Senator: Area could gain from state investment

Jan 28, 2016
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans will join Sen. Matt Schmit in Red Wing on Thursday, Feb. 4, to discuss the current status of Minnesota’s state budget and fiscal health, as well as aspects of Gov. Dayton’s bonding proposal and Minnesota’s capacity for infrastructure...

County finds security pricey

Jan 28, 2016
Goodhue County Administrative Assistant Stacy Thuman reported that the county received two proposals on Jan. 14 to provide security systems for all of Goodhue County’s government buildings. The low bid of $494,188 was received from Parallel Technologies, Inc. and the high bid of $597,744 from...

Health alliance gets through tough year

Jan 28, 2016
Chairman Dan Rechtzigel reported at the Jan. 19 County Board meeting that South Country Health Alliance held a meeting recently to go over the financial numbers for 2015.Although it was a rocky year, he said South Country had $2.7 million in surplus revenue, even with the lawyer fees that were...

Board not enthused about redoing budget

Jan 28, 2016
At the beginning of the Jan. 19 Goodhue County Board meeting, Commissioner Jason Majerus requested that the commissioners go back and look at the 2016 capital plan to see if they could further reduce expenditures. The contentious request was met with mixed emotions.  Chairman Dan Rechtzigel...

City's struggle with board roles goes on

Jan 27, 2016
The marathon debate over the role of city boards and commissions took another lap Monday night. The City Council met in special joint meeting with the Charter Commission to get approval of a new ordinance that sought to clear the matter up. But after an hour and a half of discussion Monday night,...

Wabasha County Board declines to allow parking on Minneiska street

Jan 27, 2016
Following discussion at the meeting of the Wabasha County   Commissioners on Jan. 19, Commissioner Donald Springer moved to request a variance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation state aid operations rules to allow parking along a segment of Highway 63 in Minneiska. There was no second...

Bayley to challenge Kelly

Jan 21, 2016
Lisa Bayley, a member of the Red Wing City Council and attorney, has officially entered the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives seat in District 21A. A two-term council member, Democrat Bayley will challenge State Rep. Tim Kelly. Bayley said she is running for state representative to...

Big take helps state funding

Jan 21, 2016
While Powerball jackpot winners in California, Florida and Tennessee celebrate their wins, the jackpot roll, which began on Nov. 7, 2015 and ended with last week’s record $1,586,400,000 jackpot, gives Minnesota plenty to celebrate.• During this jackpot roll, Minnesota’s lottery players won $6,116,...

Board's year set, budget challenges linger

Jan 21, 2016
Goodhue County Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel was unanimously elected as the 2016 chairman of the County Board on Jan. 5.   Fellow Commissioner Ron Allen was unanimously elected as vice-chair.County Administrator Scott Arneson asked the board to set meeting times and locations for the coming year....

Forestry Day is Feb. 12

Jan 21, 2016
Wabasha County Forestry Day will be held Friday, Feb. 12 at the Wabasha VFW.Registration starts at 9 a.m.  The program will begin at 10 a.m.  People registering early will have the opportunity to watch Laurel and Hardy starring  in the film “Tree in a Test Tube” beginning at 9:30 a.m.Pre-...


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