Letter: Fundraising to replace pickleball, tennis courts sets bad precedent

Apr 28, 2021
I want to encourage the Council to reverse their decision to require a 50-50 match to replace the tennis/pickleball courts. I have been coming to Lake City for over 25 years, renting a slip in your lovely marina for sailing. The tennis courts were a great asset. Fifteen years ago we bought a...

Rasmussen: DLC thankful for big turnout at cleanup event

Apr 28, 2021
On Saturday, April 24, the Destination Lake City (DLC), together with the Lake City Sportsman’s Club and the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance group, co-sponsored a community clean up day for Lake City’s shoreline and downtown area. By our count we had 59 individuals show up to collect and clean up trash...

Novak seeking public input on backyard chickens

Apr 28, 2021
When my husband and I established our Nextdoor community back in 2018 the very first issue that made me perk up and think about running for public office was the overwhelming desire for backyard chickens. Growing up here 30-plus years ago this was a point of contention, and I was surprised that it...

Thanks to all who made this the biggest Five for Food yet

Apr 21, 2021
As the coordinator for The Greater Lake City Community Foundation’s Five for Food Initiative, I want to thank the greater Lake City community for giving so generously to help those receiving services from the Lake City Food Shelf. Twenty-five businesses, organizations and individuals pledged $17,...

Green Step program aims to improve sustainability, quality of life

Apr 21, 2021
In April 2019 Lake City joined the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) GreenStep Cities program. The idea to create a sustainable cities program was taken up by the 2008 Minnesota Legislature, which directed the MPCA to recommend actions cities could accomplish voluntarily to achieve...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...


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