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Visualizing the multi-use trail to Hok-Si-La

Jan 13, 2021
Unlike some other recent and ongoing city projects like the Highway 61 reconstuction project or the Ohuta Park redevelopment project, there’s no pretty architectural rendering of the mutli-use trail to be constructed between Central Point Road and the Hok-Si-La Park entrance. Before the council...

Key to lead Wabasha County Board in 2021

Jan 13, 2021
The Jan. 5 meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners began early at the Criminal Justice Center for the swearing-in of the two new commissioners by Wabasha District Judge Christopher Neisen. The commissioners were Don Springer, who was re-elected in District 3; and Robert (Bob)...

Higher than expected cost for city dock, Hok-Si-La trail

Jan 13, 2021
Rising material costs and other factors are causing bids for city projects to come in higher than expected, officials say. The Lake City City Council on Monday, Jan. 11, approved contracts for a marina dock project and a multi-use trail to Hok-Si-La Park. The council approved a contract with River...

Goodhue County expands COVID-19 vaccination, answers common questions

Jan 13, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are being administered throughout Goodhue County. This is a moment for celebration and gratitude. This moment of hope also brings many questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. One of the important questions about the vaccines is, “Are they safe?” Having a safe and effective...

Goodhue County Commissioners hold swearing-in, elect Anderson chair

Jan 13, 2021
For the Goodhue County Board, the new year began with the swearing-in of members and the election of chair and vice chair. Todd Greseth, District 3, was sworn-in for his first term after winning the seat formerly held by Commissioner Barney Nesseth, who decided not to seek reelection after one...

Faulty equipment blamed for 911 issues

Jan 13, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks division (DPS-ECN) is learning more about the incident that affected 911 service for residents in eight southeastern Minnesota counties, including Wabasha County, on Monday, Jan. 11, according to a news release. CenturyLink...

Wabasha Board approves timeline for administrator hire

Jan 6, 2021
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met in a brief session on December 29 for end-of-the-year business with the primary item being the hiring process for a new county administrator to replace Brian Buhmann who resigned several weeks ago. All commissioners were present with Brian Goihl by...

Salvation Army bell ringers shatter old fundraising total

Jan 6, 2021
Here is some good news to begin the New Year! The public response to those ringing for the Salvation Army during the 2020 Christmas Season was tremendous! Local collections in the bucket at Fiesta Foods totaled $9,138.32. The amount obliterated the previous annual high of $3,610.50. I wish we (...

Goodhue County Vaccinator Teams begin vaccinating EMS personnel

Jan 6, 2021
Goodhue County Health and Human Services GCHHS COVID-19 Vaccinator Teams received their first dose of the vaccine Dec. 31, according to a news release. These teams will be going throughout the county to administer COVID-19 vaccines beginning this week. According to GCHHS spokesperson Jessica...

Lake City City Council members, mayor take oath of office

Jan 6, 2021
Just a handful of people were in the Lake City City Council Chambers Monday morning, and by the time they left most of them were members of the council. City Clerk Kari Schreck administered the oath of office to two re-elected officials – Council Member Cindy McGrath and Mayor Mark Nichols – and...

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