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Youth deer season to be Oct. 18-21

Oct 3, 2018
Youth ages 10-15 can participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 21, in 28 permit areas of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities metro permit area 601, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).“Youth deer...

Absentee voting underway

Oct 3, 2018
The Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office has absentee ballots available for the Nov. 6, 2018 general election and encourages voters to apply early. Wabasha County residents may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to vote in person on Nov. 6. The status of an absentee ballot can be...

Federal grant brings drug court to Goodhue County

Oct 3, 2018
Goodhue County was awarded a four-year federal grant of $499,469 for a drug treatment court on Wednesday, Sept. 26. This treatment court will serve people with a substance abuse disorder. According to the county, the Goodhue County Treatment Court grant will include drug testing and outpatient...

GOP event held near Zumbro Falls

Oct 3, 2018
Wabasha County Republican Party, along with Goodhue County Republican Party, held a candidates gala for the purpose of meeting Republican candidates on Saturday, September 15. The sell-out dinner of 160 was held at Zumbro Community Church, south of Zumbro Falls. Speakers included Rep. Steve...

Highway 61 hearing is Oct. 29

Oct 3, 2018
The Lake City City Council will hold an open house on changes to access, right of way, and road capacity associated with the Highway 61 reconstruction project at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. The hearing is required before the council can give “municipal consent” to the plan to completely reconstruct...

Share the road during harvest season

Sep 27, 2018
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).“Harvest season is getting in full swing across the state and farmers...

Goodhue County board approves levy on 3-2 vote

Sep 26, 2018
The Goodhue County commissioners approved a preliminary levy of $36,200,517 at their Sept. 18 meeting, passing it 3-2. At this time, the levy has not been finalized. The board will have discussions over the coming months and must approve it by Dec. 18. After this vote, the levy can’t be increased...

Council Special Meeting is Sept. 27

Sep 26, 2018
The Lake City City Council will hold a special meeting today (Thursday) at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Councilmembers will schedule a public hearing required by the state before the council can consent to the traffic changes in the Highway 61 reconstruction plan. Also before the council on Thursday is...

Downed trees, power outages in storm’s wake

Sep 26, 2018
A storm with high winds passed through the area Thursday night, causing downed trees, power outages, a fire, and an unexpected uptick in the population at the care center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City. Severe weather spotters from Lake City were activated at 6:53 p.m., according to...

Wabasha County levy up 4 percent

Sep 26, 2018
At their regular meeting on Sept. 18, The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously, and without further discussion, to approve the proposed 2019 property tax levy and certify it to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Commissioner Don Springer was absent. County Administrator...

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