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Clean Up Day is Oct. 17

Oct 7, 2020
Lake City residents can bring their unwanted disposables to Lake City Recycling Saturday, Oct 17. Clean Up Day is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents pay a monthly fee on their utility bill for this service, which in a typical year includes two Clean Up Days. This year’s spring Clean Up Day was...

Goodhue and Wabasha county COVID-19 comparison chart

Sep 30, 2020
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Goodhue County Health and Human Services, Wabasha County Public Heatlh

Positive COVID-19 case at Lincoln High School

Sep 30, 2020
Lincoln High School has learned of a confirmed COVID-19 case at the school. According to a Sept. 23 letter to school families, Principal Greg Berge said the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported the confirmed case with possible exposure dates of Sept. 19 and 20. “We are working with MDH to...

An unfamiliar Homecoming

Sep 30, 2020
A traditional fall event at Lincoln High School changed more than usual this year thanks to COVID-19. “Our student council has done a great job creating activities that are fun, and also safe, following the health guidelines that we need to follow,” Principal Greg Berge said. “We had door...

Preventing COVID-19 spread is up to everyone

Sep 23, 2020
COVID-19 has changed our community. Six months ago, when we began responding locally, no one could have predicted how much. We have endured Stay At Home orders side-by-(virtual) side, and are working under Stay Safe recommendations together. The disease has had economic, physical, and mental...

Mayo adjusts COVID-19 Red Wing test site hours

Sep 16, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System is adjusting the hours of its drive-through COVID-19 testing sites beginning Sept. 12, 2020, in Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna and Red Wing. This change will help focus support during the hours where there is the most demand from patients, Mayo said in a news release. The...

COVID-19 case reported at Bluff View

Sep 16, 2020
Bluff View Elementary School has notified parents of a potential COVID-19 exposure at the school just before the beginning of the school year, but now officials believe the person who tested positive didn’t have close contact with anyone at the school, according to Supt. Erick Enger. According to a...

COVID-19 exposure reported at Lake City care center

Sep 9, 2020
The care center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City has made its first appearance on a list of congregate care facilities in the state with a reported COVID-19 exposure. The Minnesota Department of Health lists facilities with 10 or more residents that report “an exposure from a case of...

COVID-19 assistance for Wabasha County businesses, residents

Sep 2, 2020
SEMMCHRA can now provide Emergency Assistance grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Wabasha County. SEMMCHRA, the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, is now accepting applications for emergency assistance for...

Letter: Show up for local businesses

Sep 2, 2020
Minnesota, Lake City, please continue to shop local. I have seen way too many community members say with the Minnesota mask mandate, they will “just go to elsewhere to shop.” Please friends, don’t do this. This can immensely hurt our small local businesses, it may hurt so much we may not be here...


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