State senator plans second 'health policy summit'

Nov 5, 2015
State Sen. Matt Schmit (DFL-Red Wing) will moderate a continuation of the “Southeast Health Policy Summit” recently held in Cannon Falls.  The discussion is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16 in Red Wing and will follow a similar format of brief remarks, question and answer, and discussion among a...

United Way offers educational grants

Nov 5, 2015
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties is inviting early learning programs promoting kindergarten readiness and afterschool/mentoring programs promoting graduation preparedness to apply for three-year grants. Applications can be submitted through e-CImpact, United Way’s online grant...

Citizens question proposed Wabasha County sales tax

Nov 5, 2015
A number of County residents turned out for a public hearing at the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners meeting on Oct. 27 to learn more about what the transportation tax is all about and to speak their piece about it.  Commissioner Don Springer was absent.  County Administrator Michael Plante...

120 assess Lake City goals, objectives

Oct 29, 2015
At least 112 people in Lake City want to see future development and they want to see people collaborate, including with neighboring communities. That was an overriding theme Tuesday night during a “big tent” planning meeting at which people reviewed several goals, objectives and strategy ideas...

Parents now must take part in driver training

Oct 29, 2015
A bill passed by the 2014 Legislature will require all driver education programs to offer a supplemental parental course to parents or guardians of teens who are completing a driver education program.  The 90-minute program will cover Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) information, safety risks for...

Group to talk pain

Oct 29, 2015
People will have an opportunity to learn more about managing pain during a free “lunch and learn” noon hour presentation Monday, Nov. 16, sponsored by the Elder  Network of Wabasha County.    People are invited to join Christina Mroz, Complete Motions yoga/alignment instructor as she discusses ways...

State announces $92.4 million in affordable housing funding

Oct 28, 2015
A total of $92.4 million in funding awards will create and preserve 1,420 affordable housing units throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. In addition to these resources, the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency funding awards leverage private and local resources to...

Goodhue County commissioners pleased to hear of South Country's reinstatement

Oct 28, 2015
There was good news at the October 20 Goodhue County Board meeting. The commissioners were pleased to hear that South Country’s health care program for low income people will continue to serve Goodhue County residents. In late July, South Country had been dropped by the Minnesota Department of...

Goodhue County Board rethinks plans for Lake Byllesby Park

Oct 28, 2015
Public Works Director Greg Isakson told the county board at the Oct. 20 meeting that he wanted to talk about the possibility of terminating the county’s proposed public/private partnership with Cannon Falls Canoe and Bike Rental, which leased land located on county owned property adjacent to Lake...

Wabasha County opts for dust control over commissioner and administrator objections

Oct 28, 2015
During the public forum segment of the regular meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners on Oct. 20, Douglas and Audrey Walters expressed their concerns about the amount of dust generated by a road project on County Road 25 near Elgin. Commissioner Cheryl Key was absent. County...


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