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head start gets free books

Aug 6, 2015
Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. Head Start was one of 28 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone, based in Mankato.This grant program, which awarded a total of 10,000 books valued...

Library listening session to focus on Legacy Amendment programs

Aug 6, 2015
Lake City Public Library will be the site of one of 11 “Library Legacy Listening Sessions” offering the public a chance to provide feedback and suggestions to Southeastern Libraries Cooperative (SELCO) on programs funded by the state Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The Lake City meeting is Tuesday...

Stiffer penalties for texting and driving

Aug 6, 2015
Drivers who repeatedly choose texting over safety while behind the wheel risk a higher fine for violating the law beginning Aug. 1. Under the enhanced law, drivers face a $225 fine for second and subsequent violations of the texting while driving law, in addition to the current $50 fine. In...

Updated: U of M Athletic Director to speak here Aug. 13

Aug 6, 2015
UPDATE: The abrupt resignation of Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota athletic director following an incident where Teague is said to have engaged in sexually harassing behavior under the influence of alcohol has put his Aug. 13 speaking engagement in Lake City in serious doubt. Lincoln High...

Wabasha County Board approves using wheelage tax for seal coating over departmental objections

Aug 6, 2015
By Ruby White Correspondent Following discussion with Highway Engineer Dietrich Flesch, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at their July 28 meeting to use the funds generated by the 2015 wheelage tax for this year’s sealcoat project (pavement preservation). Commissioner Don...

Relay for life marks 30 years with 'Back to the 80s' theme

Aug 6, 2015
The program has been set for this year’s Relay For Life of Wabasha County, which begins Friday, Aug. 7, at Patton Park in Lake City. The theme for this year’s Relay is “Back to the 80s” which celebrates that the first Relay was held in 1985 in Tacoma, Wash., by founder Gordy Klatt. The festivities...

Survivors to get reception

Aug 5, 2015
A Relay for Life cancer survivors reception will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at City Hall in downtown Lake City.  Everyone in attendance will receive bracelets  for care-givers and survivors along with  several  other gifts.A buffet lunch will be served starting at 4:30 p.m...

Organ donation is topic of lunch

Aug 5, 2015
    People will have an opportunity to learn more about organ donation and transplants during a free “lunch and learn” noon hour presentation Monday, Aug. 17, sponsored by the Elder  Network of Wabasha County.    The program will be presented by Gary Hahn and Jan Jech with Donate Life Ambassadors....

Manufacturers tour Hearth and Home

Jul 30, 2015
Brian English, member and community relations manager at Hearth and Home Technologies, explains the company’s worldwide distribution system on a plant tour for Lake City manufacturers and large employers. The Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) quarterly manufacturers and...

State Sen. Schmit among league's "most responsive legislators"

Jul 30, 2015
The League of Minnesota Cities has selected 28 state lawmakers, including State Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing, as Legislators of Distinction for 2015. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session. Legislators...

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