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...

Birth defect prevention gets local focus

Jan 6, 2016
Goodhue County Health and Human Services is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to invite women and their families to make a PACT for birth defects prevention.In recognition of January as National Birth Defects...

County rancor moves upriver in 2015

Jan 6, 2016
Donald Springer ended the last Wabasha County Board meeting of 2015 by thanking his fellow commissioners for a peaceful and productive year. 2015 followed several years of rancor and discord on the board. But two new commissioners, Cheryl Key and Brian Goihl, took office at the beginning of the...

County gives land use assurance

Jan 6, 2016
John Harapat has requested first right of refusal if the Goodhue County Board decides not to use the land they are purchasing from him as part of a new park in Kenyon Township, west of Kenyon. His land is required in order to make two narrow parcels of land that were donated by the late Harold...

MnDOT: Snow can't go on street

Jan 6, 2016
With the recent snowfall, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds residents and snow removal operators that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street.Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise...

DNR: 2015 was a record-breaking year for some outdoor activities

Jan 6, 2016
A record number of people visited Minnesota state parks and enjoyed trout fishing in lakes and streams in 2015, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The agency noted other accomplishments in 2015, including a growing deer herd and increased deer harvest, an improved fleet of...

USDA offers low interest rate single family housing loans

Jan 6, 2016
The USDA Rural Development Agency is currently accepting applications for loans available to low-income families to buy, build, rehabilitate or improve homes located in rural communities with a population of 20,000 or less. Faribault, Northfield and Owatonna are currently eligible areas as these...

Wabasha board approves budget, increases levy 4 percent

Jan 6, 2016
By Ruby White Correspondent The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has unanimously adopted the certified final property tax levy at $13,531,633. This is a 4 percent increase over 2015 in the amount of $520,477. It does not include the housing and redevelopment authority levy. All commissioners...

Individual income tax filing starts Jan. 19

Jan 6, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season on Jan. 19. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service.The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather than the...


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