Goodhue County conservation award winners announced

Aug 17, 2017
Sandy Hadler, Correspondent At the Goodhue County Fair on Thursday, August 10, it was announced that Ronningen Family Farms, owned by Kelly Ronningen, was given the Goodhue County Soil and Water Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. The Ronningens have a 580 acre dairy and crop farm where...

Wabasha County opts into buffer law enforcement

Jun 22, 2017
Wabasha County will accept responsibility for enforcing the state’s agricultural buffer law. The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a late afternoon session on June 13 to accommodate the Board of Review, which was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. that day. Commissioner Don Springer was absent. ...

Friday ice cream events celebrate dairy farmers

Jun 22, 2017
June is Dairy Month, and two Lake Ciy businesses are celebrating dairy farmers with ice cream giveaways on Friday, June 23. Ag Partners is hosting an ice cream social Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Lake City location, 512 S. 8th St. Alliance Bank, 105 E. Lyon Ave., will be giving...

Tractors on parade

May 31, 2017
Tractors driven by Lincoln High School students make their way down Lyon Avenue Friday, May 26. “Tractor Day,” when students with the means commute to school on tractors, has become an annual tradition at the school.

SWCD trees ready for pickup

Apr 20, 2017
Trees ordered through the Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some trees and shrubs available; people can call Jen at 651-565-4673, ext. 109 to check on availability.  Tree pick up will be at...

Regional sustainable agriculture scholarship sprouted in rural lake city

Apr 20, 2017
A group of people with connections to the Lake City area is aiming to impact farming processes throughout southeastern Minnesota with a scholarship and education efforts promoting sustainable farming. The epicenter of the project is Manawa Prairie Farm just off of County Road 4 south of Lake City...

Letter: Feedlot bill fails the test

Apr 13, 2017
To the editor: Why is it that when our elected officials end up in St. Paul they forget what is important to their rural constituents—the rural family farmers who feed us, who work hard to care for their families, who care for the soil and our healthy future? The Senate Omnibus Environment Finance...

Community rallies around Millville dairy family

Mar 16, 2017
“Angels” by the dozen, in overalls and rubber boots, some with skid loaders and other equipment showed up March 8 to help the Sexton family of Millville clear away the wreckage of two milking parlors and a freestall barn that burned on Feb. 3. There were family, friends, neighbors, fellow members...

Heavy equipment: Before and after the blizzard

Mar 2, 2017
Tom Gerken harvests corn near Oak Center on Thursday ahead of that night’s snow storm.In the other photo, submitted by Ben Threinen, Lake City Public Works employees harvested the snow that blanketed the city and caused at least one newspaper editor to be late for a ribbon cutting.

Sustainability scholarship fund seeks applicants

Feb 23, 2017
Two Lake City area residents have announced the 2017 Environmentally, Socially, and Economically Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Scholarship for students entering their junior or higher collegiate agriculture or forestry studies in the fall of 2017. This is a competitive scholarship co-...


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