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Flooding closes one road, threatens another in Wabasha County

Apr 1, 2020
The Wabasha County Highway Department announced March 31 that 622nd St. (West Newton Road) near and west of boat landing is closed due to flooding along the Mississippi. Wabasha County Highway 84 south of Kellogg and east of the south junction of Hwy 61 is forecasted to be closed by Mississippi...

More signs of impending highway project

Apr 1, 2020
Road closed signs and silt fencing have appeared along the route of the upcoming Highway 61 reconstruction project this week. Rochester Sand and Gravel is the primary contractor on the project. Dick Swenke, the company’s public information officer for the project, said there has also been tree-...

Supt.: Distance learning going well so far

Apr 1, 2020
Distance learning began Monday for students at Lincoln High School and Bluff View Elementary School. Classes met, albeit online, for the first time since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz gave schools eight school days to develop a plan to offer distance learning for an...

Wabasha County Hwy. 68 in Zumbro Falls to close for bridge replacement

Apr 1, 2020
Wabasha County Hwy. 68 east of US Hwy 63 in Zumbro Falls will be closed to all traffic beginning the week of April 13 for bridge rehabilitation work. County Hwy 68 will be closed at the location of the bridge approximately 0.1 miles east of U.S. Hwy 63. Work is expected to be completed by July....

Fifth and sixth COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wabasha County

Mar 30, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health was notified on March 29, 2020 by the Minnesota Department of Health regarding a fifth and sixth lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County. Limited information indicates the confirmed cases are linked to community spread. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)...

Goodhue County announces third confirmed case of COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a third positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Goodhue County.  This third case is of a resident in their 40s, who was in contact with a known positive case.  This patient is in isolation at home and recovering.   Minnesota is in its...

Playgrounds closed, open spaces open

Mar 30, 2020
The City of Lake City and Lake City Public Schools have closed their playground equipment to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “For you and your children’s safety, please stay off these facilities,” read a posting on Lake City Public Works’ Facebook page. “However, please take...

Law enforcement agencies indicate stay-at-home order will be self-policed

Mar 27, 2020
Three area law enforcement agencies have announced they will not be actively enforcing Gov. Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” executive order, but they are encouraging people to abide by the order. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in a news release and Lake City Police Department on Facebook announced...

Attorney general details price gouging ban

Mar 25, 2020
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and his office worked closely with Governor Tim Walz to craft the Governor’s new executive order banning price-gouging on essential goods and services during the peacetime emergency, according to a news release. Attorney General Ellison said, “This purpose...

City sells farm

Mar 25, 2020
A months-long process to sell farmland owned by the City of Lake City appears to be nearing conclusion. At a special meeting Monday, March 23, The Lake City city council unanimously approved a sale of the roughly 77 acres in Lake Township to Wesley and Joshua Moechnig for $425,000 with $25,000 in...

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