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More tech, communication coming to Goodhue County jail.

Jul 10, 2019
Goodhue County’s Adult Detention Center will soon see updates to its vending services — banking software, phone services, release debit cards, credit card transactions and vending machines — as it transitions from working with multiple vendors to TurnKey, which provides all of the above services...

Pelz sworn in at Goodhue County Board's fair meeting

Jul 10, 2019
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, July 2, at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds. This is the second of the three board meetings planned to be held outside of Red Wing this summer. The board met at Kenyon City Hall in May and will meet at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota Thursday, Aug. 8. While...

City selling farmland

Jul 10, 2019
Lake City is selling 77 acres of farmland in Lake Township. On July 8 the City Council unanimously approved selling the land by sealed bid with a minumum bid amount of $450,000. The money will go into the city’s capital fund where it could be used to help pay for amenities and any cost overruns...

Board holds hearing on rural Lake City road

Jul 3, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners held a hearing on a rural Lake City road and heard a presentation about the veterans treatment court during their June 25 meeting. Mike Wobbe was absent. County Attorney Karrie Kelly was present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann. A public...

Goodhue County issues 2019 report card

Jul 3, 2019
Goodhue County regularly reports results and performance measures for services that the county provides, from the Sheriff’s Office to Public Works. Here is a look at Goodhue County by the numbers. County crime rates fluctuated between 2013 and 2017. In 2017 there were 225 fewer crimes reported in...

Zumbro Falls weathers weekend flood

Jul 3, 2019
Zumbro Falls Mayor Bruce Heitmann said things went okay as the community responded to sudden flooding on the Zumbro River that crossed Highway 63 in one place Saturday. “It would have been worse if it had been three to four inches higher,” he said. That’s how close some businesses in lower-lying...

Northfield man hit by train and lives

Jul 3, 2019
A 21-year-old Northfield man had “serious but non-life-threatening injuries” after being hit by a train in Lake City early Sunday Morning. According to Lake City police, a call reporting a person hit by a train near the W. Lakewood Avenue Crossing came in at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. Police...

St. Elizabeth’s to offer holistic healing session

Jul 3, 2019
Dr. Soleil Arrieta, integrative and family medicine specialist with Saint Elizabeth’s Community Clinic, will share how holistic disciplines can help treat and combat symptoms of depression and anxiety. The session will explore the healing benefits of diet, exercise, mental conditioning, herbal...

DNR: Aquatic invasive species prevention

Jul 3, 2019
A broadly-supported measure going into effect Monday, July 1, will significantly enhance aquatic invasive species prevention and management in Minnesota.The increase in the aquatic invasive species watercraft surcharge on the three-year watercraft registration is increasing from $5 to $10.60. This...

Goodhue County Board seat remains empty amid accusations of playing politics

Jun 26, 2019
For a third time the Goodhue County Board considered appointing an individual to fill the District 1 seat until a special election can be held. And, for the third time, the board failed to make an appointment due to the lack of a majority. Even former interim Commissioner Scott Safe’s offer not to...

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