Opinion

Season is a perfect time to reflect and be grateful

Apr 7, 2021
At this time of year, the world rejoices, perhaps from religious beliefs and traditions or perhaps from the simple appreciation and wonder of nature during spring renewal. Whatever one’s perspective, now is a perfect time to reflect on what is good in the world and be grateful for our many...

Hunt on democracy

Apr 7, 2021
I just want to say something about democracy: I am more aware how fragile democracy can be. It is a very important thing we need to realize. Democracy is not a thing, it’s a living, real belief. A feeling of real freedom, respect for others and, most of all, a desire to live your life according to...

Goggin - Senate continues to get things done on major issues

Apr 7, 2021
The legislature is about to enter the home stretch of the 2021 session. In the coming weeks, we’ll have to complete negotiations on a state budget and a number of other important issues. Here’s a review of where things stand. PPP and unemployment tax relief is one of the most pressing issues of...

Food shelf is here to help thanks to community support

Apr 7, 2021
Thanks to our community for the ongoing support for the Lake City Food Shelf. The past year we have made many changes to our delivery system to make curbside a reality for our clients. We’ve had many new volunteers in 2020 and have appreciated help from high school and college students. In May,...

City in a pickle regarding amenities

Apr 7, 2021
Think you’ve heard it all concerning Lake City’s pickleball pickle because you’ve read about the council vote on funding and informative arguments in letters to the editor? If that’s your view, you’re as wrong as the vote on the matter by the well-intentioned city council. Sadly in their search for...

Thankful for leadership on Ohuta Park

Mar 31, 2021
We’ve lived in Lake City now for 45 years and we can’t say how pleased and excited we are for the new Ohuta Park project. Thanks to leadership, City Council and everyone working for and with the city to get this important improvement accomplished. It will be a new focal point that can be used...

Pickleball is for all ages

Mar 31, 2021
I am writing to question some inconsistencies contained in the March 18 article entitled, “Council pickleball offer follows recent trend.” The article describes how pickleball is played and that courts are required. Tennis courts can be used and the courts in Lake City were a welcome benefit for...

City should bear full cost of pickleball courts

Mar 31, 2021
I do not understand why the Lake City City Council decided not to pay for the total replacement of the pickleball courts. The city stole the playing area for another purpose. Pickleball, a fun, recreational game named after a dog – Pickles, is played all over the United States. But I guess not in...

Biscuit: Dog park a paws-itive benefit

Mar 31, 2021
Woof! Woof! My name is Biscuit Nelson and I am a Therapy Dog who enjoys working and living in Lake City. I heard that a public dog park is being considered in town. It would be a wonderful area for me and my friends to run, play and socialize. A few of my dog friends have owners who are senior...

Arneson: We must stay vigilant on COVID-19

Mar 17, 2021
We all know this past year has been super challenging for all of us - for our community members, businesses, children, families, essential workers, teachers and our senior citizens. It is almost now one year ago when the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that in Goodhue County we had...

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