Wabasha County Attorney touts benefits of shooter training

Sep 23, 2015
County Administrator Michael Plante announced at the Sept. 15 meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissions that the Courthouse, and the County Board will experience the shooter training that had been held several weeks ago at the Criminal Justice Center. All commissioners were present for...

Chickens get tentative okay

Sep 17, 2015
A new ordinance permitting local residents to raise chickens in their backyard has advanced toward passage, with some tweaking. The City Council on Monday night gave a first reading of the new ordinance after making one amendment. Before getting a permit to raise chickens, residents will have to...

Heavy Lifting: 2,500 go to first Junk Crush to look, buy, enjoy

Sep 17, 2015
Some of the people who took in Lake City’s first Junk Crush Saturday and Sunday had some work to do when they left. They had to haul their newly discovered treasures, including old doors and storm windows, at least one cradle, a bedroom dresser and other furniture back to a vehicle to haul them...

Goodhue County Board okays rezoning, swine feedlots

Sep 17, 2015
The Goodhue County Commissioners met in closed session on Monday, Sept. 1, to discuss employee union negotiations. At the regular meeting that followed, they approved the consent agenda which included an off-site gambling permit for Wells Creek Riders Snowmobile Club; a Federal Recreational Trail...

Goodhue County Commissioners debate flat levy

Sep 17, 2015
Goodhue County Administrator Scott Arneson told the County Commissioners at their Sept. 1 meeting that the procedure they were following to determine the 2016 levy was backward because they were attempting to set a preliminary levy before finalizing the budget. As he struggled to come up with...

Participants in county driving class seek refunds

Sep 17, 2015
Participants in the now-shuttered Wabasha County safe driving class have filed a motion seeking class action status in an attempt to recover fees they paid to attend the class, according to a press release from the law firm Mohrman, Kaardal and Erickson. For about a decade the county offered the...

Flood run rolls through town this weekend

Sep 17, 2015
Motorists will need to use extra caution this weekend along the Mississippi and St. Croix River valleys as thousands of riders take to the road for the Fall Flood Run. As many as 30,000 motorcyclists will be riding between the Twin Cities and Winona on Saturday, Sept. 19. It’s been a deadly year...

Broadband, DMC the focus of Oct. 7 economic development summit

Sep 17, 2015
The Goodhue County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) are planning to host the seventh annual Goodhue County EDA Summit. The free event will take place on Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at Red Wing Ignite, 419 Bush St., Red Wing. This event...

Reps step down from committee

Sep 17, 2015
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) released the following statement Monday:“Over the weekend, Majority Leader Peppin and I had the opportunity to speak with Rep. Tim Kelly and Rep. Tara Mack to discuss the incident and the subsequent attention from their public...

Rural warning systems to go in

Sep 17, 2015
More rural areas of the state are getting intelligent transportation systems at high-risk intersections, including locations in Winona and Olmsted counties that will help reduce crashes and improve safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).MnDOT is installing the Rural...


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