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Teague out; Bruett in as guest speaker

Aug 12, 2015
Former University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague will not be the guest speaker at tonight’s (Thursday) 7 p.m. meeting for Lincoln High School fall sports participants and their parents, according to Lincoln High School Activities Director Doug Vaith. Teague resigned from the...

Kids grow snacks outside their window

Aug 12, 2015
Amanda Durand, the director of the Lake City Public School childcare program Tiger Time, said she was unsure at first whether children would show any interest in tending a garden over the summer. The school received grant money from the State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and a private donation...
Photo by Ben Threinen

Local market now offers EBT food purchases

Aug 6, 2015
Lake City’s Thursday Market has a new look this year: more advertising,  more visitors, more reasons to come, more fun to be had. “We are much encouraged by the great start we are seeing,” said John Marshall, a member of the market committee. There’s another new program offered at Thursday’s market...

When someone is sexually assaulted, someone is waiting for the call

Aug 6, 2015
Susan Draves doesn’t go anywhere without a cell phone dedicated to the sexual assault hotline number. When she doesn’t have it, her colleague Laura McDonough is carrying it. If the phone rings and it is an emergency, Susan and Laura must be able to reach the scene in 30 minutes anywhere in Goodhue...

head start gets free books

Aug 6, 2015
Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. Head Start was one of 28 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone, based in Mankato.This grant program, which awarded a total of 10,000 books valued...

Library listening session to focus on Legacy Amendment programs

Aug 6, 2015
Lake City Public Library will be the site of one of 11 “Library Legacy Listening Sessions” offering the public a chance to provide feedback and suggestions to Southeastern Libraries Cooperative (SELCO) on programs funded by the state Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The Lake City meeting is Tuesday...

Relay for life marks 30 years with 'Back to the 80s' theme

Aug 6, 2015
The program has been set for this year’s Relay For Life of Wabasha County, which begins Friday, Aug. 7, at Patton Park in Lake City. The theme for this year’s Relay is “Back to the 80s” which celebrates that the first Relay was held in 1985 in Tacoma, Wash., by founder Gordy Klatt. The festivities...

Wabasha County Board approves using wheelage tax for seal coating over departmental objections

Aug 6, 2015
By Ruby White Correspondent Following discussion with Highway Engineer Dietrich Flesch, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at their July 28 meeting to use the funds generated by the 2015 wheelage tax for this year’s sealcoat project (pavement preservation). Commissioner Don...

Stiffer penalties for texting and driving

Aug 6, 2015
Drivers who repeatedly choose texting over safety while behind the wheel risk a higher fine for violating the law beginning Aug. 1. Under the enhanced law, drivers face a $225 fine for second and subsequent violations of the texting while driving law, in addition to the current $50 fine. In...

Updated: U of M Athletic Director to speak here Aug. 13

Aug 6, 2015
UPDATE: The abrupt resignation of Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota athletic director following an incident where Teague is said to have engaged in sexually harassing behavior under the influence of alcohol has put his Aug. 13 speaking engagement in Lake City in serious doubt. Lincoln High...

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