Sheriff's deputies pose as armed assailants in Wabasha County training exercise

Sep 10, 2015
County staff members attending a routine meeting last week, were attacked by armed assailants. But not to worry – it was only a training session orchestrated by the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department. County Attorney Karrie Kelly, who was present for this training, told the board about it during...

Open house for new ECFE space is Sept. 17

Sep 10, 2015
Lake City Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) staff are busy preparing their new space -- two suites in an office building at 1215 N. 7th Street in Lake City -- ahead of an open house Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the start of classes for parents and their pre-preschool age...
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS

Nitrogen pollution increasing

Sep 9, 2015
According to decades of water quality data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), nitrogen pollution is actually increasing in the Zumbro River and most other rivers in Southeast Minnesota. Chloride (salt) pollution is also getting worse in area rivers. At the same time pollutants that...

Highway 60 is reopened

Sep 9, 2015
Highway 60 in Goodhue and Wabasha counties near Mazeppa reopened to traffic Friday, Sept. 4 after construction to replace two bridges was completed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).Highway 60 was closed in both directions near Mazeppa in June and traffic was detoured...

Junk Crush to promote area wineries' variety

Sep 3, 2015
Wine from five area wineries will be featured at the wine tent at the first Junk Crush festival Sept. 12-13, including one very local wine. The wine tent, on Center Street in downtown Lake City, will be open throughout the run of the Junk Crush. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,...

New Marina art show touts talent, venue

Sep 3, 2015
A new art exhibit not only showcases the work of 16 local artists but is an opportunity to showcase its venue, according to one of the organizers. The art show, “Loving Lake City,” opened last week at the Lake City Marina. An artists reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday...

Ride launches Mississippi River Trail Bikeway

Sep 3, 2015
Two bicyclists rode down Lakeshore Drive Tuesday as they left Lake City destined for Winona. They were among 50 riders who passed through Lake City on the Headwaters to Hills ride conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and Wahoo! Adventures. The...

New queen passes through Lake Pepin

Sep 3, 2015
American Cruise Lines’ new American Eagle was on the return leg of her maiden voyage north Sunday afternoon.  The 150-passenger paddle wheeler is only the second in a fleet designed for overnight travel on America’s rivers in the past two decades.  She is similar to the Queen of the Mississippi and...

Army Corps. selects firm to move 150,000 tons of dredge material in Wabasha

Sep 3, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $617,000 contract to U.S. Site Work, from Elk River, Minn., Aug. 26, to unload dredged material in Wabasha. Work is expected to begin within the next month.  The contractor will move nearly 150,000 cubic yards of dredged material from...

Low interest home loans available from USDA

Sep 3, 2015
The USDA Rural Development Agency is currently accepting applications for loans available to low-income families to buy, build, rehabilitate or improve homes located in rural communities with a population of 20,000 or less. Faribault, Northfield and Owatonna are currently eligible areas as these...


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