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Participants wanted for April 24 community clean-up event

Apr 7, 2021
Destination Lake City (DLC) is inviting the community to join them for a spring clean up day for Lake City on April 24, weather permitting. On that day participants will gather at 10 a.m. at Ohuta Park and then clean up along the waterfront to the north and to the south of Ohuta. The clean-up will...

No-interest housing rehab loans available for area residents

Apr 7, 2021
Semcac, a Community Action Agency serving southeastern Minnesota, has funds available through Minnesota Housing for housing rehabilitation loans for eligible homeowners in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties. This is a 0 percent interest...

MnDOT bridge inspections underway

Apr 7, 2021
Motorists in southeast Minnesota should be alert for lane closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) begins routine inspections of 924 of state, city and county bridges in the region. MnDOT bridge inspectors will evaluate approximately 404 structures for MnDOT and 520 bridges...

Local vet among those celebrating National Submarine Day April 11

Apr 7, 2021
On Sunday, April 11, submarine veterans will reinstate National Submarine Day traditions in Minnesota and invite the public to “join members of the Silent Service to celebrate the birthdate of the American submarine.” Ceremonial events take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fort Snelling National...

Five for Food exceeds $35,000 goal by $6,000

Apr 7, 2021
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, has completed its seventh year with a record of 25 sponsors and $41,065 in total donations. Twenty-five sponsors agreed to donate between $500 and $1,000. The sponsor funds, totaling $17,...

DNR offers cold water tips as boating season begins

Apr 7, 2021
Many lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota are now ice-free, and those where ice remains likely will be open in the near future. People are understandably eager to hit the water, but it remains dangerously cold, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). That means it’s...

Dairy Princess to be crowned April 11

Apr 7, 2021
Judging for Wabasha County American Dairy Association (ADA) Dairy Princess will be held on April 10. Candidates will be evaluated based on personal interviews, speeches, and a mock media interview. A private coronation will be held April 11 starting at noon at the Zumbro Falls VFW. The Wabasha...

Bremers honor parents with ag scholarship donation

Apr 7, 2021
Chuck and Judy Bremer of Lake City have donated money to the Greater Lake City Community Foundation (GLCCF) in honor of Chuck’s parents, Harold and Iris Bremer, who were involved in agriculture their entire lives, according to GLCCF. “My dad also had an interest in education having served on the...

Text sign up offered for emergency notifications

Mar 31, 2021
Spring is upon us and with that can bring the chance of severe weather, according to Wabasha County Emergency Management. Wabasha County residents can sign up for weather warnings and other emergency alerts through Wabasha County’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, provided under the company...

State recognizes Fiesta Foods for promoting Minnesota-grown foods

Mar 31, 2021
Fiesta Foods was one of the Minnesota grocers recognized for promoting locally grown products and farms that took home the Retailer of the Year award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program, in conjunction with the Minnesota Grocers Association. Commissioner Thom...

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