Fawns spotted near Oak Center

Jun 17, 2020
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen took a photo of two fawns following a doe near Oak Center on Sunday, June 14.

Green cones appear at downtown businesses

Jun 17, 2020
Green cones like the one pictured above at Old Bank Bar have appeared around downtown Lake City. Inspired by the orange cones used on the road construction through town, these cones are there to let people know that downtown businesses are ready to serve them. “We are hoping that this promotional...

Money to grow trees

Jun 17, 2020
On the recommendation of the newly formed Lake City Forestry Advisory Committee, the city council voted June 8 to transer $15,000 from the city’s street operating budget to the street tree budget for 2020. The committee issued the recommendation “because the city has lost a considerable number of...

No protests here, but at least one sign of support

Jun 17, 2020
Protests over police brutality following the death of George Floyd have occurred in cities large and small, including Red Wing. Lake City hasn’t had any yet, but there appears to be some local support judging from this sign attached to a tree on South High Street in Lake City.

DFLer Bruns announces campaign for House District 21A

Jun 17, 2020
Matt Bruns of Red Wing is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) endorsed candidate running against Republican incumbent Barb Haley for Minnesota House District 21A. Bruns lives in downtown Red Wing and works as a union special education teacher working at an alternative learning center in Intermediate...

Lake market opens season

Jun 17, 2020
Lake City Market by the Lake opened to warm and windy conditions for its first market of the year on June 11. Turnout was good despite a scaled-back market this year due to the pandemic. Music, food sampling and the Power of Produce Club are on hold pending guidance from Govenor Tim Walz and the...

New trees need lots of water

Jun 17, 2020
City crews have been digging holes and planting trees this past week on city streets and in the marina. Over 200 trees have been lost in 2019-2020, mostly because of damage from storms and the emerald ash borer insect. The city is planting a wide variety of trees now and plans to plant more in the...

St. John’s kindergarten teacher retires

Jun 17, 2020
In June, Denise Steffenhagen will be retiring from 25 years as a Lutheran elementary school teacher. For the last seven of those twenty-five years, she has been the Kindergarten teacher at St. John’s in Lake City. After fourteen years as a stay-at-home mom, Denise Steffenhagen began her...

State marks 100th anniversary of mob lynchings in Duluth

Jun 17, 2020
On June 15, Gov. Tim Walz visited the memorial to Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie, three black circus workers lynched by a mob in Duluth on that day 100 years earlier. The men and three others, also black, had been arrested and accused of the rape of an 18-year-old woman (A doctor’s...

Summer activities for kids in full swing at Public Library

Jun 17, 2020
The Lake City Public Library Summer Reading Program has begun. “This year we’re focusing on activities for the entire family to add a little fun to the socially distanced summer,” the library said in a news release.. They are using the Beanstack program to help families keep track of reading...


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