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Organ donation is topic of lunch

Aug 5, 2015
    People will have an opportunity to learn more about organ donation and transplants during a free “lunch and learn” noon hour presentation Monday, Aug. 17, sponsored by the Elder  Network of Wabasha County.    The program will be presented by Gary Hahn and Jan Jech with Donate Life Ambassadors....

Manufacturers tour Hearth and Home

Jul 30, 2015
Brian English, member and community relations manager at Hearth and Home Technologies, explains the company’s worldwide distribution system on a plant tour for Lake City manufacturers and large employers. The Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) quarterly manufacturers and...

State Sen. Schmit among league's "most responsive legislators"

Jul 30, 2015
The League of Minnesota Cities has selected 28 state lawmakers, including State Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing, as Legislators of Distinction for 2015. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session. Legislators...

Legal aid available

Jul 30, 2015
Minnesotans with low to moderate income who need some legal advice can get free help from Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN). Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice by phone on legal issues like bankruptcy, debtor/creditor issues, consumer issues, employment law, immigration law, criminal...

Reception to be held Aug. 7 for cancer survivors

Jul 30, 2015
A cancer survivors reception will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., preceding the Wabasha County Relay for Life walk in Patton Park.A buffet lunch will be served starting at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 5 p.m.  All registered survivors will be recognized and given gift...
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Pollution comes from few sources

Jul 29, 2015
Imagine if highway regulations were voluntary. It’s true that most of us would still drive the speed limit and stop at stop signs, but some people, maybe 10-20 percent, wouldn’t. You can just imagine what would happen to traffic safety.    According to one study, this seems to be just what is...

Goodhue County Board asked to look at the big picture

Jul 29, 2015
   The 2016 budget once again dominated the July 21 Goodhue County Board meeting. County Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel urged the three commissioners, Ted Seifert, Jason Majerus and Ron Allen, who had voted at the previous meeting to keep the levy flat next year, to determine quickly what programs...

Groups to work out strategies

Jul 29, 2015
    At the urging of the city planning department, the Chamber of Commerce will hold a strategic planning session Aug. 11 to look at its role in downtown development.     The chamber and other stakeholders are being encouraged to conduct some internal planning in advance of a “big tent” planning...

Goodhue County Board oks Zumbrota Township feedlot

Jul 29, 2015
By Sandy Hadler Correspondent Mike Wozniak, Goodhue County planner and zoning administrator, requested on July 21 that the County Board approve a conditional use permit for Jesse Lohmann’s feedlot, which will be operated outside of a farm yard in the A-1 Agricultural Protection District near...

With new devices, phy ed teachers can monitor students' heart rates in real time

Jul 29, 2015
Lincoln High School physical education instructors Tom Horner and Mary Mann will implement 60 heart rate monitors for the 2015-16 school year. The Blink Rhythm Monitors from Heart Zones will be worn by seventh-12th graders who have physical education class this year, including adapted physical...

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