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Peters re-elected to head SMART

Dec 30, 2015
At their 2015 annual fall meeting, the members of the Southeastern Minnesota Association of Regional Trails (SMART) board, elected officers for the 2016 business year.  Re-elected to the executive committee were Andru Peters, president, Lake City (Wabasha County); Susie Peterson, vice president,...

Building bump gives rise to optimism

Dec 30, 2015
A small burst of home building in 2015 may be a sign of things to come, according to the Lake City Planning Department. Construction started on 11 new home units, seven single family homes and two town homes, in the year that ends today. Though not a boom, it is a drastic improvement. There were...

New home, new food shelf

Dec 30, 2015
When the Lake City Food Shelf settled into its new facility at the end of 2014, it became in a sense a new food shelf. The building, in which the community food shelf is completing its first full year of operation, has allowed for several improvements, Director Carole Helgerson said. The new...

For farmers in 2015: Lots of crops, not much profit

Dec 30, 2015
Ag Partners completed construction on a 615,000 bushel, 90-foot diameter grain bin this summer, just in time. The bin, along with a half-million bushel bin built two years ago, are full thanks to a bumper crop raised by farmers in 2015. Mark Ryan of Ag Partners said farmers throughout Wabasha...

Goodhue County commissioners consider fee schedule changes

Dec 30, 2015
Goodhue County Surveyor/Recorder Lisa Hanni discussed the county’s building permit fee schedule at the Dec. 15 County Board public hearing. She said every year the commissioners are asked to approve the fee schedule for the coming year. A single family home in Goodhue County, valued at $150,000,...

Tax rates decrease even as levy grows in Goodhue County

Dec 30, 2015
After months of heated arguing by the County Board, it seemed almost anti-climactic when Goodhue County Administrator Scott Arneson presented the 2016 Goodhue County budget and levy at the Dec. 15 meeting. He thanked the County Board, the management team, and staff that have worked on the budget...

Snow emergency averted in Lake City

Dec 30, 2015
When the predicted heavy snowfall totals failed to materialize overnight Monday, so did the snow emergency declaration that seemed all but certain earlier that day. Wabasha County was under a National Weather Service winter storm warning from Monday, Dec. 28, until 6 a.m. the following morning,...

Lake City's first snow emergency of the season likely

Dec 28, 2015
It isn't official, yet, but Lake City Police and Public Works expect tonight's storm to bring the city its first snow emergency of the season. At 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for an area that included Wabasha County with snow accumulations in...

Library nearly set to come back home

Dec 24, 2015
The Lake City Public Library has begun its big move back home. All-new shelving was installed this week in the expanded library building downtown. Next week volunteers will begin moving materials from the library’s temporary quarters on North Seventh Street and back into the downtown building. The...

Heart rate monitors bring major changes for phy ed students, instructors

Dec 24, 2015
Lincoln High School physical education teachers Mary Mann and Tom Horner met briefly between second and third period Dec. 11. The rapidity with which a heart rate decreases from its peak can be a barometer of cardiovascular health. A slow rate of decline can be a sign of trouble. Mann and Horner...

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