Goodhue County

Goodhue county weighs waste risks

Jan 17, 2019
Goodhue County and the city of Red Wing have been working for years to create a plan to process all of the county’s waste at the Red Wing Solid Waste Campus and to close the Bench Street Landfill, which the county currently owns and manages. According to the county and city’s public works...

Majerus begins new term on Goodhue County Board

Jan 17, 2019
The Goodhue County Board had three main agenda items for its organizational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8: have Judge Kevin Mark conduct the oath of office for Commissioners Jason Majerus and Brad Anderson — and a ceremonial oath for County Attorney Steve O’Keefe, vote on a new chair and vice chair, and...

Steve in, Steve out

Jan 9, 2019
When reflecting on his career working with County Attorney Steve Betcher, Steve O’Keefe said, “Initially we worked together as typical co-workers until Mr. Betcher became county attorney in 1997. Over the past 20 years, he has progressively given me more and more responsibility, to the point where...

Goodhue County 4-H to present Blackbeard

Jan 2, 2019
Goodhue County 4-H is partnering with Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and the Zumbrota State Theatre to present Blackbeard the Pirate.  An audition will be held on Monday, Jan. 14, beginning at 4:15 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with rehearsals held Jan. 15-19 at the State...

O'Keefe, Kelly sworn in in Goodhue County

Jan 2, 2019
Goodhue County Attorney-elect Stephen O’Keefe and Sheriff-elect Marty Kelly were sworn in Dec. 28 at the Goodhue County Justice Center, with family, friends and colleagues in attendance. First District Judge Kevin F. Mark officiated, swearing in each man individually. The swearings-in will be...

Goodhue County Commissioners wrap up 2018

Jan 2, 2019
The Goodhue County Board in its final meeting of 2018 concluded with little fanfare and some business from 2017. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the board approved the purchase of 621 W. Fourth St., Red Wing, with the purpose of building a playground on the property. The county will purchase the property...

Hearing will compare cost of landfills vs waste to energy in Goodhue County

Dec 20, 2018
Goodhue County sent out notice of a public hearing to gather the public’s testimony on designating all mixed municipal solid waste (commonly referred to as “trash”) generated in Goodhue County be sent to the City of Red Wing’s Solid Waste Campus. That public hearing will be held on Jan. 8, at 9 a...

Disappointment, unhappiness after Goodhue County approves levy hike

Dec 13, 2018
Rachel Fergus, Republican Eagle Goodhue County passed a $35,963,370 levy on Thursday, Dec. 6. This is an increase of $2,963,370 from 2018’s levy. Community members in the meeting were not happy. Russ Foss of Kenyon told the board, “We’ve got to really think hard, gentlemen, about the money we’re...

Goodhue County sheriff-elect names chief deputy

Nov 29, 2018
The Goodhue County Board approved Sheriff-elect Marty Kelly’s choice for his chief deputy: Jeremy Lerfald. Both men attended the Tuesday, Nov. 20, meeting. According to a letter Kelly wrote to the board, Lerfald has 23 years of experience in law enforcement. Currently, Lerfald serves in the...

Goodhue County explores solar garden subscription

Nov 29, 2018
The Goodhue County Board is seeking request for proposals to subscribe to a solar garden. The vote came Tuesday, Nov. 20. In previous meetings the board had considered the option of attaching solar panels to government building roofs. However, some commissioners were opposed to purchasing solar...


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