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Come sale anyway?

Sep 9, 2020
After being rescheduled from May to this weekend, the official 100-Mile Garage Sale was called off entirely last month. But that hasn’t stopped dozens of people from advertising sales this weekend. Whether the pandemic keeps shoppers away remains to be seen. “A few weeks ago, Mississippi Valley...

Kiwanis raises $40,000 to fight maternal neonatal tetanus

Sep 9, 2020
The Lake City Kiwanis Club announced Sept. 8 that it has raised $40,000 toward the goal of eliminating Maternal Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). “(MNT) is a painful and deadly disease caused by lack of sanitary birthing conditions. Kiwanis International teamed up with UNICEF in 2010 to provide vaccine...

Library announces online pandemic wellness program

Sep 9, 2020
The Lake City Public Library (LCPL) invites the public to join Mayo Clinic health professionals Amanda Halls, RD, LD, and Shannon Campbell, PT, DPT, and learn how to avoid emotions and stress that lead to unhealthy food habits. They will also share tips and tricks on how to build an exercise...

Library offers virtual tour down Mississippi

Sep 9, 2020
The public is invited to travel virtually down the Mississippi River in the three-part series “A Journey Down the Mississippi” with Minnesota photographer Doug Ohman. “Ohman takes us on a kayaking adventure starting at Itasca State Park, the official beginning of the mighty river. He tells a...

Master gardener training available in Goodhue County

Sep 9, 2020
The Goodhue County Master Gardener program is seeking applicants. Master Gardeners share University of Minnesota research-based knowledge on important priorities including: horticulture skills, plant biodiversity, pollinators, clean water, local food, climate change and nearby nature, according...

McCoy wins Spirit of America award at pageant

Sep 9, 2020
Alexis McCoy of Lake City competed in the state competition for National American Miss and earned a chance to compete at nationals in Orlando, Fla., over Thanksgiving weekend. McCoy placed in the top 10 of the state competition. She was first runner up in top model, first runner up in the art...

Sticking together on a Labor Day weekend

Sep 9, 2020
Lake City’s fair-themed get-together, “Lake City on a Stick” was a success, according to Michelle Larson of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Businesses and restaurants around town offered stick-based specials and held other promotions. Vendors and a food truck occupied the vacant lot at the...

U of M endowed chair named for Lake City resident

Sep 9, 2020
Lake City resident Macaran Baird is being honored with the establishment of the Mac Baird Endowed Chair in Family Medicine Advocacy and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “Created by the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and named for...

Diabetes prevention course ‘one of the best things I’ve ever done’

Sep 2, 2020
What do one in three American adults (88 million) have in common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Prediabetes. Thanks to the “I Can Prevent Diabetes” class which is free and sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension, a SNAP-Ed Educator will guide a small...

Lake City get-together set for this weekend

Sep 2, 2020
With county fairs and the Minnesota State Fair canceled this year due to COVID-19, local groups are trying to offer some of the fair experience closer to home. Local 4-H exhibits are on display around town as part of “MN: No Fair.” “Because there were no county fairs and no state fair this year,...

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