the call

Aug 6, 2015
Susan Draves doesn’t go anywhere without a cell phone dedicated to the sexual assault hotline number. When she doesn’t have it, her colleague Laura McDonough is carrying it. If the phone rings and it is an emergency, Susan and Laura must be able to reach the scene in 30 minutes anywhere in Goodhue...

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