Organizers of the first annual Lake City Music Showcase felt the event was an all-around success.
The Lake City 150th Community Quilt capstone event was held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) Center where Pat Swanson’s art show “My Artistic Journey” opened.
The Lake City Tiger girls soccer team had a break-out game against Cannon Falls on Sept. 15, defeating the visiting Bombers 4-1. The win came after three straight games in which opponents held the Tigers scoreless.
The Lake City American Legion on Monday, Sept. 21, presented Lake City Police Officer Mike Becklund with its officer of the year award. Lake City Police Chief Cory Kubista nominated Becklund for the honor.
A fundraiser for accessible swings in Lake City parks is off to a good start with a $1,000 donation from Jed Clark of Jed Clark Construction, but there’s still an opportunity to contribute to the $5,000 goal.
Members of the public and Lake City School Board weighed in on the school district’s mask policy for students at the board’s Sept. 21 meeting. One of a few members of the public who addressed the board on the issue said that students were wearing masks up to 10 hours a day with only a few breaks....
Citing less frequent changes to report on the Highway 61 reconstruction project, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Public Engagement Coordinator Cindy Morgan said MnDOT was proposing to make Sept. 29 the last of the weekly 8 a.m. Tuesday public project update meetings. Instead, she...
Four people face first degree attempted murder charges following an alleged attack with baseball bats in Hammond on the night of Sept. 6. Daniel Walter Luhmann, 50, is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, once count of first degree assault, and one count of second...
Organizers of the first annual Lake City Music Showcase felt the event was an all-around success. The weather Saturday, Sept. 19, was sunny and warm. People came to Patton Park throughout the day to enjoy live music provided for free by musicians from Lake City and other communities. And a new...
The Lake City 150th Community Quilt capstone event was held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) Center where Pat Swanson’s art show “My Artistic Journey” opened.
Friends of the Library (FPL) members present the proceeds from their “Lake City on a Stick” book and note card sale to library director, Patti Bross. The check for $950 will benefit the 2021 Summer Reading Program by paying for the use of the Beanstack reading software program. Readers can use...
The Lake City American Legion on Monday, Sept. 21, presented Lake City Police Officer Mike Becklund with its officer of the year award. Lake City Police Chief Cory Kubista nominated Becklund for the honor. The department had this to say about Becklund’s selection:
At their regular meeting on Sept. 15, the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners set the proposed 2021 property tax levy at the same amount last 2020. All Commissioners were present, with Rich Hall on Zoom. Also present were County Administrator Brian Buhmann and County Attorney Karrie Kelly....
As I left the Wabasha County Old Courthouse Annex, I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted. I had voted on the first day of in person voting. All the worries about slow mail, long lines, lost ballots and COVID fear had disappeared. The people working behind the plastic screen had quickly...
In a democracy all those eligible to vote should be able to so safely. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a problem for everyone to vote in person. Minnesota – the state with the highest voter turnout - is allowing registered voters to apply for a no excuse absentee ballot by mail or...
Another Biden/Harris sign stolen from a front yard in Lake City. How sad that someone feels the need to trample another person’s right to their own opinion. The first amendment to our country’s constitution guarantees our individual right to free expression. This is what makes America truly great...
Mike Bross of Lake City was the guest presenter at the the Sept. 21 Lake City Rotary Club meeting. Bross was project manager for a recently completed Habitat for Humanity build in Lake City. Habitat for Humanity of Goodhue County broke ground on the site on North Prairie Street in August of 2019...
I’m John Redmond, a life-long, current full-time resident and candidate for mayor of Lake City. Along with my sons Tom and Sean, we own and operate four businesses in Lake City. Wise ACE Hardware, US Gas, Ace Rental, and Redmond Environmental (manufacture of grinder pumps).
COVID-19 has changed our community. Six months ago, when we began responding locally, no one could have predicted how much. We have endured Stay At Home orders side-by-(virtual) side, and are working under Stay Safe recommendations together. The disease has had economic, physical, and mental...
Macey Beltz, a confirmation student at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, held a blanket tying event at Patton Park on Sunday, Sept. 13 with 38 volunteers of all ages making 40 blankets. The blankets will be donated to families from the area with new babies born during this financially...
The Lake City girls tennis team lost matches against two tough opponents last week. The girls had a tough night on their home court against Lourdes High School on Tuesday evening. Lake City fell to Lourdes in a 0-7 loss. At No. 1 singles, Madeline Medvec took a loss with a 0-6, 1-6 final score....
As a former resident of Lake City and as a subscriber to The Lake City Graphic, I’d like to challenge your policy about letters to the editor admonishing writers to “Keep it Local.” Don’t get me wrong. Local issues are important. But there are other non-local issues that are important, too. If, as...
Goodhue County set its preliminary levy and budget on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The preliminary levy is an increase from 2020 while the tax rate is a decrease of 0.98 percent. The preliminary budget was set at $74,735,833. This is a reduction of about $6.5 million from the 2020 budget. The preliminary...
The Lake City Tiger girls soccer team had a break-out game against Cannon Falls on Sept. 15, defeating the visiting Bombers 4-1. The win came after three straight games in which opponents held the Tigers scoreless. Four players scored for Lake City: Mikayla Arendt, Baily Earnest-Miller, Sam...
I read with interest the article in the Sept. 10 edition of the Graphic about political yard signs and some local residents’ outrage that signs representing both major parties appear to have been stolen. The anger at these minor offenses is misplaced given the real political crimes being...
Every student at Lake City Public Schools is once again able to receive free breakfast and lunch meals, thanks to an extension of the USDA waiver program that has helped provide more than 110,000 free meals to Lake City students since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Lunch Time...
Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at Zumbro Community Church, 58324 County Road 7, Zumbro Falls. For more information people can contact Alice Atkinson at 507-753-2124.
The Lake City harriers got their first look at the Hiawatha Valley League (HVL) conference meet course against Byron and Lourdes, and it was to their liking as they won four of the five team races. They also had two individual champs, and four second place finishers. The boys’ varsity continued to...
The Lake City Area Childhood Cancer Awareness (LCACCA) group is hosting a walk on Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Patton Park, and is hoping to raise enough funds to help fund research, and create awareness, provide scholarships and give back to an organization they were a part of while going...
Grant dollars remain available for the Goodhue County CARES Act Grant. Applications are still being accepted from small businesses, nonprofits, agricultural businesses, churches, assisted care facilities, hospitals, and clinics in Goodhue County. The deadline to apply is Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m.
Boys soccer kicked off this past week with an away game against Cannon Falls. The Varsity game ended with a tie 0-0. Coach Patrick Palmer said the Tigers played well against a defense they have never encountered before. The team found the right combination of players and tactics late in the second...
A fundraiser for accessible swings in Lake City parks is off to a good start with a $1,000 donation from Jed Clark of Jed Clark Construction, but there’s still an opportunity to contribute to the $5,000 goal. Sharon Eggenberger is leading an effort to raise money for a wheelchair swing and special...

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