It was a hot but successful Junk Crush weekend, according to Michelle Larson, Lake City Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Even with the heat of summer in the middle of September, Junk Crush was a another successful event for our city as a...
The Lake City girls Tiger tennis team defeated Cannon Falls 6-1 on Sept. 11 at home.Lake City gave up their lone point in a three-set battle at No. 1 doubles.  Katherine Kennedy and Renae Harvey lost the first set 2-6.  They came back for a 6-4 win...
Lake City firefighters trained Sept. 11 with equipment designed to help rescue people stuck in grain or a similar material like sand. Firefighters assemble shields around the victim to form a tube. Whatever the person is trapped in can then be...
Representatives of the Lake City American Legion, the Lake City VFW, their auxiliaries, the Lake City Girl Scouts, and the Lake City Boy Scouts gathered at the VFW Tuesday for a disposal ceremony for American flags that are no longer in servicable...
On Sept. 15, the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society (HAHS) did a photo shoot at the Lake City Fire Station for their annual calendar. The 2019 calendar, however, has a new theme - firefighters. After seeing other firefighter calendars, Teri Bissonnette...
Six Lake City Marching Band members took part in the University of Minnesota Marching Band Day (UMMB) on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event included the 330 member University of Minnesota Pride of Minnesota Band and over 800 high school band students...
One week ago, I briefly introduced the first article in a series presenting the results of the market research study sponsored by the Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA). In this article, I am pleased to present a very high-level summary of those survey results. During our collection...
It was a hot but successful Junk Crush weekend, according to Michelle Larson, Lake City Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Even with the heat of summer in the middle of September, Junk Crush was a another successful event for our city as a whole and the Chamber,” She said. “The live music...
The Lake City girls Tiger tennis team defeated Cannon Falls 6-1 on Sept. 11 at home.Lake City gave up their lone point in a three-set battle at No. 1 doubles.  Katherine Kennedy and Renae Harvey lost the first set 2-6.  They came back for a 6-4 win in the second.  In the third set they were edged 4...
Lake City Tiger runners came away from the Dover-Eyota Invitational with four team victories in the five races they competed in while the boys’ varsity had a narrow miss and finished second.The junior high girls won their third straight meet on a tie breaker with Plainview-Elgin-Millville (PEM). ...
Representatives of the Lake City American Legion, the Lake City VFW, their auxiliaries, the Lake City Girl Scouts, and the Lake City Boy Scouts gathered at the VFW Tuesday for a disposal ceremony for American flags that are no longer in servicable condition. The flags were inspected, determined to...
The Lake City Tiger Marching Band, under the direction of Paul Holland and Eric Stashek, is the recipient of the KROC‘s Best Marching Band in Southeast Minnesota Award. “We would like to thank all who support the Lake City band and music program,” the directors said in a news release. “The Tiger...
Lake City firefighters trained Sept. 11 with equipment designed to help rescue people stuck in grain or a similar material like sand. Firefighters assemble shields around the victim to form a tube. Whatever the person is trapped in can then be removed from around the person until they are freed. Ag...
One of two rainbows that appeared overhead as the Lake City School Board toured the construction underway at Bluff View Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 17. School Board Chair Heath Oeltjen (left) and Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger are standing outside what will become new...
Nine Lake City shops and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce are planning a style show Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jewel Golf Club. For $15 people can watch a fashion show put on by the stores, eat hor d’oeuvres and enter in a door prize drawing. Participating in the Shops of Lake...
Pat Lowther of Lake City is a World Series champion after winning the NAFA 60-year-old championship with his fast-pitch softball team in Wisconsin over the weekend. Team members travel from as far as Idaho for the one-day tournament, Lowther said. His team won six games that day to claim the title...
To the editor: I write as a grandfather of a 10 year old who loves to ride bike when he visits his grandpa in Lake City. I support the three lane project because it will provide a safe, separate bike/pedestrian path for my grandson and me to ride. It will also slow traffic down so my grandson...
To the editor: I attended last week’s council meeting and found the discussion about where to locate the proposed bandshell very interesting. The Bandshell Taskforce submitted their findings and voted, 7 to 4, to locate the bandshell in Patton Park, and made that recommendation to the council....
At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Lake City School Board unanimously approved a 2019 property tax levy of $4,162,028.88, the maximum allowed by law and a 1.7 percent increase over the certified levy amount for 2018. The board is required to set a preliminary levy by the end of September. A final vote...
To the editor: Lake City City Councilman Greg Schreck has a track record of accomplishments, both personal and with our city. I worked with him and others on several projects including the Community Bikes, painting downtown buildings, and the beach house improvements. The highway and the beach...
To the editor: I can see drive-arounds on county roads. The impression is Lake City is the only city that doesn’t have three lanes. The interests of Lake City are more important than the interests of the State of Minnesota. This is something that can’t be undone. Ken Lyons Lake City
To the editor: Lake City is going through exciting times. We have the opportunity to make some much-needed changes to our beautiful city and focus on ensuring its bright future. The Highway 61 Reconstruction Project scheduled for 2020 is way more than just an updated highway. It’s a chance to...
On Sept. 15, the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society (HAHS) did a photo shoot at the Lake City Fire Station for their annual calendar. The 2019 calendar, however, has a new theme - firefighters. After seeing other firefighter calendars, Teri Bissonnette at Anytime Fitness, thought that combining...
The Lincoln High School Hall of Fame will honor the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29. Recognition of the inductees will begin on Friday night, Sept. 28, at the Homecoming football game against Plainview-Elgin-Millville. The individuals and team will be introduced to the...
The former Lake City Lumber property on South 8th Street has a new owner. Larry Nielson, the listing agent for the property, said an investor has purchased the property with plans to offer boat and RV storage. The owner, who Nielson didn’t identify, is seeking a tenant for the building that...
To the editor: Taxpayers of Goodhue County do not hold your money too tight, because three commissioners want to take more than what is needed from you. This year’s Preliminary budget is a proposed increase of 9% or an additional 3 million dollars taken out of the private sector in the county....
To the editor: As a three season bicycling commuter between my home on the north end of Lake City and the Public Works building on the south end, I often ride Highway 61 on my way home. I follow the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through downtown which follows the lake shore and does not run on...

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