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County limits in-person services

Mar 25, 2020
As of March 20 at noon, Wabasha County suspended public-facing non-essential services through April 7, 2020, at 8 a.m. Wabasha County offices providing public-facing services will be closed to in-person public contact, the county said in a news release. Employees will still attend work, providing...

Mail delivery could be interrupted if an employee contracts COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols shared the following information about local postal service on Friday, March 20. It was still up-to-date as of Tuesday, March 24, according to Lake City Postmaster Darin Lundell. “Post office update. I have had a few questions about our U.S. mail asking for the outlook...

Parents, check your email: School district

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City Public Schools is asking parents and guardians to be diligent to checking their emails from the district and the school website, Supt. Erick Enger said Tuesday. The district is poised to embark on a distance learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic, and email will be used to deliver...

School goes to children as distance learning begins March 30

Mar 25, 2020
All throughout Bluff View Elemtary School Tuesday were brown paper bags, about six hundred in all, all destined for the homes of elementary school students later this week. Inside are supplies to enable the students to do distance learning while the COVID-19 pandemic keeps them out of the school...

Wabasha County Board talks COVID-19 plans

Mar 25, 2020
At the opening of the regular meeting of the Wabasha County Board on March 17 County Administrator Brian Buhmann outlined some of the measures that have been taken, or are in process, to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has found its way into the state of Minnesota. Buhmann...

Wabasha County reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health was notified late on March 20 by the Minnesota Department of Health of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County. Limited information indicates the confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis. Minnesota...

SEMAC awards arts grants

Mar 25, 2020
The board of directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) recently awarded grants to 26 applicants representing six counties for a total of $91,150 in funding.  This includes nine Emerging Artist grants for $22,215, nine Advancing Artist grants for $44,750, two School Residency...

Extension in-person events including 4-H cancelled through May 15

Mar 25, 2020
University of Minnesota Extension has extended the cancellation of all face-to-face events, meetings and courses through May 15, 2020.The decision was made to help safeguard public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Previously, Extension cancelled events through March 31.)The extended...

Non-essential court facility visits discouraged

Mar 25, 2020
The Minnesota Judicial Branch is discouraging the public from making any non-essential visits to court facilities during the outbreak of COVID-19. In an effort to reduce foot-traffic in courthouses, the state court administrator has taken the following temporary administrative actions, effective...

Along the Garden Path

Mar 25, 2020
The story of the ash tree was told in a “Thru the Garden Gate” column in a March issue of the Herald in 1995 – 25 years ago.  At that time, the venerable ash tree graced our streets and yards with no particular enemies.  No one had heard of the Emerald Ash Borer, and  little did we know the...

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