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Lake City power rates decreasing

Nov 29, 2018
Electricity is likely to be a little bit cheaper in Lake City in 2019. Wholesale rates from Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA), where Lake City Public Utilities purchases power to serve the city, are decreasing by 4 percent. As a result, the city’s utility board recommended a 2...

SEMAC announces Feb. 1 grant application deadline

Nov 28, 2018
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) has announced a call for proposals by individual artists.  All proposed projects must begin no earlier than April 1, 2019 and be completed within 12 months, culminating with a capstone event that is accessible and open to the public.  Online...

Red Wing Mayo tree lighting to be Dec. 2

Nov 28, 2018
Mayo Clinic Health System’s hospice program invites area residents to the “Set Memories Aglow” tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., in the medical center’s lobby in Red Wing, 701 Hewitt Blvd. The tree will remain lit throughout the holiday season.Monetary donations can be made in...

Mazeppa soup, chili luncheon to be Dec. 8

Nov 28, 2018
The Mazeppa Area Historical Society (MAHS) is hosting its eighth annual Soup and Chili Luncheon Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mazeppa Community Center.  The meal is served with fixings, dessert and beverages for a free will donation. Soup and chili is made by Charlie’s Eatery and...

Lake City comprehensive plan refreshed

Nov 21, 2018
On Nov. 13, the Lake City City Council approved an update to the city’s comprehensive plan. The 43-page document is the first comprehensive plan update since 2012 and represents years of off-and-on work by the city planning commission. Comprehensive plans are required for metro area cities, but...

Navigation season set to close

Nov 20, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is urging all navigation enthusiasts within the Upper Mississippi River to prepare for the upcoming navigation closure.Corps officials are asking to have all navigation vessels move south of Lock and Dam 6, near Trempealeau, Wis., no later than...

County GOP to meet; hold annual Christmas party

Nov 20, 2018
The Wabasha County Republicans will hold their annual Christmas party and a short meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Zumbro Community Church south of Zumbro Falls on Country Rd. 7.For more information people can contact Alice Atkinson at 507-753-2142.

History storytime to be offered in Red Wing

Nov 14, 2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. people can join the Goodhue County Historical Society and ArtReach at the Red Wing Public Library for a history story time, a read aloud of “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” by Melissa Sweet, followed by a discussion...

GCHS offers living history presentation

Nov 14, 2018
On Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. people can step back in time when the Voyageurs traveled Minnesota’s waterways trading goods for furs.The Goodhue County Historical Society (GCHS) will present the program at the Zumbrota Public Library. The presenter, Arn Kind, will come in the regalia of a French Voyageur...

Corrected: Wabasha County Board dispenses with CUPs and COLAs

Nov 14, 2018
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting on election day (Nov. 6) with a lengthy agenda. Much of the business was part of the consent agenda and was approved in one single vote which passed unanimously with no further discussion. All commissioners were present, along...

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