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Source of loud noises a mystery

Sep 15, 2021
Several loud booming noises audible in and around Lake City Sunday evening triggered several reports to law enforcement, but the source of the noises remained a mystery as of Tuesday, Sept. 14. A representative of the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports from the areas of...

Meeting on Frontenac Station on-site septic systems is Monday

Sep 15, 2021
Florence Township officials and citizens will meet Monday, Sept. 20, to hear a presentation on a study finding that either 85 or 87 of 91 sub-surface treatment systems (SSTS, also referred to as septic systems) are out of compliance. A summary of the report MSA Professional Services published...

Goodhue County Board: Limestone extraction to commence near West Concord

Sep 15, 2021
The Goodhue County Board met Tuesday, Sept. 7, to discuss a non-metallic mineral extraction, different construction projects and more. Here is what you need to know. The board has granted Doug Herrick of Herrick Properties LLP permission to create a non-metallic mineral extraction facility near...

County Board votes to use up to $1 million for broadband expansion

Sep 15, 2021
At their regular meeting on Sept. 7, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 in favor of investing up to $1 million of the Federal American Rescue Funds (ARF) to Broadband (Internet) projects. Commissioner Don Springer was absent. County Administrator Michael Plante and County...

Council approves 6.06% levy increase

Sep 15, 2021
By a 5-2 vote Monday, the Lake City City Council approved a preliminary property tax levy of $3,937,427. Once the preliminary levy is set, it can be lowered or kept the same when the council approves a final levy. The actual amount of city property taxes paid by individual property owners is...

Two injured when motorcycle struck deer

Sep 8, 2021
Two New Prague residents were injured Sept. 5 when the motorcycle they were riding struck a deer on Highway 60 in West Albany Township, according to the Minneosta State Patrol. The motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 60 at around 1:30 p.m. when it hit the deer just east of County Road 11,...

Lake City man charged after fatal crash in Wabasha

Sep 8, 2021
A Lake City man is charged with two felonies following a fatal crash in Wabasha. Bernard Wayne Quist, 84, of Lake City is charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Failure to Stop for Collision Involving another person, both felonies. According to police, Quist was driving a vehicle when it hit...

VFW announced middle school patriotic essay contest

Sep 1, 2021
Commander Joe Kehren of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. - Post 8729, Lake City, announces the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition. Middle school students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete and win thousands of dollars...

Road closed near Whippoorwill

Sep 1, 2021
Wabasha County has announced that 609th St., from 269th Ave. to 592nd St/273th Ave. closed for road work on approximately Tuesday, Aug. 31, and lasting one month, weather permitting. The road will be impassable during work and closed to all traffic. Road users must use alternate routes. A map of...

Four injured in Hwy. 61 crash

Sep 1, 2021
A three-vehicle crash between Camp Lacupolis and Reads Landing Monday left four people injured, one seriously, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident took place just before 5:30 p.m. on Highway 61 near 214th Ave. A Honda CR-V and a Dodge Caravan were northbound when they made...

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