Opinion

Lake City Lions work at state fair

Sep 15, 2021
On Monday, Aug. 30, a group of six Lake City Lion members ventured north to the Minnesota State Fair. No, this was not a trip to sample foods or to partake in the vast array of events and shows offered there. The purpose of this trip, or one completely like it, has been going on for...

Join a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, Lake City’s 150th anniversary

Sep 15, 2021
Lake Citians enjoy celebrations. Consider marking your calendars for many months of events that will appeal to all ages. 2022 will be the celebration of a number of events such as the incorporation of Lake City as a city, the 100th celebration of the invention of waterskiing, and the 50th...

Police lobbyist: Grateful to Haley and Goggin

Sep 1, 2021
Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association On behalf of our state’s police officers, corrections officers, and dispatchers, we’re writing to publicly say ‘thank you’ to Senator Mike Goggin and Representative Barb Haley for their steadfast support of increased public safety efforts during the...

Penny: Creating a sense of belonging in southeastern Minnesota

Sep 1, 2021
Many of us who grew up in, or currently live in, rural Minnesota know that there is something about our communities that fosters a sense of belonging. It might be that the nature of small towns makes it easier to get to know people, or that festivals, historic downtowns and beautiful natural...

Let the choice be for students to wear masks

Sep 1, 2021
Kudos to the Lake City Board of Education members who voiced support to mandatory mask wearing by students, teachers, staff and others in the public schools. The American Academy of Pediatrics said students ought to be wearing masks, as did the Centers for Disease Control. It seems to me, the...

Higher COVID-19 activity puts suppers on hold

Sep 1, 2021
St. Mark’s is sorry to announce that our monthly community suppers will be suspended because of the increased percentage of Covid in Wabasha and Goodhue Counties. We will resume as soon as possible. Thank you to all who have participated in our suppers and enjoyed Coleen’s piano entertainment...

Hope to see you all at hog roast

Aug 25, 2021
Just a reminder. Bethany Lutheran Church is having our Hog Roast/Block Party this Saturday, Aug. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will have pulled pork sandwiches, beans, coleslaw, desserts and beverages. Jim Sexton-Craig Morton duo will perform. No charge, just a free will donation if you...

Inaugural Fore the Bills golf tourney a success

Aug 25, 2021
The inaugural Fore the Bills Golf open proved to be a great success, thanks to a wonderful show of support from the community as well as others. With a vision that started as a way for our group of friends to make sure we can all get together at least once per year, we were able to take a large...

Virtual open house for Hwy. 61 work in Goodhue County

Aug 25, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites the public to visit the virtual open house to learn about the intersection improvements that are scheduled for 2022 along Hwy. 61 at Hwy. 316 and County Road 18 in Goodhue County. Individuals can visit the virtual open house at...

Recipients: Froyd donations leave a ‘wonderful legacy’

Aug 25, 2021
On July 29, the Lake City Food Shelf, the Lake City Public Library, the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society and the Lake City Youth Baseball Association were each paid a surprise visit by John Zimmer and Marsha Valtakis. John and Marsha have been helping care for their neighbor, Robert Froyd as he...

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