The Lake City Fire Department trained on its brand new ladder truck Tuesday. The truck arrived last week, just in time to be featured at the department’s open house on Saturday. It has a 107-foot ladder.
Lake City manufacturers, many of whom say they have difficulty finding skilled workers, learned about a collaborative effort to address a worker shortage at the annual manufacturers’ luncheon in Lake City.
Several Lake City business owners used a question-and-answer period during a presentation on the Highway 61 reconstruction to air concerns about the impact a season of construction and detours will have on their businesses.
Mud anyone?  The Lake City Tigers cross country team got up at 7 a.m. to eat breakfast and looked out the window to see a driving rain and a wind speed of over 30 miles an hour. By the time they left to race two hours later it was down to a drizzle...
Teachers and leaders at Lincoln High School were all smiles as they received financial donations from the Pass It On Thrift Shop in Lake City.  The shop, which is owned and operated by the First Congregational Church, UCC, in Lake City, has made...
Riding the school bus is a great way to get children to and from school. It’s a lot safer than other methods of transportation and provides access to school for about 26 million students each year.
The Lake City Fire Department trained on its brand new ladder truck Tuesday. The truck arrived last week, just in time to be featured at the department’s open house on Saturday. It has a 107-foot ladder. The City Council voted earlier this year to purchase the truck for about $1 million on a lease...
Lake City-based Pepin Manufacturing (PMI) was named the city’s manufacturer of the year at an annual luncheon Oct. 2 to celebrate Minnesota Manufacturing Week. Jon Solberg, one of two company representatives who accepted the award, said the company is experiencing double-digit growth. “The last...
Lake City manufacturers, many of whom say they have difficulty finding skilled workers, learned about a collaborative effort to address a worker shortage at the annual manufacturers’ luncheon in Lake City. Miles Seppelt is the economic development authority director in Hutchinson, Minn., a city of...
Lake City High School teacher Tom Horner was recently named the state’s high school physical education teacher of the year. The award, presented by the Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Educators (MnSHAPE) is intended to “honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions in...
Several Lake City business owners used a question-and-answer period during a presentation on the Highway 61 reconstruction to air concerns about the impact a season of construction and detours will have on their businesses. Bids from the project could be let on Nov. 22, with contracts awarded in...
After shutting out St. Croix Lutheran High School Oct. 3, the Lake City Tigers girls tennis team advanced to the semifinal round against Stewartville, who had defeated New Life Academy on Oct. 3.The two Tiger teams had faced each other earlier in the season on Sept. 16 and Lake City came away with...
The Lake City High School girls Tiger tennis took on St. Croix Lutheran High School in the first round of the Section 1A team tournament Oct. 3 in Lake City.   The Tigers had a complete shut out of their visitors, 7-0.At No. 1 singles Emma Brunkow cruised past Nano Fukuda 6-0, 6-0; Renae Harvey...
The Lake City Tigers volleyball team took first place in the Silver Division at the Cannon Falls Varsity Volleyball Tournament on Oct. 5. The team placed fifth overall out of 16 teams chalking up wins against Eau Claire Immanuel, St. Croix Lutheran and Farmington, a split with Hastings, and a loss...
Mud anyone?  The Lake City Tigers cross country team got up at 7 a.m. to eat breakfast and looked out the window to see a driving rain and a wind speed of over 30 miles an hour. By the time they left to race two hours later it was down to a drizzle with a light wind.  
Teachers and leaders at Lincoln High School were all smiles as they received financial donations from the Pass It On Thrift Shop in Lake City.  The shop, which is owned and operated by the First Congregational Church, UCC, in Lake City, has made annual donations at the start of each school year to...
Commander Ashley Veronen directs the Lake City Tiger marching band Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Lincoln High School gymnasium as they rehearse for their upcoming Sounds of the Stadium Concert. The concert will be on Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the gym.
There was a brand new ladder truck nearby, but there were more children hanging out by an American LaFrance fire truck from the 1920s parked near the back of the Lake City fire hall Saturday during the fire department’s open house. Above, Lake City Firefighter John Brandt takes a photo of (from...
To the editor: Lake City residents hear it often: Lake City is so beautiful! In fact, it’s accepted wisdom that Lake City attracts newcomers and pleases residents with its beauty. When over 100 years ago, residents built a city hall so impressive it rivaled, even surpassed, many a county...
To the editor: A long time ago someone I greatly admire said, “I’m too old to cry but it hurts too much to laugh.”
An item on the Wabasha County Board Agenda regarding zoning ordinance amendments and changes sparked some lively discussion at the board’s Oct. 1 meeting. All Commissioners were present, along with County Administrator Brian Buhmann and County Attorney Karri Kelly. Zoning Administrator Kevin...
To the editor: In my letter of Sept. 17 to The Graphic regarding Patton Park, I used the word “minimal” in describing usage. And I stated the park was “grossly underutilized.” So last week’s response letter saying I made “unproven claims” could be considered accurate. I erred in not making it...
To the editor: Many thanks to Don Schwartz and John Albright for their articulate and timely letters to the editor of last week. Don wrote about the need for a process to ensure electric line replacements are put underground to avoid a repeat of the travesty on South Oak Street. Many healthy trees...
To the editor: I would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all involved in putting together the informal question and answer meeting related to the 2020 Highway 61 construction project. It was amazing to learn that the project has come this far without someone in the city doing an “economic...
To the editor: On behalf of the Johnny Appleseed Day crafters and vendors, I’d like to thank the Lake City Fire Department for allowing us to use their facility on Saturday. The rain made it difficult to keep our event outside and we are grateful to our wonderful fire department for opening their...
Riding the school bus is a great way to get children to and from school. It’s a lot safer than other methods of transportation and provides access to school for about 26 million students each year. However, there are still risk factors associated with riding the bus that parents, children and...

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