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Rural warning systems to go in

Sep 17, 2015
More rural areas of the state are getting intelligent transportation systems at high-risk intersections, including locations in Winona and Olmsted counties that will help reduce crashes and improve safety, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).MnDOT is installing the Rural...

Open house set for Hwy. 42 bridge

Sep 17, 2015
The public is invited to an open house in Elgin to learn more about the Highway 42 bridge replacement and paving project in 2016.The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has plans to replace the bridge on Highway 42 on the north side of Elgin. The project is planned for construction in...

Hok-Si-La was stopping point for Augsburg students headed down river

Sep 16, 2015
A group of 12 students, two guides and two faculty from Augsburg College in St. Paul departed from the Twin Cities Sept. 1 in canoes headed to New Orleans. They spent Labor Day weekend at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City.  For them it is a unique opportunity to explore the Mississippi.  No college has...

Kline won't run again

Sep 10, 2015
The Lake City area will have a new representative in the U.S. Congress after the 2016 election. Rep. John Kline announced last week he will not seek re-election after being elected to seven two-year terms. “After much careful thought and deliberation I have decided not to seek re-election next year...

Bushel and Peck open again, with a new apple

Sep 10, 2015
The Bushel and Peck apple house has opened again, and this time with a new apple. The apple shop just north of Lake City on Highway 61 has operated as a Ferguson Orchards outlet the past few years. But this year it is back to what it originally was: Bushel and Peck. The store, operated by John...

Not all the stuff at Junk Crush will be junk

Sep 10, 2015
Andrea Chapman is moving her office out into the street for a couple of days this weekend. She’ll be moving into her vintage 1964 Airstream Caravel camper which will be parked in the middle of this weekend’s Junk Crush. Junk Crush, a new event this year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday...

Sheriff's deputies pose as armed assailants in Wabasha County training exercise

Sep 10, 2015
County staff members attending a routine meeting last week, were attacked by armed assailants. But not to worry – it was only a training session orchestrated by the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department. County Attorney Karrie Kelly, who was present for this training, told the board about it during...

Open house for new ECFE space is Sept. 17

Sep 10, 2015
Lake City Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) staff are busy preparing their new space -- two suites in an office building at 1215 N. 7th Street in Lake City -- ahead of an open house Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the start of classes for parents and their pre-preschool age...
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Nitrogen pollution increasing

Sep 9, 2015
According to decades of water quality data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), nitrogen pollution is actually increasing in the Zumbro River and most other rivers in Southeast Minnesota. Chloride (salt) pollution is also getting worse in area rivers. At the same time pollutants that...

Highway 60 is reopened

Sep 9, 2015
Highway 60 in Goodhue and Wabasha counties near Mazeppa reopened to traffic Friday, Sept. 4 after construction to replace two bridges was completed, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).Highway 60 was closed in both directions near Mazeppa in June and traffic was detoured...

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