Goodhue County

Open class competition info available for GC Fair

Jul 31, 2019
Open class competition information for the 2019 Goodhue County Fair is now available. Premium books are can be found at several local businesses and banks or online at goodhuecountyfair.com/open-class-competitions.The traditional contests including quilting, baking, photography and more will be...

Goodhue County Fair returns Aug. 6-10

Jul 31, 2019
The Goodhue County Fair is back for its 158th year and several new events as well as old favorites will join the action on Aug. 6-10 in Zumbrota.The All-American Lumberjack Show from Stillwater, Minn., is back with free, daily lumberjack shows that include log rolling, axe throwing, tree topping...

IT Director: If email looks suspicious, it probably is

Jul 25, 2019
Does something smell phishy? No, not the fishing in Minnesota, and no that is not a typo. This is about email “phishing.” We have all seen them in the inbox – “Here is that important document you asked for” or “Click here to prevent your account from being closed” or the most well-known example,...

Goodhue County declares state of emergency in response to Pine Island Flooding

Jul 17, 2019
A state of emergency was declared by the Goodhue County Board on Wednesday, July 10, due to the flooding on June 28-29 in Pine Island. The brief meeting was called because the county’s threshold for the State Disaster Program exceeds $87,285.87. Severe thunderstorms on June 28 brought 3 to 4...

Pelz sworn in at Goodhue County Board's fair meeting

Jul 10, 2019
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, July 2, at the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds. This is the second of the three board meetings planned to be held outside of Red Wing this summer. The board met at Kenyon City Hall in May and will meet at the Goodhue County Fair in Zumbrota Thursday, Aug. 8. While...

More tech, communication coming to Goodhue County jail.

Jul 10, 2019
Goodhue County’s Adult Detention Center will soon see updates to its vending services — banking software, phone services, release debit cards, credit card transactions and vending machines — as it transitions from working with multiple vendors to TurnKey, which provides all of the above services...

Goodhue County issues 2019 report card

Jul 3, 2019
Goodhue County regularly reports results and performance measures for services that the county provides, from the Sheriff’s Office to Public Works. Here is a look at Goodhue County by the numbers. County crime rates fluctuated between 2013 and 2017. In 2017 there were 225 fewer crimes reported in...

Goodhue County Board seat remains empty amid accusations of playing politics

Jun 26, 2019
For a third time the Goodhue County Board considered appointing an individual to fill the District 1 seat until a special election can be held. And, for the third time, the board failed to make an appointment due to the lack of a majority. Even former interim Commissioner Scott Safe’s offer not to...

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 (...

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