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Sievert making the rounds

Jan 21, 2016
Lake City’s new city administrator is spending his first two weeks on the job getting out to meet people. It’s an effort he initiated even before he started the job. Mark Sievert began Jan. 11, just in time for the year’s first City Council meeting. He told council members he wanted to meet with...

Library's new home is permanent, yet mobile

Jan 21, 2016
After a year and a half in a temporary location, the Lake City Public Library is moving back to its permanent home. But the new facility in its familiar old downtown location looks completely different on the outside and will have an ever-changing look on the inside. The library closed its...

Wabasha County GOP gets ready for caucuses

Jan 20, 2016
Wabasha County Republicans will meet at BJ’s Bar and Grill  at Whippoorwill Campground at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. The gathering will be an opportunity to get the information to argue issues. The group also will be organizing convenors for the March 1 caucuses.

State studying increased speed limits on some two-lane roads

Jan 20, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is entering its third year of evaluating the 55 miles per hour speed limit on all two-lane highways in the state. The five-year study is a legislative mandate to look at the speed limits and make recommendations about increasing the speed to 60...

Sen. Schmit's mobile office hours come to Lake City Jan. 23

Jan 20, 2016
Following a summer and fall that included more than 40 visits to local school boards, city councils, county commissions, and soil and water conservation district boards throughout southeastern Minnesota, State Sen. Matt Schmit is continuing his efforts to stay in touch with constituents through a...

Registration open for governor's 'water summit'

Jan 20, 2016
Registration is now open for the Governor’s Water Summit, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27. The summit will focus public attention on the serious challenges facing Minnesota’s water supplies – in both rural and urban areas of the state – and continue statewide dialogue around steps that...

Weather notices available

Jan 14, 2016
Wabasha County has recently chosen to include Weather Warning as part of the CodeRED telephone notification package.  Wabasha County residents can sign up to receive phone calls, texts, emails or a combination of these whenever there is a severe weather warning in the county. To sign up, people can...

Police apprehend car burglary suspect

Jan 13, 2016
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Cain Kirchner, 19, of Lake City. Kirchner is charged with two felonies and a gross misdemeanor related to several alleged thefts. The criminal complaint against him can be found below. A literal trail of clues led to the arrest of a suspect in a string of...

Wabasha County Board elects Hall as 2016 chair

Jan 13, 2016
Following a unanimous vote at the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 5, Board Chair Mike Wobbe passed the gavel to Rich Hall who will serve in that capacity in 2016. Commissioner Don Springer was absent due to illness.  County Attorney Karrie Kelly and County Administrator Michael Plante were...

Yoga class to be offered in Red Wing

Jan 6, 2016
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing will be offering a yoga class that will focus on mood enhancement starting Thursday, Jan. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Michele Hoffman, a certified yoga therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, will teach the yoga class.The six week session will run through...

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