Open House onboard the US Army Corps of Engineers vessel the MV Mississippi

The US Army Corps of Engineers will host an open house on board the MV Mississippi in Wabasha on Friday, August 13th from 5-7PM. It will be docked near the Eagle Center at 50 Pembroke Ave! The vessel will be in the region as part of the Mississippi River Commission’s low water inspection trip. The open house will provide information about the importance of the Mississippi River system and the diversity of uses and users along the waterway.

Tours of the Motor Vessel Mississippi will also be available. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Facemasks will be required by all guests and the number of guests will be limited to 50 at a time. Backpacks and large satchels will not be allowed onboard. People who bring small purses and handbags on board may be subject to inspection prior to boarding. The main deck on the Motor Vessel Mississippi and the public hearing room have limited handicap accessibility.

The Motor Vessel Mississippi was built in 1993 by Halter Marine and is the fifth Corps of Engineers towboat to bear the name. The towboat is 241 feet long and 58 feet wide with three diesel engines providing 6,300 horsepower. The vessel spends more than 90% of its time as a working towboat for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, moving barges, equipment and supplies on the river. It is also used by the presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission for making its inspections of the Mississippi River and to host public hearings and events.

The nearly 700 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2020 $186 million budget, nearly 2,840 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $285 million to the national economy. Learn more at


July 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

Riverboat Days Road Closures

Quick reminder to the public, with the 2021 Riverboat Days Celebration, there will be several blocks closed to traffic July 30th & July 31st in the downtown area. The road barricades will be moved by event staff throughout the celebration to accommodate the Music under the Bridge in Heritage Park, the Car Show, and the WFD Water Fight. Please refrain from parking in these area during this timeframe. ALSO, the two city parking lots under the bridge on Walnut Avenue will be closed to the public and designated for vendors and other events activities. Please help spread the word and hope to see you at Riverboat Days this weekend!
Thank You,
Wabasha Public Works
July 29th, 2021|Categories: News|

Beach Park Swimming Area Closed Until Further Notice

Due to the Algae growth along the river area in Beach Park, the beach swimming area is hereby closed until further notice for the safety of all, both people and pets.  We have been in contact with the MNDNR and MPCA and will pass on any further information we receive.  Thank you for your cooperation, we need to error on the side of caution at this point

July 8th, 2021|Categories: News|

Notice Concerning City of Wabasha Brush Dump Site

This is a reminder to the public that the Wabasha brush dump located at: 2206 Hiawatha Drive East, is for CITY OF WABASHA RESIDENTS ONLY!  Wabasha city limits end near the city sewer plant.  For those who live on the Sand Prairie, yes, your driver’s license may read Wabasha as the nearest city, but that does not mean you live in Wabasha City Limits.  We have had an increased amount of brush coming from the Sand Prairie.  If you are caught on camera, you will have to deal with the consequences.  Greenfield Township has informed us that they share the brush dump in Kellogg, MN.   If you live on the Sand Prairie outside of Wabasha, please contact Greenfield Township for more information.

Thank you, Wabasha Public Works Department

June 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

Wabasha Residents Invited to Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Wabasha Residents Invited to Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6PM at Wabasha City Hall, a public hearing will take place to consider an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan (the City’s long-term planning document, linked here). This amendment will include language and action items regarding a potential new Port Facility in northwest Wabasha, the Wabasha Waterfront Revitalization project, and rerouting Highway 60 through Athletic Fields Park and future residential and commercial development. Wabasha residents are encouraged to attend, learn, and comment on the plans. This public hearing will take place at the Wabasha Planning Commission meeting which will be held at the Wabasha City Hall, 900 Hiawatha Drive, beginning at 6PM.

June 8th, 2021|Categories: News|

No Wake Zone Effective Memorial Weekend

Reminder, the No Wake Zone enforcement period begins Memorial Weekend, May 29, 2021.  The City of Wabasha’s No Wake Zone is from the upper Parkside Marina rock point, extending downriver to Bailey Avenue, just below the National Eagle Center.  Markers have been placed on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi River marking these areas, along with signage on the shore.  Please be mindful of this area and follow all No Wake Zone requirements while traveling up and down the river in this section.  Law Enforcement will be monitoring boat traffic through the entire summer until the end of Labor Day weekend.  Have a safe boating season!

May 27th, 2021|Categories: News|

Caregiver Survey About Walking & Biking to School

“Do you have a child that attends school in the City of Wabasha? The City of Wabasha and your child’s school would like to make our community safer for children to walk and bike to school and around the community. Help us by completing this survey, linked here. ¿Hablas español? Tome la encuesta aquí” (Spanish version of the survey).

May 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

Public Works Notice – Weed and Dead Tree Nuisances

The City of Wabasha would like to remind our residents to keep in mind two important city ordinances while taking proper care of their property for everyone’s safety. The following is a section from each ordinance concerning weeds and dead trees. If these issues are not taken care of by the property owner, the city can hire these services completed, and bill the property owner. You can get a copy of the complete ordinance from City Hall, or find it on the internet at
The word “weeds” as used in this section shall be construed to mean and include all noxious weeds as defined by the Statutes of the State of Minnesota and all such useless and troublesome plants as are commonly known as weeds to the general public.
420.03 NUISANCE:
All weeds growing upon any lot in the platted portion of the City of Wabasha to the greater height of one foot, or which have gone or about to go seed, are hereby declared to be a nuisance and dangerous to the health, safety and good order of the City.
Removal of Diseased or Dangerous Trees: Diseased and/or insect-ridden Trees, dead or injured trees deemed to be a health or safety hazard by the City Forester must be treated or removed so as not to constitute a health or safety hazard to the public or other trees or plants in the City.
May 20th, 2021|Categories: News|