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Goodhue County considers solar moratorium

Apr 10, 2019
Commissioners discussed placing a moratorium on large solar projects within Goodhue County but after hearing from staff on April 2 took no action. The matter will go to the Planning Commission. Staff “at this time do not feel we should be putting a moratorium on or initiating that conversation...

Goodhue County court services focused on services

Apr 10, 2019
Mark Jaeger is not new to Goodhue County or its Court Services. In 1981 he moved to Red Wing and worked at the Minnesota Correctional Facility as a counselor for four years. Jaeger had an interest in going into field services, so he transitioned to working for Goodhue County, where he served in a...

School considers levying for parking lot

Apr 10, 2019
The Lake City School Board received information at its March meeting about using its abatement levy authority to pay for the parking lot at Bluff View Elementary School. Doing so would enable the district to fund security enhancements at Lincoln High School and Bluff View, Supt. Erick Enger told...

Wall to replace busted board at pool

Apr 10, 2019
O’Neil Swimming Pool in Lake City will be getting a new water feature in addition to new management this summer. The Lake City City Council voted 6-1 Monday to spend $20,000 to add an aquatic climing wall, a portable basketball hoop, and a sound-system at the pool. The big-ticket item in the plan...
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Spring cleaning for our homes and our rivers

Apr 3, 2019
The next time you’re outside, take a minute to look at the street in front of your house. If you live in town, the metal storm drain by your house carries water from the road to your city’s storm drain system. As Minnesota communities paved their streets in the early 1900s, they also installed...

Seven young women to represent Wabasha County with ADA dairy princess program

Apr 3, 2019
The Wabasha County American Dairy Association (ADA) will have seven young women to promote the county throughout the year. Two will be crowned as dairy princess, and five will be ambassadors.The girls will be judged Saturday, April 6 and will go through a series of judgment trials consisting of...

Patton Park band shell designer hired

Apr 3, 2019
The City Council Monday voted to hire the firm HGA to create a design for a band shell in Patton Park. The move follows a recommendation from a city bandshell taskforce to locate the structure in the park and another from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to preserve the scale and...

Wabasha County Board hires administrator, votes to remain in healthcare consortium

Apr 3, 2019
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a Special Session on March 26 for action on two separate items: Approval of the employment agreement with Brian Buhmann who has been hired to serve as county administrator; and discussion and action on matters pertaining to South Country Health...

City seeks planner for marina beach, Ohuta Park

Apr 3, 2019
Lake City will hire a professional planner to help decide what should become of the city’s marina beach area and an adjacent portion of Ohuta Park. The council voted unanimously to hire a planner after hearing from 11 members of the public on the issue of plans for the park, as well as staff and...

Crest leaves mess but could have been worse

Apr 3, 2019
By the time you read this, Mississippi River levels at Lake City will most likely be on their way down. The crest of 17.63 feet came sometime Monday, according to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. The service expected water levels to make steady downward progress...

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