Opinion

Rotary looking for a few good women (and men, too)

Jun 3, 2021
Hi Lake City Ladies! Did you know that almost every Monday, (at noon), a diverse group of local-folk meet in the back room of Port 104 to discuss the needs of Lake City? Yes, that bunch discusses and implements programs to improve the local arts, health, education, environment, welfare and...

Join a historic history celebration

Jun 3, 2021
All are welcome: young, old, new, long time, part time or full time residents. 2022 is the year and Lake City is the place to be. It will be the sesquicentennial celebration - 150 years - since the formal incorporation of the city. Over the years the city has evolved from one visited by paddle...

Library Friends grateful for community support

May 26, 2021
From the Friends of the Lake City Public Library, a heartfelt “Thank you for your support, Lake City!” At our recent Used Book Sale during the 100 Mile Garage Sale, we raised over $2,400 through the sale of donated books and our “Your Other Library Card” notecards. We are grateful for all of...

St. Mark’s installs ‘Blessing Box’

May 26, 2021
The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought a lot of negativities, but it also has encouraged positive change in many ways. One such way has resulted in a Blessing Box at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. After being encouraged to “think outside the box” by Bishop Craig Loya and being unable to host our...

DeRoos: We want to amend the Constitution

May 26, 2021
The Convention of States movement is a growing, grassroots movement of Americans who are fed up with the drift toward big government socialism. Its purpose is to restore the originalism that the founders intended when the U.S. Constitution was written and ratified. The founders would not even...

Mayo Docs: Returning to what we love thanks to COVID vaccines

May 20, 2021
We have begun to turn a corner in this pandemic. To get to the other side, we need to develop vaccine confidence in our community by addressing hesitancy, answering questions, and creating easy opportunities to get a vaccine. This effort benefits us all. When the vaccine was first available, demand...

Free, online mental health classes available from NAMI

May 12, 2021
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota has set up a variety of free online mental health classes for May and June. They include classes such as Hope for Recovery, Transitions, Ending the Silence, Understanding Early Episode Psychosis for Families, In Our Own Voice, Family to Family...

Foster care month a chance to be grateful, consider becoming a foster

May 12, 2021
May is National Foster Care Month. All of us at Wabasha County would like to recognize the importance of our foster care providers and thank them for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to bettering the lives of those in need. The work they do is extremely important and a much needed...

Letter: Toxic trees unwelcome

May 12, 2021
I am writing this letter today to let pet owners know that there are toxic trees planted along the river walk. I have tried repeatedly to convince the city council that the buckeye is not a good choice to be planted along the walk where a lot of us walk our fur babies. The buckeye leaves,...

Chickens are a bad idea, city should have other priorities

May 5, 2021
I think that the council has better things to do than promote free range chickens. I don’t want to sound like an old rooster; however, I am of the opinion that chickens or geese do not belong in town. If you have ever been to Hawaii you see the result of renegade chickens being allowed to roam and...

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