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Rest area can't be used but can be seen online

Aug 19, 2015
Although restoration and repair work have closed Inspiration Point, an historic wayside rest area near Lanesboro on Highway 16, the public can safely monitor the work from the new Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) Historic Roadside Properties website.Crews from Environmental...

Goodhue County wants state to keep South Country

Aug 19, 2015
Goodhue County Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel sang the praises of South Country Health Alliance at the Goodhue County Fair Grounds on Thursday, Aug. 13, during the GoodhueCounty Board meeting. He said the organization has provided excellent care for Goodhue County residents.Rechtzigel explained that...

Proposed historic district aims to protect historic homes along South Oak Street

Aug 19, 2015
From the 1860s until the early 1900s, many entrepreneurs, doctors, politicians and other leading citizens of Lake City built homes on or near a section of South Oak street between Center Street and Lakewood Avenue. Some of the names, like Patton, are familiar through their philanthropic legacies....

family housing loans available

Aug 12, 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...

USDA helps fund community projects

Aug 12, 2015
The USDA Rural Development Agency is accepting applications for loans and grants offered through the Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program. Public entities (counties, township and communities), non-profit organizations and tribal communities with a population of 20,000 or less can be...

Several groups planning for Lake City's future

Aug 12, 2015
All around Lake City people are making plans for the future. On Monday night, the City Council spent an hour identifying goals for the city ahead of their regular council meeting. On Tuesday night, 16 members of the Chamber of Commerce put in three hours developing a strategic plan for that...

home care service gets 4-star rating

Aug 12, 2015
Home Health Care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing has earned four of five stars in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) newly created star ratings. Only 10 percent of home health care agencies in Minnesota earned four stars; the state average is three stars and no agencies...

Suspect building to get new roof, maybe

Aug 12, 2015
For years the city has struggled with what to do with its outdated, undersized and decrepit Public Safety Building. Monday night, the City Council was forced into a tough choice, to spend more money on it. The building needs a new roof, which will cost $57,000, according to quotes received by city...

'Crush' will feature junk transformed

Aug 12, 2015
Lake City’s new event, the Sept. 12-13 Junk Crush, is old hat for one of its promoters. Julie Grobe, owner of the Mill House Market, 111 E. Center St., has been in the junk business for 22 years. She is helping to promote the September weekend which will include vendors of vintage, re-purposed and...

Wabasha Board objects to state plan for people with subsidized healthcare

Aug 12, 2015
Wabasha County Public Health Director Judy Barton discussed a matter of grave concern to her involving the County Board and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at the Wabasha County Board’s Aug. 4 meeting. Board Chair Mike Wobbe was absent. Vice Chair Rich Hall chaired the meeting in his absence. County...

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