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Goodhue County recycling center to close from Feb. 4 - Feb. 12

Jan 31, 2024
The Goodhue County Recycling Center, located in Red Wing, will close temporarily, according to a county news release. A new baler will be installed at the recycling center beginning at noon on Sunday, Feb. 4. While installation is occurring, the County is unable to accept any recyclables. It is...

Tree clearing begins ahead of Hwy. 61 bridge replacement

Jan 31, 2024
Motorists on Highway 61 south of Red Wing should be alert for trucks entering and exiting the road now that crews began tree clearing work to prepare for this spring’s Highway 61 bridge over CP Rail project, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Trees in the work zone are...

Goodhue County receives award for financial reporting

Jan 31, 2024
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Goodhue County for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2022, according to a news release. “...

Board of Adjustment approves density increase for downtown condominium project

Jan 31, 2024
After a wide-ranging conversation and a public hearing with testimony from a handful of residents and officials, the Lake City Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a density variance for a four-story, 26-unit condominium complex on the 300 block of South Lakeshore Drive. A formula used by the...

Lake City and Zumbro Falls fire departments respond to Lake Township chimney fire

Jan 24, 2024
Lake City and Zumbro Falls fire departments responded to a chimney fire call at a residence in Lake Township, on Saturday, Jan. 20, according to a Lake City Fire Department Facebook Post. The Lake City Fire Department received the call at 9:10 p.m. that day. “While en-route we were updated that...

Jessie Gusa appointed Wabasha County Assessor

Jan 24, 2024
Wabasha County Commissioners on Jan. 16 approved the appointment of Jessie Gusa as County Assessor. Gusa, a former Assessor’s Office employee, succeeds Jeff Wagner, who moved out of the area after serving as Assessor for about three years. All Minnesota counties are required to have a County...

Teachers, district reach tentative contract deal

Jan 24, 2024
After months of negotiation Lake City Public Schools and its teacher’s union, the Lake City Education Association (LCEA), appear close to a contract. Lake City School Board Chair Heath Oeltjen announced Monday, Jan. 22, at the school board meeting that a tentative deal had been reached between the...

First glimpse of Aurora Condominiums

Jan 24, 2024
An application for a density variance has provided what appear to be the first publicly available renderings of the Aurora Luxury Lakeside Condominiums planned for the downtown city block bounded by Lakeshore Drive, Marion Street, Washington Street, and McCahill Park. The Lake City Board of...

Corrected: Downtown condo developer seeks density variance

Jan 17, 2024
The developer of a condominium project on Block 13 is seeking a variance that would allow the project to have a higher residential density than is usually allowed in the central business district, or B1, zoned areas. Paul Meier of Meier Companies is asking for a variance to construct a four-story...

Wabasha County approves terms for trail bridge between Wabasha and Kellogg

Jan 10, 2024
Wabasha County Commissioners on Jan. 2 approved a resolution agreeing to the terms of a grant application as a project proposer and sponsor for the Wabasha-Kellogg Trail Bridge transportation alternative grant application. The County has worked with the City of Kellogg, City of Wabasha, and...

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