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Townships hold meetings, elections on March 8

Mar 2, 2022
Local townships will be among the 1,780 townships in the state holding their annual meetings on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, according to the Minnesota Association of Townships. “Known as Township Day, these annual meetings are held every year on the second Tuesday in March. Residents of the townships...

School COVID cases remain at low points

Mar 2, 2022
For the second consecutive week, COVID-19 active case numbers reported by Lake City Public Schools were at low levels not seen since before the most recent wave. Bluff View Elementary School reported two active cases for the second straight week on Feb. 26. Lincoln High School reported 0 for the...

Happy 150th birthday Lake City

Mar 2, 2022
An Incorporation Day event took place Saturday, Feb. 26 to mark the city’s 150th anniversary. The event was mostly at Lincoln High School but it reverberated throughout town thanks to the bells that rang out at churches and elsewhere to mark the occasion. Don Schwartz kicked off the festivities by...

School COVID-19 levels continue downward trend

Feb 23, 2022
After peaking in mid-January, confirmed COVID-19 cases reported by Lake City Public Schools have dropped significantly. The school district reports numbers for Bluff View Elementary School and Lincoln High School each Friday on a COVID-19 dashboard on its website at https://www.lake-city.k12.mn.us...

Pickup goes through ice near Old Frontenac

Feb 23, 2022
The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that no ice is always safe after a pickup truck went through the Lake Pepin ice near Methodist beach in Frontenac. According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, a sheriff’s office airboat happened to be in the area when the call came in at...

Wabasha County zoning administrator leaves for another position

Feb 23, 2022
The action agenda for the Feb. 15 meeting of the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners dealt with four Zoning matters, three of which were routine, the fourth one had more discussion and led to a change in one of the conditional use permit (CUP) conditions. All commissioners were present for this...

Wabasha County Hwy. 81 closes Feb. 28 for reconstruction

Feb 23, 2022
Wabasha County Highway 81 from Minnesota Highway 60 to US Highway 61 is planned to be closed to through traffic beginning approximately Feb. 28, (weather permitting) for the reconstruction of County Highway 81, according to the county highway department. Through traffic should use the posted...

Walz authorizes disaster assistance for Wabasha County for Dec. 15 storm damage

Feb 16, 2022
Gov. Tim Walz has authorized emergency assistance for Wabasha, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, and Steele counties for damage sustained during a severe thunderstorm on Dec. 15, 2021. The storm generated multiple tornadoes, damaging winds, rain, sleet, ice, and snow, according...

SWCD meeting is Feb. 24

Feb 16, 2022
Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 8:15 a.m. in the County Board Room at 625 Jefferson Ave., Wabasha. People who wish to attend are asked to call the office at 651-560-2053 for information as attendance...

Parties caucus as 2022 election season begins

Feb 9, 2022
Local Republican and Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party members joined partisans from around the state Feb. 1 holding local precinct caucuses. Republicans from Lake City and several nearby townships caucused at Bluff View Elementary School. Local DFLers opted for a contactless caucus due to COVID...

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