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Highway 61 reconstruction open house planned

Apr 17, 2019
The public is invited to an open house on Thursday, April 25 in Lake City to learn more about the 2020 reconstruction of Highway 61 in Lake City, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Representatives from Lake City, engineer consultants and MnDOT will be available to...

Open house for Hwy. 61 paving project, Kellogg to Lake City, is April 24

Apr 17, 2019
The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, April 24 in Wabasha to learn more about the Highway 61 paving and culvert replacement project that begins next month, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Rochester Sand and Gravel, a MnDOT contractor, will be resurfacing...

Port authority process advances

Apr 17, 2019
Plans to convert Lake City’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to a port authority took a step forward April 8 when the city council approved an EDA request to seek state legislation that would allow the city to establish a port authority. If the legislation passes and becomes law, the city...

DNR: Bat population decline continues as expected

Apr 17, 2019
Following the pattern observed in neighboring states, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reporting a substantial but expected decline in the number of bats in Minnesota. The decline is due to the effects of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that is harmful and usually fatal...

DNR gives School’s Out - Campout Challenge

Apr 17, 2019
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Sarah Strommen has big plans for the first weekend of summer break: Fill as many Minnesota state parks’ campsites with school-aged kids and their families as possible.“As soon as school’s out for the year, let’s go camping!” Strommen said. “In fact...

Storm spotter training offered by NWS

Apr 10, 2019
The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training in Lake City on Tuesday, April 16, at the VFW, 115 N. Franklin Street, starting at 6:30 p.m.  No pre-registration is required.The class will last around two hours and includes a multimedia presentation. ...

Are you ready for severe spring and summer weather?

Apr 10, 2019
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-12. This will be a great time to make and practice personal emergency plans (www.ready.gov/make-a-plan) and build an emergency kit (www.ready.gov/build-a-kit).Two of the most important events during Severe Weather Awareness Week are the annual...

Women’s leadership event to be April 17 in Red Wing

Apr 10, 2019
On Wednesday, April 17,  Red Wing area women will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of business women in the community at Treasure Island Event Center.The Women’s Leadership Event runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a Business Expo, plated luncheon, a fashion show presented by Whimsy’...

Wabasha County Board gets zoning update

Apr 10, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a regular session on April 2 and acted on several items of business before an early adjournment. All Commissioners were present, along with County Attorney Karrie Kelly and Interim County Administrator Carolyn Holmsten. In their first item of...

Council group focuses on state bonding process

Apr 10, 2019
Three Lake City City Council members have volunteered to investigate a package of projects for which the city could receive funding through the state bonding bill. The state legislature typically approves a large bonding bill once per biennium where it provides funding for specific local projects...

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