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Another Houghton inducted into Auctioneer's Hall of Fame

Feb 24, 2016
Auctioneer Todd Houghton of Red Wing was inducted into the Minnesota State Auctioneer Association (MSAA) hall of fame Saturday, Jan. 16, at the association’s annual convention at Minneapolis.Houghton is a second-generation auctioneer, and has worked in the auction business since 1979, when his...

March 1 precinct caucuses to include presidential straw polls

Feb 17, 2016
Two Wabasha County residents who have been participating in precinct caucuses since the early 1970s are now leading organizational efforts for this year’s caucuses. Precinct caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 1, throughout the state. The caucuses will give local citizens and others around the...

International firm goes local

Feb 17, 2016
Automation Services, Inc., (ASI) has been manufacturing robotic equipment, municipal water system controls, automated machine controls and conveyor controls and shipping them around the world for 20 years. But as the industrial economy continues to stagnate, the Lake City company is expanding on a...

Lake City man wanted after escaping detox facility

Feb 17, 2016
A Lake City man facing felony driving while impaired and other charges was still at large Tuesday after allegedly breaking a window at a Rochester detox facility and fleeing Feb. 10. Scott Bradley Knutson, 51, also faces a gross misdemeanor charge of refusal to submit to a chemical test and on...

Corps to measure ice on Lake Pepin

Feb 17, 2016
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, began taking this year’s annual Lake Pepin ice measurements Feb. 17.The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River. Located on the river between Red Wing, Minnesota, and...

"Bling and Chocolate' helps history center

Feb 17, 2016
The 10th annual Bling and Chocolate jewelry fundraiser will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Goodhue County History Center in Red Wing.  In celebration of the anniversary, the theme is “Bubbles, Bangles and Beads,” and participants will toast with champagne as they sample chocolate...

Grumpy Plunge to be Feb. 27

Feb 17, 2016
The eighth annual Grumpy Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27 at Slippery’s Bar and Grill in Wabasha, beginning at 3 p.m. Last year 67 plungers raised over $14,000, benefitting Great River  Homes, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Wabasha.Plaques from Wild Wings are awarded for best costumes;...

Red Wing bridge plans to be revealed Feb. 18

Feb 17, 2016
The public is invited to an open house, Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Red Wing Public Library to learn more about final Red Wing Bridge design updates, construction details, and other project developments, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation. The open house is from 4:...

Mental illness to be luncheon topic

Feb 11, 2016
People will have an opportunity to learn more about mental illness during a free Lunch and Learn noon hour presentation Monday, Feb. 15, sponsored by the Elder  Network of Wabasha County. The National Alliance on Mental Illness strives to promote the development of community mental health programs...

Mayo Clinic Health System to look at new regional structure

Feb 11, 2016
Mayo Clinic Health System is moving toward a new regional structure for management of health care in 23 communities in southeastern Minnesota and northern Iowa. A 15-member regional board will oversee Mayo operations in the region. The organizational change has implications for Lake City which has...

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