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Friendship keeps park signs fresh

Sep 29, 2021
Sometimes to share your love of nature, you have to battle it. For 14 years, that’s what Pam and Michael Pagelkopf of Rochester have been doing at Hok-Si-La Park. In 2007 they were taking a University of Minnesota Extension Minnesota Master Naturalist course at the Villa Maria. The course is for...

Film festival director to give festival insights, show short films

Sep 29, 2021
Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) Director Eileen Moeller will bring films and conversation to Lake City on Sept. 30 (today). “Eileen Moeller knows festivals. As director of the Frozen River Film Festival, former Great River Shakespeare Festival Marketing Director, and current Winona City...

Facebook post leads to a month of fun

Sep 29, 2021
A Facebook post wishing for more family-friendly activities in Lake City kicked off a series of fortunate events for people who like autumn celebrations. The post struck a chord, and Michelle Larson, who was then executive director of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, reached out to some of the...

Eskins book talk is Oct. 12 at library

Sep 29, 2021
The Lake City Public Library will host a book talk with Minnesota author Allen Eskens on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. It is free and open to the public. Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark...

Economic development grants available

Sep 29, 2021
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is currently accepting applications for its Economic Development Grant program. Requests of up to $20,000 will be considered. “The goal of the Economic Development Grant is to support initiatives which enable communities to create more prosperous...

Donation brings 45 trees to city parks

Sep 29, 2021
New trees are popping up in parks around Lake City thanks to a donation from Dean and Joanne Flugstad, and Deirdre Flesche and Dag Knudsen. Dean and Deirdre are members of the Lake City Forestry Advisory Committee, which identified a need for trees in city parks. The problem is that the city has...

Pickleball courts nearly finished

Sep 22, 2021
The new pickleball courts at Underwood Park in Lake City appeared to be missing just one thing Tuesday, Sept. 21: nets. Those are on backorder and expected to arrive next week, according to city Public Works Director Scott Jensen. In the meantime, players can bring portable nets to use on the...

Marina’s winter storage process underway

Sep 22, 2021
A Lake City Marina truck pushes the sailboat “Persephone” toward Marina Point on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Hundreds of boats that populate the marina docks will come out of the water in the coming weeks. Many will be stored on-site. Persephone is a fitting name for a vessel that spends a season in disuse...

Lincoln High School class of 1971 holds 50-year reunion

Sep 22, 2021
Front row, from left: Dave Johannessohn, Gary Ludwig, Bill Fuhrman, Cheryl Luettinger, Chari Glander Myers, Barry Possehl, Joanne Hinck Lafferty, Gayle Larson Hauschildt, Scott Malles, Don Oliver, Tom Harkins. Middle row, from left: Bob Kemp, Bonnie Roberson, Miriam Johnson Holden, Deb Oseth...

Lincoln class of 1953 holds reunion

Sep 22, 2021
Ten members of the Lincoln High School class of 1953 held their 68th class reunion at Port 104 with noon lunch and visiting on Friday, Sept. 17. Front Row, from left: Bonnie (Buck) Bunkowske, Darlene (Adler) Paulson, Marjorie (Parrott) Hayes, Lorraine (Weber) Heitmann, Mary Ann (Banitt) Beck. Back...

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