Hwy. 61 construction firm might rent old public safety building

Jan 15, 2020
The Lake City City Council voted Monday to allow the city administrator to negotiate a short-term lease for the former public safety building at 209 S. High Street to Rochester Sand and Gravel. The company is the general contractor on the Highway 61 reconstruction project. It would use the...

2019 Year in Review

Jan 16, 2020
This is a summary of the events covered in the Lake City Graphic over the past year.

Drew Peterson and band in Oak Center Jan. 18

Jan 15, 2020
Drew Peterson and the Dead Pigeons open the 2020 season at the Oak Center General Store Folk Forum with an 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, Jan. 18. Peterson will play new songs as well as favorites from his other projects: Forty Watt Bulb, The Dead Pigeons, and Boxstore Bird. According to his...

Foreign exchange student from Italy speaks to Lake City Rotary Club

Jan 15, 2020
Rotary exchange student Jennifer Atzori (right) was the guest speaker at the Jan. 13 Lake City Rotary Club meeting. Jennifer is from Cabras, Italy. Rotary sponsors a foreign exchange student annually and is always looking for host families. Anyone interested in this opportunity should contact Tom...

Ice lures boaters, boaters lure photographers

Jan 15, 2020
Ice boaters took to frozen Lake Pepin over the weekend for an informal event called the Lake Pepin Pop-up Regatta. “We’ll scrub race, trade secrets, tell stories and test the ice for a possible ISA and/or DN North American Championship,” a post previewing the event said on While the...

Sportsman’s Club funds fire hydrant markers

Jan 15, 2020
On Monday, Jan. 13, the Lake City City Council accepted a roughly $1,300 donation from the Lake City Sportsman’s Club to purchase 100 markers for fire hydrants around the city. As of Tuesday, city Public Works Director Scott Jensen said about 50 of the markers have been installed. The city has...

Tony Cuchetti plays Jan. 17 at The Railhouse

Jan 15, 2020
Tony Cuchetti will perform Friday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at The Railhouse Grill in Lake City. Cuchetti derives his spirit and creativity from a blend of folk, blues, country and Americana. His performances interweave the songs of his inspirations -- the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Sturgill...

Agency offer self-sufficiency, home ownership programs

Jan 15, 2020
Southeastern Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SEMMCHRA) now provides a variety of self-sufficiency and homeownership programs. SEMMCHRA is now offering Homebuyer Education Classes, One-on-One Pre-Purchase Counseling, and Financial Wellness Training. Homebuyer Education...

Letter: Salvation Army bell ringers thankful, humbled for support

Jan 15, 2020
To the editor: The Salvation Army ringers, led again by the “man in green” Dave Toole, want to extend a “Thank you” to all those who donated and to all those who greeted us when we were ringing. Donation totals were once again significant. Possibly the highest amount in Lake City to date. Once...

Goggin, Haley announce Lake City event

Jan 15, 2020
State Representative Barb Haley (R-Red Wing) and State Senator Mike Goggin (R-Red Wing) announced today that they will be holding a constituent conversation in Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Marien’s Deli, 716 W. Lyon Ave., in Lake City. The...


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