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Jet skiers are a happy fit at Hok-Si-La

Aug 27, 2015
When members of the Twin Cities Jet Pilots came looking for a place to play several years ago, Hok-Si-La Park Manager Joanne Klees was skeptical. “You guys are not a good fit for us,” she told them. The sometimes rowdy, always fun-loving, youthful and acrobatic skiers pleaded. They had had a couple...

School Board approves 2-year contract with teachers union

Aug 25, 2015
The Lake City School Board unanimously approved a two-year contract with the district's teachers union at a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. Board member Pat Dwelle was absent. Under the agreement, the teachers will receive a 2 percent raise the first year of the contract and a 3 percent raise the...

Junk Crush will let people get their feet messy

Aug 20, 2015
People who attend Lake City’s first Junk Crush Sept. 12-13 will get a chance to get their feet wet in the ancient art of wine making. The Junk Crush, to be held in downtown Lake City will feature “junk” vendors selling vintage, repurposed and handmade items. The event also will include a grape...

17 new homes to up in two years

Aug 20, 2015
Site preparation could begin in the next week or two on 14 new town homes to be built along 10th Street. The homes will be built by Bigelow Homes, LCC, of Rochester and Philip Martin through a novel building incentive program created by the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). The sale...

Guide helps parents help teen drivers

Aug 20, 2015
The Safe Roads Alliance, Cenex and West Bend Mutual Insurance have partnered with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) to produce a new guide that provides parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens to get the experience they need to be safe, smart...

Several honored at Goodhue County Fair

Aug 20, 2015
The tragic death of 44-year-old Jonathan Gauby of New Market, Minn., who hit his head and fell into the Mississippi River and drowned at Old Miss Marina in Red Wing in 2014, has resulted in a very positive outcome.The Gauby Family and Ameriprise Financial, where Gauby was affiliated, teamed up and...

Goodhue County Board gets fraud report

Aug 20, 2015
Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsh attended the Aug. 13 Goodhue County Board meeting and discussed the success of the fraud prevention program that is shared by Wabasha, Winona, Goodhue, Houston and Fillmore Counties.He explained that investigator Mike LaVigne, a Wabasha County deputy, has...

Goodhue County Board questions grant for new armored vehicle

Aug 20, 2015
When Goodhue County Sheriff Scott McNurlin announced that Goodhue County had received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for $256,250 to purchase a BearCat armored vehicle to replace the county’s current 1980 “Peacekeeper,” he had no idea that it would meet with opposition.While he...

Adults can help but not hunt

Aug 19, 2015
Adults who accompany youth hunters on Youth Waterfowl Day, Saturday, Sept. 12, cannot hunt, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This corrects a previous Aug. 10 announcement about the waterfowl seasons.  During Youth Waterfowl Day, hunters ages 15 and under may take...

Rural broadband gets us funding

Aug 19, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loans to build broadband in rural areas, along with changes to the program required by the 2014 Farm Bill.“USDA is committed to providing broadband to rural areas,” Vilsack said. “Broadband is as vital as electricity was 80 years...

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