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Junk Crush to promote area wineries' variety

Sep 3, 2015
Wine from five area wineries will be featured at the wine tent at the first Junk Crush festival Sept. 12-13, including one very local wine. The wine tent, on Center Street in downtown Lake City, will be open throughout the run of the Junk Crush. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,...

New Marina art show touts talent, venue

Sep 3, 2015
A new art exhibit not only showcases the work of 16 local artists but is an opportunity to showcase its venue, according to one of the organizers. The art show, “Loving Lake City,” opened last week at the Lake City Marina. An artists reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday...

Ride launches Mississippi River Trail Bikeway

Sep 3, 2015
Two bicyclists rode down Lakeshore Drive Tuesday as they left Lake City destined for Winona. They were among 50 riders who passed through Lake City on the Headwaters to Hills ride conducted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and Wahoo! Adventures. The...

New queen passes through Lake Pepin

Sep 3, 2015
American Cruise Lines’ new American Eagle was on the return leg of her maiden voyage north Sunday afternoon.  The 150-passenger paddle wheeler is only the second in a fleet designed for overnight travel on America’s rivers in the past two decades.  She is similar to the Queen of the Mississippi and...

Army Corps. selects firm to move 150,000 tons of dredge material in Wabasha

Sep 3, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $617,000 contract to U.S. Site Work, from Elk River, Minn., Aug. 26, to unload dredged material in Wabasha. Work is expected to begin within the next month.  The contractor will move nearly 150,000 cubic yards of dredged material from...

Low interest home loans available from USDA

Sep 3, 2015
The USDA Rural Development Agency is currently accepting applications for loans available to low-income families to buy, build, rehabilitate or improve homes located in rural communities with a population of 20,000 or less. Faribault, Northfield and Owatonna are currently eligible areas as these...

State water and soil resources board tours southeastern Minnesota

Sep 3, 2015
Partnership was the word of the day on Aug. 26, as private landowners and local, state, and federal staff came together to highlight successes in local conservation in southeast Minnesota as part of the 2015 Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) Board Tour.  The annual tour highlights...

State denies homeowners' attempt to detach from City of Wabasha

Sep 3, 2015
A request by a number of Sand Prairie residents to detach from the City of Wabasha has been denied by the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. County Administrator Michael Plante announced this decision during the meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting...

Bike tour celebration to pass through Lake City Sept. 1

Aug 27, 2015
Minnesota completed the Mississippi River Trail Bikeway (MRT) this summer. The Mississippi River is already a destination for cyclists from across the country and a favorite ride for Minnesotans. To celebrate the completion of the MRT in Minnesota, bicyclists will set out on the inaugural...

DNR: Livestock farms could be subject to water use regulations

Aug 27, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reaching out to feedlot operators and owners of livestock operations to help them determine their needs and comply with water use requirements. Users of large quantities of water must apply for a water appropriations permit and report water use...

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