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City life was too much after the war ended

Jul 22, 2015
Editor’s note: A series of articles about Lake City residents’ memories of their lives on the home front during World War II concludes with a first person account and poem below. The articles were created by the Friends of the Lake City Library in conjunction with this year’s Lake City Reads...
Photo submitted by Mary Stori

Commercial fishing linked to paddlefish, lake sturgeon deaths

Jul 22, 2015
Central Point residents were treated to a grisly sight late last week when several large fish with sliced undersides turned up on shore. Mary Stori, who lives on the point, said the fish first started to appear Wednesday evening. “Thursday we found all the sturgeon and paddlefish that were blowing...

Deceased POW's family finally gets medals he earned

Jul 22, 2015
More than 60 years after he was captured and later presumed dead in what is now North Korea, the family of Red Wing native and U.S. Army Sergeant Glen Richardson has finally collected all of the medals he earned in the Army. Richardson was captured on Dec. 1, 1950, as his second infantry division...

Time to line up block parties for National Night Out

Jul 22, 2015
The Lake City Police Department is seeking hosts for block parties around Lake City for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4. National Night Out is an effort by the non-profit National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada to deter and solve crime by building relationships...

Council, administrator agree to separation

Jul 17, 2015
City Administrator Alan Lanning is leaving his position at the end of this week after serving one year. The city administrator and the City Council agreed to a separation effective Friday after a two-session annual performance review. The council continued Lanning’s performance appraisal at a...

'Abuse' has Wabasha County board reconsidering recycling program

Jul 16, 2015
It has been said – “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This was the general feeling at the Wabasha County Board meeting on July 7 as the commissioners saw pictures of some county recycling sheds. The board has given themselves until the July 28 meeting to do something about the public’s abuse of...

Three Rivers and partners receive MNSure grant

Jul 16, 2015
Three Rivers Community Action (TRCA) and its funded partners C.A.R.E Clinic, HealthFinders Collaborative., and Community Action Center of Northfield, was awarded a $125,000 outreach and enrollment grant from MNsure this week. Three Rivers is one of 11 organizations to receive this grant statewide...

Local company, state join forces to cut emissions

Jul 16, 2015
A Lake City company is the largest recipient of the first round of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) grants for small businesses meant to improve air quality locally and statewide. Last year Valley Craft Industries applied for and received $100,000 in grants toward a $150,000 project to...
Lowell “Babe” Ter Borch

Ter Borch was just 17 when he left for the war

Jul 16, 2015
Editor’s note: A series of articles about Lake City residents’ memories of their lives on the home front during World War II continues below. The articles were created by the Friends of the Lake City Library in conjunction with this year’s Lake City Reads selection, “The All-Girl Filling Station...

Flat levy request draws ire at Goodhue County Board meeting

Jul 16, 2015
Fireworks went off early last Wednesday at the Cannon Valley Fair, during the Goodhue County Commissioner’s meeting. Commissioner Jason Majerus dropped a bomb shell when he proposed a flat levy for 2016. His proposal was heralded by Board Chair Ted Seifert and Commissioner Ron Allen, but was met...

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