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With new devices, phy ed teachers can monitor students' heart rates in real time

Jul 29, 2015
Lincoln High School physical education instructors Tom Horner and Mary Mann will implement 60 heart rate monitors for the 2015-16 school year. The Blink Rhythm Monitors from Heart Zones will be worn by seventh-12th graders who have physical education class this year, including adapted physical...

Growing Youth Link mentorship program needs mentors

Jul 29, 2015
Wabasha County Social Services employee Judy Siebenaler’s last day with the county is tomorrow (Friday). She’s retiring after 29 years, the last six of which she has spent overseeing the county’s growing Youth Link mentorship program. Youth Link pairs children in the county ages eight to 18 with...

For Lake City native, son's NFL career is an unexpected thrill

Jul 29, 2015
How can I raise a pro athlete? Judging from the amount of books, academic studies and articles on the subject, it’s a question many parents ask themselves. Others, like 1972 Lincoln High School graduate Roger Leonhardt and his wife, Kollette, never gave it a thought. Roger was never an athlete...

Matching funds available for tranportation projects with an economic development purpose

Jul 29, 2015
Minnesota cities, counties and other government entities can apply for matching funds for transportation infrastructure projects that support economic development through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s and Department of Employment and Economic Development’s 2015 Transportation...

Quality Child Care Program expands into Wabasha County

Jul 29, 2015
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a second year of grant funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help more children become better prepared for kindergarten. After launching the Quality Child Care Program (QCCP) in 2013 and receiving funds from...

State to sell land

Jul 29, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering seven parcels of land for sale located within the boundaries of Lake Bronson State Park, Kittson County. All are developable cabin site properties in the Lakeside Subdivision. State park land and private residential lots are in the...

Pollution comes from few sources

Jul 29, 2015
Imagine if highway regulations were voluntary. It’s true that most of us would still drive the speed limit and stop at stop signs, but some people, maybe 10-20 percent, wouldn’t. You can just imagine what would happen to traffic safety.    According to one study, this seems to be just what is...

Cleanup is biggest ever

Jul 29, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Adopt-a-River program removed 12,780 pounds of trash from the Mississippi River on June 17 near the Wakota Bridge in Newport and South St. Paul.“It was our biggest riverboat cleanup event in 12 years,” said Paul Nordell, DNR Adopt-a-River...

Detour removed

Jul 29, 2015
A detour of Highway 61 south of Red Wing was removed on Tuesday, July 28 and traffic can again drive north through the construction work zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The detour went into effect earlier this month and only affected northbound traffic while...

Pools, spa, salon part of new TI project

Jul 23, 2015
Treasure Island Resort & Casino broke ground May 21 on a 19 million dollar project that is expected to be complete in early 2016.  The new development is approximately 40,000 square feet and includes a fitness center, an upscale spa and salon, a recreational swimming pool with a lazy river...

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