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Wabasha County Board tables permit fees for above-ground pools

Jul 14, 2021
With just a week between meetings, and a holiday as well, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had another brief meeting on July 6. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante. County Attorney Karrie Kelly was absent. The action item which prompted the...

Goodhue County Commissioners talk trail repairs, solar energy

Jul 7, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds July 1 to discuss Cannon Valley Trail repairs and a new utility-scale solar energy system in Zumbrota. Recent practice has been to hold board meetings at the fairs -- July in Cannon Falls and August in Zumbrota. After a year hiatus due...

Driver injured in Lake City rollover

Jul 7, 2021
An 18-year-old Wabasha woman was injured in a single-car rollover in Lake City just after midnight on July 2, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the report, the 2009 Subaru Outback she was driving was southbound on Highway 61 at about 12:22 a.m. when it left the roadway to the...

Council deadlocks on community funding

Jul 7, 2021
The Lake City City Council had two tie votes as it tried to decide how to allocate funding among the community groups that requested it for 2022. For the last few years, the council has budgeted $25,000 to fund community groups. This year the council received requests from four groups totalling $...

Council approves new fire truck

Jul 7, 2021
The Lake City City Council on June 14 approved the lease and eventual purchase of a new fire truck to replace Engine No. 10. The approval follows the council decision a month earlier to allow the fire department to design, spec, and bid a new truck after hearing from Fire Dept. Chief Dan Patterson...

Board discusses Lakewood Cemetery land transfer

Jul 7, 2021
At their regular meeting on June 29, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation concerning a proposed Department of Natural Resources land transfer for a portion of land owned by Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City. It was a short meeting with the Lakewood Cemetery Land Transfer the...

Pine Island woman drowns near Theilman

Jun 23, 2021
A Pine Island woman drowned in the Zumbro River near Theilman on June 18, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. The call came in at about 3:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office identified the victim as Lynn Marie Ness, 57, of Pine Island.

City receives grant to help offset ash tree costs

Jun 23, 2021
The City of Lake City has received a $98,212 grant to help remove and replace 217 ash trees on city boulevards and city land over the next few years. The invasive emerald ash borer insect native to Asia is lethal to local ash populations. Since its discovery in Lake City a few years ago, the city...

Broadband and ditches before Goodhue County Board

Jun 23, 2021
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, June 14, to discuss broadband for Welch Township, improvements to Lateral B of County Ditch 1, local bridge replacements and more. Welch Township will be receiving NUVERA’s broadband services and the board approved $19,000 of American Rescue...

Board approves feedlot expansion in Mount Pleasant

Jun 23, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting at 4 p.m. on June 15, ahead of the Board of Appeal and Equalization at 6 p.m. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and County Attorney Karrie Kelly. Four individuals were present for the...

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