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Legal aid available

Jul 30, 2015
Minnesotans with low to moderate income who need some legal advice can get free help from Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN). Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice by phone on legal issues like bankruptcy, debtor/creditor issues, consumer issues, employment law, immigration law, criminal...

Reception to be held Aug. 7 for cancer survivors

Jul 30, 2015
A cancer survivors reception will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., preceding the Wabasha County Relay for Life walk in Patton Park.A buffet lunch will be served starting at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 5 p.m.  All registered survivors will be recognized and given gift...
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Pollution comes from few sources

Jul 29, 2015
Imagine if highway regulations were voluntary. It’s true that most of us would still drive the speed limit and stop at stop signs, but some people, maybe 10-20 percent, wouldn’t. You can just imagine what would happen to traffic safety.    According to one study, this seems to be just what is...

Goodhue County Board asked to look at the big picture

Jul 29, 2015
   The 2016 budget once again dominated the July 21 Goodhue County Board meeting. County Commissioner Dan Rechtzigel urged the three commissioners, Ted Seifert, Jason Majerus and Ron Allen, who had voted at the previous meeting to keep the levy flat next year, to determine quickly what programs...

Groups to work out strategies

Jul 29, 2015
    At the urging of the city planning department, the Chamber of Commerce will hold a strategic planning session Aug. 11 to look at its role in downtown development.     The chamber and other stakeholders are being encouraged to conduct some internal planning in advance of a “big tent” planning...

Goodhue County Board oks Zumbrota Township feedlot

Jul 29, 2015
By Sandy Hadler Correspondent Mike Wozniak, Goodhue County planner and zoning administrator, requested on July 21 that the County Board approve a conditional use permit for Jesse Lohmann’s feedlot, which will be operated outside of a farm yard in the A-1 Agricultural Protection District near...

Matching funds available for tranportation projects with an economic development purpose

Jul 29, 2015
Minnesota cities, counties and other government entities can apply for matching funds for transportation infrastructure projects that support economic development through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s and Department of Employment and Economic Development’s 2015 Transportation...

Quality Child Care Program expands into Wabasha County

Jul 29, 2015
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a second year of grant funding from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help more children become better prepared for kindergarten. After launching the Quality Child Care Program (QCCP) in 2013 and receiving funds from...

For Lake City native, son's NFL career is an unexpected thrill

Jul 29, 2015
How can I raise a pro athlete? Judging from the amount of books, academic studies and articles on the subject, it’s a question many parents ask themselves. Others, like 1972 Lincoln High School graduate Roger Leonhardt and his wife, Kollette, never gave it a thought. Roger was never an athlete...

Growing Youth Link mentorship program needs mentors

Jul 29, 2015
Wabasha County Social Services employee Judy Siebenaler’s last day with the county is tomorrow (Friday). She’s retiring after 29 years, the last six of which she has spent overseeing the county’s growing Youth Link mentorship program. Youth Link pairs children in the county ages eight to 18 with...

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