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St. Elizabeth’s to offer integrative medicine series

Jan 30, 2019
Discover the benefits of integrative medicine with Soleil Arrieta, M.D., of Saint Elizabeth’s Community Clinic. Dr. Arrieta will lead a four-part series on this holistic approach to care that strengthens the body, mind, and spirit connection. She will share the mystery, myths, and marvels of...

Teen tobacco use on the rise thanks to vaping

Jan 30, 2019
For the first time in 17 years, tobacco use is on the rise among our youth. An astonishing 26 percent of high-school students reported using tobacco products in the past 30 days. This is almost a 50 percent increase since 2014. The increase is attributed to battery powered devices that allow users...

Highway 63 to see speed limit increase

Jan 30, 2019
Highway 63 between Lake City and Rochester is scheduled to see a speed limit increase this spring.The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is increasing speeds on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a five-year study released this week. The speeds will increase...

Goodhue board splits over sheriff salary

Jan 24, 2019
The Goodhue County Board set the salary for Sheriff Marty Kelly at $136,718.40 annually at the Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting. The board had some disagreement over what Kelly should be paid because, previously, the county attorney and the sheriff received the same salary. On Jan. 8, the board set...

Wabasha County intersection alignment tweaked

Jan 24, 2019
Wabasha County Engineer Dietrich Flesch was present at the Wabasha County Board meeting on Jan. 15 to inform the Board that the Highway Department has developed a revised north alternate for the proposed road project for the intersection of County Highways 4 and 7 and Minnesota Highway 42. All...

Interest high in Hok-Si-La plans

Jan 24, 2019
About 60 people, some reportedly from as far as the Twin Cities, attended an open house meeting Jan. 17 on the master plan being developed for Hok-Si-La Park. The master plan is one of the requirements to receive regional park designation, which would allow the city to seek state funding for park...

In Goodhue County, setting goals one disagreement at a time

Jan 24, 2019
Before the Goodhue County Board members delve into the policies, actions, ordinances and arguments that they want to make in 2019, they needed to set goals so Chair Brad Anderson, commissioners and county staff have an idea as to what will be focused on in the coming months. In the event room of...

Farm Bureau members finish in top 10 at nationals

Jan 23, 2019
Katie and Ted Brenny from Goodhue County finished in the top 10 in the Excellence in Agriculture contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 100th annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Jan. 11-16.The Brennys advanced to the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) competition after...

Standing corn rows encouraged

Jan 23, 2019
    As farmers in southeast Minnesota finalize their seed purchases and spring planting plans, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) asks growers to consider joining the standing corn rows program to help control blowing and drifting snow on state highways.    MnDOT pays farmers on a...

Safety tips offered for snowmobilers

Jan 23, 2019
As part of Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week – Jan. 19-27 – the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds snowmobilers of the importance of safe and responsible riding.Minnesota has more than 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, about 21,000 of which are maintained by local...

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