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Stay vigilant against the coronavirus

Jul 22, 2020
As a community, we all need to take actions to help reduce the chances of getting sick. When COVID-19 first appeared in Minnesota, many people were motivated to flatten the curve. Now, months in, the pandemic has left many people feeling drained. As motivation dips, people are growing more lax...

Council discusses mask mandate

Jul 15, 2020
For now the Lake City City Council has adopted a wait-and-see approach to a potential ordinance mandating masks in some public spaces. At the July 13 council meeting, Mayor Mark Nichols said he has heard from advocates of a mask requirement and asked fellow councilmembers to weigh in. The Centers...

County gives guidance for dining out, social gatherings

Jul 15, 2020
With the long holiday weekend and the reopening of restaurants, bars and businesses we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in Wabasha County and statewide. As a community, we all need to take action to help reduce the chances of getting sick. We need to make sure we are doing our best to slow...

County shifts driver’s license oversight duties

Jul 15, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners on July 7 unanimously approved transferring driver’s license responsibility to the auditor-treasurer in the hope that it will speed up service. The board met in an open session on July 7 with all commissioners present. County Administrator Brian Buhmann...

Permanent light possible

Jul 15, 2020
Responding to public interest in making the temporary traffic signals at the interection of Lyon Avenue and 10th Street permanent, City Administrator Rob Keehn told the city council Monday that the city can request a study, but the final decision will come from the Minnesota Department of...

Public safety building requires masks

Jul 15, 2020
Members of the public who enter the Lake City public safety building are now required to wear masks. The Lake City Police Department announced the new policy Monday, July 13, on its Facebook Page. Due to the barrier between employee and public areas in the building, the public may see people in...

Sievers retires, Patterson is new Lake City fire chief

Jul 15, 2020
Now-former Lake City Fire Chief Greg Sievers retired effective at the end of June after 16 years on the department, the last three as chief. On Monday, July 13, the Lake City City Council and administrator expressed their appreciation for his work on behalf of Lake City. City Administrator Rob...

Farm safety and health apps

Jul 15, 2020
Technology plays a vital role in agriculture today, and it can even help us stay safe and healthy on the farm. There are a variety of applications—or apps—available for our smart phones that span a wide range of topics related to farm safety and health. Below is just a sampling of the apps...

Second Train grant request submitted

Jul 15, 2020
Project partners submitted a federal grant request for capital funding for the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Second Train (TMCT) project to the Federal Railroad Administration in June, according to the Great River Rail Commission (GRRC). A number of project updates were a part of the submission....

Second Train grant request submitted

Jul 15, 2020
Project partners submitted a federal grant request for capital funding for the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Second Train (TMCT) project to the Federal Railroad Administration in June, according to the Great River Rail Commission (GRRC). A number of project updates were a part of the submission....

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