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Swan fundraiser collects $1865 
for Freedom Honor Flights

Jul 28, 2021
Steve Swan of Swan Jewelers recently presented the Freedom Honor Flight program with a $1865 donation on behalf of the customers of Swan Jewelers who supported the recent fundraising effort. The Freedom Honor Flight program flies veterans out to Washington D.C. on a one day trip to see the war...

Local dairy judges place first at 
Fillmore County Fair contest

Jul 28, 2021
Emily Mellgren, Drew Bremer, Blake Siewert and Ashley Mellgren placed first as a team at the Fillmore County Fair dairy judging contest. Bremer placed first as an individual. The team placed five dairy cattle classes and gave one set of oral reasons.

Walking Lake Pepin summits Garrard’s Bluff

Jul 28, 2021
The Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) group had a warm hazy walk at Frontenac State Park on Wednesday, July 21. Twenty-two walkers came out to walk and enjoy the view of the river looking south to Lake City from the top of the bluff. Frontenac State Park is the Minnesota State Park closest to Lake City...

VanHouten becomes St. Mark’s Deacon

Jul 28, 2021
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lake City is happy to announce that Rev. Pat (Mountin) VanHouten, will become a deacon of our church. She is a cradle Episcopalian of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lake City. She was ordained on June 19, 2021 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis by...

Police: No organized National Night Out planned in Lake City

Jul 28, 2021
There won’t be an organized National Night Out event in Lake City, the Lake City Police Dartment announced on its Facebook page. The annual national event usually takes place the first Tuesday in August, and for many years the Lake City Police Department has facilitated neighborhood block parties...

Perfect sailing weather brings windfall for leukemia society

Jul 28, 2021
The weekend of July 24 and 25 was perfect to be on the water enjoying Lake Pepin, according ot the Lake City Yacht Club. With winds consistent at 10 to 15 miles per hour, conditions were ideal for sailing. The Lake City Yacht Club hosted their annual “Sail for Leukemia” fundraiser event to support...

Local post to host district VFW, Auxiliary meeting

Jul 28, 2021
First District Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliary will hold their August meeting in Lake City on Saturday, Aug. 7, to work on their programs for the upcoming VFW year. First District Commander, Tom Brown of Lake City and First District Auxiliary President, Linda Henry of Rochester, will...

Kelly’s Lake House aims to replicate Red Wing success on Lake Pepin

Jul 28, 2021
When the opportunity to open a restaurant knocked, the family that owns Kelly’s Taphouse in Red Wing didn’t answer, not right away at least. “We were approached by John Hutchinson saying he had a business opportunity for us,” said Mitch Anderson. “We were so busy at Kelly’s (Taphouse) that it wasn...

Kelly's arrival is a happy ending for Hutchinsons

Jul 28, 2021
With Kelly’s Lake House coming to the former Waterman’s location, John Hutchinson is optimistic that he and his wife, Sharon’s, effort to bring waterfront dining back to Lake City is a success. “We took on this project five year ago because we so desperately wanted Lake City to have the unique...

Foundation donates to Peters Memorial Fund

Jul 28, 2021
Heather Banks of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation recently presented a $1,500 check to board members of the Peters Memorial Fund. The Peters Memorial Fund is a local non-profit organization formed in memory of teacher Tessica Peters and her son Sawyer, who both died in 2019. The...

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