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Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

Building department recognized

Goodhue County Building Department staff were presented with a Building Department of the Year award by Craig Hoium, board member of the Association of Minnesota Building Officials.

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Staff was recognized for working to educate the public about building code aspects in the county and for participating with statewide organizations, Hoium said.

AMBO, a nonprofit state chapter of the International Code Council, announced the award at a membership meeting in February.

In other news …

•Commissioners approved an agreement with the Goodhue Community Fire Truck Association to use space in the fire hall, 110 Third Ave., Goodhue, as a backup county dispatch center in case of an emergency.

•The board agreed to a Minnesota Department of Transportation reimbursement program to cover preliminary engineering costs for repairing a damaged retaining wall on County Road 7 north of Welch. Flooding in 2012 caused the retaining wall to fail.

Meeting watch

Tuesday’s County Board meeting was a brisk 22 minutes. All commissioners were present.

— Compiled by Michael Brun, staff writer

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