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USDA: Market downturn means half of farmers will receive 'safety-net' payments

Oct 28, 2015
The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that, nearly one half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year. “Unlike the old direct payments...

Murder suspect pleads guilty

Oct 28, 2015
Tanner Rix, 23, will serve 20 years in prison and spend 10 years on supervised release for the murder of Angel Linderman, 26, of Lake City if a judge approves a plea deal reached between Rix and the Goodhue County Attorney’s Office. Under the deal filed in First District Court Oct. 21, Rix pled...

Season winds down for area's seasonal businesses

Oct 28, 2015
On Tuesday, Lake City Marina Administrator Mark Lutjen and his crew were pulling the last of around 300 boats out of the harbor for winter storage. With the trailers on Marina Point closed as of Oct. 16, it was the end of the season for one of Lake City’s most prominent attractions. It joins...

Goodhue County board spars over but eventually approves park land donation

Oct 28, 2015
Goodhue County commissioners voted a second time on Oct. 20 to approve a land donation to create a county park west of Kenyon. At the Oct. 6 meeting, the acquisition had been approved, but Public Works Director Greg Isakson found that the decision to accept the land required a two-thirds majority...

New deer crash season begins

Oct 22, 2015
Most deer-vehicle crashes statewide occur from September through January, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).The combination of fewer daylight hours with the increased movement of deer due to mating season and hunting season increases the risk of collisions between...

DNR: Heed burning rules

Oct 22, 2015
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds Minnesotans to be careful this fall when burning vegetative debris.“In Minnesota, 98 percent of all wildfires are caused by people, and the largest contributor is burning debris like leaves, grass and brush,” said Linda Gormanson, DNR wildfire...

Mumble strips installed on road

Oct 22, 2015
Motorists on Highway 42 between Eyota and Plainview will encounter a new safety feature on the roadway that should continue to alert drivers if they’re drifting out of their lanes, but also reduce the amount of noise created for others who live nearby, according to the Minnesota Department of...

Downtown Hotel Proposed

Oct 22, 2015
A property owner who owns three adjoining properties wants to build a hotel on the former Conoco corner. If the plans come together, the development would leave the proposed Lake Pepin Interpretive Centre looking for a new home. The corner is owned by the Lake City Economic Development Authority (...

Tree stand can be hunters woe

Oct 22, 2015
Deer stand injuries can be one of the most common accidents throughout the hunting season.  In fact, An International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) study finds that one in every three hunters who hunts from a tree stand will fall at some point in their hunting career.Steven Adamson, M.D., a...

Fishing licenses available online

Oct 22, 2015
“Hey, let’s go fishing!” No license, no problem for people who visit www.mndnr.gov/fishmn. No smart phone, also no problem, just call instant license at 888-665-4236. That’s right, people can purchase their license online or via phone call and start fishing today, and it’s that easy.“Licenses being...

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