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Goodhue County updates on COVID-19 vaccines, variants

Feb 10, 2021
On Feb. 2 the number of Goodhue County residents who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine exceeded the number of positive lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Goodhue County. Almost 4,000 Goodhue County residents have rolled up their sleeves to receive the COVID vaccine. This is an...

Interactive fountain is a chance to re-discover your inner child

Feb 10, 2021
Lake City adults have an opportunity to rediscover their inner child. Yes, the one that we adults can lose in the process of aging or distancing ourselves from youth. The Jan. 14 edition of the Graphic featured an article on the interactive fountain fundraiser for the redeveloped Ohuta Park...

St. Elizabeth sees high demand for COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 10, 2021
Within the first 24 hours, over 350 seniors registered to be among those selected to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Gundersen St. Elizabeth. “We followed the lead of MDH and created a pre-registration and random selection process for the distribution of vaccines. Because of the short notice and...

Applications sought for early childhood literacy grants

Feb 3, 2021
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with publishing companies Capstone and ABDO, is accepting applications for its Early Literacy Grant program. This grant is designed to support early literacy efforts that enhance school readiness for children birth to age five by...

Coop awards $32,518 in Round-Up grants

Feb 3, 2021
People’s Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Trust Board provided $32,518 in grants this quarter to the following area organizations: • Bundles of Love Charity (Rochester) - $1,000 for bundles of love initiative • Dodge County Faith in Action (Kasson) - $1,000 to assist with housekeeping...

Free tax help for seniors

Feb 3, 2021
AARP provides free tax help to seniors and anyone with low-to-moderate income through its tax aide program. For many years the Lake City Public Library hosted this event and provided rooms for the tax professionals and patrons. Several years ago AARP stopped coming to Lake City because they didn...

Frontenac ice fishing contest canceled

Feb 3, 2021
The Frontenac Sportsman’s Club has canceled its annual ice fishing contest on Frontenac Pond this year. “The restrictions that were required due to COVID-19 to obtain a permit from the (Department of Natural Resources), were too much to overcome to run the tournament this year,” Wade Carlson, a...

Novak joins arts board

Feb 3, 2021
Lake City Area Arts announced this week that Justin Novak has joined its board of directors. “Originally from Saint Paul, Minn., where he was raised in the Twin Cities art community, Justin has been a resident of Lake City since 2018,” LCAA said in its weekly update. “Justin has a 20+ year...

School district honors paraprofessionals

Feb 3, 2021
With Gov. Tim Walz proclaiming the week of Jan. 25-29 to be Paraprofessional Appreciation Week in the State of Minnesota, Lake City Public Schools recognized the paraprofessionals working at Lincoln High School and Bluff View Elementary School. Paraprofessionals perform a variety of tasks related...

State releases new groundwater protection maps for farmers

Feb 3, 2021
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has issued updated maps that will help farmers across the state comply with the Groundwater Protection Rule. The Groundwater Protection Rule aims to reduce the risk of nitrate from fertilizer impacting groundwater in areas of the state where soils are...

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