The dredging and restoration of Lake Zumbro has become a hot topic recently, as promoters press for Olmsted County to contribute more money to the project, and the county board says they've already kicked in a great deal.
The issue is complicated by the fact that the lake and the lakeshore property spans both sides of the Olmsted and Wabasha county line. Adding to the political pressure on the county to do more, a Republican state senator is pressing county officials for more.
A week from today, the Post-Bulletin will gather together some of the key people involved to talk about the issue and answer your questions. The P-B Dialogue public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 17 in the library auditorium.
Joining P-B Managing Editor Jay Furst will be Olmsted County commissioners Jim Bier and Ken Brown, Sheldon King of Lake Zumbro Forever Inc., and others. Wabasha County Commission members also have been invited.
Post-Bulletin Dialogues are one-hour, informal question-and-answer sessions with newsmakers about local and area issues. For more details, call Jay at 507-285-7742.