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A tale of two lake roads

Mar 28, 2019
Lake Avenue in Old Frontenac was partially submerged Wednesday, March 27, as water levels surpassed minor flood stage (16 feet) in Lake City. Water levels were forecast to rise to 17.7 feet over the next week. Meanwhile, residents along the 1200 block of South Lakeshore Drive in Lake City have...

Beach, band shell on special April 1 meeting agenda

Mar 28, 2019
The Lake City City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda are two items that have triggered significant discussion, and some controversy, over the past few years: a structure to replace the recently demolished beach house in the Ohuta Park and...

Wabasha County Board hires insurance consultant

Mar 28, 2019
Ruby White, Correspondent In order to provide the best health insurance advice for their employees, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has decided to hire Intellicents, an insurance consulting team based in Albert Lea, to help with their health insurance decisions. This action was taken at...

Kelly filling, creating jobs in Goodhue County

Mar 28, 2019
On Tuesday, March 19, the County Board discussed four jobs that Sheriff Marty Kelly wants to either fill or create. The board approved filling two vacancies and adding a bailiff/background investigations position within the Sheriff’s Office. Kelly’s request for a communications captain was...

Camp available for kids wanting to get healthy

Mar 20, 2019
Registration is open for Camp Wabi (pronounced Wah-bee), a typical summer camp, but with a slight twist.The camp is for kids entering sixth through 10th grades who want to achieve a healthy weight. In addition to swimming in a lake and singing by the campfire, Wabi campers receive healthy lifestyle...

Campaign hopes to change perceptions about brain injury

Mar 20, 2019
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. This year’s awareness campaign, Change Your Mind, is designed to educate the public about traumatic brain injuries in efforts to de-stigmatize brain injuries, empower those who have survived brain injury and their caregivers, and promote the types of support...

Input sought on nitrate-contaminated groundwater

Mar 20, 2019
The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) will hold a public meeting March 25 in Red Wing to gain public input on a proposal to study nitrate-contaminated water in the karst region of southeast Minnesota.The meeting will be held at the St. James Hotel, 406 Main St. in Red Wing, with doors...

Soil and Water Board meets March 25

Mar 20, 2019
The next scheduled monthly meeting of the Goodhue County Soil and Water Conservation District, Board of Supervisors will be on Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Soil Conservation Office in Goodhue.

Red Wing Y to take over Lake City pool operations

Mar 20, 2019
Big changes are coming to O’Neil Swimming Pool on West Marion Street. This summer, for the first time, the Red Wing YMCA will manage pool operations, including staffing and programming, things the city had done itself since the pool was constructed in the 1980s. The Lake City City Council approved...

Flood forecasts put Lake City on alert

Mar 20, 2019
With the National Weather Service reporting that low level flooding on the Mississippi River at Lake City is a virtual certainty and a better than 50 percent chance of major flooding, city officials are developing response plans. Lake City’s marina, public works department, and emergency...

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