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Betcher replaces ailing Drotos on Goodhue County Board

Jul 27, 2022
Citing illness, Paul Drotos has left the Goodhue County Board and asked to be replaced by Susan Betcher, a request his fellow commissioners granted. “Commissioner Paul Drotos has dedicated his life to being a public servant by ensuring the people’s interests are always put first. It is with this...

County considering rent hike for City of Wabasha

Jul 27, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners came to a consensus at its meeting last week Tuesday, July 19, to increase the rent for the space it leases out to the City of Wabasha at the County Government Center. How much that increase will be will be determined at the next county board meeting....

Two injured in rollover crash

Jul 20, 2022
Two Zumbro Falls residents were injured in an auto accident on July 16, according to the State Patrol. It happened before 7 p.m. at Highway 63 and 645th St. A 2003 GMC Sierra and a 2009 Chrysler Aspen were traveling southbound on Highway 63. The vehicles collided and the Aspen rolled. Both...

Sheriff’s office: Motorcycle passenger dead after single-vehicle accident

Jul 20, 2022
A Plainview woman is dead after the motorcycle she was a passenger on swerved to miss a deer on July 16, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff’s office responded to the call in Hyde Park Township at about 7:46 p.m. “The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle...

Commissioners approve camera system upgrade for county jail

Jul 20, 2022
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Sheriff’s Department to upgrade the security camera system for the county jail, during its meeting on July 5. The board approved an upgrade to the Bosch camera system and its computer server. This includes the...

Detours coming to Highway 61 next summer

Jul 20, 2022
Detours will go into effect on Highway 61 between Lake City and Red Wing next summer as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) completes a resurfacing and related road work project. “When crews are working on the bridge over Wells Creek and near Hansen’s Harbor, detour A will be used....

Active shooter training coming to Lake City Public Schools on July 25, Aug. 2, and Aug. 16

Jul 20, 2022
Lake City Police Department (LCPD) and other emergency personnel will be conducting active shooter training on Lake City Public Schools campuses on July 25, Aug. 2, and Aug. 16, according to the police department. Lake City Police Officer Anthony Cox, the district’s school resource officer, said...

Internal candidate selected after ‘extensive’ search for assistant ambulance director

Jul 13, 2022
The Lake City City Council voted unanimously at its June meeting to hire Robert Benson as the city’s first assistant ambulance director. “The purpose of the role is to provide operational support to the ambulance staff as the front line supervisor, and also provide support for me for...

School board candidate filing period is Aug. 2-16

Jul 13, 2022
Lake City Public Schools has announced the filing period for candidates running for school board seats in the Nov. 8 election. Candidates can file in the district office at Lincoln High School between Aug. 2 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 16. The filing fee is $2. Candidates must be an eligible voter in the...

Wabasha County Commissioners approve service to streamline permit application process

Jul 6, 2022
In action taken during their regular meeting on June 28, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize the County Planning and Zoning department to enter into a contract with Schneider Geospatial for professional services agreement for creation and ongoing maintenance of...

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