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Goodhue County plans hearing on District 5 vacancy

Aug 17, 2022
The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. to consider prospective appointees to temporarily fill the District 5 vacancy on the County Board of Commissioners. This hearing will be held in the County Board Room, 509 West 5th Street, Red...

Wabasha County Hwy. 5 closes Aug. 15 for large culvert replacement

Aug 11, 2022
Wabasha County Hwy. 5 is planned to be closed to all traffic beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, for large culvert replacement at and east of the intersection of 350th Ave (approximately 3.5 miles west of Lake City), according to the Wabasha County Highway Department.  Traffic must use alternate routes...

Eight file for school board, filing period ends Aug. 16

Aug 10, 2022
Filing for four seats on the Lake City School Board is open, and eight candidates had filed already as of Tuesday. Six candidates filed for the three four-year openings on the board this November. Two filed to run for the special election to fill out the remaining two years of the seat won by Jack...

Altendorf and Johnson square off in GOP primary

Aug 3, 2022
Local voters have a few contested races in the Aug. 9 primary election, including a Republican race between Jesse Johnson and Pam Altendorf in state House District 20A that has generated many letters to the editor in this paper in recent weeks. As a partisan primary, voters will have to choose and...

Motorcyclist killed north of Zumbro Falls

Aug 3, 2022
A rural Lake City man is dead following an apparent single-vehicle motorcycle accident on July 27, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. County dispatch received a 911 call at about 7:00 a.m. that day reporting a single motorcycle and rider in a field at the intersection of County Road...

Millville man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct involving juvenile victims

Aug 3, 2022
Wabasha County Attorney Karrie Kelly announced Monday that John Peirce Trainor, 39, of Millville, entered guilty pleas to two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance. He will be committed to the commissioner of corrections for...

Culvert replacement closes Wabasha County Road 7 at 670th St.

Jul 27, 2022
Wabasha County Highway 7 was planned to be closed at and south of the intersection with 670th St. (approximately 1 mile south of Bellechester) for one culvert replacement beginning approximately Wednesday, July 27 depending on weather, according to the county highway department. The work was...

Port Authority sets deadline for purchase agreement on downtown property

Jul 27, 2022
The former gas station property at 303 S. Lakeshore Drive in Lake City could be back on the market in the coming months. In April the Lake City Port Authority, which owns the site, approved a purchase agreement with Rochester-based Meier Companies for $190,000. The company intended to use the land...

Motorcycle hits guard rail, driver injured

Jul 27, 2022
A 33-year-old Rochester man was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Highway 60 on July 21. The incident happened at around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 60 and Wabasha County Road 13 in West Albany Township, according to the report. The driver was westbound on Highway 60 on...

Strand joins Port Authority staff

Jul 27, 2022
The Lake City Port Authority again has two executive directors. Ben Strand fills the role vacated by Beth Tomscak earlier this year. He will share the role with Cailin Richard, who came to the Port Authority with Tomscak last year as it succeeded the Lake City Economic Development Authority. The...

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