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Infection rates surge in local counties

Dec 9, 2020
The number confirmed COVID-19 cases more than doubled in each of the last two months in both Wabasha and Goodhue Counties, according to data for their respective public health agencies. On Oct. 9, Wabasha County had 261 confirmed cases. On Nov. 9, that number had risen to 551. On Dec. 8, it was 1,...

Wabasha County Board amends zoning ordinance, approves conditional use permits

Dec 9, 2020
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners met at 4 p.m. on December 1, just ahead of the annual Truth in Taxation (TNT) hearing at 6 p.m. This annual hearing is for information and discussion regarding the upcoming county budget. It is not intended for questions regarding property valuations on...

Man injured in rollover crash on Highway 61

Dec 9, 2020
A 71-year-old man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 61 in Lake Township, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the incident report, the pickup truck the man was driving was northbound on Highway 61 at around 9:30 a.m. Dec. 2...

Park and ride added to Highway 52 plan

Dec 9, 2020
Work on Highway 52 southbound is scheduled to begin in autumn 2021 and be completed in 2023. While the Minnesota Department of Transportation works on the highway, Goodhue County plans to implement two other projects: a park and ride in Hader and the realignment of County Road 14. The county will...

School board: Back to hybrid

Dec 9, 2020
Most Lake City Public Schools students will return to classrooms next week. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Lake City School Board voted 5-2 to switch back to a hybrid learning model after several weeks of distance learning. Students will resume their hybrid schedule beginning Dec. 14. For...

City seeks bids on trail to Hok-Si-La

Nov 25, 2020
The City of Lake City has advertised for bids for a multi-use recreation trail from Central Point Road to the Hok-Si-La Park entrance. Bids for constructing the trail are due by 11 a.m., Dec. 10, when they will be opened and read aloud at City Hall. Officials had planned for construction of the...

County board accepts administrator’s resignation

Nov 25, 2020
In action taken during their regular meeting on Nov. 17, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the resignation of County Administrator Brian Buhmann, without further discussion, effective Nov. 12. All commissioners were present with Rich Hall attending via Zoom....

Limited space and high cost spur compost site discussions

Nov 25, 2020
The City of Lake City’s compost site on Territorial Road closed for the season Wednesday, Nov. 25. When it opens again in the spring there could be new policies in place. Costs and space have become an issue at the compost site. City Public Works Director Scott Jensen told the City Council on Nov...

County administrator resigns abruptly

Nov 18, 2020
Wabasha County is looking for a new county administrator after the sudden resignation of Brian Buhmann. Buhmann’s resignation was on the Nov. 17 Wabasha County Board meeting agenda, effective Nov. 12, the previous Thursday. In a farewell email that day to county department heads, Buhmann wrote...

COVID-19 closes in

Nov 18, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 in the area continue to rise, closures and restrictions in an effort to reduce its spread continue to mount. Lake City City Hall and the Lake City Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Nov. 23, according to City Administrator Rob Keehn. Services will continue...

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