Broadband, DMC the focus of Oct. 7 economic development summit

Sep 17, 2015
The Goodhue County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) are planning to host the seventh annual Goodhue County EDA Summit. The free event will take place on Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Red Wing Ignite, 419 Bush St., Red Wing. This event...

Goodhue County Commissioners debate flat levy

Sep 17, 2015
Goodhue County Administrator Scott Arneson told the County Commissioners at their Sept. 1 meeting that the procedure they were following to determine the 2016 levy was backward because they were attempting to set a preliminary levy before finalizing the budget. As he struggled to come up with...

Goodhue County Board okays rezoning, swine feedlots

Sep 17, 2015
The Goodhue County Commissioners met in closed session on Monday, Sept. 1, to discuss employee union negotiations. At the regular meeting that followed, they approved the consent agenda which included an off-site gambling permit for Wells Creek Riders Snowmobile Club; a Federal Recreational Trail...

Reps step down from committee

Sep 17, 2015
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) released the following statement Monday:“Over the weekend, Majority Leader Peppin and I had the opportunity to speak with Rep. Tim Kelly and Rep. Tara Mack to discuss the incident and the subsequent attention from their public...

Rural warning systems to go in

Sep 17, 2015
More rural areas of the state are getting intelligent transportation systems at high-risk intersections, including locations in Winona and Olmsted counties that will help reduce crashes and improve safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).MnDOT is installing the Rural...

Open house set for Hwy. 42 bridge

Sep 17, 2015
The public is invited to an open house in Elgin to learn more about the Highway 42 bridge replacement and paving project in 2016.The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has plans to replace the bridge on Highway 42 on the north side of Elgin. The project is planned for construction in...

Hok-Si-La was stopping point for Augsburg students headed down river

Sep 16, 2015
A group of 12 students, two guides and two faculty from Augsburg College in St. Paul departed from the Twin Cities Sept. 1 in canoes headed to New Orleans. They spent Labor Day weekend at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City.  For them it is a unique opportunity to explore the Mississippi.  No college has...

Kline won't run again

Sep 10, 2015
The Lake City area will have a new representative in the U.S. Congress after the 2016 election. Rep. John Kline announced last week he will not seek re-election after being elected to seven two-year terms. “After much careful thought and deliberation I have decided not to seek re-election next year...

Bushel and Peck open again, with a new apple

Sep 10, 2015
The Bushel and Peck apple house has opened again, and this time with a new apple. The apple shop just north of Lake City on Highway 61 has operated as a Ferguson Orchards outlet the past few years. But this year it is back to what it originally was: Bushel and Peck. The store, operated by John...

Not all the stuff at Junk Crush will be junk

Sep 10, 2015
Andrea Chapman is moving her office out into the street for a couple of days this weekend. She’ll be moving into her vintage 1964 Airstream Caravel camper which will be parked in the middle of this weekend’s Junk Crush. Junk Crush, a new event this year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday...


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