The community of Frontenac is planning a gala celebration of its 160th anniversary, on Saturday, Sept. 21. Numerous educational events and displays are planned throughout the community. Area food vendors will provide a variety of food options.
On Sept. 8, women from around the state gathered at the state capitol to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Minnesota’s ratification of a 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
The message, printed in large, bold script on the back of a map handed out to people arriving for the Bluff View Elementary School Monday night was unambigous: “Thank You.”
On Sept. 11 Anytime Fitness members and Lake City Firefighters Justin Campbell and Zach Vanberg (left) took up the 9/11 Challenge to raise money for the Lake City Fire Department.
Lake City Tiger volleyball player Morgan West (center) was honored at the Sept. 9 volleyball game for recording her 1,000th dig during her high school career. West is the all-time leader for digs, surpassing previous leader Julia Anderson with 906...
The Lincoln High School class of 1954 had 66 people in attendance at their 65th class reunion held at the Lake House on Pepin.  Twenty-eight classmates attended out of a class of 79.  Letters were read from those who were unable to attend. ...
The last time the bonding committee from the Minnesota House of Representatives visited Lake City, several legislators wondered why the city wasn’t asking for any state bonding money. “Lake City has historically not been proactive in approaching the state for funding,” Mayor Mark Nichols wrote in...
Perhaps moreso than any town in the area, Old Frontenac is a village where past and present collide. “So much of our history is still evident in the community,” said Lorry Wendland of Frontenac, who is the author of two books chronicling the village’s 18th century pioneers. There’s a “special...
On Sept. 8, women from around the state gathered at the state capitol to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Minnesota’s ratification of a 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. At least two of them were elected officials (one current and one former) with ties to Lake City. Katie Himanga...
The message, printed in large, bold script on the back of a map handed out to people arriving for the Bluff View Elementary School Monday night was unambigous: “Thank You.” The school and school district were expressing their appreciation to the community for supporting a $12 million expansion...
On Sept. 11 Anytime Fitness members and Lake City Firefighters Justin Campbell and Zach Vanberg (left) took up the 9/11 Challenge to raise money for the Lake City Fire Department. Justin completed the challenge by climbing 110 floors/1,980 steps in full fire department protective gear in 30 minutes...
The annual Junk Crush and Street Market this year coincided with the grand opening and capstone event of the Lake City Area Arts Center last weekend, luring people out for shopping, food, art demonstrations, live music and more. At right, people stand at the corner of High Street and Marion Street...
To the editor: With regard to the three plans for Ohuta park shown in the Graphic a few weeks ago, I don’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish. None of the plans change anything other than moving things around. What’s wrong with the current layout? It’s completely functional. Why would...
To the editor: This past week and weekend our town was the place to be. The efforts of many organizations and numerous volunteer hours of dedicated folks created fun, interest and unique experiences for folks of all ages. The award-winning documentary “Decoding the Driftless” was shown to an over...
To the editor: As many are aware, the Lake City City Council is trying to move forward with some needed and desired changes in Patton Park. The council is being asked to consider differing ideas. Some to simply repair the gazebo, due its remaining original historical significance. Others,...
The Lake City Rotary’s “Almost Annual Wine, Beer and Spirits Event” will take place at Port 104 on Friday, Oct. 4. The event will start at 6:30 p.m.; with closing bids at 8:30 p.m. and prizes disbursed at 9 p.m. This event will include taste stations from a variety of spirit vendors who will be...
Tenneco (formerly Federal-Mogul) employees conducted a school supply drive to support Bluff View Elementary School and St. John’s Lutheran School in Lake City. Cathy Carlson, organizer of the school supply drive, said, “it was wonderful to see the overwhelming support from our employees. When we...
Reid Gastner accounted for three touchdowns to power Lake City past defending state AAA champion Rochester Lourdes 27-14 on Friday night in a stunning upset.  The Tigers notched one of the biggest wins in program history by ending a 17-game losing skid to the Eagles that dated back to 2003.
Lake City Tiger volleyball player Morgan West (center) was honored at the Sept. 9 volleyball game for recording her 1,000th dig during her high school career. West is the all-time leader for digs, surpassing previous leader Julia Anderson with 906 in 2014-2016. West is pictured with coaches Tom...
After two straight losses, the Lake City Tigers volleyball team was ready to turn things around Sept. 12. And, that they did.Lake City started the first game in a three-game match pretty slow, letting the Rochester Lourdes Eagles score five points before Lake City won the ball back.While the Tigers...
For the second week in a row, the Tiger varsities swept the meet team titles at the Dover-Eyota meet.  For the second week in a row, Jacey Majerus and Peyton Meincke won the girls’ varsity and junior high individuals while Julia Koplin was the junior varsity (JV) champ.  
The cutting crew brought their suggestions Tuesday to the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners budget and levy talks.Commissioner Jason Majerus started the discussion by asking to cut the $100,000 the county plans to invest in its new drug court program. Majerus further asked that any vote to add...

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