Goodhue County

Goodhue County commissioner elected AMC regional director

Jun 12, 2019
Goodhue County Commissioner Brad Anderson was elected to serve as a district director for the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC). Anderson will represent District 9, comprising Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore and Houston counties. AMC, a...

Pelz named Goodhue County veterans service officer

Jun 12, 2019
Nathan Pelz, the veterans service officer of Wabasha County, emerged from three finalists in Goodhue County’s search for a new VSO. He received the highest rating from the interview panel and was offered the position Friday, June 7. The three finalists considered were Pelz, Scott Fausch (...

No action on solar from Goodhue County Board

May 29, 2019
Utility scale solar energy systems continue to be a frequent conversation for the Goodhue County Board. On Tuesday, May 21, the board was presented with two requests for utility-scale solar energy systems. Lisa Hanni, the director of land-use management, explained that the county defines a...

Goodhue County Board seat remains empty

May 29, 2019
For the second time in two weeks the Goodhue County Board considered appointing a commissioner to represent District 1. Once again, no one was appointed. The board met on Tuesday, May 21. During the special meeting held Monday, May 13, Commissioner Barney Nesseth explained that he was concerned...

Goodhue County Board deadlocks on appointment

May 23, 2019
Goodhue County commissioners gathered for a special session on Monday, May 13, to appoint a representative for District 1. No one was appointed. The seat became vacant when Ron Allen, who had served on the board for 14 years, died on April 19 from leukemia. The earliest that an election can be...

Goodhue County: Job 1 - Fill two positions

May 15, 2019
The Goodhue County Board spent part of its meeting May 7 in Kenyon talking about filling two positions: Veterans Service director and District 1 commissioner. The board meets once a year in Kenyon so political science students of former Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel may attend as part of the school...

Sentence to Serve crew aids flood clean-up

May 8, 2019
A nine-member crew with Goodhue County Sentence to Serve worked alongside City of Lake City Streets and Parks employees to remove flood debris by the loader bucket-full from Ohuta Park on May 2. The city pays $200 per day for the help, according to Streets and Parks Supt. Bruce Wallerich. Such...

Robinson out as Veterans service director in Goodhue County

May 8, 2019
Veterans Service Director Lyman “Robby” Robinson was placed on administrative leave April 23, one day after an undisclosed complaint was made against him. The Goodhue County Attorney’s Office confirmed that in a reply to a data practices request. Robinson, who was seen being escorted out of the...

Allen remembered as good listener, caring friend

Apr 24, 2019
Whether they knew him as a Goodhue County commissioner or a military veteran, colleagues of Ron Allen described him as a good listener. On Friday it was their turn to speak on his behalf. Allen died April 19, 2019, from leukemia. The husband, father of three and grandfather was 63. Dan Rechtzigel...

Goodhue County commissioners tackle communications issues

Apr 24, 2019
The Goodhue County Board approved the creation of a communications captain position in the sheriff’s department during the April 16 meeting. According to a document sent to the county’s human resources director and county administrator by Sheriff Marty Kelly, the person hired will be responsible...

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