Goodhue County

County officials: Continue to take fight against COVID-19 seriously

Nov 18, 2020
Dear Goodhue County community members: Our communities have seen a rapid rise in individuals testing positive for COVID-19. During this unprecedented time, we remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our residents, employees, and communities. We need everyone to continue to take the...

Goodhue County Board moves closer to handing landfill to state

Oct 28, 2020
For over a decade Goodhue County has worked to create a solid waste plan that would include the closure of the Bench Street Landfill. Now, it is possible that the landfill will be entered into Minnesota’s Closed Landfill Program before 2021 arrives. The county currently pays about $65,000 annually...

Short-term rentals are seen as boon to Welch

Oct 14, 2020
The Goodhue County Board approved the request for a conditional-use permit on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for the development and operation of a three-unit bed-and-breakfast inn in Welch. Anthony Verch, the applicant, proposed to convert the first floor of a two-floor apartment building into three units...

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...

Goodhue County budget down, levy up in preliminary vote

Sep 23, 2020
Goodhue County set its preliminary levy and budget on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The preliminary levy is an increase from 2020 while the tax rate is a decrease of 0.98 percent. The preliminary budget was set at $74,735,833. This is a reduction of about $6.5 million from the 2020 budget. The preliminary...

CARES Act Grant funds available in Goodhue County

Sep 23, 2020
Grant dollars remain available for the Goodhue County CARES Act Grant. Applications are still being accepted from small businesses, nonprofits, agricultural businesses, churches, assisted care facilities, hospitals, and clinics in Goodhue County. The deadline to apply is Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m...

State, Goodhue County candidates invited to Sept. 10 event in Red Wing

Sep 2, 2020
The League of Women Voters Red Wing, Prairie Island Indian Community, and the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host a candidate event with candidates for Minnesota House District 21A, Minnesota Senate District 21, and Goodhue County Commissioner. The event will take place Thursday, Sept....

COVID-19 housing assistance offered to Goodhue County residents

Aug 19, 2020
Goodhue County residents struggling financially during the pandemic may be eligible for homeowners and renters assistance through the Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA). SEMMCHRA received funding from the Goodhue County CARES Act allotment and the...

Goodhue County to use CARES Act funding for business, housing grants

Aug 12, 2020
The Goodhue County Board has approved its CARES Act Funding Disbursement Program. The county received $5.64 million dollars from the Federal CARES Act that was approved by Congress on March 27. The CARES Act grants are intended to provide assistance to American workers, families, and small...

Become a master gardener

Aug 5, 2020
Twenty-four hundred Extension master gardeners from all walks of life volunteer across Minnesota. Their efforts promote healthy landscapes, healthy people, and a healthy planet. If you are interested in volunteering in Goodhue County, here’s how to get started:• Submit the online application at: z....

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