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Disappointment, unhappiness after Goodhue County approves levy hike

Dec 13, 2018
Rachel Fergus, Republican Eagle Goodhue County passed a $35,963,370 levy on Thursday, Dec. 6. This is an increase of $2,963,370 from 2018’s levy. Community members in the meeting were not happy. Russ Foss of Kenyon told the board, “We’ve got to really think hard, gentlemen, about the money we’re...

Council questions applying bills to taxes

Dec 6, 2018
A proposal to collect unpaid ambulance service bills through property taxes received a chilly reception from Lake City City Council members at the meeting on Nov. 13. The proposed ordinance would allow the city, under certain circumstances, to certify unpaid utility and ambulance charges against...

Christmastime event offered by History Center

Dec 5, 2018
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, at noon people can spend their lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center in Red Wing for its monthly free lunchtime program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them.This month there will be a traveling trunk show from the American Swedish Institute. Jul (...

Burawa to speak on Buddha at Red Wing UU Sunday

Dec 5, 2018
Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. Red Wing Unitarian Universalists (UU) community presents “When the Buddha Awoke” with Chris Burawa at Hobgoblin Barn, 920 Highway 19, just west of Highways 61 and 19.Burawa will answer questions including, “Why do Buddhist practitioners emulate the Buddha’s practice of...

Goodhue County board approves temporary replacement for ailing Allen

Nov 29, 2018
Goodhue County Board Commissioner Ron Allen will undergo a bone marrow transplant in Nashville this December. In a letter to the County Board, Allen wrote, “My doctors have informed me that I will be required to stay in, or near, the facility for 100 days to receive the proper treatment.” Due to...

Wabasha County Board schedules Truth in Taxation meeting

Nov 29, 2018
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners will hold their annual Truth in Taxation (TNT) hearing on December 11 at 6 p.m. in the board chambers. There will be no County Board meeting on Dec. 4. The County Board met for their second November meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. All commissioners were...

Council hands reins to Keehn on Outlot D

Nov 29, 2018
By consensus, the Lake City City Council granted City Administrator Rob Keehn authority to approach contractors that might be able to build out a section of the city that has lain dormant since 2006. The area, known as Outlot D of Eaglewood Estates Fifth Addition, extends south from North 10th...

Council moves toward ladder truck replacement

Nov 29, 2018
In a special meeting Nov. 26, the Lake City City Council reached consensus that the city’s 26-year-old ladder truck should be replaced ahead of the 2022 date set out in the city’s current capital budget. The question now is how to pay for it. The city purchased the 75-foot ladder truck used in...

Goodhue County explores solar garden subscription

Nov 29, 2018
The Goodhue County Board is seeking request for proposals to subscribe to a solar garden. The vote came Tuesday, Nov. 20. In previous meetings the board had considered the option of attaching solar panels to government building roofs. However, some commissioners were opposed to purchasing solar...

Goodhue County sheriff-elect names chief deputy

Nov 29, 2018
The Goodhue County Board approved Sheriff-elect Marty Kelly’s choice for his chief deputy: Jeremy Lerfald. Both men attended the Tuesday, Nov. 20, meeting. According to a letter Kelly wrote to the board, Lerfald has 23 years of experience in law enforcement. Currently, Lerfald serves in the...

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