For Lake City native, son's NFL career is an unexpected thrill

Jul 29, 2015
How can I raise a pro athlete? Judging from the amount of books, academic studies and articles on the subject, it’s a question many parents ask themselves. Others, like 1972 Lincoln High School graduate Roger Leonhardt and his wife, Kollette, never gave it a thought. Roger was never an athlete...

Growing Youth Link mentorship program needs mentors

Jul 29, 2015
Wabasha County Social Services employee Judy Siebenaler’s last day with the county is tomorrow (Friday). She’s retiring after 29 years, the last six of which she has spent overseeing the county’s growing Youth Link mentorship program. Youth Link pairs children in the county ages eight to 18 with...

With new devices, phy ed teachers can monitor students' heart rates in real time

Jul 29, 2015
Lincoln High School physical education instructors Tom Horner and Mary Mann will implement 60 heart rate monitors for the 2015-16 school year. The Blink Rhythm Monitors from Heart Zones will be worn by seventh-12th graders who have physical education class this year, including adapted physical...

State to sell land

Jul 29, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering seven parcels of land for sale located within the boundaries of Lake Bronson State Park, Kittson County. All are developable cabin site properties in the Lakeside Subdivision. State park land and private residential lots are in the...

Pollution comes from few sources

Jul 29, 2015
Imagine if highway regulations were voluntary. It’s true that most of us would still drive the speed limit and stop at stop signs, but some people, maybe 10-20 percent, wouldn’t. You can just imagine what would happen to traffic safety.    According to one study, this seems to be just what is...

Cleanup is biggest ever

Jul 29, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Adopt-a-River program removed 12,780 pounds of trash from the Mississippi River on June 17 near the Wakota Bridge in Newport and South St. Paul.“It was our biggest riverboat cleanup event in 12 years,” said Paul Nordell, DNR Adopt-a-River...

Detour removed

Jul 29, 2015
A detour of Highway 61 south of Red Wing was removed on Tuesday, July 28 and traffic can again drive north through the construction work zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The detour went into effect earlier this month and only affected northbound traffic while...

Pools, spa, salon part of new TI project

Jul 23, 2015
Treasure Island Resort & Casino broke ground May 21 on a 19 million dollar project that is expected to be complete in early 2016.  The new development is approximately 40,000 square feet and includes a fitness center, an upscale spa and salon, a recreational swimming pool with a lazy river...

Huth named WC outstanding senior citizen

Jul 22, 2015
Longtime Wabasha County Herald correspondent Shirley Huth was named as the “2015 Outstanding Senior Citizen” for Wabasha County at the County Fair July 16 during the Senior Citizens Day Program. Shirley has volunteered since moving to Wabasha 25 years ago. She’s been calling bingo for the residents...

Hwy. 42 detour goes into effect

Jul 22, 2015
A detour began for motorists on Highway 42 between Plainview and Eyota on Monday, July 13 when repaving and culvert replacement work started, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The $5.9 million project covers 14.2 miles from Eyota to Elgin to Plainview. The work will...


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