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Safety urged as winter nears

Nov 12, 2015
Winter Hazard Awareness Week is Nov. 9-13.  The emergency manager in Lake City and Wabasha County emergency management would like to remind people of these important tips:• Many people drown each year when they fall through the ice.• Approximately 65 percent of all ice drownings are vehicle related...

Wabasha County okays 10-year road and bridge plan

Nov 12, 2015
At their Nov. 3 regular meeting, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimous approval of the county road and bridge improvement plan for 2016-2025, as presented by County Engineer Dietrich Flesh. All commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Michael Plante and...

Wabasha County meeting videos now available online

Nov 12, 2015
Videos of Wabasha County Board of Commissioners meetings dating back to 2013 are now available to download at no cost on the county’s website. The entire archive, which also includes county Board of Adjustments meeting videos since May of this year and videos of Planning Commission meetings...

Contentious mood mellows on Goodhue County Board

Nov 12, 2015
After weeks of drama and conflict, the Goodhue County Commissioners settled down and worked together to tackle a number of house-keeping issues at the Nov. 3 County Board meeting. Prior to the meeting, a one hour closed session had been held to discuss employee union contract negotiations. Beau...

Financial problems put family change class on hiatus

Nov 12, 2015
Divorce. A death in the family. Deployment. Incarceration. Disability. Losing a home to a flood or fire. Adoption. For about three decades, there has been a program in Lake City offered to elementary school children in families that have experienced these and other profound changes. About 12 years...

Eagle center to honor vets

Nov 5, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 7, at noon, the National Eagle Center will host a flag raising ceremony and brief reception to honor all veterans and active duty members of the military. The Wabasha American Legion and VFW Post color guards will be present to raise the colors for the day.The bald eagle is the...

Lake City to Red Wing bike trail gets kick-off

Nov 5, 2015
A master plan for a new regional recreational trail connecting Lake City with Red Wing could be complete in a year. Local advocates say the quicker the better. Darin Newman, a planner for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will spearhead the planning. He told local supporters he...

Wabasha County Board gives administrator high marks

Nov 5, 2015
Wabasha County Administrator Michael Plante is meeting, or exceeding, the expectations of the County Board, according to a recently completed performance evaluation.  The results of the Evaluation were made public at the Oct. 27 meeting of the County Board.  Don Springer was absent.   County...

eFile coming to Wabasha County Court

Nov 5, 2015
In early November, Wabasha County District Court will be among 24 district courts across southern Minnesota to begin offering court users the ability to electronically file and serve court documents through an online portal. The move to electronic filing and service of case documents – known as...

State Sen. Schmit will visit Lake City Nov. 7

Nov 5, 2015
The “Saturdays with Senator Schmit,” mobile office has resumed a schedule of stops throughout southeastern Minnesota including visits to Wabasha and Lake City on Saturday, November 7. Rather than a town hall format that relies upon group discussions, the mobile office intends to promote individual...

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