City plans safety fix for downtown sidewalks

Oct 11, 2023
Changes are coming to the downtown sidewalks on South Lakeshore Drive. At the city council meeting on Oct. 9, City Public Works Director Scott Jensen asked for and received city council consensus to modify planters partially surrounded by raised curbs that business owners say have caused falls and...

Highway 61 reopens between Lake City and Red Wing

Oct 4, 2023
The Highway 61 detour between Lake City and Red Wing has been removed and the road is open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists should be alert for construction work that will continue in the work zone over the next several weeks, including final paving...

Bridge replacement to close Hwy. 86 east of Theilman

Oct 4, 2023
Wabasha County Hwy. 86 east of Theilman will be closed to all traffic from the intersection of 644th St. to one quarter mile north of 644th St. beginning approximately Oct. 9 for the replacement of a bridge, according to the Wabasha County highway department. Through traffic will need to use...

Expect single-lane traffic on some county roads due to utility work

Oct 4, 2023
Xcel Energy is planning an electric transmission line maintenance project beginning approximately Oct. 16 that will require the restricting of traffic to one lane during work at transmission line crossings on Wabasha County Hwy. 4 (near intersection with County Hwy. 10 south of Lake City), Wabasha...

One injured in motorcycle crash

Oct 4, 2023
A Blaine, Minn., man was injured in a motorcycle accident in rural Wabasha County on Sept. 30. According to the state patrol, the 23-year-old was driving a motorcycle eastbound on Highway 60 near the Wabasha County Road 11 intersection at around 5 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and...

Fire department: Condominium complex catches fire after lighting strike

Sep 27, 2023
A local condominium complex caught fire after being struck by lightning on Sept. 23, according to a Facebook post from the Lake City Fire Department: “First arriving Lake City Police officers reported smoke in the building and aided with evacuation. First in firefighters quickly found the fire...

County approves $17.1M proposed tax levy

Sep 27, 2023
Wabasha County Commissioners on Sept. 19 approved a preliminary 2024 property tax levy of 5.5 percent, or about $17.1 million, an increase of $895,206 (5.5 percent) over the 2023 adopted levy. A Truth in Taxation meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in the County Board room in the Old...

Wabasha County Hwy 22 closure expected Sept. 18

Sep 13, 2023
Wabasha County Hwy 22 (350th Ave) will be closed to all traffic at the intersection with U.S. Hwy 63 beginning approximately Sept. 18, according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Through traffic will need to use alternate routes such as County Hwy 78, County Hwy 82, and U.S. Hwy 63....

Suspicious fires under investigation

Sep 13, 2023
On Sept. 8, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mazeppa and Zumbrota Fire Departments, responded to an abandoned trailer fire on 232nd Avenue in Zumbrota Township. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office also responded to a fire on that date, 10 miles from the Goodhue County location...

Motorcyclist injured in deer collision

Sep 13, 2023
A woman was injured Monday, Sept. 11, when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a deer, according to the state patrol. The accident took place at about 9:30 p.m. on Goodhue County Road 5 near the intersection with 335th Avenue. The motorcycle was westbound when it hit the deer. The driver...


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