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State water and soil resources board tours southeastern Minnesota

Sep 3, 2015
Partnership was the word of the day on Aug. 26, as private landowners and local, state, and federal staff came together to highlight successes in local conservation in southeast Minnesota as part of the 2015 Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Board Tour.  The annual tour highlights...

State denies homeowners' attempt to detach from City of Wabasha

Sep 3, 2015
A request by a number of Sand Prairie residents to detach from the City of Wabasha has been denied by the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. County Administrator Michael Plante announced this decision during the meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting...

Bike tour celebration to pass through Lake City Sept. 1

Aug 27, 2015
Minnesota completed the Mississippi River Trail Bikeway (MRT) this summer. The Mississippi River is already a destination for cyclists from across the country and a favorite ride for Minnesotans. To celebrate the completion of the MRT in Minnesota, bicyclists will set out on the inaugural...

Wabasha County Board pledges $100,000 to Lake Zumbro dredging

Aug 27, 2015
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted to contribute $100,000 to the Lake Zumbro Improvement district (LZID) restoration project at their Aug. 18 meeting. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and Assistant County Attorney Jake Barnes. The $100,000...

DNR: Livestock farms could be subject to water use regulations

Aug 27, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reaching out to feedlot operators and owners of livestock operations to help them determine their needs and comply with water use requirements. Users of large quantities of water must apply for a water appropriations permit and report water use...

Highway 42 detoured as and resurfacing works

Aug 27, 2015
Motorists driving to Elgin from the east will encounter a detour on Highway 42 due to culvert replacement work north of Elgin, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The detour on the east side of Highway 42 will follow the current detour route from Eyota to Plainview:...

Mediacom drops KTTC-TV in Lake City

Aug 27, 2015
A complicated mix of federal law, exclusivity deals and a new contract means a Rochester television station will no longer be available to subscribers of one Lake City cable service beginning next month. Mediacom recently sent a letter to Lake City subscribers notifying them that “(o)n or around...

New state bike map to debut at state fair

Aug 27, 2015
The 2015 state bicycle map is now available from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Bicyclists can get the new map at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 27 to Sept. 7 at the Kick Gas exhibit inside the Eco Experience building on Randall Avenue. The map is also available at MnDOT’s...

3 sleeping cabins to go in at Hok-Si-La

Aug 27, 2015
Work could begin around Oct. 1 on construction of three camping cabins for Hok-Si-La Park. Local contractors are being sought to build the cabins with plans for them to be ready for use next May 1. The 16-by-24-foot cabins with six-foot porches will not have running water but they will have...

Junk Market guru shows people how to remake their surroundings

Aug 27, 2015
Sue Whitney doesn’t decorate people’s living environments for them; she shows them how to do it. And her odd mix of creativity and practicality has made her a guru in the current junk market craze. Through magazine columns, two books, her Junk Market Style website and classes and seminars, Whitney...

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