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Flat levy request draws ire at Goodhue County Board meeting

Jul 16, 2015
Fireworks went off early last Wednesday at the Cannon Valley Fair, during the Goodhue County Commissioner’s meeting. Commissioner Jason Majerus dropped a bomb shell when he proposed a flat levy for 2016. His proposal was heralded by Board Chair Ted Seifert and Commissioner Ron Allen, but was met...

Three Rivers and partners receive MNSure grant

Jul 16, 2015
Three Rivers Community Action (TRCA) and its funded partners C.A.R.E Clinic, HealthFinders Collaborative., and Community Action Center of Northfield, was awarded a $125,000 outreach and enrollment grant from MNsure this week. Three Rivers is one of 11 organizations to receive this grant statewide...
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Ter Borch was just 17 when he left for the war

Jul 16, 2015
Editor’s note: A series of articles about Lake City residents’ memories of their lives on the home front during World War II continues below. The articles were created by the Friends of the Lake City Library in conjunction with this year’s Lake City Reads selection, “The All-Girl Filling Station...

Local company, state join forces to cut emissions

Jul 16, 2015
A Lake City company is the largest recipient of the first round of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) grants for small businesses meant to improve air quality locally and statewide. Last year Valley Craft Industries applied for and received $100,000 in grants toward a $150,000 project to...

New center in Lake City aims to strengthen Minnesota's mussels

Jul 16, 2015
One of the upper Midwest’s only freshwater mussel propagation facilities operates unassumingly in a building at the end of a dead-end road on Lake City’s north side. The Center for Aquatic Mollusks Program is home base for malacologist Mike Davis and a handful of other Minnesota Department of...

'Abuse' has Wabasha County board reconsidering recycling program

Jul 16, 2015
It has been said – “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This was the general feeling at the Wabasha County Board meeting on July 7 as the commissioners saw pictures of some county recycling sheds. The board has given themselves until the July 28 meeting to do something about the public’s abuse of...

GOP to talk Trump

Jul 16, 2015
Wabasha County Republicans will meet at Town and Country Café in Kellogg, on Monday, July 26, at 7 p.m..“Please plan to patronize this fine establishment in true Republican fashion,” secretary Roberta Kurth said. “Come and be part of the positive buzz that is exciting Republicans across the nation...

19th 'Sail for Leukemia' July 25-26

Jul 16, 2015
On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, the Lake City Yacht Club will be sponsoring the 19th annual “Go Sailing for Leukemia” fund-raiser.  The Yacht Club covers all expenses for the charity event so that 100 percent of the money raised goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America to...

New center looks for a new logo

Jul 16, 2015
The Lake Pepin Interpretive Centre (LPIC) committee is having a logo idea contest with prizes valued at over $500.The LPIC is being planned for the old Conoco station site, across from Fiesta Foods on Lakeshore Drive. The center will be a visual and interactive destination for people interested in...

RR crossings to be closed temporarily

Jul 16, 2015
Canadian Pacific Rail is planning to perform work in Lake City requiring road closures for the following locations and dates:• 332nd Street rail crossing, near Triple R Sales, beginning the week of July 20.• Grant St. (Goodhue County Rd. 5) rail crossing the week of July 27.• Lakewood Ave. (Wabasha...

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