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COVID-19 infection rates accelerating

Oct 21, 2020
Data from Wabasha County and Goodhue County shows the rate of confirmed COVID-19 infections increasing in the area. On Monday, Wabasha County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health recommended that schools in the county move to a hybrid learning plan from in-person, if they hadn’t...

School adjusts learning model for kindergarten through third grade students

Oct 21, 2020
With COVID-19 rates rising in the area and public health officials recommending schools shift away from in-person learning models to hybrid, the Lake City School Board made some changes to the district’s hybrid plan for students at Bluff View Elementary School. Before the school year, the state...

COVID-19 increase is affecting local critical infrastructure

Oct 21, 2020
Recently we have seen a significant increase in community spread of COVID-19. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 14, there were sixty COVID-19 positive cases in Wabasha County. This is just another reminder we must all continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you have been told that you or...

Residential COVID-19 grants availabe, deadline is Oct. 18

Oct 14, 2020
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-county Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) has grants of up to $5,000 available for renters and homeowners that are residents of Winona, Dodge, Goodhue, and Wabasha counties impacted by COVID-19. SEMMCHRA is currently accepting applications for emergency...

Wabasha County has CARES Act funds for farmers

Oct 14, 2020
Wabasha County is announcing that $100,000 in funding is being dedicated to local small farms. Coronavirus Relief Fund is awarding $1,000 to eligible farmers in Wabasha County through the Federal CARES Act Fund. This grant is awarded to the first 100 farming entities that are eligible. Deadline...

County to use COVID-19 assistance for board room improvements

Oct 14, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners has decided to move forward with an update to the board room. This action was taken at their regular meeting on Oct. 6 at which all Commissioners were present. Board Chair Mike Wobbe, Don Springer and Cheryl Key were in attendance. Rich Hall and Brian...

Deadline for COVID-19 business grants is Oct. 18

Oct 14, 2020
COVID-19 assistance grants of up to $20,000 are still available for small businesses in Wabasha and Winona Counties, according to the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-county Housing and Redevelopment Agency. SEMMCHRA is now accepting applications for emergency assistance for businesses that need help...

Goodhue County COVID-19 update

Oct 14, 2020
We continue to see increases in COVID-19 cases in our county, state and nation. Nearly 80 news cases were reported over the past two weeks. As of Oct. 7, 2020, Goodhue County has had 428 lab confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. Twenty-two of those cases has required hospitalization. In the month...

Zumbro Falls cancels Christmas celebration

Oct 7, 2020
The City of Zumbro Falls announced Tuesday that its 2020 Christmas festival is cancelled. “The city relies on local businesses, volunteers, crafters, and others to plan a successful and enjoyable event,” the city said in a post on its website. “This year is different with the COVID-19 pandemic. It...

Tigers prepare for shortened season

Oct 7, 2020
Uncertainty played a big role for the Lake City Tiger football team this preseason. Earlier this year, the Minnesota State High School League decided that football and volleyball seasons would take place in the spring between the winter and spring seasons, though they did allow teams to have some...


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