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Two injured when motorcycle struck deer

Sep 8, 2021
Two New Prague residents were injured Sept. 5 when the motorcycle they were riding struck a deer on Highway 60 in West Albany Township, according to the Minneosta State Patrol. The motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 60 at around 1:30 p.m. when it hit the deer just east of County Road 11,...

Lake City man charged after fatal crash in Wabasha

Sep 8, 2021
A Lake City man is charged with two felonies following a fatal crash in Wabasha. Bernard Wayne Quist, 84, of Lake City is charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Failure to Stop for Collision Involving another person, both felonies. According to police, Quist was driving a vehicle when it hit...

VFW announced middle school patriotic essay contest

Sep 1, 2021
Commander Joe Kehren of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. - Post 8729, Lake City, announces the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition. Middle school students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete and win thousands of dollars...

Road closed near Whippoorwill

Sep 1, 2021
Wabasha County has announced that 609th St., from 269th Ave. to 592nd St/273th Ave. closed for road work on approximately Tuesday, Aug. 31, and lasting one month, weather permitting. The road will be impassable during work and closed to all traffic. Road users must use alternate routes. A map of...

Four injured in Hwy. 61 crash

Sep 1, 2021
A three-vehicle crash between Camp Lacupolis and Reads Landing Monday left four people injured, one seriously, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident took place just before 5:30 p.m. on Highway 61 near 214th Ave. A Honda CR-V and a Dodge Caravan were northbound when they made...

Mayo announces visitor restrictions in Lake City as delta variant spreads

Aug 25, 2021
In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, the health system said in a news release. “We’re testing hundreds of people each...

Gundersen requires employees to get vaccinated by Nov. 1

Aug 25, 2021
Gundersen Health System is announcing all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1. Gundersen joins dozens of local and regional health systems, schools and organizations in requiring vaccination to protect against COVID-19, the health system said in a news release. “COVID-19 cases...

More detailed plans break school board deadlock

Aug 25, 2021
The continuation Tuesday, Aug. 17, to the previous night’s marathon Lake City School Board meeting was brief, with the board voting to recommend masking to begin the school year and to give the superintendent authority to make health and safety policy changes until they can be reviewed by the...

Goodhue county to receive $4 million American Rescue Plan funds

Aug 25, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, Aug. 17, to discuss federal funding, aquatic invasive species inspection lanes and more. Here is what you need to know: On March 11, President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law to combat COVID-19 public health and...

County board strikes down mask mandate for county buildings

Aug 25, 2021
At their regular meeting on Aug. 17, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to remove the mandate requiring masks in county buildings by employees or visitors. This action by the board removes the mandate that had been put in place on August 5 by County Administrator Michael Plante...

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