Despite its reputation as an off-season, the span of time from late January through February boasts big events almost weekly, in normal times.
Lake City High School winter sports wrestling and girls and boys basketball began their seasons last week. Due to the high school gymnasium’s technology upgrade, games are no longer broadcast on the local cable school channel.
The day finally came for the Lake City Tigers girls as a long-awaited season finally started, the girls have been patiently waiting since November for basketball to begin. They started the season at home hosting the Pine Island Panthers and came...
Lake City resident Art Howard just joined the UFO (United Flying Octogenarians). He flew his plane on Jan. 19, 2021 at the Red Wing Regional Airport at 80 years old and became a new member of the UFO.
Justin Wohlers scored a career-high 28 points as Lake City won its 2021 season opener 71-50 at Pine Island on Friday night. The Tigers used a 23-6 run to open the second half after leading by four at intermission to pull away.
A crew of members from the Lake City Lions Club and the Lake City Sportsman’s Club zig-zagged the streets on Saturday, Jan. 9, gathering up discarded Christmas trees. Eight teams were each assigned a section of the town to make pretty quick work of...
A change in printing facilities will result in earlier deadlines for the Lake City Graphic and Lake City Shopper.  Beginning with the Feb. 2 Shopper and Feb. 4 Graphic, printing will move from RiverTown Multimedia in Red Wing to House of Print in Madelia, Minn. The Graphic office will remain open...
Lake City High School winter sports wrestling and girls and boys basketball began their seasons last week. Due to the high school gymnasium’s technology upgrade, games are no longer broadcast on the local cable school channel.
“2020 was a good year for the city” as far as planning was concerned, Lake City Planning and Community Development Director Megan Smith wrote in the Jan. 11 city council agenda introducing her department’s annual report. “Planning and Community Development Department again saw increases in permit...
Despite its reputation as an off-season, the span of time from late January through February boasts big events almost weekly, in normal times. Lake City hosts Winterfest. Then the Frontenac Sportsmen’s Club and Lake City Sporstman’s Club take turns hosting their ice fishing contests on Frontenac...
The Life 101 class at Lincoln High School, taught by Angie Haviland, is a class that focuses on learning certain life skills not taught in other classes but are necessary in adult life. “Learning life skills is normally a hands-on process, with active participation. Unfortunately, social...
The Lake City High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday with a triangular at Pine Island with Fillmore Central being the third team. The Tigers opened against Fillmore Central with eighth grader Weston Roberson dropping a hard fought 5-2 match at 106. Chris Ramirez came out at...
Justin Wohlers scored a career-high 28 points as Lake City won its 2021 season opener 71-50 at Pine Island on Friday night. The Tigers used a 23-6 run to open the second half after leading by four at intermission to pull away. The game got off to a bit of a sloppy start as the teams combined to...
Lake City resident Art Howard just joined the UFO (United Flying Octogenarians). He flew his plane on Jan. 19, 2021 at the Red Wing Regional Airport at 80 years old and became a new member of the UFO. Started in 1982 by a group of about 25 aviators over the age of 80, today the UFO has a...
The day finally came for the Lake City Tigers girls as a long-awaited season finally started, the girls have been patiently waiting since November for basketball to begin. They started the season at home hosting the Pine Island Panthers and came away with an 89-37 win. The Tigers bring back four...
The State of Minnesota has launched a public vaccine data dashboard to detail the progress of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, distribution and administration across Minnesota online at https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/data/index.jsp. The dashboard, produced by Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the...
Editor’s note: The Graphic is republishing the essay for which Alexis McCoy won the first place in the Young Author Award at the National American Miss pageant over Thanksgiving weekend at age nine.
The Lake City High School boys basketball program is recognizing Lake City basketball players who made a commitment this offseason with the Lake City Basketball 300 Hour Club Program. The theme of the Lake City 300 Hour Club is “No Deposit, No Return.” Players documented their hours doing...
Grants are still available for the Goodhue County Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Program, according to a news release. This grant is available to help small businesses and nonprofits in Goodhue County that have been affected by an executive order related to the pandemic. Businesses can...
Sen. Mike Goggin, in your Lake City Graphic opinion piece on Jan. 6, you wrote: “The ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be front and center once again...The pandemic is serious, but the urgency has passed.” You posted this the day after you participated in voting down a mask mandate...
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, begins its seventh year on Feb. 15. The drive will end on March 31. Eighteen sponsors have stepped forward with contributions from $500 to $1,000 for a total of $13,000. The sponsors’...
The Lake City Public Library invites the public to learn more about the seasonal and year-round birds that can be found in back yards. This free Zoom event takes place on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. and is led by Scott Mehus, education director at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.
Happy New Year from Lake City Area Arts! 2021 will be an exciting year for us at Lake City Area Arts. Now that 2020 is over, some familiar faces have ended their time serving Lake City Area Arts and other new board members bringing new energy and ideas to the board. Pat Blum retired from her...
The love and support has been felt each and every day over the past couple weeks. It took me weeks to say thank you to the hundreds of emails, messages, and comments I received upon announcing my departure from the Lake City Chamber. It was overwhelming and incredibly heartwarming. The love and...
During their regular meeting on Jan. 19, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners had an update on the Wabasha County Extension. All Commissioners were present, along with Interim Administrator Carolyn Holmsten and County Attorney Karrie Kelly. This was the one item was listed on the action...
A senior-laden Byron team fired on all cylinders Monday night as Lake City suffered its worst loss in seven seasons as the Bears thrashed the Tigers 66-27 in the home opener. Ryan Heise opened the scoring with a three-pointer, but from there it was all Byron as they raced out to a 15-3 lead with...
The data is going in the wrong direction. While life expectancy has been on the rise since the 1960s, its sharp decline over the last several years is a sign that something is fundamentally broken in the United States. It’s 2021, and we are losing more lives to preventable causes then ever before....

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