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Invasive Carp Captured on Mississippi River

Mar 24, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting an immediate response to the capture of 51 invasive carp on the Mississippi River. The invasive carp were caught by two commercial fishing operators near La Crosse and Trempealeau, Wis., during routine spring netting recently.In...

A message to Graphic readers about the pandemic:

Mar 19, 2020
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers during the current situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lake City Graphic and Shopper office will be closed to the public until further notice. You can contact us by phone at 651-345-3316 and by email at news@...

At public schools, eight days to prepare for what comes next

Mar 19, 2020
Supt. Erick Enger addressed an all-staff meeting from his office Monday using an online product called Zoom that could play a big role in the education of Lake City Public Schools students in the not-so-distant future. Teachers and other staff dispersed in areas around Lincoln High School and...

Lake City closes city buildings to public

Mar 19, 2020
The City of Lake City announced Tuesday afternoon that all city buildings would be closed to the public until further notice beginning Thursday, March 19. “This decision is in line with the Minnesota Department of health and both Goodhue and Wabasha County recommendations to curb the spread of...

Coronavirus changes plans

Mar 19, 2020
Numerous organizations in the area are altering their schedules in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Because the situation is changing so rapidly, the Graphic recommends that people contact organizations directly for the most up-to-date information. Lake City Public Library Lake City Public...

County encourages social distancing within and without

Mar 19, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health Director Tammy Fiedler wanted to make sure to emphasize that by the time you read this, some of the information contained in this story about the coronavirus response in Wabasha County will probably have changed. As an example County Administrator Brian Buhmann pointed...

County issues coronovirus advice for individuals, communities

Mar 19, 2020
When a novel (new) virus emerges, community mitigation or community level strategies are often the most readily available interventions to help slow transmission of the virus in communities. Community level strategies are a set of actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the...

Mayo: Certain patients eligible for drive-through COVID-19 screening

Mar 19, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Southeast Minnesota now offer patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 testing a drive-through screening process. “Transmission of COVID-19 is increasing statewide and across the nation and other institutions have successfully used the drive-through approach...

MnDOT: Highway 61 project to go forward as planned

Mar 19, 2020
The coronavirus epidemic is so far not impacting the start of the Highway 61 Reconstruction Project, according to a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) spokesperson. “At this time, our intention is to start construction as soon as the road restrictions are lifted in the area,” Cindy...

National Eagle Center mourns passing of Donald

Mar 18, 2020
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha is mourning the loss of Donald, a male golden eagle who passed away March 16. Donald had been at the Center since 2008. His exact age was unknown. Life expectancy for adult eagles in the wild is about 20-25 years while eagles in human care with a controlled...

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