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La Crosse firm wins contract to move dredged material

Sep 30, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded an $8.7 million contract to J.F. Brennan Company, Inc., of La Crosse, Wis., to unload dredged material in Wabasha Sept. 23. The contractor is expected to begin moving the dredged material during the summer of 2016. In all, nearly 800,000...

Sen. Schmit to hold mobile office hours here Saturday

Sep 30, 2015
Following a summer that included more than 40 visits to local school boards, city councils, county commissions, and soil and water conservation district boards throughout southeastern Minnesota, State Sen. Matt Schmit is continuing his efforts to stay in touch with constituents through a series of...

Wabasha County approves 5% levy hike, looks at transportation sales tax

Sep 30, 2015
Without further comment or discussion at their Sept. 22 meeting, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2016 property tax levy at $13,661,745, showing 5 percent increase over 2015. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County...

County eyes Lake City facility

Sep 23, 2015
Wabasha County is negotiating to purchase a facility to expand its Lake City Highway shop. At its Sept. 15, meeting the County Board voted 4-1 to pursue purchase of the Lake City Recycling and Disposal garage at 105 N. Eighth Street. After meeting in closed session to discuss the property,...

Wabasha County staff learn how to respond in an attack

Sep 23, 2015
Employees at the Wabasha County Courthouse learned ways to save lives in a shooting Tuesday afternoon. Seven lives, precisely. Sheriff’s deputies aided by Wabasha police conducted a “shooter training” to teach employees how to respond if someone shows up in the courthouse with a gun and starts...

Flu vaccination clinics coming soon to Mayo locations

Sep 23, 2015
Mayo Clinic Health System recommends vaccinations for people who want to protect themselves and their families from the flu. In an average year, up to 40,000 Americans die from influenza and its complications, and over 250,000 are hospitalized. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Wabasha County Attorney touts benefits of shooter training

Sep 23, 2015
County Administrator Michael Plante announced at the Sept. 15 meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissions that the Courthouse, and the County Board will experience the shooter training that had been held several weeks ago at the Criminal Justice Center. All commissioners were present for...

Senator touts rural broadband efforts at industry conference

Sep 23, 2015
Last week, State Senator Matt Schmit (DFL-Red Wing) provided keynote remarks to the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at the group’s annual conference in San Diego, Calif.  The speech, entitled “Broadband Matters: Lessons Learned from Minnesota’s Story”...

Chickens get tentative okay

Sep 17, 2015
A new ordinance permitting local residents to raise chickens in their backyard has advanced toward passage, with some tweaking. The City Council on Monday night gave a first reading of the new ordinance after making one amendment. Before getting a permit to raise chickens, residents will have to...

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