Heart rate monitors bring major changes for phy ed students, instructors

Dec 24, 2015
Lincoln High School physical education teachers Mary Mann and Tom Horner met briefly between second and third period Dec. 11. The rapidity with which a heart rate decreases from its peak can be a barometer of cardiovascular health. A slow rate of decline can be a sign of trouble. Mann and Horner...

Suburban Transit Association names Rep. Tim Kelly 'Legislator of the year'

Dec 24, 2015
In recognition for his support of cost-effective transportation solutions in the State of Minnesota, State Representative Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Suburban Transit Association (STA). “It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said Kelly, who is...

Wabasha County board trims levy increase

Dec 24, 2015
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, at their Dec. 15 meeting, agreed by a 4-1 consensus to lower the levy increase for 2016 from 5 percent increase to 4 percent. All commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County Attorney Karrie Kelly. Adjustments in...

Whistling surgeon brings Dutch cancer-free Christmas cheer

Dec 23, 2015
While everyone around him was embracing the holiday spirit, Tom “Dutch” Thompson felt miserable. He already had a doctor’s appointment on the calendar and thought it could wait. When his daughter Michelle saw him, “she told me, ‘You look like you’re dying. We’re going to the emergency room right...

Mayor: Tax spikes due to property valuations

Dec 17, 2015
The Dec. 14 Lake City City Council meeting turned into a clinic on property taxation, but the news wasn’t good for three property owners who had questions about why their taxes went up. The tax discussions were part of the council’s annual truth in taxation hearing. It was held as part of the...

Chickens lose ground, ordinance fails again

Dec 17, 2015
It’s isn’t chickens that local officials hate. It’s skunks. And chickens attract skunks. And that being the case, an attempt to approve raising back yard chickens in Lake City failed for a second time Monday night on a 5-2 vote. The vote the first time was 4-3. Several council members switched...

Woman dies in car crash

Dec 17, 2015
A Lake City woman was killed in a two-car crash south of Oak Center Tuesday. Suzanne Heise, 51, died when her car collided with a car driven by Jake Shupien, 18, of Lake City at the intersection of Highway 63 and Wabasha County Highway 17. The accident occurred at 12:04 p.m. The State Patrol said...

Krages sell Burger King

Dec 17, 2015
Mark Krage dropped in at Burger King to have coffee with the morning regulars Wednesday. Until Wednesday he had been too busy serving them coffee as owner of the local franchise. Mark and his wife Vickie sold the restaurant to a Chicago firm that operates Burger King franchises in Illinois,...

Counties get federal revenue sharing funds

Dec 17, 2015
Under the provisions of the Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, payments totaling $157,818 were made in June to counties, cities and townships in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois for lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and managed as part of the Upper Mississippi...

State Sen. Schmit's mobile office returns to Lake City Dec. 19

Dec 17, 2015
The “Saturdays with Senator Schmit,” mobile office has resumed a schedule of stops throughout southeastern Minnesota including visits to Lake City and Wabasha on Dec. 19. Rather than a town hall format that relies upon group discussions, the mobile office intends to promote individual...


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