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SMIF seeking small town grant applications

Jul 1, 2020
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is currently accepting applications for its Small Town Grants: COVID-19 Response Program. Towns with populations of 10,000 or less in SMIF’s 20-county region are eligible to apply for requests of up to $10,000.This year, through a partner donation,...

Well trouble triggers request to conserve water

Jun 26, 2020
Lake City Public Works asked residents to conserve water over the weekend as it performed scheduled maintenance on one city well and unscheduled maintenance on another. The request went out the morning of Friday, June 26, over the city’s CodeRED messaging system. “This is not an emergency but...

Eagle Center reopens to public June 25

Jun 24, 2020
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha is ready to gradually reopen its doors to the public. On Thursday, June 25 (today), the center will welcome back visitors for the first time since temporarily closing in mid-March by order of the governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“We are excited to...

Meeting helps set county conservation priorities

Jun 24, 2020
The Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a community discussion on June 30 at 9 a.m. at 611 Broadway Ave., Suite 10 Wabasha, MN 55981. This annual meeting provides an opportunity to help set local conservation priorities and seek resources from state and national entities to...

New road, new detour, new traffic concerns on city streets

Jun 24, 2020
The northern section of the Highway 61 reconstruction project has reopened to traffic, significantly shortening the posted detour for motorists travelling between Red Wing and Lake City. Prior to the reopening late last week, northbound Highway 61 traffic took Lakewood Avenue to 10th Street and on...

Opposition raised to proposal to eliminate Reads Landing intersection

Jun 24, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met on June 16 at 4 p.m. with all members present. Rich Hall was present via ZOOM. County Administrator Brian Buhmann and County Attorney Karrie Kelly were also present. The COVID-19 restrictions have been eased up at the courthouse, with the doors no...

With speed-related fatalities rising, extra law enforcement planned

Jun 24, 2020
To deter speed-related deaths and educate motorists, officers, deputies and troopers in Minnesota will work overtime shifts June 22 through July 19, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Law enforcement agencies across the state will participate in the...

Corps seeks comments on Sturgeon Lake project

Jun 17, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on its draft Sturgeon Lake Island Erosion Project Environmental Assessment released June 15. Corps staff will accept comments until July 15.The proposed project, planned in collaboration with the Prairie Island Indian...

County GOP meets Monday, June 22

Jun 17, 2020
The Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in the Zumbro Community Church at 58354 County Rd. 7, located off of Highway 63 near Zumbro Falls.For more information people can contact Alice Atkinson, secretary at 507-753-2142.

Wabasha County SWCD to meet June 25

Jun 17, 2020
Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, June 25, at 8:15 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Courthouse Conference Room at 625 Jefferson Avenue in Wabasha  Please call the office for information as attendance physically...

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