Bluff View expansion ceremonially under way

May 24, 2018
The $12 million expansion of Bluff View Elementary School passed a few milestones in the past week. Last week bids were revealed. Supt. Erick Enger told the school board that discussions would follow between Kraus-Anderson, the firm managing the project, and the winning bidders to make sure...

Lake City WWII vet turned 19 in a foxhole

May 24, 2018
Editor’s note: Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, this year, and at a time when there are so few surviving members of the “Greatest Generation,” we gladly accepted the offer of Lake City author B. Wayne Quist to interview and write about Gale R. Hill, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a...

Memorial Day observances planned throughout the area

May 24, 2018
Schedules are set for Memorial Day observances in Lake City, Zumbro Falls, Millville and the surrounding communities on Monday, May 28. The annual Lake City Memorial Day program will be at the Lincoln High School auditorium this year. After scrambling to move the program from Patton Park to the...

North Atlantic traditions kept alive on Lake Pepin

May 24, 2018
Once a year, they come to Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City, to build kayaks, to paddle kayaks, to roll kayaks, to harpoon from kayaks, to burn kayaks, but most of all to celebrate a culture and its way of life. Qajaq Camp (pronounced “kayak camp”) is put on by Qajaq USA, the American Chapter of the...

5K-9 raises over $500 for humane society

May 24, 2018
Runners, walkers and their canine companions turned out May 12 for the annual Anytime Fitness and Lake Pepin Pet Clinic 5K-9 race. The event raised over $500 for the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society. “A huge measure of thanks are sent from the humane society to the sponsors of the event ... and to...

Railhouse to host 
Root River Jam May 26

May 24, 2018
Rochester Americana trio Root River Jam returns to The Railhouse Grill to perform on Saturday, May 26, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Their original music is a blend of many styles including folk, rock, Celtic, blues and jazz. Music blogger Jeff Hansel wrote of the band: “Root River Jam will take you into...

Seven on the move thanks to new bikes from Mayo

May 24, 2018
Seven Bluff View Elementary School students were the grand prize winners of the school’s Bluff View On The Move program, which encourages children to put away electronics and get active for a few weeks in the spring. Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City provided funding to purchase one new bike...

Water Ski Days button design unveiled

May 24, 2018
Lucy Weist is this year’s Water Ski Days button design contest winner. The Water Ski Days committee narrowed the field to three buttons where the final three were voted on via Facebook. Lucy is the recipient of $100 is Chamber Bucks as a result and will have her design displayed on all 2018 Water...

Actions planned to attract new residents

May 24, 2018
More than 20 attendees sorted through multiple ideas to attract new residents to Lake City at last week’s Making It Home Action Planning Session. As a part of the Making It Home process, three study circles met in four sessions between February and April to discuss the Lake City community and...

Another Blandin opportunity for Lake City

May 24, 2018
Lake City is one of 10 communities selected for Blandin Community Leadership Programs (BCLP) for 2019. Residents of Aitkin, Blackduck-Kelliher-Northome, Fairmont, Faribault, Glencoe, Lake City, Planview and Quad Cities (Eveleth, Gilbert, Mt. Iron, Virginia) will participate in intense eight-day...


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